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You can make yourself hallucinate without taking any drugs

Published Apr 17th, 2016 9:15AM EDT
How To Make Yourself Hallucinate Without Drugs

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Have you ever wanted to see what it was like to hallucinate but were wary of taking LSD, magic mushrooms or other hallucinogens? Well it turns out that there is a way you can make yourself hallucinate without taking any illegal drugs. YouTube channel Scam School has put together a new video that explains how it’s possible to make yourself hallucinate using something called the Ganzfeld effect whereby you put yourself in a state of sensory deprivation with the help of some very simple household items.

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While a popular way to induce a state of sensory deprivation is to make goggles out of a ping-pong ball that’s sliced in half, the guys in the video recommend taking a piece of plain white printer paper and cutting it up in the shape of a mask that will fit around the entire top half of your face. They then used rubber bands to strap the paper masks over their faces and waited for the hallucinations to kick in.

The important thing to remember here is that you’ll need to sit down somewhere quiet and remain perfectly still for between 10 and 30 minutes before you start seeing things. It will also help if you either wear noise-cancelling headphones or play some kind of white noise in the background, which will help you lose sense of exactly where you are by depriving yourself of senses.

The reason you hallucinate under these conditions is that your brain is trying fill in gaps where it is expecting to experience visual and aural stimuli.

You can check out the full video showing how to do this yourself below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.