This incident occurred in 2001 during my final year at university in London. Myself and a group of friends found ourselves sitting in a student residence kitchen on a Friday night in November with limited funds and little ideas for entertainment. Pondering on our plans for the night a friend of mine started spinning a pound coin, and he suggested that we let fate decide if we should stay in or go out. As fate had decided we would stay in, which was a much welcomed idea from the rest of the group.
So we ordered a pizza got the beers in and got a deck of cards and settled for a game of poker. There were 6 of us in the kitchen and as it happened in the flat, as everyone else in the entire block had gone out. As the night rolled on a friend of mine Zesh initiated a conversation about ghosts and spirits and how he believed that he had seen one in India.
Zesh was a foreign student from India and I had known him for about three years and this was the first time that he had mentioned this to me and the others. In the beginning we took it as a pinch of salt, but Zesh got very serious about the topic and began talking about Ouija boards and how the living could contact the dead.
Zesh had got our attention, and I could sense myself and the others becoming more interested in the subject. As with all groups of friends there is always the skeptic and this was Paul. Paul studied science and his belief in anything was based on logic, evidence and he had a habit of over analyzing everything. I myself was excited by the conversation but I was a bit on edge and some of the stories that Zesh was telling us did make me a bit uneasy.
Paul and Zesh got themselves into a heated debate about Ouija boards and contact with the dead. Paul being the skeptic challenged Zesh to prove his theory on Ouija boards. At this point Zesh responded cautiously by saying "it's too dangerous I'm not doing it".
Paul responded by taunting Zesh as not having the bottle to prove his point. This constant taunting from Paul forced Zesh to accept the challenge. The only problem was that we didn't have an Ouija board. Paul saw this as another attempt by Zesh to bottle out.
But according to Zesh the board itself is just a minor detail anything could be used as an Ouija board. So we used the pizza box and Zesh wrote on the numbers and letters of the alphabet with the yes and no options, and we used a shot glass as the pointer. By the time we had set this up it was getting late and we were getting sober but it was a good laugh. Zesh asked us to light a single candle and switch off all the light with all of us holding each other's hand forming a circle around the table with the makeshift board and candle in the middle
Zesh began the proceedings by asking us to concentrate on the flame in order to gain focus. This was a difficult task as we were constantly bursting out in laughter and it took us a good 20 minutes to get it out of our system and gain focus. It was a strange silence in the kitchen and Zesh called out for the nearest spirit to make contact, Zesh had warned us before we did this that under no circumstances should we break the circle no matter what happens.
We sat there in anticipation of the shot glass to move or some kind of activity but nothing transpired. But as we all looked away from the flame and at each other we heard a slam and a crash. It was the kitchen cupboards slamming and the crockery crashing inside. All the hair on my body stood up at this point and I felt he adrenalin and fear travel from my gut to my throat. Tim, who was on my right hand side, started shaking and he jumped out of his chair and went straight for the lights.
At this point Tim was shouting and swearing, as he was coming to terms with what had happened. We all examined the kitchen cupboards and discovered the door of one of them was hanging by a hinge and one of the Pyrex pots inside smashed.
I asked Paul how he would you justify this incident scientifically and I pointed out the Pyrex pot which was very difficult to smash even if you dropped it from a meter or so. At this point Zesh started mumbling what a mistake we had made and how we were lucky not to get hurt. Paul was very quite during all of this, I think deep down he witnessed what had happened but didn't want to believe it.
This incident which started off as a laugh, but was just the beginning of a very strange month for us. I and the others had other encounters and incidents after the kitchen incident. Zesh believes that the other incidents that occurred were a consequence of us calling the spirit and breaking the circle.
This is my true story of an unexpected incident that happened to 6 normal guys. I hope to post more of our incidents and encounters very soon.