WHAT IS A OUIJA BOARD?
The ouija (pronounced “wee jee”), also known as a spirit board or talking board, is a flat board marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0–9, the words “yes”, “no”, “hello” (occasionally), and “goodbye”, along with various symbols and graphics. It uses a small heart-shaped piece of wood or plastic called a planchette. Participants place their fingers on the planchette, and it is moved about the board to spell out words. Players take turns asking questions and then “wait to see what the planchette spells out” for them.
Players of the board are asking questions of the DEAD. The ouija board is believed to contact spirits on the other side. People for generations have used the board to speak with deceased relatives, or what they think are deceased relatives.
As with anything in life, there are those who believe and those who do not. In this post, I will give you insight as to what happened with us when we experimented with the board in 2004.
IS THE OUIJA BOARD REAL?
The truth about ouija boards cannot truly be answered, I believe, 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 will tell you this…the planchette you place your finger on, chooses its own path. If you work the board correctly, it does truly move on its own. Until you feel the pull of the planchette across the board, it’s easy to doubt and say it’s not real. I knew right away that no one could be moving this, the way it was moving.
There is no way that planchette 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, and yet, it zipped along. How is that possible? To move it across the board with quick and accurate spelling precision, one would need to have a firm press on the planchette. We would have to press much harder than we did.
The movement will become very strong and the sensation feels like a “pulling” sensation that you will feel and then you just have to learn to keep your fingers on the planchette in order to keep up with the movements! As far as I’m concerned, it is real and I do not recommend playing with any ouija board.
Some Christian denominations have “warned against using ouija boards”, holding that they can lead to demonic possession. Occultists, on the other hand, are divided on the issue, with some saying that it can be a positive transformation; others reiterate the warnings of many Christians and caution “inexperienced users” against it
IS THE OUIJA BOARD BAD?
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. It’s a doorway to spirits…good or bad.
The Ouija board is like a telephone to the other side. If you dial a number at random, you never know who or what is going to pickup. Make sense?
My parents got a ouija board as a wedding gift, of all things, and figured they would try it out. My dad asked who is working the board. 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. That’s the DEVIL in case you don’t know.
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’re barely touching it?
I’m not trying to convince you if it’s real or not, but I do want to warn you, some freaky crazy stuff happened. I don’t believe in anything until I can prove it’s true. We went into this for months, trying to find answers as to if the board is real or not. We weren’t just screwing around.
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.
The side effects of using the Ouija board depend greatly on the location, level of personal understanding of supernatural law, perhaps your own psychic development, and whether you’re fortunate enough to encounter a good spirit, unfortunate enough to encounter a bad one, or the spirits aren’t interested.
Heed this warning:
The Ouija board is NOT a toy. If you do not have an intimate understanding of what you are doing and, more importantly, how to undo it if you screw up, you shouldn’t play with it.
Why? Because you are opening a doorway into something that you have relatively no understanding of which often contains entities that understand you better than yourself.
It’s quite possible that nothing bad will happen, or anything at all, and you’ll find my warning silly. Keep in mind that some are unfortunate and regret experimenting with the board. If you happen to have a certain level of psychic ability which you haven’t become aware of as of yet it could actually be unfortunate indeed. You could be like a lighthouse in the dark drawing all the moths.
Long story short, I shouldn’t be messing with this, right? Well, me and a few friends, including my girlfriend at the time, did.
WHAT HAPPENED DURING OUT FIRST OUIJA SESSION
We 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 even drew letters and numbers on typing paper and used the bottom of a Dixie cup as a planchette. It 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. None of us used it before. We started to move it slowly in a figure 8 around the board, barely touching it, asking it the first question.
No sooner did someone ask a question, that the planchette stopped cold on the first number. It was a solid stop. 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 us 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. The planchette moved faster and harder, making sudden stops at a letter. If we didn’t write fast enough, we asked it “what was that last letter?” The board was getting pissed off, we could tell, if the spirit had to repeat itself. It would lunge the planchette back and forth, pointing at the last letter repeatedly, until we said, ok!
The board kept asking WHY DID YOU KILL ME? We were all confused until it spelled the name of a girl. 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, rapidly. That was odd. The girl in the room, who was crying, never told any of us she was pregnant and that she had to have an abortion just a couple months before. The girl who had the abortion was not working the board. Obviously the demon enjoyed the pain it caused, as it kept going from H to A at a fierce rate. The 2 people working the board removed their hands quickly out of panic.
Were a little freaked, and yet, intrigued. Let the testing begin. I wanted to ask it something no one in the room, including me, would know the answer to. What are my great-grandmother’s initials? It spelled 3 letters right away. The next day, I asked my mom what her grandmother’s name was. It was correct. Her initials with her maiden name. I had no idea what any of them were.
The ouija board session lasted about 2 hours and got even freakier. 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. No one wanted an open gateway anywhere near them. 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. We knew we had to stop but we were addicted.
Days later we decided to try it again. 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 from the ouija board was, “new board?” We didn’t ask it anything. It just sped to the letters, as if it was waiting for us.
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 and took it at face value. A part of me had my guard up at all times while chatting with John, but mostly, I felt comfortable. I was able to sense presences, good and bad. This ability, if you will, got stronger as I used the board. I know this sounds odd.
This next part is interesting. Sometimes the messages didn’t quite make sense or didn’t match what we asked. John said when a living person 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 spirit 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 their realm 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 or a loved one FOREVER.
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.
After a couple weeks, it was only my friend Joey and I, getting together after work, to chat with John. It was becoming almost a daily thing. If for some reason either of us couldn’t make it, it was a let down. We would get upset.
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.
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. If this is true, you can imagine now, why they got so crazy to speak to the living when that opening appeared in purgatory. That brief moment when they could speak with, or taunt, the living.
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 soundtrack I used to play. Joey and I worked the board in my car and that song made the board go crazy. John said he loved that song. The board went nuts every time. 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. 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.
EFFECTS OF USING A OUIJA BOARD
20 years later, 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 with him. 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 without a problem. The more vocal I became about it, the stronger it got and I freaked some people out.
When my wife and I were looking through model homes about 7 years ago, it was a late summer night and one of the girls showing us the last house 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 home. 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 “Sharisse” pops in my head. My wife started talking with her and a minute later I was being introduced to Sharisse. She was a young white girl in her late twenties. I’ve never met a Sharisse before.
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 now. There are only a few experts in the area of exorcism. 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. Instead, to him, I was a teenager possibly experimenting with drugs.
Stay away, far away from Ouija boards. No good will come of using one and the negative possibilities far outweigh anything you could possibly gain. Any paranormal investigator will tell you the same. Once you open a portal, there is no way you can tell really who or what you connect with. You might think or even be convinced that you are communing with a benign, helpful spirit, but there is really no way you can be sure. This is similar to some of the chat rooms on the internet. You might think you are talking to a young boy or girl when in reality, you could be talking to a 50 year old child molester. There is just no way to be sure. As bad as that situation is, it pales in comparison to the possibility of what could happen with a Ouija board. You could get yourself into a situation that you would regret for the rest of your life.
I do not recommend the Ouija board. As soon you use it, 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.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS / EXPERIENCES?
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.