Nation: Acid by Accident

Because of its special hallucinogenic potency, LSD holds a particularly sinister terror for most Americans. Acid has been the villain in several bizarre and well-publicized incidents: there was the hoax that six Pennsylvania students were blinded by staring at the sun while stoned, the near death of a 5-year-old New York girl who innocently munched an LSD-laced sugar cube from the family refrigerator, the suicide of Art Linkletter's daughter Diane, 20, after a bad trip. Now a new chapter has been written in the grim folklore of LSD. Somebody slipped some acid into...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!