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Can zombies swim?

  1. Dolores Monet profile image93
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    Can zombies swim? What with the threat of zombies these days, I just had to wonder if you could escape a zombie attack by jumping into a large body of water.

    1. DogSiDaed profile image61
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well in old stories, the undead can't cross running water, so if that applies you could be ok (Y)

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no but they will just stagger on the bottom of the lake until they make it to the other side and onto the bank where they will just be even madder. best to carry a sawed-off shotgun at all times wink

      1. Happyontheinside profile image61
        Happyontheinsideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I came here to say exactly that...Well done in reading my mind smile

        zombies don't breathe do they? Theoretically speaking it would walk about underwater until it got to the other side. But I have another question whilst I'm thinking about it. If they didn't breath then they souldn't be able to groan surely - isn't voice produced by air resonating off the vocal chords?

    3. TheGlassSpider profile image80
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well...I don't know if they can swim, but since they're already dead, one would assume that they don't need to breathe. Perhaps they would just walk across the bottom of the body of water.

      *shivers* Ewww.

      1. DogSiDaed profile image61
        DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Pirates of the Caribbean stylie smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *blink* I hope not...oi I better go freshen up on my zombie killing skills if the zombies are coming back. I thought we got rid of them all.

    5. nikki1 profile image59
      nikki1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hahahaha

    6. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sure,for a few seconds before they sink.

    7. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They must be able to.  I saw two at Dillards in the mall buying one-piece suits.  By the way, I believe someone mentioned 'salt water zombies'.  Now that's funny!

    8. aware profile image69
      awareposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no they cant but if a zombie bites a shark will the shark become a zombie? cus in that case they would

  2. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 7 years ago

    They can in Left 4 Dead! smile

  3. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    Now that's a thought to sleep on--a swimming zombie.  Thanks, ta so much honeychile.

  4. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Only in pools of blood.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    They are like chimps, no body fat and sink.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Charlie !! Nice 2 C U ! smile

  6. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    Oh man, Cosette.  And here I thought you were all peace and light!  The insights we get from the forums!!!

    Yeah, thanks again for the "pools of blood", kids and geraniums!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

      actually, sawed-off shotguns are illegal. but if you want to stop zombies, you have to blow their heads off. they will still be undead but they need their brains to make their legs move...

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Helloo tantrum. So great to see you as well.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile
      You look great !!!

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Rawlus.  The man is back.  Terrif.

  8. waynet profile image46
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Yeah like cosette said, they can't swim as we can, they hang around on the bottom of the sea beds and carry on walking.

    If you've read World war Z, this explains that zombies gather under the seas surface feeding off fish, sharks and whatever else is down there.

    But if you've seen land of the dead, it shows the zombies doing exactly what Cosette described walking through the manhattan river, classic!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you would think a Great White could make mincemeat out of those zombies though...

      1. waynet profile image46
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        But in great numbers, zombies can beat anything, not that I'd know as I havn't seen a zombie yet, apart from in films!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Tantrum you are great thanks.

  10. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I have heard that zombies are deathly afraid of fairies and that if you keep a fairy around you won't be bothered by any zombies!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Ooo I like mincemeat.

  12. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    So, I gather we're talking salt-water zombies here.

    1. waynet profile image46
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah we don't want no fresh water zombies, they is bad!

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    blatvaposted 7 years ago

    As far As I know They cant... Wouldn't their lungs fill up with water?

    1. Dolores Monet profile image93
      Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lungs don't matter to a zombie. They are dead.

  14. Dolores Monet profile image93
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    Well if they can walk around on the bottom of the sea or lake or whatever that's no good. But moving water? Like a swift running stream or river? They could probably just wade across a stream. I would like to avoid the sawed off shot gun or the flame thrower. I don't have any of that sort of thing on hand.

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      why I'm saying - get yourself a little fairy!

  15. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Just make you some zombie pie!  Take one cup minced zombie, add a handful of raisins and some brandy, then, yeh brandy

    and then a teaspoon of cinnamon

    about a cup of brandy

    another cup of minced Zombie

    and brandy

    and then some cognacs

    what?  oh.  where was I?
    did I mention brandy?

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      put a dash of Southern Comfort in there and you're on!

  16. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    Cosette hit the nail on the head.  In fiction as well in games and movies it has been mentioned that they will just shuffle across the sea floor, river bed, ponds, lakes, whatever.  How long it takes, or if they make it intact is open to interpretation.  Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne talks about a Zombie in fresh water that has been fed on by the fish.  Monster Island by David Wellington leads you to believe that zombies are afraid of water.  So I guess the only true way to tell is to wait for the zombie apocalypse and hope you have a shotgun handy.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love the hat!

