I'm new to this so hopefully no one will say that I'm an idiot for what I am about to tell you. I'm not a Wicca or spiritualist, I am catholic and I was raised in a home that was 'supernaturally strict'. My parents do not believe in ghosts or anything of the supernatural variety and they forced those ideas upon my siblings and me since an early age. For example, my younger brother was not allowed to play with his imaginary friend because my father would tell him "...If I can't see him, he's not real!" Therefore, my brother had to stop playing with it (his friend was a talking duck-fish). And so, because of how my family raised us, when I was a teenager I went through a sort of rebellion and I became fascinated with the occult and other things, not at any point did I worship any entity or idol I simply read books and went to web sites.
Now on to the story, when I was in my rebellious stage I went behind my parents back and purchased a Ouija board along with other various item that I believed to be paranormal. At one point during high school, I was invited to a party for my friend that practiced witchcraft. However, my friend had understanding parents who let her make her own decision so they permitted me to bring over my Ouija board. My friend had destroyed her own board due to horrible occurrences, and just to point this out, at that time I had no idea of her previous experience with her board (neither were her parents.)
Somewhere around 1 and 2 a.m., my friend had gathered up a group of five of her friends that were also part of her coven, and myself. She instructed the six of us to form a circle around the board and she continued on to pour a ring of salt around us and lit a number of candles. She and her coven then chanted a verse about five times. They had told me earlier that they would perform a 'protection circle' before they even touched the board, although they planned on asking simple questions, they told me beforehand that it would be very serious and that I should stay calm at all times and not to break the circle. Along with this information, the girls informed me at any time if I wanted to stop and four or more of us agreed we would, and as to not disturb the spirit we would say a safe word "Lucy" so that it would appear that we were trying to get another girl's opinion.
As they finished the chant, my friend handed me a pen and a notebook where I would write down the reply from the board. I asked not to be a part of it; I never once used the board through out the three years that I had it, after $14.99 plus shipping, go figure.
My friend started out with very broad questions, "Is there anyone with good intentions that would like to speak with us?", "Is there a person in the area that would like to speak, we would like to talk to you." This went on for about eight minuets and by then I was thoroughly bored, however my friend waited patiently and said after another minute had passed "If there is no one at this time that would like to speak with us, we are going to say goodnight."
After about a ten-second wait, the girl started to push the pointer to goodbye when they moved it to the middle again. At this point I thought they were just trying to play around, to get each other to laugh after the let down, until my friend said to write down what the board was saying.
It started of very simply, the board said hello and the girls greeted it and asked if it would like to talk to them tonight. The board pointed to yes. Now I must tell you, I remember just about everything that happened that night down to every word spelled for two reasons. Number one, I was writing everything down and number two, I cannot write things down quickly even under pressure and the board was spelling at a slower rate than I was.
This is the following conversation we had.
"What would you like us to call you? Or do you have a name we can call you by?"
"Ok Richard, are you a spirit or an entity?"
At this point two girls wanted to stop, but my friend said no, which was in code "Not right now."
"What do you mean by human?"
"I was human, now I'm spirit"
"How did you become a spirit?"
"How did you die Richard?"
"What kind of accident?"
"What do you mean by "No" Richard?"
"no. No. No."
"You don't want to talk about your accident?'
At this point the pointer moved quicker to the letters N O, and again my friend asked what he meant by no.
"What do you mean by "No" Richard?"
"No more accidents, no more no more"
At this time, three girls (the two from before and another) said Lucy very loudly and again my friend said not right now. Unfortunately, I wanted to stop also, but I also wanted to see what would happen, it was like watching a horror movie for me, I wanted to see the end but I didn't want to be scared so I kept quiet.
"Ok, Richard we won't make you talk about it anymore ok?"
Again, this made me a little bit freaked out; I still get that feeling while writing this. However, the girls did not want to stop, they wanted to continue so we plundered on ahead.
"Then who is this and where is Richard?"
"This is me, Richard left. You are mean, he was very sad, so you must be mean."
"We're very sorry about Richard but we won't talk to you until you tell us who you are."
"But you're mean and mommy said don't talk to strangers."
At the time, I was being torn between yelling out Lucy at the top of my lungs or crying. I know that crying may seem like a strange reaction for that sentence but I can remember wanting to cry so much at that time. It felt like I just saw the ending scene from The Notebook all over again. Nevertheless, the girls carried on asking for a name, and after three tries, they received one.
"Is your name Nicole? Or are you lying?"
"No, mommy said lying is a sin."
"Ok, Nicole how old are you?"
"Oh really? I have brother that age."
Apparently, that was a big no-no, every girl turned and glared at me for my intrusion. Apparently, it was dangerous for someone not touching the pointer to talk or to mention things that could hurt me later on. The pointer moved so the girls had to turn around so they could spell it out again.
"Boys are mean too."
"What do you mean Nicole?"
"Boys are mean and icky. Specially Bastien."
"Who is Bastien Nicole?"
"Why is Bastein mean?"
"He lies and he didn't listen to mommy"
"Why did Bastein lie Nicole?"
We waited about three minuets for a reply, and when the pointer moved again we thought we were still talking to Nicole. We weren't.
"Because he's naughty."
"What..." My friend didn't get to finish the question before the pointer moved.
This word was repeated about nine times before I said Lucy, and five other girls said it. My friend did not say the word but as per our agreement, she said goodbye forcefully. Moreover, when the girls decided to push the pointer to goodbye they met a little bit of resistance and we all said goodbye and just about slammed the board into the box.
My friend quickly took the box and put it back into the center of the circle before the girls left the circle or would allow me to, they said a quick thanks for the protection provided and they rose as a group and we left the circle together. We all quickly ran upstairs to my friend's room and we noticed that the entire conversation took about two hours because it was around 5:20 a.m. Because it was a sleep over, we decided to take buddies into the bathroom and we would get ready for bed and stay in groups.
My friend was upset because she was forced to stop the conversation early and so when I was with her and another girl (one from the coven I had just met, she was a senior), she asked to keep the board until the coven came back later to try again. I didn't hesitate in saying yes, while the girl looked like she was about to object, until she was silenced by my friend's father asking if we knew what time it was and if we had to wake up in an hour to get to work. So we finished changing and 'primping' for bed before we returned to the bedroom to find the other four upset about something.
It appeared to them as if one girl felt a tugging on her hair, and a cold pressure on her foot. She considered herself sensitive so the coven took it very seriously. I however being the skeptic I was (I know I was in rebellion, and even after that session I still thought that maybe she was a bit spooked) decided that I would wait for them to calm down before I asked if maybe she just caught her hair on something, or maybe even if her foot fell asleep. This was, as I found out later, rude because I had somehow called her a liar. So for the rest of the night they discussed what the unanswered questions could be, they carried on talking for quite some time, and no sleep was had at the sleep over
As you may have guessed, that was the last time I saw my board, my friend kept it and it seems that she used it on her own to try and contact Nicole and Richard again, to no avail. In addition, with the help of her coven, they destroyed the board, because of "negative energies" that clung to the board.