Acid casualties: the 'Sheet Eaters'
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I received a note from an old friend this morning about an interesting LSD casualty. This is a third-hand account, so take it as you will:
recently went to a reunion for this lovely/seminal psychedelically-inclined frat i finally had the good sense to live at my last semester at [redacted], lots of strangers there.
so I see this guy, and i judged him to be an unremarkable ditzy generic deadhead, sometimes i am sooooo wrong like that...
turns out ten or so years ago, he was trying to get a drop of acid from a *bottle*, and somebody bumped his elbow, and 100+ hits went straight down his throat
his first memory is three days later,
he was walking with orange juice
and a new sweatshirt
next memory was two days later
he was nuts for a year or three
and still sees trails
Over the years I have heard many stories like this one, about the person who intentionally or unintentionally eats 100+ hits of acid. I have heard these people referred to as 'Sheet Eaters' (100 hits a sheet) and 'Ten Sheeters' (which would be 1000+ hits at a time), and am always skeptical that such people exist outside the confines of Hunter S. Thompson's gonzoverse. However, the sheet eaters are usually described as slightly eccentric and may suffer from PHPD (post-hallucinogen perceptual disorder) or chronic paranoid psychosis with persistent recurring delusions (or being completely bat-shit crazy). I have met a couple of people who fit this description. I would like to hear more stories of people who have "eaten the sheet' and lived to tell the tale. There must be a compilation of these horrific dose stories for historical purposes.
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