I have read a few stories on here about different people and their experiences with Ouija boards; I have also read the comments about these experiences and how many people feel about them. With that being said, I have decided to tell about my only experience with an Ouija board.
It was 1995 and I was a freshman in college. I played volleyball and ended up becoming friends with the brother, Bill, of one of my teammates. He and 3 of his friends lived in a quaint two-story house about 5 miles from our school. Sarah, another one of my teammates, and I would go over to Bill's house and have a few drinks, watch movies, just hang out and get away from the dorms.
It was on our second visit that Sarah was in the living room watching TV and Bill and I were on the computer in his room. As soon as you walked in the front door, the living room was on the left, his bedroom door was on the right and the stairs that led to the second floor were straight ahead. We were the only 3 in the house at the time and all of a sudden it sounded like someone came running down the stairs.
I looked out of Bill's open bedroom door and saw Sarah sitting on the sofa looking towards the stairs. I told him that I thought we were the only 3 there and his reply was we are. I got up and Sarah and I checked every room and sure enough, no one else was in the house. Bill explained to me that they had a couple of "ghosts" that also lived in the house and things of that nature happened all the time. He and his roommates just ignored it. I was ready to leave at that point.
A week or so later, Sarah got the bright idea to take a Ouija board over there and see if we could communicate with whatever was there. I was not game for that, but with a little prodding and some liquid courage, I ended up going along for the ride. This time, we brought 3 other friend with us over to Bill's house. One of the girls, Lindsey, had told us how she was born with a veil over her face and that she could see and sense spirits.
The 6 of us went upstairs to the bedroom on the right because Bill told us that this was the room that had the most activity in it. The stereo would cut itself on and off, the lights would cut themselves on and off, and footsteps and whispers were heard in this room as well.
Lindsey said a prayer to get us started and I chose to sit in the circle around the board, but not to put my hand on the plainchant (sp). Bill was sitting behind me and instead of using the over head light; we chose to use a tall lamp for our lighting in the room. From the beginning, Lindsey kept taking her hand and brushing the back of her hair down. I noticed this, but didn't say anything about it.
Whenever someone would ask a question, I would lean back and whisper the answer to Bill. Not loud enough for the others to hear, but quietly in his ear. About 95% of the time, my answer to him was correct. I told him what "her" name was, where she was born, and how she died and in what year this took place. One of the other people asked her why she was still in the house and half way through the answer the light went out. We all let out a little scream and Bill quickly cut the overhead light on.
The lamp, that been sitting directly behind Bill, had not only cut off but had been unplugged from the wall. I know for a fact it wasn't him, because I was scared from the very beginning and made him put both of his arms around me to hold me.
At that point, Lindsey said something very fast, in a language that I did not understand. She then told us that she had to go because she had an exam to study for.
When we got back to the dorm, Lindsey came in our room and we asked her what was wrong. We knew she didn't have an exam and she told us that she got a very uneasy feeling when the light went out. She also told us that from the very beginning, she felt like someone was playing with her hair. That was the reason she kept brushing her hair down.
I went back over there one more time after the Ouija board incident. The running down the steps, by an unseen person, the footsteps in the room, pictures falling off the walls. All of this was enough for me and that was the last time that I ever stepped foot in the house. Bill and his roommates moved out a few months later and none of them would tell us why.
I know that spirits will tell you things on an Ouija board to gain your trust and that a lot of them will lie. The question that I have is how would I know the answers to most of the questions that were asked? I wasn't even touching the plainchant (sp). Can spirits read minds; did I inadvertently have caused the piece to move?
Thanks for reading and as always, your comments are more than welcome!