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Ouija Board: Paranormal Phenomena or Harmless Game?

Updated on October 12, 2008

"Ouija" Egyptian for "Luck?"

The Ouija board or "talking board" has fascinated millions since its invention in the 1800s. Many predictions of future events, as well as life direction have purportedly been received from talking boards. Some of the most interesting advice received from Ouija Boards has been the foretelling of impending doom, winning lottery numbers, as well as direction for major life decisions. But of greater interest to most people would be the idea that we can communicate with the dead - those who have crossed over to the other side of the grave.

A coffin maker originally invented the talking board, naming it "Oujia" after what he thought was an Egyptian word for "luck." The invention was purchased by Kennard Novelty Company and later the Oujia Board's ownership was assumed by William Fuld who marketed it in mass. Eventually, Parker Brothers purchased the rights to the Oujia Board and still market it today in toy stores around the world.

Tales of the Ouija Board have caused many to fear it. Some believe that evil spirits will come through and harm or even possess the talking board user. Others believe that its usage may invite harmful ghosts to haunt one's house, or that bad luck may ensue after using the Ouija Board. So what is the Ouija Board story? My take is that fear is never truth, nor does it have any power beyond what we give it. Can there be a haunted Ouija Board?

Some of the strangest, most haunting paranormal experiences that some stories report, began with the casual use of a Ouija board. While skeptics maintain that such experiences are merely reactions to our own overactive imaginations, many paranormal experts insist that the Ouija can be a dangerous tool if not used properly.

So, is the Ouija just a toy... or a device that can open windows to a dark, shadowy world? Before you place your fingers on that plastic planchette, you may want to read these stories

Stories from Those Who Have Experienced the Ouija Board

  • One day, a friend and I were "playing" with a Ouija board. We finally contacted a spirit, and talked to it for awhile. My mother called us down to go to the store, so we placed the planchette on "good-bye" and left. When we got back, it was on "no". This freaked out both of us. And I know she did not do it, because she was with me the whole time.

    That night we were once again trying to contact a spirit. We did, and her name was Star. My friend and I noted how much we liked the name and that we had never met anyone named Star. The next day, my friend was talking to her mother, and her mother said, "The weirdest thing happened yesterday. I answered the door and there was a lady there with a bag of candles, and she said her name was Star." I don't know about me, but my friend's face went ghost white. We just gave each other that look. Her mother assumed the candles were for her sister, since they were living together at the time, but when she asked, her aunt did not know anyone named Star. Since then we have not been able to get the Ouija board to work. I don't know if it was just a mere coincidence, but it stays in my mind to this day. - Anonymous

  • This happened when I was nine years old. I had spontaneously purchased a Ouija board from the toy store because it looked like an exciting game. I'd never heard of them before and had no idea what it was. Consequently, I was confused when I brought it home and my mother became very angry when she saw it. She said, "Those things are not toys. In fact, God forbids using them because they're considered a tool of sorcerers and black magic." I was raised in a very religious family. She didn't take it away from me, but I was scared to use it. A few months later, though, during summer vacation, my sister and I decided to take it out and give it try. The usual thing happened: nothing. My sister, who is four years older, then decided to try and contact my dead grandmother, Dorothy (called Dot), who died before I was born. We asked for our grandma and the board spelled out, HELLO GIRLS. Before I continue, it's important to understand how we were positioned in the living room. My sister was sitting on the couch and I was sitting on the edge of the coffee table. The board was between us on a large footstool. We'd been watching movies earlier in the day and there was an orange plastic bowl of leftover popcorn on the other side of the room on the floor. My back was to the bowl, but my sister could see it clearly. Anyway, I was about to ask "grandma" a question, when my sister took her hands off the planchette and screamed. She cried, "Oh my God!" and pointed over my shoulder. I turned around to see the bowl of popcorn hovering about two feet off the ground! For some reason, I was really mad. I knew it wasn't our grandma, but something else. The planchette was skidding across the board wildly with my hands still on it, so I took my hands off it and cried, "Knock it off!" The bowl flipped over and fell to the ground as popcorn scattered everywhere. The planchette stopped skidding and flipped itself over. I believed mom's warnings after that! My sister was so scared that she refused to ever touch a Ouija board again. I broke the board in two and threw it away right then and there. It was a little too weird for the both of us. I've played with Ouija boards since then, but nothing as strange as that has ever happened again. - Unknown

  • In 1965, 14 year old Kathleen and 2 of her girlfriends were playing with a Ouija board.

