Some authors get really bonded to their characters in what they call "Soulbonding", which is basically they feel that their character is almost a real person. So people go as far as to say the characters are real on another plane of existence but this view does not appear to be widely accepted. A reasonable explanation of the phenomena can be found here : http://www.seiryuu.org/~raincrystal/soulbonding/" [Broken] Another site here: http://www.kurai.com/sb/what.html" [Broken] Nikola Tesla seems to experience a phenomena that is similar: In Nikola Tesla's Autobiography entitled: My Inventions, he speaks of: This can be found at: http://www.rastko.org.yu/istorija/tesla/ntesla-autobiography.html#chap1" [Broken] It appears that more creative people have intense and vivid experiences within their imaginations that can border on reality and almost seem real... There is a site where someone claims to be "soulbonded" with Neo from the matrix, but it seems to be much different than the common interpretation as the author makes reference to quantum physics and // universes. I do not endorse anything on the site nor wish to condemn its authors but I am skeptical of them. The site is quite extensive, and therefore I will include several links to it because portions of the site are difficult to navigate. Here is an explanation by the person claiming to be Neo: http://www.truthofthespoon.net/mainframe.htm" Here is a link to more of the site writings of "neo" etc: http://www.truthofthespoon.net/updates.html" More of the site with FAQ: http://www.truthofthespoon.net/truth.htm" I do not have a point with this post. I only wanted to know your thoughts. If anything needs changing or further clarification on this post, please let me know.