I have always been interested in the paranormal, ever since I was a child. I would scare myself half to death by watching shows on television about ghosts and demons and I would always be reading books about them as well. I have been fascinated by the Ouija board for as long as I can remember. It always seemed so neat that someone could communicate with the other side with just a "game"... Or so I thought.
I used to write stories on here under a different name - but the name no longer described me, so I decided to open a new account to share my latest experience. Recently, I have been doing some self-discovery to find out who I am, and what I believe in. I have settled on an individualist point of view - I believe in myself and am powered from within. I came from a childhood of Christianity, but ever since I had gone through my dark period of life, my views changed drastically.
I did my research on the Ouija board. I knew that it was potentially dangerous, and that there was always a chance that something malevolent would come through. Despite the warnings, I went ahead and pursued my interest in the dangerous game.
My first experience was with my best friend. It was late one night and we decided to make a Ouija board. I feel that making a board instead of buying one is better because you have better control over it and the outcome of your session. We lit some candles and dimmed the room and tried to make contact.
The first time we tried, we didn't get anything so we put the board away and went to bed. The second time, however, we did make contact. The spirit we spoke with was named "Rose". (I am changing the names to respect privacy.) Rose was a young woman who died in a car crash in our area. She seemed like a positive energy, but then she began to count down the number line. At the time, I did not know what that meant. After looking it up, I found out that when a spirit is counting down, it is trying to escape the board. Before it got to 3, we moved it back to the center. My friend asked, "You're not really Rose, are you?" The planchette moved to "No". We were still trying to communicate when the planchette kept moving off of the board - another bad sign. We then closed the board and put it away, and acted like nothing had happened.
A few nights later when I was just getting out of the shower, my phone rang. I picked it up and it was my friend, hysterical. She was crying so hard I couldn't understand her. I finally got it out of her what was happening - and I couldn't believe what I was hearing. She told me that she was home alone and coming out of the shower, when she walked into her room to find the light on and the Ouija board sitting in the center of her bed with the planchette right in the middle. She took a photo and sent it to me. If I still had it, I would have included it with this story. She also said that her pictures were falling off of the walls even though she kept retacking them. I was a little bit freaked out, like anyone would be, but I had to help her. She was afraid to be in her own home, and that was not okay. I told her I would be over first thing in the morning.
When morning came, I packed a bag and was off to her house. I was going to perform a spiritual blessing - nothing religious, but something we both believed in. We created our own holy water, water that was holy to ourselves, not God or anything like that. It included spices and salt, and we blessed it with self-empowering words. In a nutshell, we spread our holy water around her home and told the entity it needed to leave and was not welcome. We also did the white light ritual to aid us. It worked - nothing happened again.
My second story is the most recent, and frightening. My cousin and I decided to use the Ouija board one day. We wanted to try to contact our great-grandfather, and we did. Everything was perfectly fine. We also contacted my cousin's grandmother, and it was very comforting. We closed our session and went to bed.
The next day, we wanted to do it again. We said and felt my personalized "protection", as I call it, before beginning. We lit a candle and asked if anyone was there. No one in particular, we said, and we soon got an answer. We spoke to this man named "Bill" who was from our area, and he told us he was fine with answering any questions. We asked him basic questions about our futures - like about our schooling, jobs, and families. He told us he was a good spirit that was in heaven, and was with God. We thanked him for his participation and closed the session.
We asked the board again if anyone was there - we again, got Bill. We decided to ask him more questions, and this started to become a strange session. I am very serious when it comes to using Ouija boards, while my cousin is always joking. He knows that I take it serious, and tried his best to take it serious, but of course, he couldn't help cracking a joke. After he made his joke, Bill spelled out "L-O-L". He told us that he liked us, and we were nice. We then asked if we would be able to contact him again if we used the board. He said yes. So we closed the session, and left our homemade board alone for a month or so.
Today, I was visiting with him, and I suggested trying to talk to Bill again. He agreed, and we went to go use it. We began talking, asking a few questions, and then after a while, I asked, "Would it be okay if we tried to contact someone else?" Bill replied no. I asked why not, he said, "Because you are my friends." I asked him if he would be angry if we tried to contact anyone else, and he said a little bit. This was a significant red flag to me, so we said goodbye and decided to dispose of the board. We performed a ritual of cleansing the board and said closing prayers. We not only closed the board, but closed it from our lives, letting in only positive energy. We folded it into threes, to resemble a sort of trinity, and disposed of it into the trash can. We sealed the cleanse with an empowering meditation.
Later on, I returned home. Everything seemed normal until I had begun to wind down a bit and get ready for bed. I could sense a sort of uneasiness within myself, and being me, that was not okay and something needed to be done about it. I felt though the day's occurrences were throwing off my spiritual balance, so I performed a cleanse through meditation. All negative feelings were released during this cleanse.
The point of the second story was to get some feedback from the members of YGS. What would you suggest be done to prevent any bad energy coming from a session of that sort? I was feeling a little bit nervous about the outcome. We respectfully disposed of the board, but if Bill was angry, I didn't know what was going to happen. Please leave your suggestions on what should have been done, in your opinion.
If anyone is interested in my methods of opening/closing the board, meditation/spiritual cleansing or my sealing ritual, let me know and I will explain. Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and I look forward to your comments.