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Old 07-16-2004, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ouija boards

What do you guys think of these? They freak me out. One day, I was waiting to get into a resturaunt in a mall with my friend so I decided to look into a few stores around the resturaunt. One of them had an Ouija board and I was like "I always wanted one of these". He looked kind of freaked out and started telling me this story (which to this day he insists is true but I'm not sure I believe him) about these kids in his high school who smashed one and the two kids involved ended up dying in freak accidents a few years later.
I ignored him and bought it and decided to try it later. We were asking it all these stupid questions like "what is my name" at first, and I kept thinking that my friend was moving the pointer because I was really skeptical. But he insisted that he wasn't so we started asking questions that only I knew the answer to. The ouija board answered. Finally...we started asking the board about itself. We asked if it was a spirit and it said yes. We asked where it was from, when it was born, when it died...and then we asked how it died. It wouldn't answer at first so we asked a few more times...and it kept going to the "Good bye" area. That good bye thing freaks me out by the way. I always feel like it's angry and start getting the chills.
It refused to answer any more questions for the rest of the night after we were asking about it...which I thought was very strange.

Anyway...so I took it out a month or so later and was using it with the same person. The thing that really freaked me out is that when we took it out, we didn't ask it anything...it just started moving. And it said that my friend was going to die in 14(?) days....and I think it made some sort of reference to a bomb or terrorism. We didn't know what to think...so we waited. 14 days later, nothing happened but it was really freaky. I don't know why it said that.

THe weird thing is....it only works with certain people. That is something I don't understand. That's part of why I always think my friend is moving it...but that doesnt explain the answers to questions he wouldnt know.

Anyway...I was wondering if any of you had weird experiences with them and what you think of them? Do you think they're just BS?

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Old 07-16-2004, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well...I almost died from using one...well at least a makeshift one. Back in middle school there used to be a way to make a Quija device using only the tips of the pencils. Its a wierd setup and if anyone really interested I'll go into details but....so me and my friends were asking the usual questions and I asked if I would die soon and it said yes....I turn around and almost walk into a knife that some kid was showing to someone else...
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Old 07-17-2004, 04:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to use Ouija boards really regulary, and was very confident that I was contacting spirits. As time went on, I turned to trance writing (for greater efficiency), and then to seances and intentional posession.

Eventually, as I aged, I developed a more analytical mind and, because I still believed, I set up experiments to prove that all this stuff was legit... Of course, the results were never what I had hoped for. Eventually the Ouija stopped working completely, and the seances and trance writing started to really feel like I was making it up.

In the end, I think I was making it up. My friend and I were subconsciously pushing the oracle, and there never was a spirit named Amaden who temporarily inhabited my body.


Consider that if you were really talking to people who once lived on Earth, it would be pretty easy to prove that the experience was real. Nobody has claimed The Amazing Randy's million dollar prize yet (http://www.randi.org/research/index.html), so it's a safe bet that that stuff is bogus... But it's also highly entertaining and it beats running around the streets at night, so don't let me discourage you from doing it. It also taught me a great deal about myself.
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ouija boards make me laugh. no offense of course.

it's a piece of cardboard, plastic and maybe glass, why would a spirit be attracted to it?

i know if i were a spirit, especially an angry one, i wouldn't want to go play with some piece of mass-manufactured garbage so that some kids can get a kick out of it.

how does it move then? well either you or your friend move it. possibly subliminally.
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2004, 07:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
Our group of friends have played the boards on and off over the years, quite heavily at times. Make of it what you will, but there is something to it. With out going into great detail, be cautious of where you play, and what you ask. Don't rapid fire questions at the board, it will slow it down.
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Old 07-19-2004, 09:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My sister and her friend used one at my house one time and it said that a guy who lived in the house before us comitted suicide by burning himself in the attic and i went up there a couple days later and all of the boards and supports up there are charred to all hell.
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ok... maybe your sister already saw the burnt stuff in the attic and then lied to you because she knew you'd check?
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ya get what you're askin' for with that Ouija shit. Throw it away.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
We played something similar to the Ouiji board. Back then we called it spirit of the glass. Basically you take a flat board and you mark out letters and numbers and yes/no, very similar to a real Ouiji board, but instead of the pointer you would use a small glass turned upside down. Each one of you would put your index and middle finger on the edge of the glass and you would also fill the glass with smoke. First time we tried it I, I didn't believe any of it, but I was sure as hell scared. What was really weird was that the next day all of our finger tips were discolored at the exact spots they were touching the glass. If you've ever accidently touched some of the milder acids in chemistry class you'll have an idea of what the "burn" marks looked like. Very eerie.
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Old 07-23-2004, 06:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
Yes, Both my brother & I had play with it at different times ( the ones from Toys R Us), and we both had seperate auto accidents within weeks after we played. Needless to say we dare touching the board after that. Now its just collecting dust in my garage.
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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when i was a teenager i got spooked bad by the Ouija. it said it was the spirit of a rich old man who used to own the property of the housing edition we were in (at a friend's house), even said how he got rich. eventually we asked when we were going to die and it got really weird. we were taking turns asking questions in our minds and it was still answering both of us with believable answers. at one point though, i was getting shitty with it for some reason (i can't remember what it was exactly) and i didn't believe something it said, and i asked it something else, and it got faster and faster with the answers, until at one point it told me to die by spelling out the word, it was so fast and quick too... like D.. I.. E.. and i said "who, me?" and it said yes. so i freaked out and accused my friend of pushing it, which he steadfastly denied. (we spent hours trying to prove that neither of us was trying to move it too)

i've heard of people taking them to a graveyard and having a big group of people playing on top of a flat grave, that it was moving disturbingly fast out there too.

nowadays, i'm inclined to believe that it's probably a collective unconscious thing, but damn. it's still freaky.
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
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if i were a spirit, i wouldn't be attracted to some piece of wood/plastic/cardboard that two kids were messing around with... besides, logically, how come these things require two people?

infact, i propose an end-all experiment... get someone who speaks NO ENGLISH and try it...
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Good call, ManWithAPlan. I would guess that such an experiment has been tried, and we'd have heard about it if it were successful. Consider, also, why we only get spirits who speak English. (Those who believe would contend that we're channeling a universal spiritual language, and it gets translated into whatever language we understand.)

I actually had a friend who could use the Ouija by himself. But, as I wrote in my post above, I think he was pushing it; just as WE were pushing it when we used it together.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i bet if you actually looked (or if i actually looked) that you would be able to find some testimonies of people who did it... all i can say about using a Ouija board alone is:

"Hmm... Is.. Mike... Gay?"
"Ha Ha, this thing says you're gay, man"
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