The Government Actually Has A Zombie Apocalypse Plan - And It's Just Been Declassified

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A few years ago, the Center for Disease Control launched a zombie preparedness initiative that drew significant attention. The Department of Defense followed suit and developed an entire training course intended for the Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES). The complete response plan, called CONPLAN888, was recently declassified, and it’s just as weird and creepy as you might imagine.

The Black Vault posted two documents retrieved from the NSA using the Freedom of Information Act.

The purpose of the plan, according to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), was to use a fictitious scenario to prepare for real-world emergencies.

“[The training focused on how to] undertake military operations to preserve ‘non-zombie’ humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde. Because zombies pose a threat to all ‘non-zombie’ human life (hereafter referred to as ‘humans’), USSTRATCOM will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population-including traditional adversaries.”

The objective of the three-fold plan includes the neutralization of zombies through “denial, deception, disruption, degradation or destruction,” though with the exception of ‘destruction,’ it is unclear what is meant by these terms with regard to fighting zombies.

Reading at times like the treatment to a campy science fiction script, CONPLAN888 categorizes eight classes of zombies:

  1. Pathogenic zombies — Zombie life forms created after infection by a viral or bacterial contagion.
  2. Radiation zombies — Zombie life forms created after infection from electromagnetic or particle radiation.
  3. Evil Magic Zombies — Zombie life forms created by occult experimentation, or “evil magic.”
  4. Space Zombies — Zombies that come from space or are created by extraterrestrial toxins (this also includes Zombie Satellites that could pose a threat to SATCOM services like DirecTV)
  5. Weaponized Zombies — Zombie life forms engineered through bio-mechanical technology for the purposes of attacking another nation.
  6. Symbiant-Induced Zombies — Zombie life forms created after the “introduction of a symbiant life form into an otherwise healthy host.”
  7. Vegetarian Zombies — Zombie life forms that cause no threat to humans because they only eat plant life (could nevertheless “cause massive de-forestation or elimination of basic food crops essential to humans [rice, corn, soybeans])”
  8. Chicken Zombies (yes, this is real)— Zombies that are essentially old hens that can no longer lay eggs. Farmers euthanize them with carbon monoxide and stack them in piles; however, some of the hens are still alive and crawl out. Though they ultimately die of organ failure, chicken zombies are “simply terrifying to behold” and are likely only to make people become vegetarians in protest of animal cruelty.

CONPLAN888 consists of multiple striking passages, given this is a government agency assessing a fictitious zombie uprising. More practical factors concern environmental issues such as groundwater contaminated with zombie pathogens.

Other, more ominous notes, include references to the government declaring martial law within the United States. There is also a reference to epidemiologic surveillance for the purposes of watching changes in disease vectors.

The government response to a zombie uprising unleashed by a nation-state, large corporation, or terrorist group includes the following additional measures: HAND SANITIZER, which, marketing materials say, kills 99% of germs (they note that hand sanitizer has never been tested on biohazard level 4 pathogens like ebola); and FIREPOWER TO THE HEAD (the human brain will still be functioning in the zombie state, but it is universally agreed that the only part actually active will be the brain stem”).

The document’s assessment of zombies states that they are “undead and thus feel no pain or fear of death, (therefore) riot control counter-measures would be completely ineffective.”

CONPLAN888 references the books and articles The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z; An Oral History of the Zombie War, and “Zombie Chickens Taking Over California,” among others.

CONPLAN 8888 by JDStuster

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balz's picture

Your taxes at work.

Socratic Dog's picture

Fuck I feel good about that.

I have a feeling most Hedgers are already known zombies, to these fuckers.

DeadFred's picture

Yeah, just substitute 'unruly civilian' every time this plan says zombie and you get the idea of what they wanted to plan for.

Pazuzu's picture

Better Dead Fred than undead.....

TeamDepends's picture

From our experience, Sanders Zombies are the most terrifying.

Pladizow's picture

And how does the US Gov define "Zombie"?

Son of Loki's picture

"I know one when I see one."


