This is as close to a real zombie story you'll ever see, at least on paper anyway. An Australian hospital's paperwork blunder created 200 living dead when they sent out notices that patients who were still alive, had died.

According to a UPI news report, Austin Hospital in Melbourne faxed death notices to the family doctors of 200 patients who are very much alive.

The notices were supposed to inform the physicians their patients had been discharged from the hospital, not that they had died.

At least one doctor contacted a patient's family to express his condolences. Soon after, the family was offered an explanation of the hospital's error and an apology.

The hospital says a change in templates for discharge letters and human error caused the 'deaths'. Perhaps the employee who made the mistake was in a zombie state of mind at the time.