rudy-eugeneZombie News - 08.08.2012
Recent zombie attacks, starting with the Miami face chewing attack on Ronald Poppo by Rudy Eugene, were often linked with the drug bath salts. This just wasn’t the case, as the toxicology reports proved out.
Zombie Science - 07.29.2012
Is there a zombie virus, and should we be scared?
LQP-79 was supposedly a new contagion that was turning peaceful people into zombie-like cannibals
Zombie News - 06.28.2012
Rudy Eugene, the man who chewed off Ronald Poppo’s face on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, had no drugs in his system other than marijuana according to the Miami Dade coroners office. On May 26, police shot Eugene to death in the wake of a brutal and cannibalistic attack which left his victim in critical condition.
Police first theorized that Eugene, who was naked during he attack, was suffering from cocaine psychosis. This was quickly followed by another theory that the synthetic stimulant known as “bath salts” was to blame. Both theories have been proven wrong by an autopsy and toxicology report. The bath salts theory was put forth by the Armando Aguilar, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police and not based on any evidence at hand.
The Miami Dade coroners office went as far as hiring an outside forensic toxicology lab.They report that no drugs, apart from marijuana were found in Eugene’s system.
This quickly led to bath salts being blamed for a slew of bizarre and often cannibalistic attacks across the country. One attack in Palmdale county occurred when a man stripped naked attacked his family, and bit a hunk out of another’s arm. In Waco Texas, another man killed and ate a family dig after attacking family members.
Congress has recently passed a bill federally banning the chemicals marketed as bath salts, the bill awaits the president’s signature. The problem is that this knee-jerk legislation is based on conjecture and hype and no evidents. While Bath Salts may be a dangerous street drug, there is zero evidence they led to any of these attacks.
The cause of the zombie-like attack and other zombie incidents is still unclear, and may remain so. The coroner has no explanation for the violent animalistic behavior.
Zombie News - 06.15.2012
With several brutal and cannibalistic attacks in recent news, including the Miami incident in May, we often get the question about how to recognize the coming zombie apocalypse.
The question is somewhat difficult to answer, given that we’ve never been through one. However, if we look at a zombie apocalypse as a pandemic, we can look for events. A pandemic, as opposed to an epidemic, is an infectious disease spread across a large area. For a disease to be pandemic – it must be infectius and spread from person to person.
The World Health Organization identifies a model for influenza spread which could be applied here. It starts with animals being infected, then animal to some human spread, then human to human spread, and finally the disease travels around the world.
To identify a potential zombie outbreak being driven by an infectious agent, we’d want to look for several signs:
Zombie Info - 06.04.2012
If you are still human, you might have gotten wind of the increase of flesh-eating incidents in the past week. Before you wonder if we are facing the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, let’s review cannibalism. Check out our handy graphic!
Human cannibals eat human flesh. Necro-cannibalism involves the ingestion of dead human flesh; homicidal-cannibalism involves the ingestion of human flesh before death. Not all cannibals are zombies. But all zombies are cannibals.
History has documented numerous instances of cannibalism; here are some of the most “common” reasons:
- Religion/superstition/human sacrifice - Asmat people, Polynesian tribes, etc.
- War – a warrior eats their enemy’s heart to inherit that enemy’s power/spirit or humiliate that enemy’s spirit/culture – World War II Chichi-jima, Leopard Men of West Africa, etc.
- Torture – Blood Countess of 1560
- Starvation – Donner party, Jamestown, Rugby team in the Andes, etc.
- Insanity/Deviancy/Pathology – Jeffrey Dahmer, Idi Amin etc.
- Art/Entertainment (yes, really) – Dutch TV
The reasons above indicate human choice, albeit irrational and disturbing. Eat X to gain X–A logic, of sorts.
Zombies, flesh eating and either dead or resistant to pain (drug-induced or disease motivated), lack such decision-making. They are simply driven to eat flesh for no other reason than that they must.
Lastly, zombification involves the condition spreading from human to human, either through bite or fluid transfer, sometimes through exposure to chemicals. It’s one thing to have isolated incidents of cannibalism, a worrisome thing when there seems to be a growing geographic prevalence and/or frequency around the time of the Miami zombie incident. Keep in mind that the preponderance of such news can simply be due to the interaction between increased attention by the media and increased Internet searches by curious/worried people. Cannibal crimes have been occurring for years. Watch for trends and patterns.
Is it time to panic?
No. But it’s always time to be prepared. Don’t go on a premature rampage like the guy in Novi. Don’t break the law unless the government has fallen apart.
Even if it’s not quite ZA time, if enough people panic, you might have to worry about live people.
Don’t be scared, be prepared… for the AWESOMENESS that is the Zombie Apocalypse.
Zombie News - 06.03.2012
He’s been called the South Beach Zombie. 31 Year old Rudy Eugene made worldwide news when he was shot dead by police on Miami’s MacArthur Causeway after brutally attacking and biting the face off 65 year old Ronald Poppo. Police immediatly said Eugene was on drugs, originally claiming cocaine psychosis, then the synthetic drug bath salts were to blame.
Police records show the officer who shot Eugene was three year veteran, Jose Ramirez.
No toxicology or autopsy results are available.
However, news sources have spoken to Eugene’s mother and unnamed girlfriend who confirm he doesn’t do drugs other than marijuana, even shunning over the counter medications. He has been described by acquaintances as gentle, warm hearted, and bible-carrying. So what is the cause of his aggressive cannibalistic behavior?
The girlfriend claims Rudy Eugene, originally from Haiti, was either unwittingly drugged or under a Voodoo curse.
Poppo, the victim of the 20 minute long brutal attack, has a long recovery ahead of him. The Jackson Memorial Foundation has set up a fund for those interested in contributing. Click here to go to their web site “Take Action Now” tab on its site, then click donations, select “others” under contribution details, and type in Ronald Poppo.
Zombie News - 05.30.2012
The victim of the brutal zombie attack on Miami’s MacArthur Causeway, near South Beach, has been identified as 65 year old Ronald Poppo. Believed to be homeless, Poppo was beaten, stripped, then had significant portions of his face torn off in an attack by Rudy Eugene, 31.
The attack was only ended when police were force to kill Eugene with several shots (witnesses say as many as six). Poppo remains in critical condition in a Miami hospital.