A Washington man faces 14 charges, ranging from kidnapping to burglary to theft of a firearm, after allegedly going on a weeklong, acid-inspired crime spree. According to court documents obtained by Vocativ, 23-year-old George Jacobson terrorized residents of Roy, Wa. from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, breaking into houses, stealing guns and demanding victims give him everything from clothes to a ride home.
Pavel Dmitrichenko, a star dancer at Moscow's legendary Bolshoi Ballet, has apparently confessed to orchestrating an acid attack that left the company's artistic director Sergei Filin with burns to his face and eyes—an attack possibly motivated by Filin's treatment of Dmitrichenko's girlfriend, another Bolshoi dancer.
Owsley "Bear" Stanley, one of the most prolific LSD producers of all time, was killed in a car accident in his adopted home of Australia today. The Bear was also a noted sound engineer, and at one time financed the Grateful Dead. He and his acid were also featured in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and Bear hung out with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Ken Kesey, and other noteworthy druggies from that time. He was thought to be around 76 years old.
In the 1950's, when the US government was experimenting with psychotomimetic drugs, an artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and drawing materials. His drawings—and journey—inside.
Ever thought it'd be cool to take some hallucinogenic drugs and check out a movie—say, sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey? This guy thought it'd be cool. And his trip—and resultant freakout—was recorded by five different audience members.
Everyone loves LSD. It makes you smarter, happier, and life gets totally interesting. (Actually, it's so freaking scary it makes me cry. Drugs're bad, mm'kay?) But what sweet, sweet chemical elves invented the stuff? And why? Well, sure, you could read some musty old text on the subject, but that's hardly trippy. Instead, here it is in cartoon form! [phocks.org via Digg] While we're on the subject, what was your best/worst psychedelic experience?