    Kathleen asked "who will I marry?"

    The Ouija board answered "Dave".

    Kathleen asked again. She didn't know anyone named Dave, and her boyfriend's name was Billy.

    The Ouija board again spelled out D-A-V-E

    Kathleen asked "Where is Billy", knowing that he was at his job in town.

    This time the board spelled D-E-A-T-H

    Kathleen and her friends were skeptical and asked again. With the same result.

    Later that night Kathleen's mother came into her room, to tell her that Billy had been killed in a car accident on his way to work that afternoon.

    Kathleen is today happily married to Dave Stephens.

    Attention: This is not a true story. I don't care WHO told you about it.

  • My true story happened when I moved to Phoenix after being married 11 years and had been with the same man for two years prior to our marriage. I took my two children to get away and start all over,moving in with another divorced woman with three children.Patricia introduced me to the board one evening which we took notes of all our questions, my first question was..

    will I ever marry again? YES...what is his name? ALAN...will I be with him forever?..NO...will I marry again?..YES...what is his name? PAUL...will I stay with him? NO...will I marry again?.. who?..... A.L.G...we laughed because it sounds like scum at the bottom of the pool!

    ! will I be with him forever?..NO..will I marry again? who? now we are rolling on the floor laughing at the idea of all these marriages..will I marry again? whom? ..TOM..will he be my last? NO..will I marry again? whom? MEL.. I stopped asking... by the way the board also gave me their last names mispelled by one letter.I also was given another mans name ROBBIE PAYTON which was a fiancée that died before we could marry.I have met and married everyone the board gave me and for the last 6 years I've remained married to Mel...should I say anymore??....... I do believe in the supernatural powers of the board.

    The 7th time around,

    Mrs.Mel ________.

  • i have never played this game but i am scared to people say you can be killed if , you wake the dead.

    Jessica --

Making and How to Use a Ouija Board

Protective Prayers and/or Spells

Some people claim that saying a protective prayer/spell is a good way to get results. Here are some prayers found in a book that are supposed to help with the ouija board:

Invocation for Creating a Sacred Space (say before using the board):

Dear Spirit,

As I light these candles, bless this sacred place.

Let the light of their flames radiate love and protection to all four corners of this room.

I ask at this time that any negative energies be released from this space.

With a bath of white light, I ask that it be cleansed and neutralized.

Turn my dwelling into a sanctuary.

May it be the foundation for your teachings and the inspiration for my higher perceptions.

Invocation for Protection (another one to say before using the board):

Dear Spirit,

As I sit with you now, I open my heart.

I surround myself with the love and light of your protection.

I release any negativity that I have picked up throughout the day so that I speak to the universe with the purity of my soul.

I ask that any energy (information, healing) be given for my absolute good.

Dismiss now all energies that are not of the Highest and Greatest source.

As I bathe in your grace, I will listen to your resounding voice within me.

I will be true to my hear and your gentle guidance.

(you can follow this with a moment of appreciation for the universe...)

Invocation for Closing Your Connection and Your Sacred Space (say this one after you've finished using the board):

Dear Spirit,

Thank you for sharing this sacred time with me.

I appreciate the flow of energy I have just experienced.

I will use it for my highest good.

As I blow out these candles, I close this sacred space, and ask that your protection surround me wherever I go today.

The Ouija Debate

A Ouija board can be an interesting experience. Some believe it is a doorway to another world and warn against its use, but most people see it as a harmless diversion, especially if it's not taken too seriously. Here are some guidelines.

There's an ongoing debate about the powers and realities of the Ouija board. Essentially, there are three basic positions:

  • It is inherently dangerous, can open portals to evil entities and should never be used.
  • It is only dangerous if used with evil intent, but can be a useful tool for spirit mediumship if used properly and with good intent.
  • It is inherently harmless and has no real powers of mediumship for good or evil; its effects, if any, are only psychological in nature.

Which is true?

Talk to any group of people and you'll find strong proponents for each argument. .

