Survey Results


ASTRAL TRAVEL / OBE SURVEY RESULTS PART ONE

COMMONLY REPORTED PHENOMENA
ASSOCIATED WITH OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES

Based on 16,185 responses

1: Experienced a jolt or jerk awake – 98%

2: Experienced sounds such as buzzing, humming or roaring – 85%

3: Experienced vibrations or high energy sensations – 56%

4: Experienced floating, sinking or spinning sensations – 82%

5: Experienced sleep paralysis – 72%

6: Flying in a dream – 81%

7: Being touched or lifted – 33%

8: Panic attack, overwhelming surge of fear created by strange vibrations or sounds – 46%

9: Hearing voices or footsteps – 37%

10: Seeing through closed eyelids – 49%

11: Lucid dreaming – 79%

12: Seeing or feeling the presence of an unknown nonphysical being – 22%

13: Seeing, hearing or speaking to a deceased loved one – 24%


Commonly Reported Fears

Fear of the Unknown – 5%

Unable to Return to the Body – 4%

Interaction with a Non-Physical Being – 3%

Death – 2%

Possession – 2%

Fear of Paralysis – 2%

Experiencing Evil – 1%

Becoming Lost – 1%

86% of respondents reported “no fears”


Average Age of First Out-of-Body
Experience

The average age group is 4-12 years old.  This is often a repeated experience that declines during the early teen-age years.


Average Number of Out-of-body
Experiences Reported per Person

(Based on 9,360 responses)

1 – 36%

2-5 – 41%

6-19 – 13%

20-100 – 3%
Over 100 – 7%

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