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Mushers in the Iditarod dogsled race

Identifier

001355

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Mushers go for 9-14 days on minimum sleep, are alone except for their dogs, rarely see other competitors, and hallucinate horses, trains, UFOs, invisible airplanes, orchestras, strange animals, voices without people, and occasionally phantom people on the side of the trail or imaginary friends. . .

A musher named Joe Garnie became convinced that a man was riding in his sled bag, so he politely asked the man to leave, but when he didn't move Garnie tapped him on the shoulder and insisted he depart his sled, and when the stranger refused Garnie swatted him.

The source of the experience

Athlete

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

UFO

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References

From Oliver Sacks – Hallucinations