The Mystery of Ouija Boards


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  • profile image


    8 years ago

    While spending the night with a girl friend in middle school we had a terrible experience. We were about 11 or 12 at the time. I think it was her older sisters game. We started playing and everything was fine. We stopped to get a snack and continued to play when we returned. When it start moving really fast it spooked us And we removed our hands. It keep on moving and wouldn't stop. She threw it back in the box and put in on the top shelf in her closet. A few minutes passed and it started banging all over the closet. We ran to her moms bathroom and locked ourselves inside. The door nob start turning and shaking hard! I was terrified! I started praying for God to help us and it stopped. Her mom slept through the whole thing! We finally got the courage up to get it out of the the closet. It went straight to the trash can at the curb! That was 30 years ago and I will never go near one again!

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    8 years ago

    Interesting hub! I've had a few experiences of my own as well.

    When I was in my teens, a few girlfriends and I were using the Ouija Board in my friends attic. We were able to contact several spirits, asking them about themselves (their lives, deaths, names, ages, etc.), and we never came across any sort of dangerous spirit. We even made ourselves a friend.

    The girls and I were trying to contact my grandmother who had passed away several months previously, but instead we met a boy about our age. We talked to him about his life and life after death. He told the four of us that there was no Heaven, but there was a Hell. He also said that the God that we believed in did not exist, but at the same time he kept referring to someone in charge as "Him". We were not particularly religious at the time so we continued talking to him. He developed a crush on one of my girlfriends and used to flirt with her through the board. It was odd that we were able to become such good friends with him. We had jokes with him and once he blew on my friends ear, and she swore that she could feel it. He even played with my girlfriends cat once! We would make sure to talk to him every time we would use the board. I felt very safe using it knowing that he had promised to protect all of us from any evil threats. I believe that Ouija Boards are only dangerous when used with evil intents. Our friend that we made stayed with us for all of our lives, I believe.

  • kentuckyslone profile image


    8 years ago

    Interesting hub and very well laid out. I have never personally used a Ouija Board and to be honest never really believed it could do anything. I could be wrong...

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    8 years ago

    Hi St. James,

    I have had my own ouija experiences and im on the side on its only as dangerous as you make it. I believe that maybe you can contact entities on this board but i believe its your own concious that allows you to get somewhat called "possessed".

    I can also see the side as it is just your subconscious.

    One of the experiences i had was me and my friend doing one in a school parking lot. We came it contact with something with the initials ZW. It started talking about me as it said my initials. I asked what about me did it know and it told me i was good at breaking hearts. My friend then asked who's heart did he break? the board then said "mine". The weird thing is i had an old girlfriend of mine that died in a car wreck about a year ago. The board also told me that i killed her. When I asked how, it spelled out the name of the guy that was driving the car the day she wrecked. Needless to say it had me a little bit rattled. But then it turned its attention to my friend. When he asked what do you want, it spelled out EASY TARGET. My friend asked for who? The board said ME. He then asked it what are you? and the board spelled out DEMON.

    Like i said i kind of am in the middle of the argument. When that board started talking about my old girlfriend that past it could have been me moving the board subconsciously considering i blamed myself for a while right after she died. I am a Christian and do believe in Gods word, but i just don't see how the board can be somewhat "demonic". The only thing i don't have an answer for would be what it said to my friend. It could have been subconscious movement but I'm just not sure. What would be your take?

  • Pollyannalana profile image


    9 years ago from US

    When I first married one of these boards turned up at my in-laws and I sort of thought they were wrong before I ever saw one but somehow I ended up using it with my mother-in-law and someone else was coming up with the questions which were a few but the one I remembered was how many children I would have and the sex of them. It said one boy and one girl which did happen four and five years later. I will never use one again.

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    10 years ago

    Scary stuff, especially the stories, these things creep me out. I've just played some online ouija but I think they're ok, don't think I'd have the guts to play a real one though. :(

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    Thank you Team Wiseman! Careful you never know who maybe waiting...

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    Team Wiseman 

    10 years ago

    Great Hub. I definitely believe in the board and the supernatural. I also believe it brings on bad things. Never dance with the dead! We write articles about Demons also. Team Wiseman. Thanks for the great article.

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    Interesting Nick... I hope one day you find peace from whatever it is you contacted.

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    10 years ago

    I had a frightening experience with the Parker Brothers board!!!!!

