Authorities said on Wednesday that a zombie apocalypse had not occurred in central Wisconsin despite the discovery of an empty casket along a rural highway over the weekend.
A driver alerted authorities after spotting the casket on Saturday on the side of a road in the city of Friendship, about 80 miles north of Madison, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said.
On Wednesday, an unidentified man came forward to claim the casket, telling authorities that it fell out of a boat he was pulling with his truck, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.
"There was no sign that it was ever used for a burial," Adams County Deputy Joe LeBreck said. "We had no concerns that we had a grave robbery or a zombie apocalypse here." （Reuters）
apocalypse：名詞，指世界末日。例句：They live in the shadow of the apocalypse.（他們活在世界末日即將到來的陰影中。）
come forward：片語動詞，指站出來、主動提供幫助或資訊。例句：Nobody has yet come forward with any information relating to the car accident.（還沒人出面提供關於該場車禍的任何資訊。）
claim：名詞、動詞，指要求、認領、索取、聲稱、斷言。例句：He denied claims that he had affairs with several women.（他否認了他與多名女子有染的說法。）