I am including my Ouija board story as I am often asked if I ever use one when I am looking for ghosts, phantoms, spectres and the
like. Many people seem to believe that Ouija boards are always used when one is ghost hunting.
In my opinion, ghost hunting has absolutely nothing to do with séances, 'table tipping', automatic writing or particularly with the Ouija boards. I believe that such methods of communication can be misleading or even potentially dangerous. There is always the possibility that one is not contacting a 'ghost' but something else of an entirely different nature.
It also seems to be a common misapprehension that one actually has to be using a Ouija board to be adversely affected by what comes through. As is evident from my own experience, this is just not necessarily the case.
Many years ago, I worked in a large office with a number of
girls, one of whom had an interest in the 'paranormal'. She brought in a
Ouija board and, every day at lunch-time, the girls would gather around
it with their fingers on the pointer.
My desk was far away from the activity. However, one day as they 'played', there seemed to be a sort of 'pressure' building up. It eventually became unbearable to me and I left the office for a few minutes.
When I returned, the atmosphere had cleared and the 'game' had ceased. The girls were all gathered around an older woman who worked opposite where I sat and who had not been taking any part in the proceedings. She was unconscious having collapsed for no apparent reason. She was eventually brought around and could not explain what had happened to her. But
I think I can.
I believe that the girls had contacted 'something', I will not even
speculate as to what exactly. This entity needed energy for its
activities and so it took it from the weakest person there, the old
lady. The girls never played with the board again.
One of the girls who used the ouija board, told me her experience when attempting to contact 'the other side'. She and her boyfriend had used a mirror with the letter of the alphabet around it in place of the board. An upturned wine glass, had acted as the pointer.
The glass on which they had their fingers, had been spelling out messages, when a cold mist formed around the table at which they were sitting. The glass then flew into the air and shattered into pieces, before falling to the floor. When they attempted to pick up the shards of glass with their fingers, they were unable to do so because they were HOT.
If you are interested in the history of the Ouija Board, then this is an excellence site.