  17. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    so you all are not gonna take my fairy idea seriously  - well, ok, but I haven't seen any zombies around here ever since I got this little fairy!

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good deal, we should all have some fairy dust to protect us from zombies...

      ESPECIALLY the ones that can walk under water.

      Hmmm....we should put it to a vote:

      FAIRIES vs. Cosette's sawed-off shotgun, what's the best protection against zombies coming out of the water at you????

      big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

      1. dave272727 profile image61
        dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What about a shotgun the shoots fairies or fairy dust?

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I believe you, Mega. I believe I have fifteen fingers, too, but , um, yeah.....uh, what?

  19. Jeffrey Neal profile image87
    Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago

    The absolute authority on the topic is The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.  I received it as a gift from a neighbor, and it is very thorough. It says that they do not swim and can stay underwater walking around on the bottom indefinitely, so to further reinforce Dave and cosette...keep the shotgun ready. smile

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely.

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    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago

    No. They would just wait you out. From my experience with killing zombies (RE5, Left for Dead, etc)--they have the best patience in the world.

  21. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    the Zombie Survival Guide is some great reading.  World War Z is by the same author and is very good as well.  I mentioned Day by Day Armageddon earlier in this thread, and it is my favorite in this genre.  A close second would be Z Day is Here by Rob Fox.  Research and planning will go a long way in surviving the zombie onslaught.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image87
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the recs! big_smile

      I honestly expected the book to be tongue-in-cheek, but it was not.  Didn't make it any less enjoyable.

  22. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    What if it was a olympic swimmer or a good swimmer who had been bitten and turned into a zombie?

    1. dave272727 profile image61
      dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Zombies retain little if any memory of their former selves.  Which is why parents attack children, children attack parents, wives attack husbands.  Brother against brother.  Once a person dies and they come back, they are no longer human.  They are living dead.  Sole purpose in life would be to eat and consume the light of the living.

  23. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    Air can enter their bodies through the gaping holes in them, or through their open mouths.  They wouldn't necessarily have to be breathing to produce the noise.  Just a hypothesis, interesting question though.

  24. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Oh Dolores believe me the only body of water you are safe from them is your very own bath tub.
    Twas only last week I nearly drowned in the surf at Rockhampton trying to get away from one. I was catching a wave in on my boogie board (no hidden stash of green leaves in it)..... and one appeared from the depths of the sea and lunged itself at me. It had big long fangs and eyes so evil I could have sworn it was my neighbour Hugh Jass.

    And look at what fate awaited my cousin Dan Druff when he jumped overboard cos a massive orange one foot zombie came after him.........
    http://static.pyzam.com/img/funnypics/people/jaws%5B1%5D.jpg

    1. dave272727 profile image61
      dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's funny ! big_smile

  25. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    but zeriouzly,  I believez zombiez iz vezzy frightened of zee firez!  yezzzz darlingzzzz - fire zee only zing to keep off zee zombie - if you have zee zombie problemz!

  26. Happyontheinside profile image61
    Happyontheinsideposted 7 years ago

    hehehehe

    best thread yet!

    Does everyone else here have a zombie escape plan for their homes or is that just me?

    1. dave272727 profile image61
      dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope.  I have one for home, the bar, work, and Wal-Mart

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wait you are supposed to have escape plans instead of just going crazy and killing 'em all? shoot I guess I better work on mine then. Oh have to save my kitties lol

  27. dyonder profile image79
    dyonderposted 7 years ago

    the whole family's versed on it here

  28. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    Save the women, kittens and talking mushrooms by shooting fairies from your sawed-off shotgun.  Works every time. big_smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Paradise don't use fairies on the zombies lol and careful or the fairies may come and box your ears. big_smile

      1. Paradise7 profile image86
        Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I thought fairies were immune to zombies, enjoyed helping humans, and loved speeding like a bullet...Sort of the shot-from-the-cannon rush, not to be mistaken for the magic talking mushroom rush.

        Other than that, you're probably right!

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol nope Paradise sorry but they aren't all like that, fairies are helpful sometimes but they do like to play jokes on people. and nope not immune to zombies i'm afraid

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you a fairyphobe?  you a fairphobe aren't you!  I'm staying clear away from your freekin sawed-off shotgun, dude.  don't worry about that.  I don't see how shooting fairies is gonna keep any zombie away, though!

  29. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    It also helps to hyperbreed your babubka, after soaking in rum.  You, soak in rum, I mean, not the babubka. Zombies just stay far, far away.

