EXPERIMENT: Amazing Footage Shows 1950s Housewife Tripping Out On LSD
During a drug experiment, this amazing footage showing a 1950s housewife tripping out on LSD was captured. Keep in mind that drug studies were pretty much at the beginning in the 1950s and LSD was invented during World War II in order to improve soldiers’ performance.
During the 1950s, long series of drug experiments were performed on people to analyze LSD’s effects on the human brain. Dr. Sidney Cohen was a very passionate and intrigued psychoactive drug researcher and he filmed almost all of his social-drug experiments.
His belief was that lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) could be used in a large variety of psychotherapeutic treatments on people. In order to put in practice what he preached, he conducted several experiments. He gave several people, under his personal observation, different drugs to test the effects they have on peoples’ reactions.
For this LSD experiment, he chose a regular 1950’s housewife for her “sense of normality”, as opposed to someone who is bipolar or mentally unstable. Although the woman gets a little bit scared at first, the drug slowly starts to kick in. This is when the real magic happens.
Her mood starts changing dramatically and her senses become rapidly realigned, offering us a real insight on how LSD works on the human brain.
A few moments pass and she starts looking around the room with a strange look in her eyes. The doctor tries to observe her behavior and tries to figure out what is happening to the woman by asking her questions.
When the 1950’s housewife started explaining what she’s experiencing she notes that she can see pure air molecules. “I can feel the air, I can see it. I can see all the molecules. Can’t you see it?“, she said.
“I wish I could talk in Techicolour. I can’t tell you about it. If you can’t see it, then you’ll just never know it….I feel sorry for you”, she continued.
If you’re interested in seeing more drugs and their effects on the human brain, be sure to check out this amazing photo series – Your Brain On Different Drugs Explained Through Unique Illustrations.