The Malevolent Quija Board - Evil Encounters
The Ouija Board
Ouija boards have been the subject of countless books and movies. Many of us have dabbled with it - for the most part with zero activity. Neither have most of us had any ill effects. Why then should this odd looking contraption have such a dangerous reputation?
Even yet there is no real answer to that question. Many paranormal researchers and psychics will simply say that the board opens up portals or doorways allowing lower or evil entities to come through.
Irrespective of why paranormal phenomena can manifest while using the ouija board, in some cases the effects can be terrifying.
Ouija Board Manifestations
There are thousands of stories from people all over the world, telling disturbing and frightening stories about their experiences with the ouija board. The accounts are all unique but at the same time there is also a strange similarity. Further more, a common thread is not only a sense of discernible evil during some sittings, but that this continues for some time after the session has finished.
Southampton, UK - 1997.
Two work colleagues were spending the night at an old hotel in Southampton. After dining out with their husbands - who fell asleep - both ladies met later in the hotel bar for a drink. It was late but two of the staff who had finished work invited them to sit down. The two workers had been arguing about the hotel's haunted reputation. It was at this point that one of the ladies suggested holding a séance.
The ouija board was made up from scrabble letters, a table and an upturned glass. They began the session with the usual “Is anyone there?” As time passed it didn't seem like anything would happen.
Then one of the ladies described a sensation:
"It was as if a haze surrounded us…not a visible haze, just the feeling of one. This is when I suspected something was about to happen."
The glass then began to move. The question was asked “Who are you?”
Interestingly the surname of one of the hotel staff came through on the board. At this time the person in question had actually removed his finger from the glass. Howevedr, his name was again formed by the glass moving towards the appropriate letters. The group at this point this time were becoming slightly nervous.
One of the ladies suddenly asked - and to this day she does not know why:
“Is there a God?”
The glass began to move as if gliding, forming a continual figure of '8' as it did so. Then whatever was controlling the glass seemed to become angry. The glass moved violently, knocking the letters off the table onto the floor. Needless to say the group were terrified and abruptly ended the session.
What happened next is a frightening account of what ouija board sessions can produce.This is an account of what happened to one of the ladies taking part, later on in the night.
"...some time later (I can’t really remember how long), something occurred that I can only put down to messing with the Ouija.
I felt restless on this particular evening and stayed up quite late into the early hours of the morning. Eventually I decided to take myself off to bed. On entering the bedroom, I bent over the bed to climb in when suddenly something struck me hard in the back. I sensed instantly the strike was not from a human and I lay wheezing and unable to scream. I just waited. I then began raising myself up — it hit me again in the back, but much harder this time.
I sensed evil surrounding me and I slowly turned my head to face whatever it was. But it was too late — it hit me again in the back… striking me harder…it felt like it was inside my body now. I could hardly breathe and I now realised I was being possessed…or even about to die.
I prayed to God in my mind, and began raising myself up again. Immediately I felt what can only be described as a pulling sensation and then I fell on the bed…’it’ had gone.
A presence of good seemed to fill the room for around a minute and I knew without any doubt that my prayer had saved me. All fear left me and as I lay there. I thought about the question I asked during the séance… “Is there a God?”… I had been given the answer and I have never stopped believing in God since!"
(Reproduced by kind permission of - www.worldmysteriesandtrueghosttales.com/the-dangers-of-ouija-boards.)
Dangerous ouija boards?
Do you believe that ouija boards are potentially dangerous?
A nasty ouija board experience
Mary and Jim, who had recently moved into their new home, had close friends staying with them. They had a happy couple of days together visiting the area.
The night before Mary and Jim’s friends were due to return to their own home, the group visited the local pub. Unfortunately a fight erupted in the bar and their night out finished sooner than expected.
They arrived back at Mary and Jim’s house and had a couple of more drinks while laughing and talking about their younger days.
Sometime later they decided to have a ouija board session. It had been many years since they had 'played' even although they were convinced that, as in previous years, nothing much would happen.
The two women set up a small round table and cut out letters of the alphabet, numbers 1-10 as well as the words 'yes' and 'no'. The men fixed drinks for everyone and brought a spare glass to use as a planchette.
