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The dead celebrate birthdays in Western Pa., the zombie capital of the world

May 2, 2018 GMT

By Staff

In the summer of 1968, Ella Mae Smith’s skin went pale and an unholy hunger sent her shuffling through verdant fields in search of human flesh.

Smith, 86, said it was “pretty easy” to be dead that summer in Evans City, a blip of a town in Butler County, 25 miles north of Pittsburgh. She received a check for $25 for the work. Her late husband, Phil, was paid to be dead, too.

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