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In a Ballroom
by xtownsme
Citation:   xtownsme. "In a Ballroom: An Experience with Mushrooms (exp20808)". Mar 13, 2018.

7 g oral Mushrooms (dried)


[Erowid Note: The dose described in this report is very high, potentially beyond Erowid's 'heavy' range, and could pose serious health risks or result in unwanted, extreme effects. Sometimes extremely high doses reported are errors rather than actual doses used.]

I had never done mushrooms before and I bought them from someone that I knew pretty well. My boyfriend and I had been dealing drugs for almost a year- everything from coke to acid to crystal. I was a little uneasy about taking the shrooms, but I was assured that it would be just like an LSD trip. I thought, ok, I can do this. So I took these shrooms and went to a rave in the boondocks of a little missouri town.

I was beginning to feel it, and I was having a good time, then, all of a sudden, I got really light headed and fell to the ground. I closed my eyes, hoping that it might help me feel better, but when I opened them back up and stood up, I found myself facing something that it completely unexplainable. Before me I saw women and men, dressed as though they were in a ballroom, wearing tuxeodos and ballgowns. There was an orchestra playing beautiful music. I stood there in horror, because first, I didnt know where any of my friends were, I was staring into the faces of strangers. Everywhere I looked, there were unfamiliar faces, scary faces, sad faces. Everything began to get really fuzzy, and I passed out. I woke up to loud screaming drum and bass music, with my head and shirt soaked in sweat, and I began to have mild seizures. I shook so violently that my friends assumed that they should take me to the hospital, but considering the conditions that I was in, they decided against a hospital visit. I shook violently for about 3.5 hours, and then I passed out again.

I awoke in a moving car, and I had to stop the driver so I could get out and puke. I was scared, nervous, full of anxiety and fear. I had no idea where I was, what had happened to me, and why I saw all those people in a ballroom. I later found out that I started screaming for everything to go away, for the trip to stop. I found out that I had vomited 4-5 times, and that my friends (god bless their souls) had taken care of me the entire night. I have never been in a situation that has scared and scarred me as much as that one time of taking shrooms. I have not done them since, although I have had many opportunities. Waking up in a ballroom when I thought I was at a rave, its a scary thing. I didn't know where I was, who I am, and what has happened to me.

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 20808
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Mar 13, 2018Views: 659
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