Tommy Edison, "The Blind Film Critic," is a viral sensation. On his YouTube channel, he'll answer any question his fans ask him about being blind, no matter how personal. Luckily, his lovable sense of humor always removes any awkwardness around the topic. Recently, curious druggies asked him what he would experience if he took psychedelic drugs. Could he see visual hallucinations, even though he's been blind since birth? Being a clean-cut and upstanding man, Edison has (supposedly) never tripped before, but his answer is still fascinating.
If you're worried you'll never get a full answer to this question, worry no more. Although Edison hasn't used hallucinogens before, other blind people aren't so puritanical. A redditor called MethoxetamineLover had the opportunity to ask a totally blind hippie about it, and his answer is pretty crazy. So crazy, in fact, that reading it might make you feel like you just ate a handful of shrooms. In response to the question "What do blind people 'see' when they take drugs like shrooms or acid?" MethoxetamineLover wrote:
OP, I have a serious answer! Might stay buried, but whatever. I worked at a certain type of hospital (Don't want to be too specific) and got to hang out with a completely blind patient for 12 hours straight.
He was a really cool dude, an old hippie. He lost one eye to a congenital defect and then later on lost the other to a blunt trauma. Sensing that he was "chill" over the course of our conversations about music and such, I asked him if he used to smoke weed, and subsequently psychedelics. He said he ate mushrooms and acid frequently before he lost his sight, and still eats it occasionally since he lost it. I asked him what the trips are like now.
He described it as mainly being an auditory and mind fuck kind of trip. "Visually" he said he could feel the usual hallucinations, but not actually see them. I interpreted it as perhaps feeling like you're looking at a fractal, and sensing the movement of it in your mind, but not registering it visually.
Edit: Yes, blunt trauma, folks.
There you have it! Then again, the man in that story wasn't born blind, and had used psychedelics before he lost his sight. Maybe someone should start a GoFundMe to buy Tommy Edison some peyote. Then we'll get to the bottom of this.