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Creating REAL HALLUCINATIONS Without Drugs

I don’t want to say I’m nervous, but it definitely
looks as though some unlicensed medicine is about to be practiced.
Well guess what’s happening. What is happening?
Unlicensed medicine. Haha! [ modulated voice ]
The modern rogue experiences the ganzfeld effect. We are going to hack our brains. Do you want
to trip?! Let’s define some terminology here. What are
we getting at? – This is the ganzfeld effect.
– Okay. This is something that was discovered in 1930s,
and it is a way that your brain finds patterns out of unstructured stimuli.
– So in other words, you produce hallucinations? Exactly! It is a lot like the experience that you
get in sensory deprivation tanks. Where you start to hallucinate auditory and visually.
Your brain wants to find patterns in things, so when you have an unstructured stimuli,
like uniform field of light or white noise in your ears, or both, you will start to hallucinate
and your brain will start to convince itself that it’s actually seeing these things.
– Now I know that the scientist Richard Feynman was really into the idea of altering his consciousness
without drugs, so he would do sensory deprivation tanks, and specifically he had read that there was
a certain tribe of people — we perceive ourselves as living behind our eyes, but this other
tribe believed that the selves lived in the liver, and so he would get into the tank
and try to shift his sense of being to a different part of his body with limited success. In
fact, I experienced this! I did a life cast with the incredible artist Ralis Kahn, he
did a complete life cast you cannot talk, you cannot move or it’ll screw everything
up. And over this time, I got the strong sense that I was tilted over the entire time. I was seeing patterns, it was completely unreal. – What kind of patterns were you seeing?
– Geometric stuff, there was kind of a waking hallucination with almost a narrative. You
ever have it where, you kind of wake up out of sleep but you want to finish your dream,
and you’re not really sure if you’re making up the dream or actually falling
back asleep. It was like that, without ever having been asleep to begin with.
– But you were totally safe? – Oh yeah, yeah.
– That’s my biggest concern, which is my biggest concern any time I go to sleep… Freddy Krueger.
[ laughter ] – That’s like, bears, Freddy Krueger. Right there.
– We’ve got awake people supervising us so I think we’re going to be good.
– Thank god. If you want to produce ganzfeld hallucinations,
you can’t just close your eyes or turn off the lights and have it be quiet. You have
to have uniform stimulation, right? Whether it’s white noise in the ears, or whether it’s
white light, red light, you have to be looking at something so that your brain is shifting,
looking for patterns. Yes. You have to give your brain some sort
of input. This is giving your brain something that is completely unstructured. Some people
have experienced things like picnics, women riding by on bicycles, geometric shapes, Tetris,
explosions, aliens, dogs and cats living together! [ in unison ]
Mass hysteria! That’s awesome, I know that miners who have
been trapped in cave-ins, they’re going four or five days without any stimulation at all,
similar to the deprivation tank. Prison’s cinema is what they called it. Pythagoras’s
disciples would go into caves to achieve enlightenment, and they would just stare into the darkness for
hours on end. And also people going through the arctic in whiteout conditions, in just
seeing this field of unending white would start to hallucinate.
– Well, now I’m terrified, and now I guess it’s time for us to get started.
I know that you can create the uniform field by cutting a ping pong ball in half, but you
were mentioning that maybe that’s not the best way to go?
– Yes, I tried it with ping pong balls, but they don’t always fit over your eyes, so you
can see out the edges. One of the ways that I read was actually better, is to make your own
sleep mask out of just plain printer paper. Yeah, and you want to get the lightweight
printer paper that you can kind of see through. – You can see through, yeah!
– Don’t get the card stock, you don’t want something that’s completely opaque.
– Oh dude, yeah! So go ahead and cut yourself out something
in the shape of a sleep mask. We’ve got some rubber bands here to fasten to our heads,
staplers and tape and so forth. If you need some extra padding to pad the
corners out, you can actually use pieces of cotton to line the insides.
– Dude, for the record, these are the sweetest sunglasses I’ve ever owned.
I’m going to take two of these, just tie them together because I figure I can keep it loose.
