Here we go, another Ouija Board Story... (I submit this not because anything happened, but because it did not. This is an example of the extremes some people go to and invites discussion on positive or negative effects of 'outside influences' and Ouija Board's in General.)
Late summer/ early Fall 1987, I had finished my first Navy School and was home for 30 days leave before reporting to my first ship. My ex-wife and I are entertaining some of her friends that have come over and talk turned to the paranormal. Three individuals claimed to have created an Ouija Board and that they had 'consecrated' it via a 'dark ritual'. They said they made it of glass so that the users could 'see' the spirit's that were being contacted.
I asked about the ritual and all they would tell me was that they had used Black Candles, which they dripped the wax onto each corner of the 'glass' that they had used. The wax from these candles supposedly had turned clear upon touching the corners. Not a one of the 3 would admit to any other details concerning the creation of the glass board. They did however have it with them.
Having, at this time, about 8 years of experience with the Paranormal (6 as a practicing Wiccan) I asked to see the board. Much to my disappointment what they showed me on the front porch was a faithful reproduction of a 'Parker Brother's' Game Board on glass, drawn with soap from 'underneath' (this allowed the planchet to move smoothly on the surface). Even more disappointing was that the planchet was the one from a store bought 'game'. I examined the corners of the board; I did not find any wax on the corners, much less black wax that had turned clear.
Further questioning had the 3 telling stories of the 'entities' they had seen when using the board. They described twisted faces, with horns... Misshapen bodies with clawed hands and hoofed feet. When asked how they conducted their 'readings' I found out that they were under the influence of drugs (Acid to be precise) anytime they had success, but being who I am, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and asked if we could attempt to make contact.
It's 1130pm on a Saturday Night, most of our guest have gone for the night when my ex-wife myself the 3 'owners' of the board and two other people sit around the dinning room table ready to use the 'board'. I won't keep you waiting, NOTHING HAPPENED. After the owners of the 'board' opened it, 'following Parker Brother's rules', absolutely nothing happened. As we 'closed' the session one of the 3 guys said something to the effect of, 'I knew we should have 'dropped' (It's a drug use reference). It was at this point I picked up the glass board carried it outside, propped it up against a tree and went to stomp on it. I was grabbed and pulled away by the 3 'gentleman' who were screaming, 'Are you crazy? You'll release the spirits!'
I shook my head and walked away, thinking...'if there are any 'trapped spirits' then it's because you managed to 'capture' them with your 'playing'. The three went home and the next afternoon my wife received a call from one of them saying that the board had cracked into 3 pieces after they had put it away. (Justice in my opinion).
I had hoped to find people who knew what they were doing when it came to Ouija Board's, what I found was 3 yahoo's that had no clue what they were doing. Did their board really work for them? Maybe, Maybe Not, what I do know is that they thought it did. Suggestive 'Talking Board Use' mixed with 'Drug Use' to me equals a BAD COMBINATION.
The Paranormal is not something to 'Play With'. It takes lots of research and 'practice' to gain knowledge concerning anything; much less a Topic that has so many different aspects to it. I have personal reasons for not liking Ouija Board's (see my other experience) but I also respect those who use them, as long as they are used Properly and with Respect to the Spirit World.