Authorities have been seeing multiple cases of dudes having very bad trips up in Humboldt, prompting them to believe that there's a bad batch of acid going around. It all started when paramedics showed up at the home of a 31-year-old man who had castrated himself (!) and flushed his balls down the toilet because they contained "monsters."

Then we have cases in which a 21-year-old was found wandering the forest without proper clothing or shoes, and an 18-year-old tossing himself around and throwing himself into the street. And yet another case in which a 19-year-old started having violent flashbacks two weeks after taking the LCD LSD.

Police can't be certain if it's just bad acid, or too-strong acid, or if kids these days are just doing a lot more of it. But as Arcata police chief Tom Chapman puts it, ""I hate to call it a bad trip, but they're having a bad trip." [Times-Standard via NBC Bay Area, where 100% are "laughing" about this story]