We’re not going to be moving, right? It’s just the idea is that we stay still, how quickly
should we start experiencing something? I have read anywhere from ten to thirty minutes
as the average. The trick is you have to stay quiet, stay still, no other flashing
lights. You really want everything just kind of flat and quiet.
– So like, if you experience something don’t go like, “Hey Brian, you will not believe
what I’m experiencing right now!” Yeah, exactly. This isn’t the Oculus Rift!
[ laughter ] So here’s what I’m doing, just tying a little
knot on there, because again it doesn’t have to be super tight. But then that way the staples
keep it from wanting to pull off. – Oh sure, yeah.
– Now, what about the white noise? I like television white noise, myself. Just
the old sound of static from an old CRT, which you can find in YouTube, or Soundcloud or
anything like that. Of course, you’re going to want something uninterrupted for the entire
duration of when you’re laying there. I am peeking out a little bit at the bottom,
so I’m going to just add a couple of pads to cover up on the edges of the nose.
All right, I am set. Oh that’s actually, really good.
Perfect! I guess we dive in. I’ll see you in thirty minutes.
I guess it’s also good to have noise-cancelling headphones for this?
– Yes. – See you on the other side, Brian.
– That’s exactly what I was going to say! [ laughter ]
You beat me! [ white noise ramps up ] [ slow hip hop track plays ] [ seagulls echo in the distance ] [ A lot of people ask about this music, it’s just one of our regular background tracks slowed and reversed with seagull noises added on top. It sounds good though. ] [ it’s still just going with this music ] All right, I’m calling it. It felt like a lifetime in there.
– Yeah. – How did it go?
– It was intense, um, I definitely– [ exasperated exhale ] – It’s, I can’t believe it was only twenty minutes.
– Jason, I’m changed! I know, right? So, the first thing you get
are blooms of color, right? – Yes.
– So, there was this brief period where at first you notice the imperfections of the paper
and all that stuff, but then at some point it was like a switch flipped and everything
just looked completely uniformly white. And then you started to see blooms of color.
– It was like the room in The Matrix. – Yeah.
– Where he said, “We need more guns,” and then the guns came.
-You know how, you can rub your eyes and see fireworks?
– Yes. Like, that started to happen even though there
was no stimulation at all. And then after a while they would start to move into shapes.
I saw silhouettes of dinosaurs, like a puppet show, basically. There was a brief moment
that I was convinced that I was looking at a frosted window and I could see an office
around me in there. – Wow!
– Yeah, it was fleeting, right? It was like, the moment I thought too hard on it, Yes! it would evaporate. You really have to give yourself up to it.
With mine, what started as a simple screen saver experience turned into the Eye of Sauron
staring back at me. Do you know what I saw? I saw a face, do you
remember the Supreme Being from Time Bandits? – Yes!
– That’s it, the, “Return the mask!” That was amazing. Mine started off with like lots of blossoms
of colors and everything just kind of undulating and coalescing and then they turned into like
jellyfish type things. – Yeah?
– And then, the Eye of Sauron was there for a minute, and around that time, the sound,
I started to hear screams! Okay, I heard laughter in the background!
I could hear people applauding, like there’s a party in the next room over or something.
– See, I heard screams in the multiple layers of the static, but then once you started to
focus on it, it went away and it was just static again. But then, after that it became
me flying through the clouds looking down over this rocky desert planet, wavering everywhere
and I realized I was hearing seagulls. – Wow!
– Yeah, it was fascinating. And it started happening right away!
– That’s the same thing for me! It was like, maybe ninety seconds until the first tickles started to
happen, and I think it’s like you get caught up in a feedback loop where it’s like you
think, “Did I hear laughter?” And then you listen for laughter, and sure enough now you’re
seeking that pattern and you absolutely experience it. It was definitely enhanced, because I
tried to not move my body at all. I didn’t want to be reminded that I’m sitting
on a table or whatever, but instead you start to feel without form and without presence.
That was a trip, man. Uh, dude, high five on the ganzfeld effect.
– Highly recommended! – Yeah, absolutely dude.
– I’m going back in! – No! No, we’ve lost him!
– I need more! I’m going to get a beer.


