The Galway Ticker about LSD and sketches and things pretty much looks as they normally look

The Galway Ticker


To test how the human brain reacts under the influence of a powerful hallucinogenic, a Galway man took LSD and then sketched what he saw. The results are startling.

Galway native, Owen Tierney, decided to undergo the experiment after he discovered the Nine Drawings series, a collection of drawings done by an artist under the influence of LSD as part of US government research into the drug during the 1950s.

Owen took 200 mcg (or about 0.2 milligrams) of acid and then waited for the drug to kick in before he began his sketching. His friend Sarah Harte was there to record the experiment. In all, he did five sketches over the span of five intensive hours of drug hallucination.

The first sketch was done 15 minutes after Owen took the drug. As his friend Sarah noted, “because it was still the early stages, the drug hadn’t yet taken strong…

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