I was talking to someone at work today about the occult, and the subject of ouija boards came up. This guy is a pretty level headed person, and not the type to believe in ghosts or the paranormal. However, he warned me against going any where near a ouija board.
He said that someone he knew had played around with one, and that the marker (planchette?) had moved and it scared the crap out of everyone. He said that the guy had put the board away in his daughter’s bedroom, in a drawer. He said that the daughter had very bad nightmares for weeks afterwards. It was only when the ouija board was thrown out that the nightmares stopped. He was being quite serious, and he warned me against experimenting with ouija boards, saying that it was “playing with fire”.
He is not the first person that I have spoken to who thinks that they are evil. Several people, whom I consider trustworthy, have told me that you should never even play with one, even as a joke.
I really don’t believe in the paranormal or communicating with the dead, or ghosts, but the story this guy told me put a shiver down my spine, none the less.
Have any of you played around with a ouija board, or tried using one seriously? Did anything bad happen? What are your experiences?