During the 1700's Black Beard's ship the "Queen Anne's Revenge" ran aground at the entrance to Beaufort inlet and wasn't discovered until hundreds of years later. During an expedition of the sunken ship "The Queen Anne's Revenge," something went terribly wrong but the effects of that incident would not be felt until years later when a barrel of an unknown substance was tossed overboard during the expedition. The barrel took several years to erode but when it did that's when all hell broke loose. The substance oozing out of the barrel on the ocean floor brought Black Beard and his men to life as zombies. Causing them to become hungry for flesh and surface to the top of the ocean and head inland for flesh. Black Beard and his men were ready to take on the world spreading their zombie disease until the whole world turned into zombies.