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Mass Hysteria: Zombie Apocalypse

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Transcript of Mass Hysteria: Zombie Apocalypse

Mass Hysteria: Zombie Apocalypse
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Citations
Zimmerman, Neetzan. "Grab Your Boomstick: The Zombie Apocalypse May Actually Be Upon Us." Gawker. 29 May 2012. Web. 1 Jan. <http://gawker.com/5914059/grab-your-boomstick-the-zombie-apocalypse-may-actually-be-upon-us>.
Durden, Tyler. "Start Of The Zombie Apocalypse Caught On Tape." Zero Hedge. 28 May 2012. Web. 1 Jan. <http://www.zerohedge.com/news/start-zombie-apocalypse-caught-tape>.
Top 10 Things You'll Need To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse. Card.com. Web. 1 Oct. 2013. <https://www.card.com/blog/top-10-things-youll-need-survive-zombie-apocalypse-0>.
The Witch Trails. WitchCraft. Web. 1 Oct. 2013. <http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/trials.html>.
No Fast Food in a Zombie Apocalypse. Web. 1 Oct. 2013. <http://www.alienandzombiefitness.com/2013/01/11/no-fast-food-in-a-zombie-apocalypse/>.
La Civiltà Giuridica Italiana. Grendel from the Moor. Web. 1 Oct. 2013. <http://grendelfromthemoor.blogspot.com>.
Zombies and Old People in the USA. Floating Sheep. Web. 1 Oct. 2013. <http://www.floatingsheep.org/2011/06/preparing-for-zombie-apocalypse-part-i.html>.
Salem Witch Trials. Salem Witch Trials. Web. 1 Oct. 2013. <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/revolutionary-war/colonies/salem-witch-trials.htm>.
Salem Witch Trails
- There were so many people being accused in such short time that things got really crazy and people started accusing the devil to explain the events.

- In the witch trials they never actually saw a real witch.
Zombie Apocalypse
- There were so many events that people thought were 'zombie' related in one week that people started blaming the bizarre events on a zombie apocalypse.

- Zombies were never actually seen during the time of the apacolypse.
Zombie Apocalypse
The Americans killed people before they even knew or had so called proof that they were a zombie and after the person was dead, they would then figure out if he was a real zombie or not.
Salem Witch Trails
The Puritans were blaming people of witchcraft first and then killing them for their bad choices.
Explanation
How it Started
In both the Zombie Apocalypse and the Witch Trails, the hysteria started with one incident that was misunderstood and misinterpreted.
"Mass hysteria is the collective delusions of threats to society that spread rapidly through rumors and fear."
What is it?
People want to find an excuse for crazy behavior, so they find any excuse. They jump to conclusions before the situation is even looked over.
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