LSD also known as lysergic acid diethylamide is a psychedelic drug that was first created in 1943. According to Mashable, Dr. Albert Hofmann, a Swiss chemist was working on an experiment with a type of black fungus.
However, it wasn’t until Hofmann was home that he realized he was beginning to feel a little weird. He was seeing strange images and interesting colors. Many would say he was high. Curious about his new discovery he went back to his experiment and ingested some a second time. Again he felt strange afterwards.
From that point on LSD became a sort of phenomenon, and scientists experimented with it greatly in order to see if it could in fact be the answer to many issues. During those experiments a photographer from Life magazine captured several moments with housewife Barbara Dunlap, a volunteer who tried LSD. She was one of those out of a group to test the now illegal drug for the first time. The photos in the slideshow above show how she was seemingly stunned by the experiment and often looked to be contemplating life.