    Before I used the Parker Brother board, I did a research on the internet, and I read a lot of stories more bad than good. Someone told me that half the stories out there are made up,so I thought to myself that the made up ones were probably the bad stories. I totally didn't believe in the Ouija board. I've used the Parker Brothers board a while back, ( before I made my first homemade board ) but it didn't work. I also used the Tilted Angel board ( I give that board to a friend of mine ) but it didn't work either. I decided to try out the Parker Brothers board again, but I didn't expect anything to happen, because I used it already and it didn't work. I read an article on the internet, and it said it takes 15 to 20 minutes for the Ouija board to work. My Ouija session is 15 minutes and 13 seconds long.I had my venation blinds down, plus a second one in front of the one that goes across, so it was totally dark after I turned the lights off. I didn't use any candles either. The only light I had was my small portable camcorder light. I wasn't afraid to use the Ouija board alone, and I wasn't thinking negative either!!! The only time I was really scared was towards the end, just before the light goes out, and especially after the light went out and I heard a banging sound!!!!! After the light went out I heard a banging sound, and then I turned the camcorder off. I turned the light on right a way. After my experience I left my apartment and went for a long walk. After a while I went to work, but I was still thinking about my experience on my way to work. At my job I smile a lot, but I wasn't smiling at all that day. My co workers noticed something was wrong, but I didn't tell them about my experience, because if I did, they might tell someone else and then everybody at my job might know, so I keep it to myself.I work the late shift ( me and my co worker lock the building up at the end ) 3:00pm to 11:00pm. After I punch my time card out, my co worker asked me is everything ok, and I said yes. He told me that I looked different ( I wasn't smiling at all that day ) like something on your mind. I told him that I didn't feel good. I left my job at 11:00am and I didn't get home until 11:43pm. I turned my tv on as soon as I walked in my room. I only had a few hours of sleep that night. Everything seem ok from 11:42 tue, though early Thursday morning. Thursday morning I was on my computer checking my email, and then all of a sudden, I had a strange feeling that I'm being watched by someone or something!!!!! After that I called my sister up, and asked her if I could stay over for a few days and she said yes. I leave my apartment in less than a half hour.After getting my apartment blessed and burning sage everything seems to be ok. Ever since my experience I leave my tv on every night!!! I make homemade Ouija boards and candles. My username is Cpthowdyhere. I videotaped my own Ouija session. I uploaded my Ouija videos to youtube: Real Ouija Experience Pt 1 & 2. I was planning to try out my homemade board with a homemade candle after I use the Parker Brothers board. I won't be using my homemade board or any other board again. My homemade boards are hidden in a secret compartment and will stay there indefinitely. The 2 banging sounds I heard towards the end, just before the light goes out sounded like an echo, but from a distance!!!!! The last banging sound I heard after the light went out wasn't from a distance, that came from my room!!!!! Whatever connected with me that day wasn't human!!!!! The Parker Brothers board is capable of communicating with the unknown!!!!! If you think the Ouija board is only a game, you better think twice because what happened to me, could happen to someone else.I don't care if nobody believes me, I know what I experience and I'm not crazy!!!!!

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    Personally Katyzzz, I'm not sure which is the truth and which is fiction on this topic. By reading the comments its so split down the middle.

    Thank you for posting your thoughts.

  • katyzzz profile image


    10 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    Truth is stranger than fiction so they say,

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    Mr Nice, you know...I am find either people have had really erie thing happen on a Ouija board or nothing at all. I have never played with a Ouija board, and I have always been a bit of a skeptic... I was hoping to see a pattern one way or another from experiences, but still pretty much 50/50

    Thanks for adding in your Ouija experiences

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    Mr Nice 

    10 years ago from North America

    Hi St.James!

    Interesting info about Ouijia board. I only tried once with my friends but nothing happened at all. So I don't know how true are these stories. Seems like alien abduction kind of stuff.

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    Much Appreciated Jackeylegs.

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    10 years ago from Farmington NM

    it was worht reading

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida


    Thank so much for sharing your Ouija experience. I does sound pretty spooky, and creepy. When I was young ...old, dark, creepy, garages would give me the heebee geebees without a Ouija board. But I lived in an old, creepy home.

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    10 years ago from Midwest=The Tree State, USA

    When I was a kid, about 11, 3 of us girls were playing w/ one in a darkish garage and asked if anyone was there that wanted to talk to us..sure enough a little boy came through, or so we thought.

