posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 03:53 PM
From the article:
"Some believe that the events have religious or spiritual causes, or that a person really leaves their physical body behind. They may, for example,
interpret them as evidence that the physical and spiritual body can separate again after death.
The new experiments cannot disprove such ideas, says Marshall: "It doesn't show that people with paranormal beliefs are wrong" - it simply
demonstrates one way that the experience can be stimulated."
Why don't the scientists hide a simple object or drawn symbol in the room where it can't be physically seen by the experiment subject and during the
electrical stimulation that causes OBEs direct them to look at the object and after awakening, describe it. This experiment could prove or disprove
the validity of paranormal claims, it seems to me. Maybe the results would be too shocking or controversial to admit, regardless of the result.