Monday, June 9, 2008

Ouija Boards- Game or Not?

Do you believe in the power of the Ouija board? Well, I have to say that I am a believer. Growing up, I was around the “game” on occasion. When I was little, my family had one that they swore was evil. Every time they pulled it out and tried to “play” with it, it would curse at them and use words that were never used around that home. It would tell them terrible things. They finally decided to get rid of it, but every time they threw it away, it would strangely show back up in the basement of my grandma’s house. Everyone denied getting it out of the trash and no one could explain how it arrived back in the basement.
Finally, someone decided to destroy it completely. They tried to burn it. It wouldn’t light on fire. They could have a large flame and pieces of wood burning like crazy, but the board would not catch. It actually sat in the flames for over half an hour and it hadn’t even singed. That’s when the family really started freaking out.

One of the men decided that it would take more than that to destroy it. So they took it out and used it for target practice. When they finally returned the board, it was full of holes. Once again, they placed it in the fire, and this time, it burned. Not great, slowly and not completely, but it burned enough that it was unusable. It was left in the fire pit and eventually did burn to nothing. It took a good while for that to happen, though.

My mother was strictly against the Ouija board. If she heard that we’d played it, she would throw a fit and tell us we were never to use one again. Of course, that didn’t stop me. My friend and I played with it occasionally when I would spend the night at her house. We asked it the same old questions…Who are we going to marry? At what age will we marry? What kind of job will I have when I grow up? Just ordinary questions. I don’t even remember the answers so I have no clue if it was right or not, but we had fun with it anyway.

Later, when we were teenagers, we played with the Ouija board more and asked it more in depth questions. Many of those answers were dead on. I have a tendency to believe that it depends on the spirit you contact when you use the Ouija board how accurate the response will be. I do believe that it’s possible to contact spirits by using them. I believe that you run the risk of contacting bad spirits as well as good spirits when you do use them. Ouija boards scare me a little, for that specific reason. I think it would be great to use if I knew I would reach a good spirit, but I don’t want to risk reaching one that isn’t, so for now, I’ll take my mom’s advice and stay away from them.

Have you had an experience with the Ouija board that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

5 deadly screams:

Gracen Miller said...

Truly, I want my boys to stay away from them. My experience wasn't a good one, but I'll post it on Friday.

I've heard before that Quija's can't be burned, so this is rather creepy to have it confimed.

I don't like the things and I truly think they are portals to another world. To me that means you're playing with fire each time you get on it.

Judi said...

This post rang some "bells" for me! I remember when I was about 15 we were on a Ouija board at a friend's house, and it told me that my father would die in Oct 1985. I can't remember what we were asking, but certainly not anything related to that. It freaked me out so bad that I never touched one again! My Dad passed away in October 1989. To this day, I refuse to touch one. I knew that the "spirits" sometimes screwed up numbers or spelling.

I also beleive that you can get both good and bad spirits on there and because there's no way to pre-determine which you'll get, I won't touch one.

Your story about having great difficulties trying to get rid of it was eerie to say the least! I beleive it! I'm still shocked that they sell them as gameboards where kids can buy them??

Gracen Miller said...

Judi, I hope you have this set where you receive e-mail notices. YOU are the new winner for the paperback book contest, as the first winner did not claim her prize. Please e-mail at thedeadlyvixens@yahoo.com to claim your prize!!!! You have until tomorrow (Tuesday) to claim your prize. Please, please, please e-mail me so we can get it mailed to you.

Sierra Wolfe said...

Thanks Gracen and Judi for your comments. I love the feedback!

Judi said...

Gracen, Ohhh, I hope I'm not too late to claim my prize? I've sent the email in hope that I'm not too late.

Sierra, it's an interesting topic, and even more interesting that we all seem to have had creepy experiences with a oujia board in our youth!