Let’s face it. The world, especially the American world has gone Zombie/death through biological weapons attack that cause the creation of Zombies or Zombie like creatures. Don’t get me wrong I love a good zombie movie, as a matter of fact zombie movies are my favorite genera in addition to the aforementioned disease either naturally occurring or part of some larger plot.
My next interest, you could say my professional interest is in the area of proliferation of biological and chemical weapons, in addition to the proliferation of other WMDs. I also enjoy researching genocide and/or the clams of genocide and/or ritualistic crimes and the international drug/arms trade.
This research report will focus on the creation of zombies. While the normal every day adult will tell you that zombies aren’t real, that isn’t exactly the case. While the type of zombies that can be found in the world of The Walking Dead or Day of the of the Dead aren’t real. However there are drugs that can be used that causes the victim to be under the complete control of the individual that has administered the drug.
The drug in question is one that you may or may not have heard of as it has been feared of episodes of Castle and other prime time police officer television shows, it name is Hyoscine, also known as scopolamine in some circles the drug is called Devil’s Breath. Its legal use is to treat motion sickness. It has been reported that once under the influence the victim is in “ A “zombie-like” state that leaves the victim with no ability to control their actions, leaving them at risk of having their bank accounts emptied, homes robbed, organs stolen, or raped by a street criminal.”( https://www.drugs.com/illicit/devils-breath.html) It is easy enough to dose someone with scopolamine. The State Department states(for Columbia) that “One common and particularly dangerous method that criminals use in order to rob a victim is through the use of a variety of drugs, particularly scopolamine. Unofficial estimates put the number of annual scopolamine incidents in Colombia at approximately 50,000. Scopolamine can render a victim unconscious for 24 hours or more. In large doses, it can cause respiratory failure and death. It is most often administered in liquid or powder form in foods and beverages. The majority of these incidents occur in night clubs and bars, and usually men, perceived to be wealthy, are targeted by young, attractive women. To avoid becoming a victim of scopolamine, one should never accept food or beverages offered by strangers or new acquaintances, nor leave food or beverages unattended. Victims of scopolamine or other drugs should seek immediate medical attention”( https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=15445)
When I first read about scopolamine my fist though was “great another date rape drug” and while date rape is among the any uses of this drug. There are several that are more frightening (Not down playing rape of anything it’s a horrible crime) What makes it so interesting it that it leaves the user with no will or his or her own and they retain the ability to move and walk (basically a zombie, a reanimated corpse that has no higher brain function and will do whatever it’s told to do or whatever the will of the individual that dosed the victim has. Now there are obvious national security issues that can be included with this drug there is also the idea of what would happen if scopolamine is altered in a small way, what would that have to say about the victim and what can/should be done in a case of massive spread.