10 Unexpected Things That Could Cause Hallucinations

10 Unexpected Things That Could Cause Hallucinations

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Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating

Don’t try any of these things that can cause hallucinations, at home!

Except for maybe number 2 on our list as hallucinations from that are probably quite harmless!

However, most of the others come accompanied with terrifying side-effects. However, it probably is worthwhile to become wary of certain foods and activities that could cause you to lose touch with reality. It will blow your mind when you learn about everyday things that can cause hallucinations.

 

1. Cough Syrup

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Cough Syrup
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Cough Syrup

Be careful to take the prescribed dose of cough syrup, as you could end up hallucinating! Cough syrup contains dextromethorphan (DXM) which tells your brain to suppress coughs.

Dangerously overdosing could send you into a euphoric mind-altered state. But don’t try this at home! Those trippy sensations could send you into a coma, or even kill you. If you suspect you have overdosed, seek immediate medical attention.

 

2. Dancing

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Dancing
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Dancing

Ancient peoples knew the mind-altering power of dance. In most cultures, dance is a part of religious rituals and spiritual practice.

Most indigenous cultures find dance integral to their rituals even to this day. They start to hallucinate spirits and believe their mind is expanding. The Sufi religion centers on spinning yourself into a state of euphoria. Small children also know this secret.

 

3. Coffee

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Coffee
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Coffee

Go easy on the coffee! If you are so tired that you feel you need a 3rd brew of coffee, you could find yourself wishing you had just taken a nap!

Researchers discovered that people who overdosed on caffeine would start to hear voices. They began seeing things that were not actually there. But don’t rush out to do this for fun! These symptoms are actually the beginning of having a psychotic episode.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Mulberries

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Mulberries
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Mulberries

Make sure that you only eat ripe mulberries! Before a mulberry is ripe, it contains a milky toxic sap. This could give you hallucinations, as well as abdominal pains.

The leaves also contain this sap.

 

5. Stress

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Stress
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Stress

When you feel like you are going crazy under extreme stress, you are not actually wrong. Severe anxiety can bring on hallucinations.

There are many different types of hallucinations. You can hallucinate sounds, visions and even smells. In a high state of stress, you may believe you hear sounds from things you are daydreaming about. The adrenaline can make you truly believe that you have proof that disaster will strike. Your mind will see and hear things to reflect your fears.

 

6. Nutmeg

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Nutmeg
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Nutmeg

A strange trend started that involved consuming up to 8 teaspoons of nutmeg to induce hallucinations. But as a trend, it doesn’t seem to be taking off, and for obvious reasons.

Firstly, it takes up to 6 hours to kick in. Then you’re rendered incapable of joining the human race for about a day and a half. And lastly, prepare to feel dreadfully sick afterward.

 

7. Light

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Light
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Light

Researchers found they could trigger hallucinations by using flashing light. This discovery was in the name of researching hallucinations themselves.

They discovered that frequencies that induce hallucinations are in the range of 19-25 Hz. The test subjects could vividly see geometric shapes, colors, and grids.

 

 

 

 

8. Sea Bream

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Sea Bream
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Sea Bream

The ancient Romans would eat this fish to induce hallucinations. The Arabic name for sea bream translates to “the fish that makes dreams“.

If you eat the head of the fish, you are more likely to get hallucinogenic fish poisoning. People who inadvertently experienced this described very frightening hallucinations. These usually involved giant screaming and aggressive animals.

 

9. Having a seizure

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Having a seizure
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Having a seizure

A seizure can be extremely frightening for the person experiencing it. Especially as the person must endure it, as it is dangerous to try to stop it.

A surge of electricity hits the brain, and an overload of physical symptoms occur. Hallucinations can occur if those surges happen in parts of the brain associated with vision. It is generally more likely during a partial seizure.

 

10. Chili peppers

Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating - Chili peppers
Unexpected Things Could Make You Start Hallucinating – Chili peppers

Only the truly brave could endure what it takes to experience this kind of hallucination. The hottest chili in the world, “Smoking Ed’s Carolina Reaper” apparently makes you trip.

First, you must endure the mind-blowing pain of the chili. Then you may throw up. Finally, people will clearly see you are hallucinating as you will start to speak nonsense.