    We asked his age and he replied by showing us a low number and then we asked his name, it was spelled out..then we asked how he died...things got a little weird after that. All I remember now is that we kept being pulled to more numbers & the numbers kept changing. It was as if someone was playing a game with us on that board. We all finally got creeped out and screamed at one point..we never played it again!!! I was very scared and still get scared thinking about it.

    Great topic and writings!!

    Ancilee Kaye

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    Like I have said... I have not had any experience with a Ouija Board. I find the mystique that follows the board game interesting, and a bit spooky.

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    10 years ago from North Carolina

    I had no clue that the ouija board could answer future questions?! That can be fun and very scary, especially your death date?! All the experts are telling us to stay away from it and I believe that is true!

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    I've heard much of what you have written about JJ, and I have my own beliefs much from personal experience. But on the OUIJA board effect. Can't be anything more than a fence rider.

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    10 years ago

    I don't believe in the powers of it however I know that the Evil spirits lurking this earth are attracted to people who show interest in Supernatural stuff. Playing that game is just inviting them into your home, And once they are here, they may not leave.

    Whether you are a religious person or not look it up in the bible. These evil spirits have been around for thousands of years. And if you believe in what the OUJIA says then they can make things happen. Thats why the bible says to stay away from spiritism and fortune tellers because God hates that.

    So I am glad to say I don't have an experience with it... I won't go near one of those.

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    It seems people either have a spooky Ouija Board experience or nothing at all. I did try to balance this article as much as possible (considering I wrote it for Halloween) Personally, I'm not sure if I believe in the powers of the Ouija.

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    10 years ago from Lebanon

    I really wonder about the board.. but to tell u the truth , mom had an experience similar to urs pple...She and her friends got a Ouija board one day and tried to check whether the rumors were true or asked :" Who is this?"

    The piece of glass moved... quickly...and each of them accused the other of doing so... Mom told me that then they all removed their hands and the glass kept on moving (very quickly) all on its own... They all ran to bed and hid under the covers...

    i guess this story is 2o years old maybe... but thinking of it gives me the chills :S

  • pattyann profile image


    10 years ago

    Hi St. James,

    I played with the Ouji Board as a teenager and thought it was kinda dumb since nothing would happen anytime we asked questions. Recently I was watching Paranormal State and found out that there have been instances where people have actually unleashed spirits! That really creeped me out. I'm glad the Ouji Board I had as a teenager was a dud.

    Thanks for joinging my fan club. You have some interesting hubs out there.


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    10 years ago from Michigan

    Interesting article, thorough and very well researched. I'm of the opinion Ouji Boards are a dangerous tool to be avoided. I spent seven years (during a difficult period of my life when I'd shunned my Christian belefs) exploring the occult, practicing the Craft, and ghost hunting. I don't recommend it.

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    Lord seeker 

    10 years ago from Ozark Mountains of Missouri

    Interesting hub, St. James. I have an experience with a Quija board I would like to share as well. About 34 years ago my first wife and I were spending Christmas at her mother's house in Meridian, Missisippi. My wife's sisters were sitting around talking about their father who had been murdered several years before when they decided to attempt to contact him with the Quija board. I wanted nothing to do with these activities so I went to the living room where my brother in law was. He asked me if I believed they would conctact their father. I laughed and told him I felt there was nothing to this. After a short time I suggested we go in and ask if they had contacted her father and if they had could he guess some coin tosses. When we went into the room and suggested this to the women my wife became angry with me and asked me to leave; however, my mother in law stated that dad had indeed been contacted and would submit to being tested. I flipped the coin so only I could see the result and my mother in law stated what dad told her. To make a long story short, on 5 consecutive coin flips, my mother in law got them all right. the chance of doing this would be 1 in 32! After the 5th coin toss I had a terrible feeling come over me and a chill went through my back. My mother in law then told me that dad was angry with me and wanted me to leave. So immediately my bother in law and I left the room. It really shook me up. I suppose it could be chance, but I feel a more likely explaination would be they had conjured up a spirit. I have never messed around with Quija boards since and never want to!

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    Peppermint Thrift 

    10 years ago

    I like the conspiracy thery behind Parker Brothers' ownership and that they have satanic symbols in their logos, etc. It's funny to think of a bunch of CEOs performing black masses in their meeting room. But, who knows? I have had very limited experience with Ouija boards mainly because, although I believe in the paranormal, I have yet to have any experiences myself. I think that some people are more susceptible to seeing or experiencing paranormal things than others. Great and interesting hub!

