The study shows that 30% of people experience fear during the first phase experience (OBE+lucid dreaming). There is no big gender difference (women 31% / men 29%). If people thought that their souls really leave their bodies, they have twice more chances to experience fear (rise from 23% to 47%). If people aren’t familiar with the phenomenon, they have almost twice more chances to get fear too (rise from 28% to 47%; only for spontaneous first experiences). If people do not see alive beings in the phase, they have on 55% more chances for fear (rise from 23% to 36%).
The study is based on statistic information from 771 people/1-74 yo/spontaneous and intentional phases (accuracy for all data is 85-90%).
OOBE Research Center