Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Fish That Causes Hallucinations When Eaten

If you want to experience hallucinations, you should go to a Mediterranean restaurant and order Sarpa salpa, a species of bream. Then, you will surely get hallucinations which will be strong and will last long. And everything is legal.
The fish Sarpa salpa or Salema porgy (as it is commonly known) is fish which was widely consumed as a recreational drug in the Roman Empire. Currently, it is also known for causing hallucinations.
The golden stripes of the Sarpa salpa’s body are its most distinctive feature. The fish could be found near the coasts of Tenerife, Cyprus, South Africa, and Malta. But it has also been seen occasionally near the coasts of Great Britain.
Its hallucinogenic effects were reported in 2006 when two men ordered and subsequently, ate the fish at a Mediterranean restaurant. The men started having hallucinations only minutes after they ate Sarpa salpa. The hallucinations lasted for 36 hours and were described by both of them as frightening. They experienced many visual and auditory side effects from eating the ‘spoiled’ fish.
The hallucinogenic effects which Sarpa salpa causes are believed to be triggered by the food that it eats – particular algae and phytoplankton.

Originally posted on: FWT


  1. I ate that fish 250 g of fillet on Monday. I had no hallucinations, so this article is a waste of time, sorry.

    1. you must eat the head of the Sarpa salpa. ;)

  2. You have to eat the head and it has to be a mature fish. The older is is, the more alkaloids it has stored up in its system from Its food source.

  3. Is this the fish that Jesus fed his hundreds of followers by the river, and the they hallucinated being full with one fish and hallucinated him walking on water in the mediterranean