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Video of British Soldiers on LSD

This video shows British Soldiers under the effects of LSD during a military exercise. I absolutely love the wry narration. Thank you to Boosterz for mentioning the video in a comment thread on the post How Much LSD Does it Take to Kill an Elephant? While looking for this footage on YouTube, I was surprised to see just how many videos of people on acid are available to the general public. If you can suggest any particularly good ones, please let me know and I will embed them after the jump.

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This video reveals some additional data from a NASA study of the effects that an assortment drugs have on spiders.

In case you want to know more, New Scientist has article on the original experiment in their archives.


  1. #1 Boosterz
    October 21, 2007

    If there was ever a thread to post this in, this would be it.

  2. #2 L
    October 21, 2007

    At least link to the one that wasn’t stolen from the original, Boosterz. That asshat is just looking for free views and fake fame.

  3. #3 Skeptic4u
    October 21, 2007

    that was interesting. thanks for that.

  4. #4 JeffL
    October 22, 2007

    I wonder if there is video of the no-hitter Dock Ellis of the Pirates pitched in 1970, which he says was while he was on LSD?

  5. #5 jbkmo
    October 22, 2007


    I think you found the best clip of troops on hallucinogens out there. I pissed my pants laughing the first time I saw that.

    This is unrelated, but there’s a channel on Youtube that does spoofs on the abomination that are TV reports, and some of them are just hilarious. Of course, they’re research/clinically related…well…kind of:

    “Study: Alzheimer’s Patients Say They Do Not Have Alzheimer’s”

    “World’s Oldest Neurosurgeon Turns 100”

    “Study: Multiple Stab Wounds May Be Harmful To Monkeys”

    Hope they’re useful! Or at least a good waste of time!


  6. #6 Boosterz
    October 22, 2007

    That probably explains why the first link I had to that video went dead. It was probably another copy as well.

  7. #7 bernarda
    October 24, 2007

    There is the BBC series “The Beyond Within” on youtube.

    You learn the origin of the word “psychelic” and that you should read Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” and “Heaven and Hell”. Those are the only books I have read that give a good description of a trip.

    There used to be another documentary on youtube, “Getting High: History of LSD”, but Viacom has had it removed. It may reappear again as many things do on youtube.

    A fun fictional look is “Peyote Visions”, though apparently it is another drug, not peyote.

    Be sure to go just till the end.

  8. #8 LAG in AL
    October 24, 2007

    It’s so obvious…the way to win the “the war on terror” is to surrender to the “war on drugs”. Let’s just give this jolly crap to every warring country, every soldier, every insurgent, and to every politician and religious cleric and just enjoy some eff’in peace in this world!!!! Love this video. Thank you so much!

  9. #9 Lars
    November 29, 2007

    “with one man climbing a tree to feed the birds…”
    hahaha, this is priceless. thanks for this clip!

  10. #10 film izle
    November 23, 2008


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