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'Witch doctor' fed blind motorcyclist LSD-laced gherkins
metro.co.uk ^ | March 25, 2010

Posted on 03/25/2010 7:47:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A ‘witch doctor’ has been jailed for eight months after claiming he could cure a blind man – by feeding him gherkins laced with LSD.

Jobless hairdresser Patrick Baecker, 35, posed as a mystic healer and told Axel Pfeffer he would make him see for £20,000.

The court in Fehmarn, Germany, heard how the former motorcyclist had tried everything to restore his sight after losing it in a crash.

But instead Baecker fed him pickles laced with powerful mind-bending hallucinogenic drugs to induce visions.

‘You are a hairdresser, not a shaman,’ Judge Markus Faerber told Baecker in court.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alternativemedicine; junkscience; lsd; napl; selfmedication

1 posted on 03/25/2010 7:47:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping just for the title!


2 posted on 03/25/2010 7:48:44 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has to be a finalist for title of the year.


3 posted on 03/25/2010 7:49:53 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jobless hairdresser Patrick Baecker, 35, posed as a mystic healer and told Axel Pfeffer he would make him see for £20,000.

Sounds like he's well on his way to running for high office as a Democrat.

4 posted on 03/25/2010 7:52:36 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...”Shamans Blues”. Any contact info for Magic Alex???


5 posted on 03/25/2010 7:53:39 PM PDT by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A Witch doctor/hair dresser, a blind motorcyclist and LSD laced gherkins ping.

This otta be good.

6 posted on 03/25/2010 7:53:40 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay the phrase “hide the pickle” takes on a meaning I never would have thought of...


7 posted on 03/25/2010 7:55:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; shibumi; Salamander; Slings and Arrows
A Witch doctor/hair dresser, a blind motorcyclist and LSD laced gherkins ping.

This otta be good.

8 posted on 03/25/2010 7:56:01 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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To: Markos33
pickles laced with powerful mind-bending hallucinogenic drugs to induce visions

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. LOL.

9 posted on 03/25/2010 7:58:00 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


10 posted on 03/25/2010 7:58:55 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: martin_fierro

Oh this has your name all over it :O

PING


11 posted on 03/25/2010 8:00:51 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“You are a hairdresser, not a shaman”

That’s tagline material right there.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 8:03:52 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think it’s safe to say the title of this article is in the “never been used before” category.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 8:11:54 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“I think it’s safe to say the title of this article is in the “never been used before” category.”

You gotta admit, it was a real attention getter! A great hook. LOL.


14 posted on 03/25/2010 8:13:45 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

It’s true, it really has a lot going for it!

The whole article almost seems like someone with a bowl of those random-word refrigerator magnets bumped into a guy working a “mad-libs” puzzle.

I like the name “Axel Pfeffer”, too.


15 posted on 03/25/2010 8:20:19 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This may be the tamest article on the page. Check out "The Weird Files" if you dare.

Thanks for posting. I needed a good laugh after watching all the healthcare crap.

16 posted on 03/25/2010 8:20:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sight Potion Number 9?


17 posted on 03/25/2010 8:23:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeahhhh, so this blind guy goes to the Shaman, who promises him the gift of sight. “All you have to do is eat these pickles...”

You’d think at about this time in the conversation a guy would’ve questioned his ‘Shaman skills’...


18 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:44 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

classic thread comment bump


19 posted on 03/25/2010 9:11:07 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Grizzled Bear; Markos33; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
You had me at "Witch Doctor."


20 posted on 03/25/2010 9:32:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: stylecouncilor; Markos33
A Witch doctor/hair dresser, a blind motorcyclist and LSD laced gherkins ping. This otta be good.

LOL

21 posted on 03/25/2010 9:50:39 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And then he told him,
“ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang”


22 posted on 03/25/2010 9:53:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Dammit, Jim, I’m a hairdresser not a shaman!”


23 posted on 03/25/2010 9:59:54 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Slings and Arrows; Free ThinkerNY
More witch-related and witch-doctor news:

'Witch hitman' jailed for life (South Africa) 

(Nigerian) MD Loses N$9m To ‘Witches And Wizards’

Africa: Nigerian lynched for witchcraft

Kenya: Witchcraft stuff found in school (Also, mysterious stones fall from the sky)

Men avenged 'witchcraft' murder (South Africa)

Saudi Arabia to execute woman for 'witchcraft' ("One man claimed she had made him impotent.")

South Africa: Mob stones father at grave (Witchcraft blamed)

Zimbabwe's Harry Potter (After 107 year ban, Mugabe legalizes witchcraft and wizardry)

Zim: Bogus traditional healer held (Told woman to hire mermaids, use bull 'privates' to find car)

 

24 posted on 03/25/2010 11:17:18 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
Plus my favorite:

Man needed surgery after sex with hedgehog

25 posted on 03/25/2010 11:32:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Grizzled Bear; Slings and Arrows; Salamander; humblegunner; Eaker; Markos33; JoeProBono
Doctor .....



Patient .....



Cure? .....


26 posted on 03/25/2010 11:33:01 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: Grizzled Bear
Ping just for the title!

Yes, the first thing that jumped out at me was "blind motorcyclist." LOL

27 posted on 03/25/2010 11:34:20 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Stoat; Grizzled Bear
I can't believe that this hasn't been posted yet.
28 posted on 03/26/2010 12:08:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I haven’t heard that song in years. Thanks for the link.


29 posted on 03/26/2010 12:24:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Stoat

Thanks for all the links.


30 posted on 03/26/2010 12:26:38 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My pleasure, but now I’m going to be singing that song when I drive for days!


31 posted on 03/26/2010 12:27:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You are a hairdresser, not a shaman

Actually this isn't all that different from the treatments implemented by actual shamans.

32 posted on 03/26/2010 1:18:42 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Roped in by another title! Can’t resist trying to figure out what they’re really trying to say.


33 posted on 03/26/2010 2:28:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Tagline still missing -- please help-- getting desperate.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

do0d... you gotta see this, ping


34 posted on 03/26/2010 5:14:17 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A sham shaman? What a pickle.


35 posted on 03/26/2010 5:18:01 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like he got the idea from Tommy. Take him to the gypsy, the acid queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb167cc4ZeU


36 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:24 AM PDT by cicada
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To: Slings and Arrows

With a headline like that, I think some journalist is jerkin’ yer gherkin.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 8:33:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should feed some to Al Gore. It’ll cure global warming. Honest.


38 posted on 03/26/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Allegra
Yes, the first thing that jumped out at me was "blind motorcyclist." LOL

I see...

39 posted on 03/26/2010 6:15:37 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Whatever.


40 posted on 03/26/2010 6:27:54 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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