On June 14, police faced a gruesome scene at a home in Waco, Texas.  The 911 caller said that Michael Daniel was "going crazy," growling and barking as he chased neighbors on his hands and knees.  Police found Daniel on his front porch, soaked with the blood of the mangled black dog lying dead in his lap.  Blood and fur were caked around his mouth.  Moments before, he had dragged the dog onto the porch and strangled it to death before ripping away strips of its flesh with his teeth.

Daniel's brother told local reporters that the horrific attack was completely out of character and blamed the mindless aggression on a synthetic marijuana known as K-2.  although the drug, now illegal in forty states, is intended to produce a similar "high" to that of natural cannabis, it is chemically very different.  K-2 is known to cause aggression, paranoia, and hallucinations, and the drug is linked to other outbursts of crazed violence.  A surprising number of those incidents have involved cannibalism.

More cannibalistic attacks are related to another synthetic drug known as "bath salts."  Are these attacks the leading edge of a drug-induced zombie apocalypse?  Have the theories of a zombie virus been wildly off-base all along?  The surprising answer hearkens back to the very beginning of the zombie story in the colonial Caribbean.  Get in-depth analysis and survival tips in Issue #1 of Blood Magazine; don't forget to pre-order!

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Written by Kiona Smith-Strickland (noreply@blogger.com) — August 23, 2012

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