Ouija Board: Facts, Fiction & More
Have You Tried It?
Have you ever used a Ouija Board?
Ouija Board: A Brief Desription
Ouija: A Ouija or Spirit Board is a flat, thin piece of well cut wood with the letters of the alphabet, a yes and no: and the words Good Bye at the bottom. Also, many spirit boards have other symbols embedded on them and the colors are usually done in black. I have seen one in my life and it has since been thrown away and felt to be 'creepy and evil'.
Planchette: The heart shaped symbol used by participants of the Ouija experience. It is typically wooden but, many of the newer ones use plastic Planchettes.The center of the planchette has a glass or clear plastic center which hovers over the letters on the board as the spirit spells out words.
Purpose: The original purpose of a Spirit board is to communicate with the dead by asking questions and allowing the spirit to spell out answers with all hands on the planchette.
Instructions For The Ouija Board
Ouija Movie Trailer (Video)
Ouija Boards: Film & Television
Below is a list of ten of the best movies and/or television shows that have focused on Ouija Boards. Some of these movies feature many other witchcraft and demonic scenes.
1. Ouija (2014)
2. Tales From the Darkside: The Madness Room (1985)
3. Awakenings (1990)
4. What Lies Beneath (2000)
5. Is Anybody There? (2012)
6. Witchboard (1986)
7. Seance (2006)
8. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
9. I am ZOZO (2012)
10. The Pact (2012)
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Ouija Board: Seance in Action
Fact or Fiction?
Fact or Fiction?
Some think Ouija boards are a complete hoax while others contend that it is a means of summoning the dead for communication. Research this before trying it out. Is it just a fun game, a way of talking with the dead or worse is it a means of communicating with demons and evil forces. Truth or Fiction? You decide for yourself but, remember once you mess in the spirit world you may not be able to turn back so, be very careful.
Please let me know your thoughts on Ouija boards and if you have ever used one. Leave comments in the box located at the bottom of this paranormal article.
Birthplace of the Spirit Board (China)
Let's Try the Ouija Board
Several companies make Ouija Boards and it is treated as a novelty item. People play with them at parties and more often than not it is just a joke item to show people. Some take it serious where as others laugh it off and refer to films about it when speaking of one.
On the other hand, Many religions warn against ever using these boards claiming that it is against God and a way to summons the dark angels. Many cults and devil worshiping sects use and embrace spirit boards which should let you know that they are not worth your time.
Real Ouija Board Experience (Video)
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Ouija Board: Books & More
Near Dead by Stephen R. George (1992)
The Seance by Heather Graham (2007)
Vintage by Steve Berman (2007)
The Loveliest Dead by Ray Garton (2006)
Many other books about this topic have been published but the ones listed above are the most popular amongst them.
Note: Possession was the basis for the popular horror film called "The Exorcist".
Possessed by Thomas B. Allen (1970)
Ouija Boards on Amazon
The Tale of Patience Worth
The most famous use of the Ouija Board comes from Pearl Lenore who wrote novels and poetry for over 20 years. She claimed that all of her famous writings were actually from a spirit named Patience with whom she contacted through a spirit board for two decades.
There have been several other poets and authors who have works that are attributed to Ouija Boards. Pearl Lenore has written the most on the subject claiming she just dictates what the spirit board tell her. I suggest reading about Patience Worth. Whether it is true or not, I do not know but, It is a freaky story regardless.
Ouija Meets Video Games
Ouija Board Users
Emily Grant Hutchings
Cult or Game Board?
Hasbro owns the right to and sells the only Ouija Boards on the market. It is marketed as a fun and entertaining novelty game or toy.
Christians, namely Catholics, call the board evil and they say if you communicate with anything through the board it is of the devil or evil. Whatever the case may be, some of the most well known authors from decades past have used these boards as inspiration.
Then and Now
Ouija Boards used to be made of wood and now they are mostly cardboard. When these boards came out the public was split on their opinions. Nowadays, the boards are cut and dried. Nearly everyone thinks of these boards in a negative light which is personified by how Hollywood glorifies evil when it comes to these witch boards.
Some say the first Ouija Boards were complete hoax's just to make money off the public while mediums claim it is a portal into the afterlife.
Ouija Board (Video)
Ouija Boards are possibly harmless and fake. On the other hand if they are real communicating with the other side is not a good thing. I, for one, do not want to find out. More than likely Talking to the dead may actually be the spirit board users talking with demons. I say do not ever use the board and risk tempting demons to come at you.
In the end you have to make up your mind but I warn you to stay away. The risks far outweigh the rewards of which their are none anyway. Never tempt demons and as far as ghosts from the past well that is absurd also. Let the dead rest in peace.
© 2015 Buster Johnson