As expected they sat around the table waiting for something to happen. After almost half an hour of silence from the board, they had decided to call it a night, when suddenly the glass moved. The women giggled, accusing the men of pushing it. The men both denied this. The glass moved again, at first slowly, then more easily. Mary grabbed a pen and notepad and started to jot down the letters the glass went to. At first it seemed to be random letters with no meaning, but eventually a message of sorts seemed to come through.
Only a few words were finally dictated by the board, they were - "I am not" and "die". Jim's friend turned to the others and stated that this was not funny and that if anyone was making up the words to stop it now. However, looking at their faces, he knew no one was.
Suddenly they heard a cracking sound like electricity, followed by a stench of burning. Startled they jumped to their feet puzzled and uneasy. They could not figure out where the noise had come from or what was causing the burning smell. They decided to stop the game and removed the letters and glass. Jim lifted the small table they had used. He immediately shouted to the others to look - on the underside of the table there was a large scorched area that had been present previously. Not only that but curious scratch marks were also present across the part that had been burned. Mary said that they were like animal claw marks.
Shocked, they immediately took they table outside, after chopping it up, they set fire to it and threw the letters and glass onto the burning heap.
However the strange events continued for the next two weeks. Here are just a few of the incidents that occurred:
- On waking up in the morning things would be moved. Especially two pictures that hung in the lounge - they would be angled, and one was almost upside down. This happened on two occasions.
- Knocking and scraping sounds were heard by both Mary and Jim at night when going to bed.
- The house developed cold spots. This was unusual, for although it was an older house, it was always extremely warm.
- Jim is adamant that on at least two occasions he saw, what he calls, 'black things' darting about in the hallway. Mary states that she didn't see these shadows but did feel she was constantly being watched. In addition, she states that on waking up about 4am one morning she saw to pinpricks of light on the near wall. Mary describes them as being like two very small eyes that just seemed to melt into the wall.
Neither Mary nor Jim had any particular religion, but researched on the internet for any kind of advice. They found a 'white witch' who agreed to come and cleanse the house.
Since the cleansing nothing of any note has taken place but for Mary and Jim their days of 'playing' with the ouija board were over.
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Have you had any kind of experiences during or after using a ouija board?
Common phenomena with ouija boards
Below is a summary of the most common phenomena that can occur when ouija board sessions turn nasty:
Frequently, the alleged spirits that come through the board begin by being friendly and protective. However, this often changes into negative behaviour such as:
- telling lies
- foul language
- abusive and threatening communications
There have been a few accounts where people seemed to have been induced to abandon family, friends and career after following instructions from a ouija board entity.
Some people claim that the ouija board, has been the cause of people committing suicide. However, there is no direct evidence for this.
There are other claims of ouija board entities causing fatal accidents. For the most part these really should be put down to coincidence since the evidence is not that compelling.
This should not be confused with possession. Spirit attachment is where a human or non-human spirit has latched onto the auric energy of a person.
This is alleged to have taken place to some people who have used the ouija board. Sometimes the spirit or entity can be benign. However, more frequently the possession would seem to be caused by either a human or non-human entity with evil intent. Possession does not always occur immediately after the ouija board session but some time after.
Classic paranormal phenomena
Paranormal phenomena frequently occurs due to using a ouija board. The most common manifestations are:
- poltergeist activity
- scratching, rapping, voices
- cold spots
- 'shadow' people
- odours and stenches of unknown origin
- mysterious lights/orbs, unexplained mists
- crackling like electricity, objects being scorched/burned with no apparent cause
Direct physical attacks are also fairly common - scratches and bruises being the most frequent.
Burning a ouija board
There have also been many accounts of people destroying the ouija board in order to get rid of whatever it has attracted, but to no avail. In some cases the destruction of the board seems to have caused an increase in paranormal activity.
Many people believe that to burn the ouija board is the best method to get rid of negative energy. However, many accounts relate that burning the board actually made matters worse.
More paranormal manifestations
Paranormal activity that seems to have arisen due to using the ouija board is not always confined to the place where the session took place. People have frequently reported the sense that they have been followed home - or even to work.
In addition they may also experience other paranormal activity within their own homes even although the session did not take place there.
I hope you've found this hub of interest and if you have any stories you would like to share, please do so in the comments section.
©Seeker7/H M Howell, August 2013
© 2011 Helen Murphy Howell