In 1993, for unexplained reasons, children in Chongqing, China were convinced that a American robot zombie was out of control and heading their way. It was believed that it would devour children wearing red and destroy the city.
Terrified children refused to go to school unless they were protected by garlic and crucifixes made from chopsticks.
The rumour that a US-made robot zombie was on the loose in a south-western Chinese city caused widespread panic among children and parents, according to the Chongqing Legal News, AFP reports from Peking. 'The zombie specialised in eating children wearing red clothes and it was said to have devoured several kids already,' said the newspaper.
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