This is when all my experiences began. I was 5 years old, and lived in Versailles, Missouri.
Late one night, far past my bedtime I woke up and heard a slight noise down the short hallway that connected my room and the kitchen and living room. I sat up in the bed and realized the living room light was on. It was brighter than the kitchen, that's how I knew this was the living room light. I got up and peaked around the corner to find my mother sitting on the couch. She was staring at this strange board sitting on top her lap. I was going to call out to her, but I felt a warm hand on my left shoulder, and a soft voice inside of me say "No." So I didn't. I just stood there staring at her. Within a few seconds I see the planchette literally fly off the board and hit the wall behind our TV. I jump back because I realize that wasn't right, as my mom wasn't touching the planchette. Her arms were at her sides as though she was in some sort of trance.
As I jumped back, I let out a breath and immediately my mom looked up at me. The look on her face was not of her own. It was an angry look. I ran the little 5 feet away and jumped on my bed. Quietly I lay back down. I felt the air change, like evil was in my room. I heard my mom walk up to the door and stop. I opened my eyes just enough, so she couldn't see that my eyes were open and she was standing there, just staring at me.
After about what seemed like an eternity, but really no longer than a few minutes, she backed up and walked away from the door. I was too terrified to look and see where she had gone, so I laid there and cried myself to sleep.
Years after, I found the same board in my mom's cabinet and began to ask her questions about her experiences with the board. She told me it was my grandmother's and apparently she would use it regularly. She stopped using the board because the spirit she was contacting was getting aggressive and wouldn't go into further detail with my mom about it.
My mom said that night she used it scared her so much, but she couldn't move from that spot on the couch. She said she felt frozen and as though she was on a cloud. And she had tried getting rid of the board but somehow it would always end up back with her.