I have been wanting to write my experiences for a long time, it is just one of those things that are hard to talk about. But as of lately I have been thinking about it more and more and have even had a few nightmares. I think another reason I haven't shared was because now that I am older and have children of my own, I know that playing with a Ouija board is just asking for trouble. I just wonder if anyone has had similar experiences. So, to start I have to kind of explain a little. Sorry it is long but I had to tell you everything.
When I was a teenager I had 2 best friends (Sharrie and Beth). They were the kind of friends that you did everything with and would do anything for. Sharrie and I were inseparable since I moved back to Nebraska from Texas, and Beth and I had been friends since Kindergarten. We kind of bonded since we had the same name growing up. They were the kind of friends that were just as close as sisters.
The first few times we ever played with the Ouija Board were just kind of fun playful times (or so I thought). Nothing to out of the ordinary, Sharrie had a board that she had in her room that we would use at sleep overs. I never quite figured how they worked, I was young and naive - we would ask it about boys and things. It always amazed that whatever the name was that I had in my head at the time, the board would always spell. It was always like it was reading my mind. Beth was a year older and braver so she would ask crazier question - which I will explain later.
I remember we even asked the name of the person we were talking to, it told us that his name was Yuri. So, one day we were using it at my house, and my dad came home and found it. My father being pretty religious was very upset and said no one would be using one of those at his house and he threw the board in our Oscar (trash can) and that was that. A few weeks went by and he came in the house all mad and yelling that he told me it needed to stay in the trash. Well, it was out of the trash and on the table in the garage. Crazy - I promptly took it back down to Sharrie's and left it there...
The next time and last time that we played with a Ouija board was at a slumber party. Sharrie was at a dance so I went to a party with Beth for one of the girls from her school. Sharrie and I went to the public school in town and Beth went to the Catholic school. So we were playing with the board and all the girls were taking turns playing, I think we were going 2 at a time. So, it was mine and Beth's turn - I will never ever forget this for the rest of my life.
Beth asked (I don't know why - we were just 14 and stupid) the board how and when we were going to die. I told you she was always asking crazier things! So, the thing that I can never forget is that the board told us that we were both going to die young, and Beth went a little bit further and asked how. It said that she was going to die in water. At this time I am freaked out, I hadn't really wanted to play, and Sharrie was there to get us. So we of course told Sharrie all about it and tried to laugh it off.
Fast forward 6 years. Beth and I had both graduated we were still friends, we still had a bond we just didn't talk like we used to. We both had grown up, gotten boyfriends, Beth even had a baby and then got married.
One day in November a girlfriend came over, asked me to sit down. She proceeded to tell me that Beth and her husband had been in a car crash and had hit a patch of black ice and lost control, hitting a truck head on. They were killed instantly, their daughter was in the back seat, and was only saved because of proper positioning of the infant carrier. I remember feeling like I was hit in the stomach and had the wind knocked out of me when I heard this. Afterwards you kind of go in a non reality mode where you don't want to believe something happened. Then the sorrow and anger comes when the loss finally hits you. I can never imagine how their family felt and how they came to grips with a loss like that, 2 young people taken away like that.
Life around us has gone on, but you never forget. I got married, Sharrie was my maid of honor in my wedding, but Beth was there in spirit. We had a candle lit and a rose for her also. So time has past and a few friends and I share memories and that night with the Ouija board comes up. Was it just mere coincidence the Beth died at a young age and on ice (water). So then nightmares started. I wonder about my own mortality. I have realized that I to was told that I will die young. Does this mean 30 or 50? I have children of my own now, will I be taken away like she was?
As of lately I have had a few health scares and have been in the hospital for cancer testing. A small comfort was that Beth's mother was my recovery nurse in the hospital. Scariest 10 days of one's life is waiting for test results. Now I have been diagnosed with a pre cancerous condition, and will have testing done 2-3 a year.
So, now I ask you can a spirit in a Ouija board predict the future, or was it just an evil thing said to 2 young naive teenagers messing around with something they should not have been messing with? I realize this is not the average story written on this web site, but I would love to hear thoughts from all of you who have had more experience with this.