  1. Scam Nation
    Scam Nation May 31, 2017

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  2. Ethan Godden
    Ethan Godden July 27, 2018

    Has this been patched yet??

  3. Dante Shadow64
    Dante Shadow64 July 27, 2018

    I did this once just closing my eyes and listening to gorillaz

  4. Real Braven
    Real Braven July 27, 2018

    I have experienced this when I was taking a exam, the screen in reality was white, but when I look at the screen for s bit, I saw color, when I focused on it, the color was gone. Also I didn't have a mask or the white noise thing

  5. Polar Nebula
    Polar Nebula July 27, 2018

    Do you close your eyes?

  6. marcus
    marcus July 28, 2018

    Lsd is way better than this shit

  7. That one Armenian modder
    That one Armenian modder July 28, 2018

    Wait so do you have to keep ur eyes open or not

  8. Zzcz Zczzc
    Zzcz Zczzc July 28, 2018


  9. Ben Crawford
    Ben Crawford July 29, 2018

    These two seem like best friends and hang out all the time.

  10. Vexedin -
    Vexedin - July 30, 2018

    Can anyone tell me why that i already see things like this without sensory deprevation or doing this

  11. Jacob Hensley
    Jacob Hensley July 30, 2018

    Just do acid dude

  12. Hampus Carlén
    Hampus Carlén July 31, 2018

    Im doing this on LSD and Ecstacy! Or no?

  13. zoink69
    zoink69 July 31, 2018

    wim hof and this is my drug

  14. FTC
    FTC July 31, 2018

    just use your pineal gland and you will see things

  15. Mwer Keller
    Mwer Keller August 1, 2018

    Time to definitely try this with my siblings.

  16. Joshua Vazquez
    Joshua Vazquez August 1, 2018

    Undulating and coalescing 😒

  17. Joshua Vazquez
    Joshua Vazquez August 1, 2018

    Welcome to TM.. That biz is sooo unsafe!

  18. Xirhanna
    Xirhanna August 1, 2018

    In the beginning the guy on the left, while the dude on the right was monologuing, was probably thinking "please shut the fuck up".

  19. miles fields
    miles fields August 1, 2018

    This seems so scripted to me for some reason

  20. Laramie Payne
    Laramie Payne August 2, 2018

    Didn’t work… laid there for 45 minutes. Pretty sure I fell asleep. But no hallucinations.

  21. Shit Sack
    Shit Sack August 2, 2018

    these guys are idiots

  22. steven young
    steven young August 2, 2018

    Guess I’m getting high tonight

  23. Mason Magician
    Mason Magician August 2, 2018

    Just close your eyes and meditate! You can get these same visualizations and stuff. That’s what I do 🙂

  24. David House
    David House August 2, 2018

    Honestly this is one of the best apps on the market as of right now! This apps speeds up your internet , not to mention your overall phone . It also clears out junk and cools your CPU with multiple different battery saving options

  25. Just a random dude
    Just a random dude August 2, 2018

    Damn this looks super cool

  26. Saturn Eclipse
    Saturn Eclipse August 3, 2018

    Could the effect still be triggered using complete darkness? This sounds like a good way to fall asleep.

  27. Philip Joubert
    Philip Joubert August 3, 2018

    This,… It's just thinking. You can do this kak at work.

  28. Bill C
    Bill C August 3, 2018


  29. beatmetodeath
    beatmetodeath August 4, 2018

    Didn’t work for me…

  30. Abdiel Gonzalez
    Abdiel Gonzalez August 5, 2018

    I want to do it now

  31. arno kosterman
    arno kosterman August 5, 2018

    The sound is struktered.
    O the when I star long inof whit side it lol become one dit not k ow I have to wait longer.
    I think the resold is the same as nidra.
    If you do that again en you are flying .
    Hug the most horebel love one in your circle en watch what happens to that noiring purson.