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greenskeeper carl's picture

I know we are all just fucking around on here, but for real - don't buy that ammo. It is insanely overpriced and gives sub par performance. Some friends and I were out in the woods shooting and got curious about different hollow points and fired them into the sand and dug them out. these things barely opened up. They actually mushroomed the least out of several types we shot. I fired a couple .45 and .38 and they all did that, hardly any mushrooming. I knew it was a gimmick but I bought a couple boxes anyway thinking they were at least good hollow points, but I was disappointed. The only ones that opened up every single time were federal hydrashoks. Which sucks since I don't like their business practices and would rather give my money to someone else.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

I'm sold on the Taurus Judge for the Jeep blasting Lehigh Defense Maximum expansion.  All copper.  Only a coroner removes these rounds.


Tall Tom's picture




And how does the US Gov define "Zombie"?


That is easy. The same way that we, here at Zerohedge, define it.


A Zombie is an unaware Free Shit Army US Citizen...anyone who is a unnecessary CONSUMER of resources and cannot produce any resource which has value...


A net consumer...a suck.


If you do not contribute TAX REVENUE due to disease, age, malformity, disability, or any other reason, then you are to be considered a Zombie and are to be disposed.


They are not that stupid to give you that definition as there would be a Public outcry that they are planning for a mass genocide.


But we know what it means.


180 Million in the USA are targeted for extermination by 2025.



Savvy's picture

That made me laugh but it's true. The hen that no longer lays eggs.

Tall Tom's picture

That is the Chicken Zombie.

fleur de lis's picture

How do they define the warmonger zombies in DC? After all, they are FSA zombies too.

Also, no names on the document. They did mention Offfut Air Base, isn't that the one that they used during the 911 hoax ?

J Jason Djfmam's picture

The term is "Useless Eaters".

JRobby's picture

And how does the US Gov define "Zombie"?

Banks, Brokerage and Insurance related enterprises

Zero Point's picture

Just to be clear: YOU are the zombies.

Mr. Pickles's picture

Yep, scrolled down to see if someone posted that correlation before I posted that it's a threat. +1

greenskeeper carl's picture

Yes, they are terrifying. But if zombies want to eat brains, they will probably be the only ones safe....

Why this stuff is really about, including the drills, is getting regular soldiers used to the idea of firing indiscriminately into a crowd of people. Probably hungry and pissed off people that will be flooding the streets within three or four days of our just in time food delivery system failing. Only way to stop thousands of people with only a few dozen soldiers at a road block is to mow them down. Especially when those people know the soldiers are guarding all the remaining food and water.

knukles's picture

Waaaaaaiiiiiiit a sec.  If Zombies want to eat brains then that means that Progressives are Not in Danger!

Implied Violins's picture

- but then there's collectivists, who share a 'hive mind'...eating them would be like eating Pringles

Tall Tom's picture

Progressives are the Vegetarian Zombie.


This is not a joke. Read it.

Escrava Isaura's picture



Zombies is a fictional character to describe indigenous population, because they can’t say it straight. Also, Pentagon has many scenarios/plans about Societal Collapse. One of those is the Minerva Initiative.

What many fail to see, and many do it deliberately, is that US is a state run nation/economy. And the Pentagon is its main tool. One good example was explained by, can’t remember the name now, that MacDonald can’t survive without McDonnell Douglas. Neither could the US financial system and US middleclass survive if not for international capitalism/financialization.

Anyway, the Zombies that the Pentagon are alluding to are the American people that won’t be able to make on their own. You can clearly see that happening with refugees.

Tall Tom's picture




I just typed that message, in different words above, responding to Pladizow.


It is not a joke.


They are planning to kill you.


A chicken zombie, for instance ,refers to those who are elderly, cannot produce, and retired.


Each class of Zombie have analogies to different classifications of Humans.

detached.amusement's picture

and the evil magic zombies will of course be anyone that doesnt believe in the right god

Escrava Isaura's picture



Tom, I found this post very telling; and complementary to what we’re addressing here.

By B9K9: The conceit of every generation is they think their situations and circumstances are unique.

There has never been, nor will there ever be a “solution”. All living things are products of entropy – only continuous energy inputs allow us to function, and even then, the hourly decay and mutation of our cellular growth & replacement guarantees eventual death.

So, faced with the immediate prospects of Maslow’s primacy, every generation exploits what is currently available and discounts any after-on effects. The “winner” countries were those that utilized their superior collective IQ and cultural discipline to conquer, access & acquire the necessary resources for survival.

