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PHOTOS: Zombies Invade Asbury Park Boardwalk

Estimated 15,000 participants invade Asbury for fifth annual walk

The Asbury Park boardwalk looked more like the set of "The Walking Dead" on Saturday as thousands of people gathered for the New Jersey Zombie Walk.

The fifth annual event saw people come out dressed as the undead as they took a ghoulish walk along the boardwalk in Asbury before a huge crowd.

According to the Zombie Walk Facebook page, more than 15,000 people participated in the walk and more than 5,000 came as spectators. The previous record for the world's largest gathering of zombies, according to Guinness World Records, was just over 4,000 in Asbury Park in 2010, making this weekend's event the most successful zombie walk in history.

Makeup artists were on hand to transform people into zombies, while others did their own makeup and showed up ready for an afternoon of horror.

Robert Lisiesky was on hand to snap some photos of the walk.

If you have photos from the zombie walk that you would like to share, simply upload the to the story or e-mail them to christopher.sheldon@patch.com.

Courtney October 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I was their and it was awsome can't wait for next years walk. Everyone looked amazing!
Peter Koenig October 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I'm sick and tired of the exploitation of this misunderstood and often-shunned group. Yes, friends: zombies are - or were - people too. Have any of you ever gotten to know a zombie? Invited them to lunch? Offered a bit of yourself as lunch? Some fob them off with well-meaning comments such as "they looked amazing," but zombies have so much more to offer our community than their striking appearance ... creative cuisine, for instance. Perhaps a zombie restaurant for that vacant lot in West End?
Peter Koenig October 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM
You mean they weren't real zombies? Another myth shattered. How sad - rather like a life without fun and recreation.

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