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The Ouija Board And More For Those Interested In The Paranormal

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The Ouija Board And More For Those Interested In The Paranormal

I don't believe that the Ouija Board is inherently evil and in some paranormal investigations it definitely has a place. I have heard plenty of positive and neutral stories about Ouija Boards but it is the horror stories that the public always hear and it is these stories that get passed around and told again and again.

You have to ask yourself why so many paranormal investigators warn against using the Ouija Board to contact spirits when they use all kinds of other means to contact spirits like flashlights , voice recorders , evp meters and more. Why couldn't evil spirits use these items the same way they could use a Ouija Board. I'm sure they could.

We don't know with any absolute certainty what makes a Ouija Board pointer move or how it possible to record unknown voices or sounds with a tape recorder. We really don't have any ideal.

Many people fear Ouija Boards or any contact with them. But I truly believe it is possible for positive messages to come through the Ouija Board. I think a spirit could easily send a message from the other side through a Ouija Board. And I believe in a house or other location with a lot of paranormal activity that a Ouija Board can be used as part of ghost hunting. Especially in a place where it is known or strongly suspected that a ghost or ghosts are known to exist.

I really would like to hear from people who have had a positive experience in contacting a spirit or a ghost with or through a Ouija Board. If you have had a positive experience with a Ouija Board please post a comment about it below.

Working With A Ouija Board

A Ouija Board can be a positive tool in a paranormal investigation or ghost hunt. If your going to use a Ouija Board in this matter I suggest setting the board up on a solid surface or on the floor. I like to light a circle of candles around the Ouija Board.

Have two people touch the pointer and ask the questions of the Ouija Board. If possible have a camcorder pointed at the Ouija Board so you can document everything going on. Don't horseplay or joke around. Be positive and respectful and you may just have the opportunity to document something important.

I really would have someone working with the Ouija Board to pray the below prayer of protection. If possible have someone to stand back with the camcorder or a camera and document everything that happens. It would also be a great ideal to have a tape recorder recording during this time because you never know what you may catch on audiotape.

Spirits won't contact you every time you use a Ouija Board or in every location but if you keep trying one day you may have a paranormal experience that you will remember for a lifetime. So always try to document everything you can.

Guy attacked by demon while using Ouija board

Is a Ouija Board dangerous or can it be used by Ghost Hunters to make contact with spirits or ghosts.
Is a Ouija Board dangerous or can it be used by Ghost Hunters to make contact with spirits or ghosts.
Prayers For Ghost Hunters And Paranormal Investagators
Prayers For Ghost Hunters And Paranormal Investagators

REAL OUIJA Board Gone Wrong Caught on TAPE

Using A Ouija Board To Hunt For Ghosts

If you think that something bad must happen if you use a Ouija Board then its quite possible that something bad could happen. You need to approach paranormal investigations with care and you need to do it with a positive attitude.

It does not hurt to pray the above prayers with a positive attitude if you are doing paranormal investigations or ghost hunting.

If you use a Ouija Board as part of your paranormal investigation or ghost hunting you really should use the prayers above to insure that you and everyone in your party are protected from evil.

A Check List For Ghost Hunters

1. Do not enter or go to any area where you do not have permission.Do not trespass. If you can not get permission do not enter.

2. If possible try to obtain your permission in writing.This will protect you in case someone calls police.

3. Learn everything possible about the place , house , or location where you plan to conduct a ghost hunt or paranormal investigation. Learn the history of the location. If possible try to verify any story or stories about the location.

4. Approach any paranormal investigation or ghost hunt in a professional manner.Be respectful of your surroundings and leave the area or location in the same way you found it.

5. You will need a camera to take photos with and a camcorder to shoot videos with.

6. You should keep a complete record of any place you investigate. Keep a well written journal of everything you observe and make detailed notes of everything that happens.

7. If possible you need a tape recorder along to record any sounds or voices that may be in the area.

8. Insist that everyone with you carry Photo ID or Drivers License. If you do investigations on a regular basis it would not hurt to name your organization and have photo ID's printed up. If you and the people with you act in a professional manner people will trust you and more doors will open up to you.

9. If you use a Ouija Board as part of your Paranormal Investigation or Ghost Hunting document everything about it as well as possible. And by all means pray the prayer of protection in a positive attitude before you start.

10. Always remember that the more you can document with tape recordings , photos , camcorders , and journals the better off you will be. If you carefully document your evidence the better people will trust you and people will believe you.

If you use a Ouija Board in a positive manner in a paranormal investigation or ghost hunt I really would like to hear from you. Post your story or comments in the comments section below.

But I would also like to hear from you if you use a Ouija Board and something bad happens. Tell us your story about your bad experience with a Ouija Board in the comment section below.

Our Experience With A Ouija Board

We Were Attacked By An evil Spirit Or Ghost

I am Shelly and I run a paranormal investagation group here in St Augustine Florida. I thought I would write in and tell what happened when our group tried using a Ouija Board to contact a ghost.