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    10 years ago from Texas

    What an interesting article. Thanks! I haven't used a Ouija board since I was a kid, but nothing very interesting every happened then!

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    Tiara designs 

    10 years ago from undisclosed location

    We all played with spirits as children. It was something I learned very young don’t play with it!

    As a game inventor and expert of the paranormal (something I studied my whole life) I tell you -- don’t play games with the dead, your not talking to someone dead, your playing with opening a hole in the sixth dimension-= the land of evil spirits. Many a haunting start with playing with this deadly game. And so has reported cases of children being possessed or turning mentally ill or violent with this game.

    And even if it the land of the pretend (it‘s not.) Why take the chance? We all know playing with divinations of any sorts is strictly forbidden as Christians. Divinations and links to the dead and the paranormal - seems to be very popular online, makes you wonder- what force does control the internet. Have the rules changed about that in the 21st century. don't think so!

    The article is very interesting, and informative. From: The doll and toy inventor.

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    10 years ago

    Fun hub! Thanks! I remember using one as a teenager and of course we all wanted to know who we would marry. When I asked, the planchette would go to S then Z then S then Z over and over again. I was disappointed of course. Years later I married my first husband--whose last name was Szasz. True story.

    In general though, I think that the spirits that are called up with a Ouija board range from mischievous to malevolent and have nothing very worthwhile to say. Most people won't come to any harm using it but it's not the best of activities and some people are quite overtaken by it, which is scary in and of itself. I don't fear the board personally but I would say if someone has the slightest fear they should leave it alone, because those are the folks who will get hurt, the ones who let it scare them.


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    10 years ago

    can anyone give me a site where there are videos of oujia boards being made

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    10 years ago from Kent

    This has always been something which has interested me, but i've always been unable to do it with friends because i'm far too scared! Good job :-)

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    Shirley Anderson 

    11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I haven't used a Ouiji board since I was a teenager. I prefer an Angel board. I think they've quit making them now, though I'm not certain. They work on the same principal but with Angels.

    Enjoyed reading your hub, thx.

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    11 years ago from Chicago

    Great Hub! I grew up in a religious home so this type of thing was prohibited. Plus, I have never really had the urge to try it either. I was always too afraid of having an experience with the spirit world.

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    11 years ago from Michigan

    Hi StJames,

    Great hub! I was certainly scared one day by a Ouija board. I went to an auction and there was an early 1900's Ouija board that was on the block. When the price went above $50, I was running scared towards my car! Yikes!!

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    11 years ago

    i now tht it is real case sence i played the game on the computer i have been seeng things no im just kidding nothing happened but if you do want to play go to www, then type ouija board then clik on musume of the talking boards and the game will apper but first you have to ask it if you want to play or if anyone is there and to exit the game you have to ask it if you can go now or if you can leave cause people say that if you just leave you will be hunted for the rest of your life but i dont now if this game is real because i never asked it bad things and if you ask it if the game is real it will say no but it is and if you ask it if this game is bad it will say no but it is and one more thing that i can say that never tell it bad words cause you never now what will happen????????

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    11 years ago

    what ever it is real?

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    11 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

    Hi St James, I have something to share on the Ouija board and I will never own one. We were 15 years old and my friends had a Ouija board, we had asked it multiple questions but the last question was, "Would Walter live to see his 19th Birthday?" He was one of my dearest friends. Needless to say the board said no, and that he would die in an accident on Sept.20th. We through the board out as my friends mother would not have it in her house. On September 20th, 1983 my friend Walter was killed in a motorcyle accident in Phoenix Arizona 7 days before his 19th birthday. I have never touched one of those nor came close to them since that fateful moment and it has been etched in time. Thanks for taking the time to write about it and share stories, fact or fiction well it depends on the person however my opinion is they should be banned. Fantastic artic le!!!

  • Siu-Wai profile image


    11 years ago from Boston

    Hi St. James, This was a fun read. I remember playing with Ouija boards as a kid. I believed everything people told me and sometimes ran away if I thought we'd reached real ghosts.

    I guess the truth will never be known, as long as some people believe in the boards and others don't.

    And thanks for joining my fan club!


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