There’s a way to make yourself hallucinate without using LSD, and you can do it by hacking into your brain.
Youtube channel Scam School has showed us how using a well-known phenomenon called the Ganzfeld effect.
All you need is a sheet of white paper, something to hold the paper to your eyes – like tape or an elastic, and ideally, some noise-cancelling headphones playing uninterrupted noise (like TV static). If you don’t have noise-cancelling headphones, don’t worry, grab some normal ones and just sit somewhere very, very quiet. The idea is that you want to ‘white out’ the world.
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 cover the top half of your face. Then, use rubber bands to strap the mask over your face, put your headphones in and wait for the hallucinations to start.
Within 10 to 30 minutes, you should be hallucinating.
It works because your brain tries to ‘fill in the gaps’ when it’s deprived of sensory stimulation. Basically, your brain constantly wants to find patterns in things, so when you have an unstructured stimuli, like a uniform field of light or white noise in your ears – or both – you’ll start to hallucinate because your brain is trying to fill in those gaps, convincing itself that it is actually seeing or hearing things that aren’t there.
One person commenting on the video said they tried it themselves:
For quite a long time, there was nothing except a green-greyish fog. It was really boring, I thought, ‘ah, what a nonsense experiment!’ Then, for an indefinite period of time, I was ‘off’, like completely absent-minded. Then, all of sudden, I saw a hand holding a piece of chalk and writing on a black-board something like a mathematical formula.
It’s worth noting, though, that it doesn’t work the same for everyone. Some people may see amazing things, while others won’t see much. The only way to really find out is to try it yourself.
Watch the full video here: