The BBC reports that scientists in the UK "have devised an experiment to test whether out-of-body experiences close to death are a real phenomenon or just a trick being played by the brain." They plan to put pictures in emergency rooms, but in places where a near-death patient wouldn't be able to see them unless he or she was truly out of body. The principal investigator is quoted as saying "We reckon a year will give us 100 people who leave their bodies."
This is a great idea. As Christians, we're supposed to be focused on the truth, and we clearly don't know everything about near-death experience, so let's investigate it. You'll forgive me, however, if I don't rush to volunteer as a subject . . . .
Thanks to the Christdot blog for the pointer to this story.