With all the recent news of attacks and cannibalism, there have been many rumors circulating that this may be, in fact an End Of The World Epidemic. Google announced last week that Zombie Apocalypse was the third most searched topic online.But before you grab your crossbow and start heading to your fall out shelter, take a look at this article and hopefully it will change your mind.
This all came to light after the sadistic attack that took place in Miami. 31-year-old Rudy Eugene had attacked and mutilated a homeless man by the name of Ronald Poppa. 75-80% of his face was missing by the time police arrived on the scene. He was rushed to the hospital and is now in critical condition. When the officers approached Eugene who was fully nude and obviously dangerous, and demanded that he get off, he growled menacingly and continued with devouring the poor man's face. It was said that it took six shots to finally kill him.
Now, most people are sitting at their computers and reading this, probably with their shotgun nearby and fear in their hearts. About a day later, it was reported that Eugene was on a new form of LSD which was casually named 'bath salts'. When I first heard this, I thought about regular bath salts, such as Summer's Eve. How in the world could this possibly make someone that crazy? After further investigating, I found out that it was not the bath salts that I figured it would be. These new bath salts are something that is sold in smoke shops and even in online stores. It comes in the form of a crystal rock and you crush it up to smoke or snort it. It was said to cause body temperatures to rise (hence why the man was naked) and for the nervous system to shut down. All in all, Eugene lost his mind after taking this drug and had attacked the homeless man. The drug had made him extremely strong (which is why it took the cops six shots to take him out) and caused him to go into a type of hallucinogenic frenzy(eating the man's face off).
After several more reports, people went crazy searching online for the zombie apocalypse and I have to admit, I was a little worried too. For the life of me I could not figure out why someone would attack, eat, and actually ingest another human's flesh. I mean, it got to the point where even the CDC became involved and released this statement:
"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptons.)
The man that attacked the other was not a reanimated corpse. He was simply a man that had taken drugs and went completely crazy.
In closing, I would like to say that if you want to see zombies, please watch a George Romero movie or tune into AMC's Walking Dead. As exciting as it may seem, a zombie apocalypse is not in our near future.