  32. PinkPanda2000
    PinkPanda2000 August 6, 2018

    When I tried this, I didn’t get anything visual, but instead started hearing the soundtrack to one of the original pokemon games

  33. Jeremy Nabors
    Jeremy Nabors August 7, 2018

    Apparently I've never owned a "bunch" of rubberbands… Doesn't feel right…

  34. Lovis Hertel
    Lovis Hertel August 8, 2018

    Very interesting. You know i have add meaning i have a very very hard time concentrating on things, sometimes i can also completely drift of into another world though maby just staring some place in a public area. And I think I experience something similar to what you guys did but maby not as strongly visual because I’m still in a moving environment. Though if I enter a plain room, or a museum (this happens to me a lot in museums) I start staring and drifting of super fast because most of the times museums will have mostly plain rooms and will be very quiet. It is though as you also mentioned very much a thing of your minde being able to completely forget about your surroundings and to wander off which for me is specifically easy. For all those with add and adhd I have a tip from my own experience, I can concentrate so much better if I am listening to my music. You know It always gives this one part of my add brain a distraction while the other part can focus what’s in front of me, you know like letting that music window play in the background the whole time. 🙂

  35. Bryce Ingle
    Bryce Ingle August 9, 2018

    The laugh at 6:13 sounds like Nick Offerman!!

  36. the man of many skills
    the man of many skills August 11, 2018

    This seems mildly horrifying

    GIRLTOASTER GAMING August 13, 2018

    I use to do this in class I would close my eyes and put my palms on them and put down and about after a minute I would start to see colors and shapes

  38. AwakenOhSleeper
    AwakenOhSleeper August 13, 2018

    Idk why this makes me want coco puffs. This low carb thing sucks… imma try this and hallucinate about coco puffs. XD

  39. Christian Cooper
    Christian Cooper August 13, 2018

    That is cool, I’m gunna try that!

  40. sarah.
    sarah. August 13, 2018

    Just rub your eyes you'll see shapes

  41. Austin Fedele
    Austin Fedele August 14, 2018

    I wanna try this but I'm afraid I won't be able to wake up or move then start lucid dreaming I don't want that

  42. Oath
    Oath August 14, 2018

    If this stuff interests you, look up how to astral project and start practicing.

  43. caameron
    caameron August 14, 2018


  44. Sky'sVlogs
    Sky'sVlogs August 14, 2018

    That’s fucking Trippy

  45. Nepenthe
    Nepenthe August 14, 2018

    I’ve done acid and mushrooms many times, let me verify this

  46. rabih GIRGI
    rabih GIRGI August 14, 2018

    Do this when ur high

  47. Hisoka Amorou
    Hisoka Amorou August 16, 2018

    Just tried this but almost fell asleep lol

  48. Balabhadra Das Wilton
    Balabhadra Das Wilton August 19, 2018


  49. AC Games
    AC Games August 21, 2018


  50. Max Solis
    Max Solis August 22, 2018

    The beginning


  51. Sheridan still plays
    Sheridan still plays August 29, 2018

    I tried this and every thing went white then yellow then I herd screaming in the static and then Moe form the Simpsons head was moving left and right then it disappeared then homers head did the same then every thing turned yellow then back to white all threw this I heard screaming quietly in the back ground of the static and then I decided to stop and I took the piece of paper of my face and the head phones out and when I did the light was quite bright and yellow and when I took the headphones out my ears where ringing and when I stood up I was very dizzy

  52. Sheridan still plays
    Sheridan still plays August 29, 2018

    I watched this a while a go but I decided to watch it again coz i wanted to also I for got how to do this and the first time I saw the vid I was to scarred to try but now I have tried this I might do it again

  53. Jason Juneau
    Jason Juneau September 1, 2018

    Can't get past the sleep paralysis stage when I try to lucid dream.

  54. OpiZoid
    OpiZoid September 4, 2018

    7:00 Brian went to cs_office

  55. Joschka Auer
    Joschka Auer September 19, 2018

    The most legit ‘wow’

  56. Jason Featheringham
    Jason Featheringham September 30, 2018

    White Boy science. 🙄

  57. Mike W
    Mike W October 24, 2018

    What about sacred geometry?
    If you drop DMT ,supposedly you see the pattern a of the world.
    Kinda curious.

