Is the Ouija board bad? Is the ouija board real?
This is a question I believe we will not have an answer to until our days have been spent and we no longer roam this earth. Until that time, I’ll give you some insight based on my experiences with it. I’m no expert. What mortal is? I will tell you this…that planchette you place your finger on, chooses its own path. Until you feel the pull of that device across the board, it’s easy to doubt and say it’s not real. I knew right away that no one of this earth was moving it. You can certainly tell if someone is moving it or not. There is no way that thing could have zipped across the board as hard as it did, with the incredibly light touch we had on it. We barely touched the thing, to where we could barely feel the device, and yet, it zipped along the board. How is that possible? To move it across the board with quick and accurate spelling, we would have to press much harder than we did. Also, remember, with two people touching it, don’t you think both people would have separate answers? Separate movements? As far as I’m concerned, it is real and I do not recommend it.
Is the Ouija board bad? No. By itself, it is not. A loaded gun sitting on the dresser by itself is not bad either…you see where I’m going with this? The board is nothing more than a device to speak to the other side…to those who have moved on. You never know what you are going to get. You could get a good spirit or a bad spirit.
My dad told me years ago the Ouija board is like a telephone to the other side. If you dial a number at random, you never know who is going to pickup. It could be a nice lady, a little girl, or an evil person threatening you for calling during dinner. Makes sense.
My parents got a ouija board as a wedding gift, of all things. They figured they would try it out. My dad asked who is working the board and it spelled out a long name that didn’t make sense until it was read back. They took notes during the session. The name was Mephistopheles and that was the end of that for them.
The video below gives you an idea of what can happen. I chose this video to give you a look at how the planchette moves over the board. See how they are barely touching it?
I’m not trying to convince you if it’s real or not. I write to those interested in what I have to say. I was raised catholic turned christian. I’m very religious but not the bible banger type, ok? I still swear and wish vengeance on people who hurt animals, so no, I’m not perfect, but pretty close.
Long story short, I shouldn’t be messing with this, right? Well, me and a few friends, including my girlfriend at the time, did.
We were curious and decided to try it after talking about it. I think we went to the store to buy one by Parker brothers. Many people think it’s just a game since it’s Parker brothers. You can make your own. We made them out of loose leaf paper and the bottom of a Dixie cup and they worked great. It’s just a way of communication. You don’t need a fancy ink pen from Paris. You can use an old pencil written on toilet paper. Get what I mean?
So two of us got on the board. You start to move it slowly in a figure 8 around the board, while barely touching it. We asked it questions and when the thing stops on a letter or number, it stops cold. There is no way we could have stopped it as fast and sudden the way it stopped, while barely touching it. Of course the question is always…did you stop it? NO, DID YOU?! So the board started to ask questions on its own like, “why did you kill me?” Of course we had no idea what was going on. The questions made no sense until the board spelled the name of a girl. The name was the name of a baby. One of our friends in the room started to cry. We had no idea what was going on. As the girl started to cry the board quickly went from H to A then H then to A. It was laughing… HAHAHA. That was odd. We didn’t know one of the girls (about 6 of us) had an abortion. No one had any idea. The girl who had it was not on the board. Obviously some demon enjoying the pain it caused.
As minutes went by I thought I would ask it something I wouldn’t know, as a test. What are my great-grandmother’s initials? It spelled 3 letters right away. I ask my mom the next day what her name was. It was correct. Her initials with her maiden name. I had no idea what any of them were.
The session got too freaky so we got rid of the board by burning it. That is the only way to get rid of it. No one wanted it in their house. I always had a bad feeling while using the Ouija board. There was an open presence around us. It was a rush of odd anxiety all the time.
Days later we decided to do it again. This is where we made a Ouija board out of loose leaf paper and the bottom of a Dixie cup. It worked flawlessly. 4 of us sat in my car in a parking lot for a few hours, working the board. One of the first questions that came through the ouija board was, “new board?” We didn’t even ask it anything, and it came up with that. The question was from a spirit named John. I do not feel comfortable typing his full name, but John appeared on the board quite often. We felt comfortable with him. It was as if we had met a friend on a CB radio, same time, and chatted about stuff. Just a lone voice out in the night. At this point, we still were having a hard time grasping all this, but we moved on.
This next part is interesting. Sometimes the messages didn’t quite make sense or didn’t match what we were asking. Without hesitation the board proceeded to answer. “John” said when someone uses the board to ask questions, the spirit world lights up. So many spirits go to the “small light” or “window” to speak with the living. I imagined throwing a bread crumb on the sidewalk at the zoo to see 40 birds go for it. He said they were in a form of purgatory and the spirits were clawing for a chance to get messages to the living. Some good, some bad, and some very bad.
