April 1, 2020  Last Update: November 12, 2019, 4:01 pm

Florida Face-Eating Zombie Attack: Bath Salts?

Bath Salts are believed to be a cause of recent violent, bizarre behavior such as the zombie face-eating attack in Florida. New Jersey banned bath salts, and circulates a flyer warning of the dangers of bath salts.

A man was shot and killed by police in Florida, after they discovered him naked, growling, and eating the face off his victim. He was covered in blood, and didn’t stop even as he was shot multiple times by police. That’s the big news, which has been broadcast all around the world this week.

Now in the aftermath of the story, we see report after report of the possible drugs involved in the macabre homeless-on-homeless violence. Nothing certain yet, but lots of conjecture. The most popular accused:  bath salts.

Was the face-eating attack caused by “Super LSD”, a new, high potent synthetic LSD circulating on the streets?

Was the face-eating attacker high on bath salts, a new, LSD-like substance known to grant inhuman powers to its victims?

The image of a human high on some cheap but potent illegal drug that distorts reality, instills violence, and grants the drug user super-human powers amazes TV viewers, and reinforces those working in the War on Drugs.

We heard stories of PCP enraged violence in the 1980s, and we are now seeing the same stories of emergency rooms and dozens of police officers unable to control a single individual with out of control amazing Hulk-like powers.

"You can call it the new LSD. It’s a recreational drug," says Adams. "They (patients) seem to be unaware of their surroundings. They are not rational, very aggressive and are stronger than they usually are. In the emergency room it usually takes four to five people to control them, and we have had a couple of people breaking out of restraints."
- Paul Adams, ER physician at Jackson Memorial Trauma Center in Miami cited by ABC News

Are bath salts behind the problem? The term “bath salts” is a misnomer. The reference to commercial bath salts is based on just one chemical found in small quantities, alongside numerous other powerful synthetic compounds:

The synthetic powder "bath salts" is sold legally online and in drug paraphernalia stores under a variety of names, such as "Ivory Wave," "Purple Wave," "Red Dove," "Blue Silk," "Zoom," "Bloom," "Cloud Nine," "Ocean Snow," "Lunar Wave," "Vanilla Sky," "White Lightning," "Scarface," and "Hurricane Charlie."
- NIH announcement from 2011

Some of the key ingredients are methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MPDV), mephedrone and pyrovalerone, although once the media popularized the term “bath salts” drug dealers were able to label virtually any synthetic drug as a “baths salt” in order to sell it to thrill-seeking drug users.

Today, the term “bath salts” should really be interpreted to mean “illicit and possibly illegal but definitely dangerous synthetic chemical compound sold to drug users”. If it’s not already known to be something else, it might be called a “bath salt” so it can be sold.

Other reports of apparently drug-induced strange behavior, which may be linked to these drugs:

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Illegal incense called "Bath Salts" blamed for Miami’s Face-eating zombie attack


  • NIH Warning about Bath Salts (from 2011)
  • DEA announces temporary control of chemicals in bath salts
  • DEA paper on 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) in bath salts (PDF)



  1. bath salts are simply crappy speed absolutely nothing like acid ur all retarted

  2. Dude .. Retarted? Lol learn how to spell retarded. And did I ever think people react differently to drugs.

  3. As an ex-cop, my first thought is,”What did the toxicology show?” Until that’s in, any speculation regarding causes and effects is just that.

  4. yehaw im already gearin up for whole zombie thing. just saying if some almost naked dude comes a runnin il feed him to the hogs after he meets dr remington or mr samuel. but then again i wouldnt wana poison Bacon or Sausage


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