  58. MrMoogle
    MrMoogle October 25, 2018

    Its not about halucinations 😂

  59. harambe's rustled jimmies
    harambe's rustled jimmies October 27, 2018

    Tried this but with only static lied down eyes closed. I heard la, la, la, la la la… creepy as hell and also car horns. I took it off and said nope fuck that

  60. Karicat Watts
    Karicat Watts November 20, 2018

    I did this process where you lay down and someone you may or may not know covers your face with gauze. Then they paint plaster of Paris over the gauze.. Its incredibly sensual but at some point in the process you are trusting them to cut holes in the nostril area. Very interesting.

    Another cool thing, when I finish a massage session I'm sitting at the head of the massage table after neck and face etc massage, I rub my hands together very tightly and quickly till they're hot. Then I cover the eyes. My clients always say they see stars or symbols… Then I slide my hands alond the sides of the face and cup their ears for about a minute and it's very weird how ppl react. Though , never negative…
    It's pretty cool. One time I did this to a client's daughter's friend. I have my eyes closed through out this part of the grand finale. But I was cupping her scalp and with both thumbs making a circle on the crown of her head and out of nowhere in my closed eyes state…. I saw a huge ultra white lotus open. Very cool.

  61. Issac Valdivia
    Issac Valdivia November 27, 2018

    Was that guy on the right getting a boner 🍆😂😂😂

  62. Yogamannn
    Yogamannn December 3, 2018

    I wonder if you can do it with nooo light just pure darknesss

  63. mutt
    mutt December 28, 2018

    cool music in the background

  64. PersonalMint
    PersonalMint January 15, 2019

    This has been patched, install the latest paper to proceed.

  65. I'm an idiot but I'll still agree with you because
    I'm an idiot but I'll still agree with you because January 15, 2019

    Are you supposed to open your eyes? I keep blinking at the paper until my eyes feel tears. And btw I went 26 minutes and saw nothing, but heard and felt things though.

  66. El Koko
    El Koko January 27, 2019

    Basically lsd but without the actual drug it’s basically just opening your 3rd eye that’s what hallucinations are your 3rd eye opening

  67. Filth_on_the_ Floor
    Filth_on_the_ Floor February 7, 2019

    What’s the audio clip/song while they’re experiencing it

  68. Marianne
    Marianne March 10, 2019

    Actually, Leonardo da Vinci found the "ganzfeld effect" 500 years ago. He said that you'd just have to look at a wall (stone wall or something) and you'd find great compositions of horses for example for paintings. I see the effect every time I go to the bath room and look at the floor, which is like a tile with random calming "flows" of grey/blue. It's weird when I look at a single tile, depending on the state of my mind I can see very different scenery. Once I think about a lion for example, suddenly I see lions from different angles in all of the tiles, and then my uncoscious reacts to what my eyes see and can connect the dots to lions from animals, from animals to human, from humans to faces, from faces to different emotions… and so on. It's really cool actually, and you have the control of it all to some extent, because you can always change your starting point, and start thinking about machines for example, that can get you to either computers or trains, depending on your mind.

  69. Nikhil Jagtap
    Nikhil Jagtap March 21, 2019

    I don't have that much paper

  70. Луна Сузуки
    Луна Сузуки March 28, 2019

    Ahahaha, fifth day without sleep.

  71. Jerry Springer
    Jerry Springer March 28, 2019

    I want to try this but every time I do, I get irrationally scared and take off the mask.
    I keep thinking that when I take off the mask, someone or something will be looming over me or just watching me.

  72. thunder
    thunder April 20, 2019

    I went to a doctor today, (a special kind, can't remember the name lmao dont @ me) and she asked me to lie down and she just…
    Did this weird thing to my neck and head (just with her hands, kinda like a massage) and it made me get these insane hallucinations
    There were butterflies and fireflies everywhere, a ringing sound in my ears, a burning/numb feeling from my lower back to my ears, shapes that would fall around me, I couldn't stop twitching, my eyes felt strained, and my limbs felt physically heavy
    It was trippy as hecc

  73. zeep geek
    zeep geek April 25, 2019

    Mom: don't do drugs.
    Me: Ok
    Mom: (this vid)

  74. Zaxes ._.
    Zaxes ._. April 27, 2019

    I just saw purple smoke swim around and bloom and I felt it move on my face

  75. classCexplosive
    classCexplosive May 5, 2019

    I tried this around 8 years ago with no real effect. I did it today for about 15 minutes and had to stop because it started to feel like my spine was arching to the left more and more until it became uncomfortable. Once I removed the mask and headphones that feeling was gone and I saw that I was laying down flat and straight. Weird stuff.

