Some people will tell me it's all in my head, others will say I'm just plain crazy, but I still stand by what I saw, what I felt and what I experienced on a Halloween night in 2008, nearly eight years ago when I, a fun loving 14 year old, and my friend decided to play a nice friendly game of Ouija.
We made our own Ouija board out of an old poster board I had laying around from an old school project; we went online and read instructions on how to do it and so we did. We took a small, clear glass, lit a few candles, turned out the lights and sat in the spare room of my house with our fingers placed on the glass asking all sorts of questions--no answer. We listened for any sign, we watched the candles to see if they would flicker, but to no avail. "Let's just stop," my friend said with a disappointed sigh, "Nothing is happening." So we put it up, only to pull it out later at around 3:00 am, now November 1st. I convinced her that it had been too early and that the spirits weren't active.
We asked the usual questions, "Who are you?" "What is your name?" "How did you die?" Our hands steady on the glass, asking for what felt like forever and then suddenly it happened. The glass bolted across the board and my friend let out a shriek. We kept asking questions, but it wouldn't answer, it just kept moving around in circles around the board almost as if it was spinning at warp speed. The candles flickered like crazy and, without thinking, I grabbed up the board and crumpled it up and threw it in the corner. We decided to call it a night and went to sleep.
About a week later, after I had discarded the Ouija board in the garbage can outside, I noticed weird things beginning to happen. I was back in the spare room one night, playing on the computer, when my lamp started flickering. I was a bit puzzled as I had just put a new light bulb in the lamp a few days prior, but I figured it was loose--it wasn't. I ignored it. However a few hours later I began to hear snapping like noises from the corner, one by one, as the light continued to flicker.
As the months went on and the new year began, things only got stranger. Things of mine would go missing and appear in random places like a bottom drawer or in a medicine cabinet. I always had my things I needed (keys, wallet, etc) on my dresser so the fact that they'd be in a drawer or cabinet or anywhere else for that matter just struck me as strange. I would hear scratching noises on my walls late at night, and I swear I'd see a tall dark shadow lurking near my door in the middle of the night, sometimes by the window. When I would tell my family this they would completely disregard it and tell me I was losing it, or that I was just seeing things, but things only got even stranger.
One night as I was doing my homework, a plate fell off the wall and smashed to the floor. A few nights later, my mother came out of the bathroom with a puzzled look on her face and said to me "Are you throwing things at me? I felt something hitting my back over and over again." I hadn't moved from my desk. My dog suddenly was hiding in the corner every night and would randomly urinate in the middle of the room, which was unlike her, and when I would try to call for her, she would whimper and shiver.
The same incidences kept happening--things like drawers and cupboards would be open when I would come home from school, things still went missing, and I still have no explanation.
I moved away from the house in Fall 2009 and still think about my experience to this day. I am now almost 22 years old and I still believe that I let something out from the Ouija board that night so many years ago and it still gives me the creeps. I have not had any more ghostly experiences since I moved, thankfully.