Recently, the story of a New Jersey Man named Wayne Carter has exploded on the internet, (some say in response to the ‘Miami Zombie’ incident). And now, after days of rampent speculation, some say there may be an answer as to how or why this situation started. And they answer lies in a mostly-unknown chemical agent employed by the US Army.
For those who are unfamiliar Carter had been threatening himself with a knife, and, when police arrived to intervene, he reacted… strongly.
And by strongly, I mean he stabbed himself 50 times with the kitchen knife he was holding, and then disemboweled himself and, while loosing consciousness, threw his own intestines and skin at the officers trying to disarm him.
Carter was taken into custody and to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.
No news has been officially released by the police or investigators as to the cause of Carter’s bizarre and horrifying behavior. It has been speculated that he could have been on drugs, or had some sort of psychological break with reality. He has, after all, had several incidents of psychological behavior issues in the past.
But a theory being spread by some is that Carter may have been affected by a rare chemical, believed to be used by the US Army agaisnt enemy forces, commonly refered to as ‘BZ.’
BZ, the technical name being 3-Quinuclidinyl Benzilate, is a chemical compound similar to the Iraqi disabling weapon famously known as Agent 15, is a odorless incapacitating agent.
“Incapacitating Agent’ is, apparently, military double-speak for a chemical that makes people go absolutely nuts and impossible to organize or command.
According to wikipedia, the side effects and direct effects of BZ include slurred speech, ‘disturbances in level of consciousness’, delusions, hallucinations, disorientation, poor judgement, failure to obey orders, elevated temperature, Irrational fear and behavior. And, according to various other reports, the drug can caused manic and homicidal insanity.
In fact, the film Jacob’s Ladder refernces BZ, and suggests that the drug was administered to US soldiers without their knowledge. Although the filmmaker admits he has no evidence that US Soldiers were ever dosed, it is commonly believed that enemy forces may have been targets with this chemical.
According to recently declassified government documents, the effects of BZ are well known.
Incapacitating agents are usually defined as chemical agents that produce reversible disturbances in the central nervous system that disrupt cognitive ability. The former military agent BZ (now used in pharmacology where it is known as QNB) is a cholinergic blocking compound and produces many effects similar to those of atropine, such as mydriasis, drying of secretions, heart rate changes, and decreased intestinal motility. BZ, after an onset time of an hour or more, will–like high doses of atropine–produce confusion, disorientation, and disturbances in perception (delusions, hallucinations) and expressive function (slurred speech). The antidote, physostigmine (Antilirium7), reverses these effects for about an hour, and because the effects of BZ last for hours to days repeated doses must be given.
So how would Wayne Carter, a man living in a house in New Jersey, come in contact with BZ? If it turns out this is what caused his reaction, will the government even let it be known? Did someone intentionally dose Carter with the chemical to see if it would be a good ‘zombie drug’?
These questions may not soon have answers. However, New Jersey is the home to Fort Dix Military Base, where BZ may be stored in military labs. Perhaps someone or some group is testing this troubling chemical compound on unsuspecting civilians?
Whatever is going on, just stay alert. And when the zombies come, keep your head down and aim for the brain.