of or characterized by a feeling or mental state in which one perceives one's consciousness as disembodied and able, variously, to observe one's body at a distance, move through physical space, etc.: an out-of-body experience
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Of or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has separated from and is observing the body: convinced she had an out-of-body experience while undergoing surgery.
In 2007, writer Sandra Blakeslee of the New York Times published an in-depth article detailing how scientists were able to use virtual reality goggles and other instruments to induce the sensation of an out-of-body experience.
Another reader at Archive X reported how he and his twin brother shared an identical out-of-body dream at exactly the same time, and that his brother saved him from the deathly clutch of a strange, dark-suited angel of death.
While many scientists shrug off these stories as unproven or made up, other scientists are considering the possibility that science might not fully understand the phenomenon of out-of-body travel.
The following are a few examples of those anecdotal experiences reported by people who believe the events that took place were real out-of-body experiences.
If you've ever been curious about out-of-body travel, this article details the current scientific and religious beliefs surrounding the phenomenon.