You can't get more man-beast than zombies - and you can't get more real-life zombie than drug-induced ones.
**WARNING--THIS IS GRAPHIC**
There is a Russian drug called "Krokodil" that is a synthetic homemade opiate many times more powerful than heroin. You think the drug biz is a disgusting thing--this is as bad as it gets. It not only makes the mind into a zombie, but it also eats the flesh of the user.
Photographs of late-stage krokodil addicts are disturbing in the extreme. Flesh goes grey and peels away to leave bones exposed. People literally rot to death.
Scary, huh? Sometimes, real life is much more horrifying than fiction.
We've discussed on here a few times just how the zombie apocalypse could occur, but the most reasonable explanation would be the use of bath salts. No, not the kind for your tub, but a street name for a synthetic drug that makes people absolutely insanely broken from reality, violent, and difficult to bring down.
I wrote recently about two attacks likely associated with this terrifying street drug found here and here. The first one involved someone eating another person's face and being shot and hard to bring down, the other involving someone stabbing himself and then throwing his intestines at the police officers.
What effects does this insane drug cause?
It is similar to mixing cocaine and methamphetamines: "Agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, suicidality. It’s a very scary stimulant that is out there. We get high blood pressure and increased pulse, but there’s something more, something different that’s causing these other extreme effects. But right now, there’s no test to pick up this drug. The only way we know if someone has taken them is if they tell you they have.
One man describes his experience with the drug in which (in a zombie-like way) he resembled a corpse:
"John's first big trip on bath salts was in February. He was strung out on the drug for eight days with virtually no sleep until he crashed. He says the feeling was scary even for an experienced drug user.
"Felt like I wanted to kill me or kill somebody else. Horrible feeling of sketchiness, constantly looking over your shoulder or peeking out around your curtains or windows, hiding under the blankets." John is not his real name. He says he decided to talk to CBC because he felt he should warn people about the dangers of bath salts.John, who is in his mid-40s, got the drugs from a friend. He doesn't remember how many times he smoked them during that eight-day stretch. He was told he looked like a corpse."A person actually walked into the room and told me that he thought I was almost dead."
Somehow the government finally jumped on this one and made it illegal. WTF? Not that it's likely to discourage folks from testing it, but at least some of the dealing characters can be taken off the streets in due time.
One thing for everyone to remember: It takes just one time to f@$k your life up and make you addicted, sick, incarcerated, or dead. If you want to escape your reality, please watch a movie or read a book.
There is no high worth the devastation that drugs cause.
Case in point?
This Miami Story:
"Miami police shot and killed a man on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, and police sources told CBS4 they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal. ...Officers found one man gnawing on the face of another, in what one police source called the most gruesome thing he’d ever seen."
At that point, the police officers shot the zombie once, but he continued feeding on the other man's face. They were forced to shoot him again, which mercifully killed him. Then they sought to aid the victim whose face was already mostly eaten off.
"With the attacker dead, lying nude on the pavement, officers and paramedics were able to get to his victim and rush him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police sources say the man had virtually no face and was unrecognizable. Once the bizarre confrontation came to an end, police were left with the task of figuring out what had happened..."
A telephone salesman collapsed and died during a bizarre sex game after taking Bath Salts drugs - which has just been banned in Britain. Paul Iles, 31, was experimenting with 'legal highs' during sex games where he wore a gas mask and wellington boots when he died. More here.
There have been an increasing number of insane behaviors by people using synthetic marijuana, often called "spice."
Want to know how dangerous it is? Besides heart attacks, arrhythmias and panic attacks, folks on this drug have -
Eaten a dog alive
Gone naked in public
Ate a roommate
Trying to rape a sister
and many more horrible attacks as well as a high incidence of heart attacks.
This is not how the zombie apocalypse should go down, so lay off it people. Get high on life or running 8 miles. Put the sellers of synthetic marijuana out of business for good.