The Midnight Society #3: Happy Birthday Ouija Board

midnightsocietyTime for some spooky vibes! This year the Ouija Board turned 125! This wooden board has come a very long way and is always under the spotlight thanks to movies, books, and other’s experiences. Invented in 1890 by Elijah Jefferson Bond as an innocent game, the Ouija Board became a divining tool during World War I.

This form of communication is very similiar to the automatic writing, both forms are very dangerous as they are uncontrolled and generally who use these channels are novices and unaware of the possible dangers that await.

Just as it happend to the Ravens family who “accidentally” summoned a demon into their living room. John Ravens, his wife Gloria and their two kids Lynda and Ronald gathered around the board for what they thought was going to be an evening of fun at their home in a Toronto, Canada suburb (I mean, why not playing Monopoly?!). “We were just playing around with it when suddenly the planchette that spells out answers began moving by itself,” says John. They were all scared, but then John and Gloria thought maybe one of the kids was up to tricks so they both started asking questions, and this spirit began communicating through the board and then asked if it could visit them. By this time, John was sure someone was playing a joke, and he said yes. Which, of course, was a big mistake!

That’s when the nightmare began. “The demon appeared within seconds,” says John. “It spun around the room overhead, laughing and cursing at us. It was surrounded by a ring of fire and the room became so hot, it was like an inferno from Hell.” The family describes the demon as red and black with scaly skin and horns. It also had giant bat wings. “Then it suddenly swooped down and attacked us,” recalls John. “It started biting each of us on the face and arms. We tried getting up and running for the door, but every time we did, the creature started clawing us. It was so fast, we couldn’t escape from it.”

Lynda and brother Ronald were picked up repeatedly and hurled across the room. As they lay helplessly on the floor, the creature pounded on their chests and heads. “It had hooves that dug into my children’s faces and skin, marking them badly,” says Gloria. The attack lasted for more than an hour before the horrifying demon vanished as quickly as it first appeared. The children were screaming and crying as John pulled them out of the house and drove to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for cuts and burns.

Generally several spirits will attempt to come through at the same time but the real danger lies when you ask for physical proof of their existence! You might say, “Well, if you’re really a spirit, then put out this light or move that object!” What you have just done is simple, you have “opened a doorway” and allowed them to enter into the physical world and future problems can and often do arise.

If you just type ‘ouija board experiences’ you’ll be able to read a lot of experiences, some of them are very frightening indeed. Of course, there could be a bit of scepticism, but as for me I do believe that there might be something (you can read a couple of ghost stories on this very blog as well –here– and –here-)

So… do you still think it is only a game??

Do you think/believe there might be an afterlife? Do you believe in ghosts? Or have you ever had a “paranormal experience”? Please let me know in the comments all your thoughts about this topic.

Elle. x

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