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.
Numerous religions across the world incorporate some form of out-of-body experience or astral travel into their ceremonies, rituals and practices.
Cayce was reported to induce a meditative state that included out-of-body experiences in order to obtain his predictions about the future.
A phantom tic is an out-of-body variation of a sensory tic in which the person feels a sensation in other people or objects.
Out-of-body travel is known by a wide variety of other terms including astral travel, astral projection and psychic travel.
They reportedly use chants and chimes in order to help enhance a meditative state that induces an out-of-body experience.