  30. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    Well, the noise would attract more of them.  And them more would come.  It would be better to grab the cats, run to the car, and drive away from them.  Less populated places are best.  Make sure you stock up on food, water, first aid kits, and soap.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    *sigh* Fine I won't go after the zombies and kill 'em. lol

  32. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    You can kill some of them, but it's better to lead them to a place where they will kill themselves.  Like lemmings jumping off the cliff.  The zombies will just fall to their "death" if you can lead them to a cliff's edge or something.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      just so long as they don't fall into the water, then, hey presto, here we go again!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Cliff's edge got it...HEY we can use the Grand Canyon big_smile

  34. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I am only trying to be zee helpful onez!  and you - you want to shoot me!  I can zee I am not zo welcome in zis plaze!  I will flit away, azz zoon az the rum-sozked zombie jumpz een zee volcanoe and zizzles heemzelf up in zee zmoke!  zen you weel zee - fairiez ARE your helperZ!

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh man, a fairy just boxed my ears!!!!  Ouch, but I deserved it and am SORRY!!!!!  Don't go away!!!!  Pleeeezzzeeee!!!!!!

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        maybe for you a zzzzhotgun and a fairy - becazzze zee fairy juzt might flit awayz -

  35. Dim Flaxenwick profile image57
    Dim Flaxenwickposted 7 years ago

    I think I'd prefer to have a shotgun with me at all times rather than a fairy.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Take it from me, you don't want to tick off the fairies.

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      as long as you don't shoot the fairies!

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    No they cannot, don't worry they are too weak. smile

  37. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Zombies operate on only one basic need. To eat, that's it. They are dead, therefore immune to pain. They don't have the intellect it would require to swim. There ability to function is extremely limited and very slowed.

    At least that's my take on it. I've never actually seen one, so I really don't know. smile

  38. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    no, dudes, listen to me - I'm telling you straight now!  FIRE is the only way to fight off the zombies - get your torches out and light up - they won't come near, and if they due fire throwers to catch them on fire - they burn up fast, dude, because they are nothing but old, dried skin! and hair!  and they stink bad of rum and swamp!

    1. dave272727 profile image61
      dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      FIRE!!!  yes fire would work to grab their attention and probably to catch a few on fire.

    2. Dolores Monet profile image93
      Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You can also chop their heads off. Fire is so dangerous.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        but I like working with fire big_smile

    3. TheGlassSpider profile image80
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You have been fortunate...you haven't run into any of the more modern haven't-been-molding-in-the-grave-long kind of zombies...they don't burn up quite like that, and they're FAST!

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        acshully?  I haven't run into any zombies yet- I just seen some movies is all!

  39. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    HELP THERE IS ONE IN MY KITCHEN CALL OOO HELPPPPPPPPPPP

  40. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    sorry false alarm it was the plumber sorry to alarm everyone, so sorry, it's all good now.

  41. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    Shoot, I was on my way.

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh heck well you still better just in case there's one hiding somewhere. Can you ride a white horse and wear a little armour, just to make my neighbours jealous.

      1. dave272727 profile image61
        dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        AS long as I can still wear my hat.  I will do whatever you need!

        1. blondepoet profile image79
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Done deal!!! Woo hoo!!!Finally my fantasy to be rescued by a knight in shining armour will be fulfilled... You will see directions to my house at google earth or at where-is.
          I'll start making a lot of noise here to attract the neighbour's attention so they don't miss you.

  42. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    Sounds good to me!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Good to see ya back crazd. x

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    heya ralwus...jeez was I really missed that much?

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image80
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've only been here a few days and I can tell you...people have *really* missed you.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey GlassSpider, welcome to hubpages. and they have? wow smile Didn't know that I made such an impact on ppl...

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image80
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you! And a big Welcome Back to you...although I have missed out on the joy of having known you before...We can remedy that now smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yep very true though I have to warn you...don't listen to the others about me...I'm not sweet. I am mean mea mean lol

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image80
              TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I try not to listen to others about anyone. I find that the best people have an intriguing balance of niceness and meanness...Although that may be something I tell myself to justify my own sadistic streak! lol

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                Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, not really. Hehe wink

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yea didn't think so lol

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    We loves ya girl. Now have fun.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    You love me? Aaaa they really love me! *sniff sniff sniff* lol

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    pffffft! dead

  48. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    ZOMBIE ALERT!!!!  ZOMBIE ALERT!!!!!
    The sun has gone down, arm yourselves all ye people with whatever tools you can find, prepare yourselves for battle.

  49. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    gee - I hope the zombies didn't get everybody last night! there aren't any around here - although the fog is so thick -might be a couple lurking around out there!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Man too bad the director of the remake of Day of the Dead didn't read this or read dave's stories. the movie sucks! PMG they have the zombies using weapons yikes

 
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