Zombie Ants infected by fungus
Zombies exist. Zombies are real. Science has now proven it!
There are many theories on how zombies are made – and much controversy on if they are in fact real. For those who doubt in the existence of zombies – get ready for this one. There is a type of fungus that actually makes zombies! What do I mean when I say it makes zombies? I mean that the fungus actually takes over both the mind and body of the infected. The fungus CONTROLS whatever it infects. There are two weird (and true) things about this- 1.) that a FUNGUS (a PLANT!!) is actually turning living things into zombies and “controlling” them… the other is actually very interesting and is that – 2.) the fungus so far it has only been found to infect ants.
The zombie-turning fungus is called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (for those of you who don’t believe in it, do a quick google search and you’ll find all sorts of scientific articles on it). Apparently the fungus attaches to the ants, grows inside of it, and makes the ants do and act in certain ways – it basically controls the ants behavior so that it goes to a certain part of a plant and bites it in places where the fungus can grow. Apparently, the whole time the ant is under complete control of the fungus. Often, when the fungus is done with the ant, it kills it.
So, the interesting thing here is, if you still don’t believe in zombies, think about this question… if a fungus can turn an ant into a zombie, wouldn’t you think that there is something (fungus, or otherwise) that can turn a person into a zombie?