Originally Posted by darknessofheart
It looks like the story is combining everything that has been in the series up to this point and is wrapping it up into a conspiracy tale with a lot of mystery and "ghost stories". I love stories like this; perhaps someone has found a way to exploit the outbreak and is experimenting with it to create horrifying results for their own ends. I hope Telltale isn't afraid to experiment a little bit with the outbreak; they don't have to explain it's origins, but a story involving it's properties and how they can be altered into even worse states would be interesting. I also wonder if Clem's parents and their occupations had something to do with what is going on in episode 4.
As for Ben, I think he will be the one to sacrifice himself to save Clem and everyone else and will meet a truly gruesome fate. It would be a good way to make up for leaving Clem behind and betraying everyone and might make us actually feel sorry and appreciative for him at the last minute.
Or it could be someone deliberately exposing healthy people to it and monitoring the infection to find a cure. No matter how it goes, it will be a house of horrors that Lee and the group are walking into.