Gloria Ramirez the Toxic Lady

Gloria Ramirez the Toxic Lady

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the extremely strange case of Gloria Ramirez the toxic lady. Her death is a mystery, with many theories surrounding it, but why did the attending hospital staff get so ill when close to her?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Gloria Ramirez Mystery

Gloria Ramirez was rushed into the General Hospital in Riverside, California, on the evening of the 19th of February, 1994. She was diagnosed with having late stage cervical cancer which had brought on a case of Bradycardia.

She immediately went under treatment that would stabilize her heart, but none of it seemed to work.

Her main attending nurse was called Susan Kane, who noted that there was a strange smell of ammonia coming from Gloria’s arm every time she drew blood. As she handed the blood tests over to her colleague, Dr. Julia Gorchynski, she collapsed in a heap.

Gorchynski then took over duties with Gloria as Susan was carried out of the hospital room.

Gorchynski decided to examine the blood at Gloria’s bedside, and was shocked to find that it had strange particles floating around in it. Without warning, she also started to feel a little shaky, and fainted moments later.

The Gloria Ramirez Mystery

The on-call respiration therapist, Maureen Welch, took over Gorchynski’s duties and also ended up passing out – with her limbs thrashing about in all directions!

The remaining staff did not want to get too close to Gloria, but they later reported that there was a strange oily, wet, sheen covering her body, and her mouth seemed to produce a garlic-like smell.

Gloria died about thirty minutes later – the official cause of her death was listed as kidney failure related to cancer.


The Gloria Ramirez Toxic Blood

Ever since her death, there have been numerous conspiracy theories floating about regarding what actually happened to her…and why she was so toxic to the hospital workers.

The authorities seemed to blame the whole incident on a build up of DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) – something Gloria was given to take to handle the pain the cancer was causing.

They believed that a urinary blockage Gloria suffered with, caused the DMSO to build up and turn into the solvent into DMSO2 (Dimethyl Sulfone). This DMSO2 could have possibly turned toxic when the hospital staff started working on her.

But not everyone goes along with this explanation…

Conspiracy theorists point to the fact that this theory had about a one in a million chance of happening – therefore it didn’t!

The Gloria Ramirez Toxic Blood

Dr Gorchynski, Susan Krane, and many other hospital workers who had come in contact with Gloria, all suffered from respiratory problems for at least a fortnight after the incident.

A large majority of ‘believers’ think that Gloria’s symptoms were synonymous with UFO abductees who have been meddled with by extraterrestrials – could this be the reason behind her rapid demise and the toxic effect she gave off?

Gloria Ramirez was just 31 when she died – she was buried in an unmarked grave at Olivewood Memorial Park.

Please leave any thoughts or opinions, in the comment section below.

6 comments on “Gloria Ramirez the Toxic Lady

  1. Ooh that sounds spooky. I highly doubt it was anything to do with UFO’s simply because I don’t believe in them. Probably more like you say, a build up of poison in her body. I love your site, I have always loved reading about unexplained mysteries. I always wonder if one day after we die we’ll know the reasons for things that happened! Who knows!

  2. Hi Chris. I had a sore eyes reading through this post. I’m not familiar with chemicals but I think Gloria Ramirez became Toxic as a result of build up of DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)… Or I don’t just know.

    But this stuff seems like a terrific mystery to me… Ohhh!

    Anyways, thanks for sharing this story.

  3. First of all thank God for the survival of the medical staff that collapsed while in contact with the patient.  Her situation must have been so critical before coming into the hospital.  Also, cancer medications are also deadly in nature that it is Only God that can deliver anyone suffering from cancer.

    This is so pathetic.  May her soul rest in peace.  The family members should also accept what has happened and be comforted.

    Thanks for this information

    1. Hi there, 

      To say that only God can deliver someone from cancer is a bit strong isn’t it? Medical science has moved on over the years and has cured many sufferers (I’m not an atheist – I do have faith!).

  4. Interesting story. 

    It’s like watching one of my favorite medical dramas where a patient was rushed to the hospital and every health personnel that gets into close contact with the patient just suddenly collapses. The patient dies and the health team were placed in isolation while waiting to know more about what may have caused the entire thing. The only difference is that after some additional investigations, the medical team found out the cause of the incident.

    In the case of the toxic lady Gloria Ramirez, I understand that they were not able to come up with a conclusive diagnosis, other than a possible DMSO build up which was prescribed to her to relieve cancer pain. Abducted by UFO’s or extraterrestrials? Maybe or maybe not. Whatever was the real reason for Gloria’s early and quick demise, I think it’s sad that she was buried in an unmarked grave.

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