PALMYRA, Penn. (NBC/WGAL) - Zombies may be more popular than ever: showing up on TV, in the movies, even the CDC released tongue-in-cheek information about how to handle a zombie invasion.
And a new store in Pennsylvania is promising to help you be ready for the zombie apocalypse.
Walk into the new Zombie PX store along Main Street in Palmyra, Penn., in Lebanon County and you'll find all sorts of unique things. It's the brainchild of store owner Steve Jackson, which was a spur-of-the-moment idea.
He wanted the retail space near another store he owns, mostly for the storage in the back. Yet, he needed to sell something in the front to make it work.
At first he thought of a knife store and then a survivalist shop. And finally, why not zombies?
"It just kind of pulled together pretty spontaneously," said Jackson. "The zombies are everywhere right now ... It's been packed everyday."
What customers find is a wide selection of items:
- water supply
- food supply
- action plan
- long-term storage food items
- water bricks
- things to defend yourself from a zombie attack: from cross bows to knives and much more
- yellow tape in case you need to cordon off an area during the apocalypse
- zombie pepper spray
- zombie blood
- zombie jerky
It's all tongue-in-cheek, of course -- having a little fun with a pop culture phenomenon.
Jackson won't admit whether he believes in zombies or not, but one thing's for sure: The undead appear to be good for business.
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State representatives Mike Henne and Jim Butler spent Saturday morning going door-to-door in a riverside neighborhood.
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Preble County crews are battling a barn fire this afternoon on Barnetts Mill Road in Camden.