Zombie Apocalypse or Demon Possession?

With the recent incident of Rudy Eugene eating off the face of the unidentified homeless man, there has been no end to the plethora of tongue in cheek jokes and bad humor, stemming from the shock that is rippling across the nation. Some claim it is the dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse. Some blame it on the drug referred to as “Bath Salts,” scientifically known as methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV. “The presumption is that most bath salts are MDPV, or methylenedioxypyrovalerone, although newer pyrovalerone derivatives are being made by illegal street chemists. Nobody really knows, because there is no way to test for these substances,” Horowitz says. (Webmd.com)

It has been called “PCP on crack” and described symptoms include body temperatures rising so high as to cause the person to strip of their clothes and become very aggressive. This drug is very much like methamphetamine, in that it can be made from certain household materials. It also has similar qualities of LSD causing hallucinations.

I have my own theory about the reasons behind Rudy Eugene eating another man’s face. I do not believe that Rudy Eugene acted totally alone in this wild, repugnant behavior. I believe he was heavily influenced by and possibly even possessed by a demonic spirit. Stay with me. I have taken my fair share of hallucinogenic drugs in my wilder days as well as much speed and amphetamine. I know the dark places that they can take you and yet, I feel strongly that there is another culprit at work in this scenario. The reason for this is because when I heard what happened and read that they thought it was cocaine psychosis, I immediately retorted, “no way!” Coke doesn’t make you do that. My initial thought was it had to be PCP. That is the only drug I know of making people jump off buildings, shoot bunches of people before committing suicide, or fighting off 10 cops at once. Enter bath salts. The effects of this drug have similar effects to that of PCP. But are drugs the only cause? My second thought was this, that sounds just like the demon possessed men in the Bible. There is an account where Jesus encountered two demon possessed men who were “naked” (Luke 8:27) “exceedingly fierce” (Matt. 8:28), and “No one was strong enough to subdue him” (Mark 5:4). Read it for yourself, “When Jesus climbed out of the boat, a man possessed by an evil  spirit came out from a cemetery to meet him. This man lived among the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain. Whenever he was put into chains and shackles—as he often was—he snapped the chains from his wrists and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Day and night he wandered among the burial caves and in the hills, howling and cutting himself with sharp stones.” (Mark 5:2-5).

Now, that sounds like these guys were on PCP! But we know that PCP did not exist 2000 years ago. However, there were drugs. Pharmakia is an ancient Greek term defined as all of these- “drugs, potions, spells.” In the ancient oriental world, pagan worshipers would take hallucinogenic drugs, cry out to the spirits, begging them to enter them and do other unmentionable things to attract the demonic spirits into their souls. They would then do incantations as the spirit manifested itself through the medium. This still happens today in the back country of Africa, India, and other places around the world. Witchdoctors administer these rituals in the 3rd world. We don’t have too many witchdoctors in the U.S. and we are not very superstitious, but we do have drug dealers on every block of America and we do have those who open themselves up to demonic influence through heavy drug use, whether they are aware of it or not. Scary thought. Rudy Eugene’s behavior was this type of scary. I believe with his blatant disregard for his own life and his growling at the officers who told him to stop and his refusal to stop or preserve his own life even after being shot are obvious red flags of demonic possession. He was not in his right mind-something or someone else was in there. I am highly concerned about the power of bath salts to open one up to possession. I believe those crazy people on PCP are possibly possessed as well. I don’t look for a devil under every rock, but I do believe this stuff is real and can happen. Someone else who has tripped on bath salts numerous times believes them to be powerful enough to make him vulnerable to an evil impending presence as well:

This is all taken from dailymail.com, “Freddy Sharp, a drug addict since the age of 13, describes his overdose on bath salts as being the ‘evilest thing imaginable.’ A shocking video of Sharp after taking the potent drug shows him writhing on the floor then making faces and singing to himself as he is strapped down by paramedics. Having survived the overdose Sharp, 27, of Tennessee, told CNN that he was hallucinating about being in a mental hospital and being possessed by Jason Voorhees – the hockey mask wearing serial killer from the Friday the 13th movies. Admitting to being on drugs since he was 13 or 14-years-old, Sharp said that he’d ‘never experience anything like’ overdosing on bath salts. ‘It really actually scared me pretty bad,’ he told CNN. ‘It felt so evil. It felt like the darkest, evilest thing imaginable.’ “Asked to describe his overdose, Sharp said: ‘Fear. Darkness. It felt like impending doom was coming down on me … I felt like I was about to bust loose and actually hurt somebody.’

You can see the video of his overdose here: