During my 7th year in grade school I had a slumber party with my girlfriends; Shannon, Randal and Carrie. Once they arrived we discussed our plans for the evening. I wanted to do something different (besides watching scary movies, playing video games, etc.). Shannon then mentioned a game called, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board." According to paranormal.com, "During the game it requires at least five people. One person, the victim, lies relaxed on the floor with eyes closed. The other four participants surround her, one on each side, one at the head and one at the feet. Each of the participants places two fingers of each hand beneath the victim. With their eyes closed, they begin to chant, "Light as a feather... Stiff as a board..." over and over. With just the slightest effort, the participants are able to raise the victim off the floor in what appears to be the defiance of gravity." Before we started playing I realized one person was missing.
I called my friend, Yessina to see if she was coming over to my house. I told her about our plans and she refused to go. I said, "Why don't you want to come Yessina?" "The game you're playing is considered witch craft. Did you know that?" Me, "I don't believe in that stuff. It's only a game." Yessina, "If you play that game you are calling out to the devil."
After our conversation I still did not believe it was witch craft so the game was still on for the night. The only problem was that we were shorthanded. But we decided to give it a try anyway. I was the first one to lie on the floor. Carrie was above my head while Randal and Shannon were on my sides. They started to chant, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board!" I was waiting to be up in the air but I did not feel a thing. Eight minutes later I opened my eyes and asked them if it worked. They all said, "No." So we gave it a shot a few more times but still nothing. Afterwards we were all bummed out. We decided to go outside in the middle of the night (12 am) and walk around. One hour later we walked back to my place. As we were getting closer I saw that all of our lights were on. Then I saw my mom standing near the stair railing below the chandelier. I was freaking out and said, "Crap!" I'm going to get grounded for a week!" But as we got closer I realized that it was not my mom. The person that I saw was wearing a worn out white sleeping gown. She also had shoulder length black curly hair, pale skin and purple circles underneath her eyes. She was on the edge of the stair way and was leaning forward.
I asked my friends if they were seeing what I was seeing. They all said, "Yes!" I turned around and said, " this isn't a prank right? Did you guys invite someone to crash my party?" They said, "No, why would we do that to you." So I ran in the back of my house and entered through the sliding door. Then I ran upstairs checked all rooms to find the strange woman, I could not find her. Me, Shannon, Randal and Carrie were all scared to go upstairs. It was getting late (2 am). One hour later we all gave it rest and went upstairs. Randal and Carrie slept on the floor next to the bed while me and Shannon slept on the bed.
As we were trying to sleep Shannon started shaking me. I woke up and she told me to look at my blinds. I saw the woman's shadow... It was weird! It was like she was standing outside of my window with her arms stretched out near her sides of her body. I did not want to believe what was going on so I said, "It's just our imagination. Let's try to go to sleep." So as we were trying to sleep for the second time Randal and Carrie started screaming. I asked them what was wrong. They said, "We heard voices coming from your closet!" We made a smart choice not to check it out. 10 minutes later Randal just got up from bed. Walked to the door, turned around and sat down so she could face us. I sat up on my bed to see what was going on now. I looked at Randel and asked what was wrong. But then I noticed something was odd about her. I took a closer look. It was not Randal! It was the woman! I woke up Shannon and Carrie. I told them to look at Randal and see if she looked like that woman. They all said, "Yes!" We told that to Randal but she thought we were all playing jokes on her. I was fed up with what was going on so I turned on the lights. Randal was back to normal. I told everyone that we should sleep this off and discuss more about it in the morning.
The next day everyone packed up their stuff and called their parents immediate. So I was left alone in the room. I kept telling myself that it was all in my head. I called Yessina and told her what happened. She said, "So now do you believe me?" me, "yes, I was so stupid. How long is this woman going to stay in my room?" Yessenia, "Depends how many times you played the game. How many times did you play?" Me, "We played three or four times. I can't remember." Yessenia, "yea. She's going to stay for a week in your room!"
After I heard her say that I immediately grabbed my things and placed it in my parent's bed room. So for a week I slept in my parent's bed room. On Saturday I slept in my room. I was so scared but knew that everything was going to be alright. I turned off the lights... It was pitch black! The whole time I was sleeping I felt like there was someone watching me. It took me awhile to get to sleep but then finally I got some shot eye. In the morning I could sense that whoever she was was gone... I am a believer now! I also learned my lesson! Don't play with witch craft or anything that has to do with the paranormal!