(1) OBEs have been produced by electrically stimulating specific areas of the brain.
(2) OBEs are hypothesised to represent a breakdown of bodily-self sensations.
(3) OBEs have been artificially created in the laboratory by at least two different groups of researchers.
The implications of this body of work, for alien abduction accounts, is huge!
In alien abductions, individuals relate being "floated of their bed", "floated out of their car", "floated through windows and walls." Could it be that abductees never really leave their room/car and that the experience, sense of presence, figures in the bedroom; floating away etc is in fact all in the mind!