We had bought a Ouija Board several weeks before and we took it alone when we were invited to a house in Green Cove Springs Florida where a very mean spirited ghost was said to exist.

The lady who owned the house had contacted our group and asked for help with a spirit or ghost that would pull her little girls hair and hide money, keys, and other things around the house.

She also told us that her and her husband would be laying in bed and that the ghost would jerk the cover off of them when they would go to sleep.

We arrived at the home and set up our equipment and told the lady we were going to use a Ouija Board to contact the ghost. I and three of the members of my group and the lady who owned the house set down at the dining room table with the Ouija Board on the table.

In the next few minutes we were attacked by a evil spirit and I experienced one of the spookiest events I have ever experienced. Almost as soon as we said the prayer for protection things started going on around us. There were three candles lighted on the table and an electric lamp was burning in the next room.

As soon as we started praying the candles were blown out and the Ouija Board rose up in the air and spun around. I smelled a horrible smell of decay and sulfur. Something clawed me on the right shoulder and it was not human.

And then the light bulb in the room next to us exploded. It went off like a gun shot. There is no way that anyone could have done what was done to us that night. Before I knew it I had jumped up and ran out the front door and the three other members of my group and the lady who lived in the house was in the yard with us. She refused to return to the house with us and asked us not to go back in though we did to retrieve our equipment and the Ouija Board.

The woman who had lived in the house never spent another night in the house and she moved in with her mother several miles away. She is still living there with her mother and her two little girls.

The house where she did live where we had the incident with the Ouija Board is now empty and the owners boarded it up and refuse to allow anyone to enter the house or rent it.

We keep the Ouija Board in my barn and everyone who touches it says they feel something cold and evil. So yes I do believe that Ouija Boards can be a bridge to the other side. Sometimes with very bad results.

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    • ssingam profile image


      6 years ago

      I have a custom Ouija table that I built. It has a 15 watt amp and speaker for a spirit box or white noise generator to capture EVP. It also has a built in KII to monitor emf spikes. We have been very successful with this board. I feel we have taken spirit communication to the next level. We have been touched on the arms or back, I even got a hi five once, when we ask. We have asked spirits to say their name into the recorder and they do. We have been in contact with departed loved ones, which are emotional, and build relationships with other spirits, I would like to say are our friends.

      We have also come in contact with famous spirits such as ZoZo, Mama, Nyoz and others. With the exception of Zozo, the other spirits are bad and they make no qualms about claiming to be. Bad spirits are easily dismissible. To crazyhorseghost, I would have stayed in that house and confronted that spirit. Fear only enpowers negative energy.

      In regards to the ideomotor effect, this is only half true. Ouija does require the driver and co pilot to power the planchette, however the messages are spirit originated. I would like to compare it to email. A spirit sends you an email, you receive through your solar plexus or the router, it get processed in your brain or the CPU and gets sent down through your nerves to your hands or the printer. It's important to clear your mind else spirit messages are garbled and nonsensical. Our group does a quick five minute meditation before starting and fill our thoughts with positive energy. Be well.

    • ssingam profile image


      6 years ago

      Good hub. A Ouija is a powerful tool every ghost hunter should have. I have built a custom Ouija table with 15 watt amp and speaker for spirit box or white noise generator and a built in emf meter. I have recorded EVP of the spirits we communicate with on the board. In fact I would like to call them my friends. I have been touched, given a hi five and more. Yes bad spirits come through now and then, but it is relatively easy to get rid of them. A good way to disprove the ideomotor effect would be to blindfold the driver and ask questions only he would know the answer to. I will say the idea motor effect is only half of how the Ouija works through us. Be well.

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      6 years ago

      Im 32 & My first experience with a Ouija board was yesterday & it was very positive. In fact, it was so positive that we used it two separate times! First of all, I think that bad experiences happen when you invite just any spirit to communicate with you. We were very specific before starting & stated that we were choosing to connect with positive spirits only. It took several awkward minutes of us giggling & waiting before the planchette began to move. The first spirit was a 6 year old boy, who didn't appear to be related to any of us. I was still very skeptical up until the moment my grandfather came through. I asked a few detailed questions so that the other 2 people in the room couldn't possibly know the answer- and he answered correctly! I sobbed! Several other spirits came through as well. We closed out the board & prepared to go to a friends house.