  76. Gacha Sxndra
    Gacha Sxndra May 10, 2019

    I know im really late but whtever

    So when I close my eyes in a DARK BLACK NO LIGHTS room (when i sleep) i see like blue, red dots or stars. It’s kinda creeping me out but i got used to it, and then also whenever I close my eyes too, I see white or green or blue kind of waves or like sliding across my eyes and do the same thing all over again. what is this?

  77. Kaesewicht
    Kaesewicht May 21, 2019

    while this was interesting to watch, i don't know if its believable considering the channels name.

  78. Finity
    Finity May 28, 2019

    Tried really hard to do it, nothing frickign happens. I just see weird blackness. Nothing happens.

  79. VoltMeta
    VoltMeta June 5, 2019

    Did this and also did a timer to count my time, 50 minutes and nothing happened

  80. La Red
    La Red June 7, 2019

    “Discovered in the 1930’s”⁉️
    BwaaaaHAaaha haha 🤣That was 👍🏽 some good humor, right there.
    😉 LOL 💋🙏🏽❤️🤓

  81. Trace Blends
    Trace Blends June 7, 2019

    Did nothing, just white for 20 minutes.

  82. TRASH 新 ドラゴン
    TRASH 新 ドラゴン June 20, 2019

    I have to blink

  83. Jack Gwillam
    Jack Gwillam June 30, 2019

    Why did you delete my comment for huh

  84. Kekistani Racing Team
    Kekistani Racing Team July 17, 2019

    pretty sure they patched this

  85. kevin p
    kevin p August 14, 2019

    2 butt boys having a good time

  86. Mobile Gamer
    Mobile Gamer August 17, 2019

    Wow somthing happen saw myself pressing the dislike button

  87. hotxhotguy
    hotxhotguy August 19, 2019

    So white paper is the new LSD.

  88. Stephen Smith
    Stephen Smith August 28, 2019

    Honestly though what is the difference in this and an insomniac who is trying to force sleep to the point that they just lay still and close their eyes and pray for sleep???? Someone anyone please help me with this also by the way I have definitely Dove deep into psychedelics not So Much Anymore but I do feel there is a medical benefit especially when it comes to depression or social anxiety at least when it comes to psilocybin… I have never hallucinated without additive… opinions please!!!

  89. Pi Plague
    Pi Plague August 29, 2019

    No. Im slleping now

  90. Numa
    Numa August 31, 2019

    Who come to this video after "man of Medan" game

  91. あまかぜ
    あまかぜ September 2, 2019


  92. lalex
    lalex September 5, 2019

    I tried this and after 15 minutes the only thing I saw was an alarm clock.

  93. Beausef Didly
    Beausef Didly September 6, 2019

    Sometimes in class when i put my head down ill start to hear and see things, like ill hear pelicans and it will look like im at the beach. I thought it was this but apparently its not because it is far from silent.

  94. Heather Gambrell
    Heather Gambrell September 8, 2019

    So I didn't really get visions, more like shooting stars and terrifying shadows. I felt like I was being circled by dark figures. My auditory had occasional police sirens and thunder, with a few opening/closing doors. Not the best trip ever lol

  95. villiam spencer
    villiam spencer September 11, 2019

    do you have open or closed eyes and should it be dark or not?

  96. villiam spencer
    villiam spencer September 12, 2019

    i gave it 23 minutes and 39 sec and nothing happend

  97. Trystan Hughes
    Trystan Hughes September 12, 2019

    This is not good. One big phat lie, like your grandmas ass. Fred told me, don’t try this shit on me again. 🦔

  98. HypeBeast
    HypeBeast September 26, 2019

    3:56 Quiet and still you said? Well as someone who has adhd this should be a breeze

  99. Soudip Das
    Soudip Das October 6, 2019

    Do I close my eyes or open them

  100. Canal Zi
    Canal Zi October 9, 2019

    Quem veio pelo Fatos Desconhecidos?

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