There are only a handful of countries that were ever able to develop & maintain an overseas empire – surely, the acme of resource deployment, technology & organization. It is to these countries that are part of the Western alliance and dollar system that retain the benefits & spoils of war.

It is these countries that will experience the last vestiges of BAU.

Tall Tom's picture

What is BAU?


I will look at that further.



Escrava Isaura's picture

Business As Usual

OldPhart's picture

[Story mom told me]

Back in the fifties a General called his broker and told him to take a million and "Buy McDonnell's", the broker heard "Buy McDonald's".

The General would have died almost broke, but instead became a billionaire.

TheReplacement's picture

WTF is with you always talking about it being capitalism.  You really need to come to grips with the difference between fascism and capitalism and stop posting bullshit.

Freddie's picture

Ha ha.  I think Hillary ones are even worse.  The woman is a total disaster who ran an email server, among other things, with NSA files copy and pasted by Sid Blumenthal.  Why is Sid not under indictment?

Ted Cruz zombies are in total denial that he and his wife are Bushies, CFR/Goldman stooges and that he is a ineligble Canadian fraud who speaks in tounges.

palmereldritch's picture

I suspect Sid will have an immunity offer shortly

Expectorant's picture

"The Government Actually Has A Zombie Apocalypse Plan - And It's Just Been Declassified"

So this means, the Zumba Apocalypse Plan is still...Top Secret.

sam i am's picture


Share Your thoughts on Israel’s threat to vaporize the holiest sites of Christianity,

Down to Earth Thinking's picture

Yes, I have long realized the Zombie euphanism is really an analogy of the minbless dumb ass motherfuckers in USSA today ? The plan is all about other so-called resistance and supposed terrorist and such, or anybody that disagrees with the police state ? 

BKbroiler's picture

The word "zombies" is a placeholder.

rbg81's picture

Evil Magic Zombies -- Zombies caused by the effect of fantastical monetary policy (cross reference Krugman).   Otherwise known as the Free Shit Army.

Row Well Number 41's picture

I think the term you're looking for is "Evil Corporate Zombies"

Tall Tom's picture






As to the Free Shit army


Those are the Symbiant Induced Zombies.


Yes they are able to be productive since they have health and are able bodied.


But due to the infiltration of the agent of Zombie Entitlement they have lost their will to be productive.


These are some of the most dangerous Zombies out there as they can put up a fierce resistance to extermination.


Each one of these classifications has an Human analog.


The vegetarian zombie is a Hippie peacenik. He will be easy to exterminate.


Evil Magic Zombies are the religious. They will refuse to support this and will have to be exterminated..

(Section 9, subsection i, "The Chaplain Corps may be the only means of combating EMZs. As such, athieists (sic) could be particularly vunerableto to EMZ threats.")




Tall Tom's picture

Vegetarian Zombie.


As for us Zeroheads?


We are the Weaponized Zombies.

fleur de lis's picture

I'd still like to know how much this CDC craziness cost the taxpayer.

The Wizard's picture

"most Hedgers are already known zombies"

I don't think so, most would be in the non zombie category. This is a plan for when SHTF and the zombies will go into a state of rage. Those FEMA camps are for those who will not be able to care for themselves (zombies).

It's a combination of Brave New World, Animal Farm and 1984.

nmewn's picture

No doubt, I guess they got tired of watching porn and shuffling paper around and decided to look productive.


“[The training focused on how to] undertake military operations to preserve ‘non-zombie’ humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde. Because zombies pose a threat to all ‘non-zombie’ human life (hereafter referred to as ‘humans’), USSTRATCOM will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population-including traditional adversaries.

lol...apparently this "support of traditional adversaries" means some guy trying to hand out the Constitution on a university campus too? ;-)

Proctologist's picture

I think you meant they were handing out the Constitution for the zombies to eat?

Maybe it's the antidote ;)


MsCreant's picture

Proctologist got the cure for all manner of assaholism!

Perimetr's picture

There are other CONPLANs, too

For example, CONPLAN 8022, which designates targets for US nuclear weapons

see "Obama and the Nuclear War Plan"

we will all be zombies if they go through with that one