      During the drive, I researched the Ouija board more & read about the ideomotor affect. When we arrived, we decided to bring out the board again. To disprove the ideomotor theory, we purposefully had my husband keep his hands off the board while my friend & I contacted my husband's father. I had my husband ask a very specific question that I didn't know the answer to... "What did you call my thumb, Dad?" This was an odd question, but the planchette began moving & spelled "Dead". I said, "Dead??" out loud & the planchette went to "Yes." I took my hands off & stopped the game. This made no sense! I looked at my husband who confirmed that his Dad had always, in fact, called his thumb a "dead possum" in an attempt to get him to stop sucking it!! How could we have possibly even guessed that? Overall, it was a great experience & I feel comforted to know that we can still connect with our loved ones :)

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      7 years ago

      Im 35 rt now when I was about 15 myself and friend used ouija board for a few days we fooled around fircing it then it started actually moving on its own I know this because it was spelling out thibg my friend nor I knew about each others family members ! It had us in tears as it tild us we must come back everyday a couple weeks later it tgen told us tio kill a kid .....we were terified and tiok the board to her sisters and left it under her bed when she found out she was furious...well 15 years later every house I live in has some kind of paranormal experiences...could this be the spirits from my younger doings following me?

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      7 years ago





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      7 years ago

      I'm going to an Irish boarding school boarding school next year and my cousin was telling me that there was a dorm with a ouija in it and no-one is allowed to go in their or sleep their to this day

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      India & Tash 

      7 years ago

      We recently have done a ouija board with a group of friends, we contacted a spirit...we asked it who it was and we came to realise it was our friends great uncle, we felt very safe after hearing that. We asked it personal questions but none that would make it angry, he seemed to answer our questions happily and correct. Some made us cry of how correct he was about us. It told us whos watching over us and made us feel really safe. We said we would come back to it soon and we forgot so we felt like there was someone watching us..and there was a spirit. So we went back to do it and say sorry. After we did it he said it was fine and it was him who was with it, we said goodbye..and were not going to do it for another couple of monthes. We felt like this was a very positive spirit cause it was related to one of our good friends, but we do feel very scared, still.

      It was an amazing experience and i would like to do it again, soon . . .

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      7 years ago

      My daughter and I had an amazingly positive experience with the Ouija board. Too personal to go into in detail, but to sum it up, the love of my life (who passed away in 5/2010) identified himself when we asked the spirit's name. My daughter asked about his dog (who he had said was stolen from him), and he responded "favor." That made no sense. But it made sense that he wouldn't want to answer the question. I asked if he was asking for a favor, and he said yes. I asked what the favor was. He said "remember me." Our "conversation" went on for about 45 minutes, with the answers coming so rapidly, we could barely keep our hands on the white thing that moves. It flew from letter to letter, sometimes changing course before it stopped on a letter - and making curves and turns, which I've never experienced before. When we both were ready to say goodbye, we said we had no more questions, and good night. The white piece started moving again (our fingers were still on it when we said goodnight). My daughter and I were both confused, because we didn't ask anything. Then, the white piece spelled out "I love you" and immediately moved to a blank space above the "Goodbye" on the board, and stopped. Most amazing experience with a Ouija I have EVER had, and I've owned one for over 40 years, although I barely ever use it. This board belongs to my daughter, and we haven't touched it in over 3 years. It was her idea to play with it.

      To sum it up, all I felt was positivity and love ... and the answers were so obviously from my loved one. Answers only he would give. Very, very comforting, wonderful experience.

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      7 years ago

      very interesting stuff here you see. now what i believe is that there is some kind of energy that all living things leave behind when they die, this energy is my explenation of a "soul". this energy can be absorbed and understanded by the human brain, as the electric signals that goes between brain cells is this energy. now that would mean that there must be some people that can "read" this energy more clear than others. such persons as my self

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      8 years ago

      i found a ghost named tug in my basement he is six or was six when he died in a barn that colapsed.

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      8 years ago


      that's really interesting to know that you had some result from it. I've tried it in the past but didn't get anything. I've read a lot of stuff from science and people saying the ideomotor effect is the cause of movement.

      Personally until I see it for myself I'm still skeptical.

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      8 years ago

      I recently did the ouija for the first time and it was an experience i will never forget.

      I wasn't sure what to expect but wanted to try as i often experience frequent activity in my home which is also witnessed by a few friends and family members.

      We successfully managed contact with the spirit i believe is responsible for the activity at home, along with 2 other spirits.

      2 out of the 3 where loved ones that have passed.

      the 3rd i didn't know but they gave letters naming the person they wanted a message passed to, this person being a close friend of mine.

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      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes movies have given the Ouija Board a bad rap as have urban legends. I think urban legends about the Ouija Board and all the bad things that were supposed to have happened are probably responsible more than anything else.

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      Granny's House 

      9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Yes, I think the movies have something to do with it

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I have been ghost hunting for many years now and we have been using a Ouija Board for several years now with some success. I think a lot of the horror stories about Ouija Boards may be urban legends.

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      Granny's House 

      9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Yes it is. I have heard horror stories

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      9 years ago from Wales

      This is a compelling read and I was gripped. However like Granny's House not with a Ouja Board. I think it is because I am frightened of them. We were taught as children not to meddle with them. However it didn't stop me enjoying this hub. Thank you so much for sharing. Take care crazyhorseghost.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Is it because you fear Ouija Boards.

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      Granny's House 

      9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I would love to be a ghost hunter,but not with the Ouija Board.


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