Zombies aren’t real, right? Just a figment of someone’s imagination, cast as an end of days scenario we may encounter.
But zombies are becoming a real part of life in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
And no, I’m not kidding.
To be sure, it’s not like many people are mindlessly walking the streets searching for human brains or flesh. However, they mindlessly wander the streets, and rotting flesh is involved.
It’s called the “tranq” epidemic. Tranq, also known as “tranq dope” or the “zombie drug,” is a new cocktail made of bulked-up fentanyl. It uses xylazine, an animal sedative, to quite literally turn its users into zombies.
Sure, it can be argued that any addictive drug can turn its users into a shell of their former selves. But this does more than just that, complete with putting them into a zombie-like state and literally eating away at their flesh.
According to The New York Times, the epidemic has been at its worst in Kensington, a neighborhood described as the “epicenter” of Philly’s drug trade.
Here, numerous videos of individuals in a tranq-like stance have been posted, seemingly wandering around and looking for their next fix. Additionally, you’ll see plenty of these people with large and questionable bandages to hide the other side effects of the drug.
One such user showed The Times what the drug was doing to her.
“Beneath patches of blackened tissue, exposed white tendons and pus, the sheared flesh was hot and red.” The user explained that this is what happens to any area where the drug is injected, and so she “reluctantly shoots into her festering forearm” several times a day to avoid any new wounds.
It’s terrifying, to be sure.
Of course, this could have been avoided if Biden’s open borders and soft-on-crime policies hadn’t been implemented. Hopefully, our next leader will get a handle on these things, working to eliminate the zombie epidemic.