Whether you believe this or not is up to you. I’m not recommending you try this. If you do, you should NEVER ask anything to show itself. You should also NEVER invite it in your home in any way, shape or form. If you are strong mentally, use that as your defense. The more spiritual you are the better. To rid any bad or evil, say, “In the name of Jesus I command you to leave.” They have no choice. If you mean it, and if you say it, they will leave. Do not mock the spirits and be a jackass. They don’t like that.
Don’t be stupid and ask spirits to enter you or anyone else. These spirits do not want to be where they are so any invite to leave will be appreciated. It’s a slippery slope. Again, I do not recommend using it. Yes, I may sound like a hypocrite, but learn from us. I don’t recommend using it in your home. Anything that comes out of the board will stay in your home and can even follow you.
We continued through the days to use it. It became addicting. I was spending more time with the dead and researching than I did with the living. We were doing it mainly for research purposes. We needed to find answers. We needed to find out if it was real or not. It certainly got more real and John got closer to us as well.
John told us all kinds of things. He was in his early twenties. He told us about the girl he fell in love with but couldn’t have. He told us how he died at such an early age. He died over 100 years ago, I think in the mid 1800s. I researched all he said and found it to be true. That freaked me out and that’s close to when we stopped.
In the end, it was just Joey and me working the Ouija board. The others stopped weeks ago because they got too freaked out. We continued on, for research purposes. I’m not sure we learned much of anything of any value but it was interesting. From what I remember (it was about 20 years ago) John said purgatory was very dark and just full of nothing. Purgatory was literally NOTHING and spirits were stuck there. It was just blackness and nothing.
So a couple of other things. This one time, the Ouija board went totally nuts. The planchette jumped all over the board for no reason. I asked what is happening, while chatting with John. He spelled, music, music. There was some big band fast swing song from a movie on and he loved it he said. The board went nuts. I had that song on cassette. He would ask to hear it at times. Weird I know. Each time we played it, we barely touched the planchette and the board would just go nuts. There was no way we could move it around as fast as it was going with the little force we had on the thing.
We did a silly thing and put a pen through a Dixie cup and a paper over the Ouija board. We asked him to write his name. He did, in cursive. It is pretty shaky and scribbly but you can read what it says. That was just something we had to think about for a few minutes…what if it was real. 20 years later now, I found that paper in some folder while cleaning the basement. I had no idea I still had it. I didn’t throw it away but probably should. Probably a good idea to burn it.
So years later, people move on and go their separate ways. I talked to Joey on the phone last year, since I found him on Facebook. He said ever since we did the board, his life has been different. He says he is never alone and he sees things. Sometimes bad things. I had no idea this was going on. He said it started about a year after doing the board. I could tell it was hard for him to talk about.
As for me, nothing like that, but I do feel things and find it really easy to read people. I can sense things quite easy. Walking in a room, I am able to sense a room’s vibe. Not all the time, but most of the time. When my wife and I were looking through model homes about 7 years ago, it was a late summer night. The models were closing and one of the girls said she had to close and lock all the models for the night. We were standing in the master bedroom and I had this weird / bad feeling. I just blurted out that I feel weird in the room, like something bad happened, like someone had sex in the room, like they cheated on someone in that model. The look I got from the girl was shock. I knew I was right. I knew it wasn’t her but she knew who it was. When this happened, I didn’t feel weird, it just felt normal to know.
This other time we were at the park with our kids. This girl we have never seen before shows up with her kids and for some reason the name “Sharise” pops in my head. My wife started talking with her and a minute later I was being introduced to Sharise.
There are other things that happened but they’re too long to type. We researched deep and freaked ourselves out. It got so bad for me one night that I rushed to find an open church so I could talk with a priest. Priests today have no knowledge of these things. It’s a shame. Back in the day this was common, but they just don’t know. We sat together in his office as he asked if I was on drugs of any kind. Nope, never tried drugs. I was giving him facts about the bible and spirits that I assumed he knew. Nope.
I do not recommend the Ouija board. The thing moves too fast for as light as we are touching it. As soon as it happens, you just know it’s something not of this world.
That song John liked started to play on a movie we saw tonight, which is what prompted me to write this.
I hope I didn’t freak you out. I enjoy writing about so many things and the paranormal has always interested me. Not too into horror films…that stuff is fake.
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