I'm always on the local Craigslist site looking for a bargain, something odd or unique or something that I can use for my art and found an interesting post in the FREE STUFF category a few months ago.
A person was offering his Ouija board for free. He wanted it gone immediately! The post stated that since buying it (and apparently using it), that bad things were happening in his home and their child now had an invisible 'friend' that they couldn't get rid of!
My thoughts were, "Why give your ills to some one else?" If you know it comes with bad spirits, why wish that on someone else? Maybe he was afraid of what the bad spirits would do if their board was placed in the fire, who knows.
But then I remembered as a young kid, we did the very same thing... Begged someone to take ours away. The spirit we were speaking to was named Linus. I really didn't think that was a real name outside of the Peanuts cartoon. He was friendly at first, yet insistent that he didn't want to speak with me. So we figured we'd just force it to. My sister's hands hadn't touched the pointer yet and when my fingers were about an inch away, the pointer moved away from me.
It refused to move after that, so my sister's friend got back on it and Linus was angry. He told us to cover our eyes in five minutes. Nothing exploded after the five minutes nor did we see anything, but our phone rang. We answered only to hear scribbling noises on the other end and what sounded like someone trying to whisper something. So that was enough for us. I forget who took it, but I hope they had a better time with it than we did.
And yes, the pointer WILL move and spell words, it's not just a game or a hoax. Spiritual communication DOES occur on a Ouija board (unless you have a bonehead friend who insists on spelling his own made-up garbage).
So if you're searching around and find a Ouija board for sell or free, don't be foolish enough to take ownership of it unless you're prepared to deal with the bad that can come from it.
BAD Linus, BAD!
The post has since been removed. Should be interesting to see if it pops back up in a free post again by the new owner in a few weeks!