Skip to comments.Drug 'Devil's Breath' from Colombia can block free will, wipe memory and even kill
Posted on 05/13/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT by Innovative
Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks
Within minutes, victims are like 'zombies' - coherent, but with no free will
Some victims report emptying bank accounts to robbers or helping them pillage own house
Drug is made from borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia
... He told Vice that Scopolamine can be blown in the face of a passer-by on the street, and within minutes, that person is under the drug's effect - scopolamine is odourless and tasteless-
'You can guide them wherever you want,' he explained. 'It's like they're a child.'
Black said that one gram of Scopolamine is similar to a gram of cocaine, but later called it 'worse than anthrax.'
In high doses, it is lethal.
The drug, he said, turns people into complete zombies and blocks memories from forming. So even after the drug wears off, victims have no recollection as to what happened.
One victim told Vice that a man approached her on the street asking her for directions. Since it was close by, she helped take the man to his destination, and they drank juice together.
She took the man to her house and helped him gather all of her belongings, including her boyfriend's cameras and savings.
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There used to be some flowers just like this at an apartment complex here..don't know if it's the same thing.
This is an angel trumpet (brugmansia)
aka Instant Democrat
The anti-motion sickness drug? I think it’s over the counter, right?
Needed this for my first marriage.
Yes. Be careful the next time you’re at a polling place.
Sheesh! I coulda used this for my ex-wife!
Scopolamine patches are worn by space travelers to prevent space sickness.
From my experience, they don't always work.
I think you can get scopolamine from Jimson Weed, including the other belladonna alkaloid atropine.
Wonderful. A drug that creates democrats.
Pure scopolamine, I’m skeptical, as with the claim that a puff of powder enough to have physiological effects can be put in the face of a passer-by without his or her noticing. Even Rooskie agents need umbrellas.
Sounds like the basis for writing a new capital crime law. I would torture then burn then chop off the limbs then tie them to a post to dehydrate and die for using that against someone.
These plants are available in well-stocked garden centers. The seeds are widely available in catalogues, and frequently do not even note that the plants can be toxic.
Wasn’t there a 60 minute segment on this where the memory effect was nullified by grape juice?
The victims were being raped by a$$holes but this one girl was able to remember her assailant
In the Guns of Navarone they used it on the captured Major.
Blow that into lines of voters on November 6 and Ø will win by a landslide.
Absolutely the best thing ever for seasickness.
A patch lasts three days.
Effects of ingestion ...a complete inability to differentiate reality from fantasy... Wiki
Probably the best description of what it's like to be under it's influence. Don't ask how I know.
I'm thinking this is what inspired the poison used by the psych doctor in the movie "Batman Begins". He blew it on people too.
I got the picture from Mail online (where the OP got the story) This is pictured as the bush where the poisonous stuff comes from.
As I said, there used to be one of these at an apt complex here and I’m sure they called it an angel trumpet.
It’s got to be different from that poison bush. They couldn’t have anything so poisonous growing out in public.
That’s wild, as this was just used in an episode of ‘Castle’ not too long ago. The murderer used this drug to convince someone who was playing a zombie that they actually were one and sent him to kill someone. I figured they were making it up at the time just to have a plot, but it’s actually a real thing.
I think a house in my neighbor has or had this stuff growing in their yard. Is it a tree or a vine growing in a tree? I’ll have to go and look for it tomorrow.
typo.... should be neighborhood
Now we know what happened to the SS agents in Columbia....:))
You can purchase those plants at quite a few nurseries in San Antonio. If you think Datura is bad, try chewing Morning Glory seeds..........
It grows wild pretty much everywhere.
You think that the Food Stamp President and the Democrats were onto this during the 2008 election? Sure sounds like the followers of the evil one.
This would explain the 2008 election. And the 2012 Republican race.
Like jimson weed, potatoes and tomatoes are also nightshade plants and potentially poisonous. Deadly poisonous landscape plants include caster oil and oleander plants.
In his mansion when you walked down the stairs, there were zombies in the walls that would hold candleabras out as you walked by, very spooky.
It’s nearly impossible to kill an Oleander plant. We had ours dug up a couple or three years ago. They dug down several feet with a backhoe to try to get the roots. Today, it still comes up in dozens of places within 15 foot radius’ from it’s original locations.
The lawn mover cuts them all down, but they still keep coming up.
Isn’t this the stuff the evil Nazis used on a captured commando (Anthony Quale) in THE GUNS OF NAVARONE?
Well yeah, like orleander and morning glory seeds, but THIS thing- sounds like it could do you in by the wind just blowing it on you. I don’t think they’d have anything so dangerous around.
Misterioso: From my experience, they don't always work.
Okay, Best Intriguing Freeper Post of 2012 Award.
It grows wild pretty much everywhere.
I don’t think the ‘Devil’s Breath’ in the story and Angel Trumpits here could be the same thing.
If you read the story, they had to go to South America to investigate the plant.
There was recently an episode of ‘Criminal Intent’ that involved a serial killer who used this drug on victims. The bad guy dumped some white powder on a tray (I was just figuring it was cocaine) and then blew it into his victims face. Then he instructed the guy to kill his own son, who was also a captive. This all happened on the bad guy’s fishing boat.
Huh... A topless White Zombie.
It would be interesting if certain political figures were made to tell the truth.
Not if we do it first. JUST KIDDING!
Brugmansia is the plant used in Colombia and Datura is the plant supposedly consumed by Carlos Castenda in Mexico. The two are closely related members of the solanaceae family and both are known as Angel's Trumpet.
The Colombians may be misusing it but the reporters could probably have gone just about anywhere to locate a source of scopolamine. I know a couple guys who tried some wild Jimson weed they found around their camp site in Southern California back in the 70s.
Oh, ok. Wow.
Glad I never picked any of those flowers. (they are so beautiful) They shouldn’t have those things growing around public places. Children don’t know they’re dangerous.
I live near the beach here, and there have been more than a few tourists who have poisoned themselves by using oleander branches (oleander bushes are everywhere along the beaches)to spear hot dogs to roast.