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This Footage Of Soldiers On LSD Is Weird As Hell

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This Footage Of Soldiers On LSD Is Weird As Hell

LSD might now be more associated with hippies and crusties than it is than the armed forces, but believe it or not there was a time when acid was being dropped in places a world apart from the psytrance tent at Boomtown.

In an experiment conducted in 1963, a crew of British soldiers were given LSD as part of a morning drink while in the field.

You can watch what happened in this video...

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Credit: Archive Footage

The government's 'Talk To Frank' website describes LSD (the chemical name, lysergic acid diethylamide) as: "a powerful hallucinogenic drug - this means that users are likely to experience a distorted view of objects and reality, including seeing and sometimes hearing things that aren't there (these are hallucinations).

In 2006 MI6 paid out thousands to ex-servicemen for tests conducted in the 1950's and 60's such as the one featured above.

It comes after someone created a video, from a POV perspective, to show what it's like to trip on LSD and it certainly makes it look like an intriguing experience.

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Wowza - that mind blowing or what?

Speaking of LSD, last year an American man broke into his neighbour's house to save their family dog from a fire on Thursday night.

"Somebody give that lad a medal," I hear you say. Well not quite, it turns out there was no fire and he was just tripping balls.

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Police said they found 43-year-old Michael Orchard standing heroically with a dog in his arms outside of what he thought was a giant inferno.

However, the Halfmoon, New York resident was on a mixture of LSD and cough medicine and was just hallucinating when he thought he was risking his life to save the pup.

"He believed that the residence was on fire. And he was rescuing the dog," said Trooper Mark Cepiel, Troop G Spokesperson.

According to local news, neighbours said Orchard went around the neighbourhood banging on doors yelling about a fire. But since no one would help, because there was no fire, the animal lover took matters into his own hands.

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He allegedly drove his black BMW Sedan through the fence before smashing through the back door of his neighbour's house to save the family's large white dog.

Orchard was charged with second degree burglary and third degree criminal mischief and put in county jail on $15,000 bail. However, luckily he managed to avoid drug charges.

"He drove over yards and through the fence. At no point was he on the roadway. And no illegal substances were found in his possession," said Cepiel.

Troopers say Orchard was very cooperative. Developers say they've already ordered the victims a new door. And the dog was unharmed.

Featured Image Credit: Archive Footage

Topics: LSD, Acid

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