In the 1960s, the CEO of Ampex wanted his employees to take LSD to improve their creativity. The board of directors said no, and then had to fire him after they discovered he’d snuck off anyway on a mountain hike with seven or eight engineers and given them LSD.
On October 13, 2016, a man high on LSD, Michael Orchard from Halfmoon, NY, drove through his neighbours’ fence, broke their glass door and stole their dog, hallucinating that the neighbours’ house was burning and he was saving the canine. He then peacefully handed the dog to police officers.
Jim Morrison, on LSD, was listening for the first time to “Joy to the World” – better known as “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” – when he saw a monkey run into the room, start dancing, and juggling Christmas ornaments. It was not an hallucination.
NASA intoxicated spiders with different drugs to see if they could still build an effective web. All of the drugs reduced web regularity except for small doses of LSD, which actually increased it.
The British army tested LSD on its Marines in 1964… and filmed it.
Creator of LSD lived up to 102.
It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation. […] I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.”
—Albert Hofmann, Speech on 100th birthday
LSD cured a holocaust survivor from Auschwitz’s PTSD and allowed him to sleep for the first time in 30 years without nightmares.
Aldous Huxley, famous writer of ‘Brave New World’ asked for LSD in his deathbed, to which his wife complied. He died hallucinating.
A scientist in the 60s gave LSD to dolphins in an attempt to teach them English.