In 1989, I was 23 and in college. I had a roommate, who is still a great friend. We lived off campus in a 2 bedroom apartment in Duluth, MN. I was curious, and still am, about all things paranormal, so my girlfriend at the time (who did not live with us) and I experimented with my roommate's Ouija board (a board his grandmother had given him for Christmas of all things when he was 11 years old but he had never ever used) one night when my roommate was gone.
Much to our mutual surprise, the Ouija board worked almost right away and answered questions in a prompt, coherent fashion. We were both more fascinated about the mechanism of the Ouija itself then we were about what questions we asked it so we ended up asking a bunch of mundane questions about our futures that I don't remember the specifics of too well.
I do remember that the entity we contacted appeared to get angry when we asked if it was telling us the truth (the planchette would move MUCH faster and more forcefully when it was challenged, as well as a feeling of anger in the air). It emphatically denied that it was telling us any falsehoods. The anger would fade almost right away once we got back to asking questions that did not challenge its veracity.
After a few hours of this, two kids unprepared to actually deal with the oracle they had sought in passing ran out of things to ask. We thanked the entity for the answers, but contrary to the instructions that came with the board (which I didn't read all the way through until later, I can't believe that I was ever so impetuous) we did not really say goodbye and close the session properly.
Needless to say, there were subsequent issues. This thing did not leave after the session was over as we assumed. It stayed on, and at first it was low key. Looking back I assume it was building its power up and/or learning its restrictions. My roommate and I would both have feelings of being watched a lot, especially if we were home "alone". Over time the feelings were mixed with more and more "creepiness". One bright spot in all of this was that the entity did not seem able or willing to leave the confines of the apartment. It left all of us totally alone when we were not inside the apartment where the Ouija board was used.
One late night (around 2:00 AM) my roommate came home from his job and saw a bright blue light (large screen T.V. Bright type of light) coming from our living room window (our apartment was the upstairs of a 2 story building). He thought that was odd, because I was away visiting my parents that weekend. He went inside to find no more light, but the old feeling of not being alone was there.
On another night, my girlfriend was sleeping over. We were both startled awake simultaneously by what I can only describe as pure terror for no reason. There was no sound, no sight of anything to wake or frighten us, just the uncontrollable feeling of the purest, most powerful sheer terror I have ever felt.
We were both totally paralyzed with fear for 30 minutes, unable to move or speak. Looking back, the only way I can explain how it might have accomplished this is by using a powerful terror thought form that it sent to us as we slept. Through the terror, we could however both sense that the entity was in our room and pacing around the bottom and left side of our bed slowly. We both felt that it was pleased and entertained by what it was doing to us, almost like it was gloating. After a half hour or so of this, we both felt the entity leave the room (it left us alone the rest of that night) and the terror slowly bled away.
Needless to say, the girlfriend spent A LOT less time at my place.
After that night, I was very much afraid of whatever it was, and I had the feeling that things were going to get worse if I didn't do something. This event is what got me to start praying to God regularly (something I continue to do even now 19 years later).
After doing some research, I got the Ouija board back out (by myself) and closed the session from about 4 weeks before according to the instructions. After that, things quit getting worse, but that feeling of being watched was still there for both my roommate and I. Multiple times a day I started to say out loud that I was thankful for the entity's original response to my summons and for answering our questions, but that it was no longer welcome here and that it had to go back to where it came from. Every once in a while, after saying this, I would get the vague feeling of resentment for about 10 minutes or so.
The feelings of being watched started to be less intense over the next couple of weeks and occurred less often. I was still afraid most of the time I was at home though. Then, one day, I was sitting in my bed and I got the feeling of being watched again. It was particularly strong this time, and I could even sense where it was in the room, over by the window. Something in me snapped, I guess I had had enough of being afraid all the time in my own home and all the frustration and anger that had been piling up for weeks under the fear this thing was heaping upon me came to the surface all at once.
In a haze of rage, it's like I jumped out of my body and onto this thing. All I could see in my mind's eye was two powerful fists attached to Popeye like forearm's pounding on this thing that had been tormenting me for so long. My fists were pounding with huge force on what looked like grey mist, but I did not get a very clear picture. As it was being viciously pounded on and lunged upon, it retreated. It's like I pounded on it for miles and miles (literally), projection raw rage that I could not control onto it. Then, in less than a second, I was back in my body and the thing was gone, never to return.
As a side note, I am not an anger management issues kind of guy; this was a one time event. Who knows, maybe my guardian angel projected a rage thought form onto me to give me the strength to get rid of my unwelcome friend as I had been praying for.
I learned some big lessons out of all this, not the least of which is that Ouija boards are NOT toys. Ouija boards should be shunned, they are effective tools that open up doors to places we do not understand and invite random things into your life. As my story attests, it can be MUCH easier to open a door than to close it, especially if what came through wants to stay here. I have learned that higher beings usually have better things to do than pander to an Ouija summons (like answer prayers or interact with you directly if you seek them while astral projecting), so it is mostly dead people that have not moved on or lower beings that will answer your Ouija invitation. Be careful what you search for, you just might find it.
I have explained all the details I can recall here, but if you have questions feel free to e-mail me. I have another story I will post later about something totally unrelated that happened to my brother and I when we were very young in an OLD house we lived in then with our parents.