The Ouija board, Spirit Board, Devil board whatever you want to call it is something that seems to be shrouded in mystery in the general populous! One main word that follows it is ‘Dangerous‘!
This title is due to the thousands upon thousands of unofficial reports of negative experiences using the boards and of course the sensationalised media ejaculate that comes from film, documentaries and television shows and populates the mind of everyone with a small interest in a horror fest!
These wonderful stains on the minds of individuals has slowly created an instant taboo in the use of them!
Well I say taboo, obviously there are many people that bask in the idea of using these boards to contact ‘other Plaines of existence’ and enjoy the same entertainment the spiritualist movement brought forward years back!
So I will start by pushing the usual history and stories to one side as I feel they really are completely pointless to well…..anything!
But I will say that the Ouija board is actually DANGEROUS!
It’s very dangerous! We will get to that later but first I’ll go through what is openly believed by the majority of the world when it comes to the Ouija Board!
This is obviously the most well-known explanation for what is happening, that’s the fact that spirits or demons are talking to us from “the other side”!
Be it great uncle Donald or Satan himself, apparently the board can break through the veil to the spirit world and use the energy of the user to communicate with the living but these could also be demonic entities telling you things no one would ever know and pretending to be loved ones long passed!
To be fair what an exciting explanation! Bloody scary no doubt but who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of danger that could come with it?!
There are even locations that prohibit the use of Ouija boards through fear of tearing open a portal to the ‘other’ side, and this is then no doubt reinforced by some medium with the ability to close these portals scaring the hell out of innocent location owners with a little or no knowledge of the standard paranormal trickery! Such fun!
Part of the spiritual side of this board is the thousands of stories of individuals using them and later being injured or die under suspicious circumstances, this is just media fuel, these stories are exactly that, just stories! They were around well before the internet and will go on and on in order to sell the board as a scary tool which films or TV shows can be based on!
They are also the connection of dots that just aren’t there which we already know is an ongoing issue within the paranormal world, for example:
Individual plays with Ouija board,
gets told they are going to die or be hurt,
Individual unfortunately dies or are badly injured in a car accident a week later
Individual dying / being injured because they used the Ouija board!
Let’s look at that from a different perspective:
Individual eats cereal,
A week later the individual dies or is injured in a car accident
Individual dying / being injured because they ate cereal!
Sounds a little silly when it’s put that way but each have identical logic!
There are a few ways for this to apparently occur and I’ve tried each one more than a few times….. “You know, for research purposes” turns out there must be a backlog of people planned to be killed or injured by the board (I think I’m ticket 5480 and the screen is on 2 still so im not final destination style panicking just yet!
Firstly if you allow the planchette to run through the numbers 1 through to 0 apparently that allows the spirits to come through and attach themselves
Secondly if you allow the planchette to run through the alphabet out comes a demon or spirit
Thirdly if the planchette / Glass flies off the board and smashes, the spirit, demon or a certain deceased BBC presenters can pass through and attach themselves to unsuspecting individuals
Fourthly and this one is by far the best, you communicate with the infamous ZOZO (or MAMA, MOMO) or any other the other basic names this “demon of the board” will begin to make your life hell, I’ve come across it a few times, this demon is as real as Slenderman or Leonardo from the teenage mutant ninja turtles (no they aren’t real either) these are internet born ‘demons’ that have got a little out of hand and the other is a make believe turtle genetically altered to perform Nin-jutsu, Kung fu and eat Pizza! Cowabunga!
And fifthly and thankfully our final one for this point although there are many more…….NEVER…….EVER………EVER ask when or how you are going to die! Or mention anything about GOD, apparently they are a little sore about that certain deity on the other side! Couldn’t think why?!?
To be fair following this line of logic just using the board will get you injured or killed.
(As previously mentioned I’m assuming that queue is pretty long at the moment)
So there is no doubt that you can read my humour (I Hope) so far on this page and actually I’m doing that on purpose, you see we shouldn’t fear the Ouija board at all but as I’ve mentioned it is DANGEROUS!
How could something I just belittled for at least 600 words of this post be considered dangerous, am I crazy, a little bit of a daredevil maybe, or am I that guy that always get killed first in films because my manly Ego means I’m not scared of anything………………………………………..
Unfortunately that’s not the case for any of the above, I have actually educated myself about how it works and why it works and tested that hypothesis many times (Look forward to the experiment video at a later date).
This means I am not afraid of the board because the only danger from the board is from ME!
The Ouija board is a dangerous tool because the individual(s) using it, the misperception of what is being achieved and the individual’s mental state at any given time.
The idea that this board is telling you things that only you could know is because it is you moving the planchette, I don’t mean ‘you’ as in ‘you yourself’, you know ‘consciously’ but a deeper part of your subconscious that knows ‘you’ better than even you do!
Memories long forgotten can be pushed forward and due to your own want to try and suppress/bring forward that information you will usually find it becomes more pronounced!
It’s the old example of “don’t think about a pink elephant”
Is it balancing on a Red and Yellow ball?
Stop thinking and think!