This story (a bit long - sorry!) happened in December 2008. I was hesitant to post it here because I have seen the negative feelings expressed on this forum regarding the use of Ouija boards - however, in lurking around this site, the knowledge I gained helped me put a stop to what was going on before it became a problem.
A few friends and I had headed out to an abandoned nursing home for our first Ouija board experience together (I had tried it a few times in my childhood, with not many interesting results). We made a board out of plywood, sanded it, and personalized it. We chose a room with a glassless window (for easy escape), laid a circle of salt around us, and began. I was documenting the questions and answers in a notebook while the others participated. We began the session with the question "is anyone here?" followed by "are you from the sun or the moon" and "do you love God" (since I had read somewhere that these questions are the only ones demons cannot lie about - whether or not there is truth to this, I'd like some feedback!)
We eventually contacted a spirit who called herself JOE-SEE, which we deduced (and confirmed with the spirit), was a phonetic spelling for the name Josie. Apparently, Josie had not been a resident at the nursing home, but someone she loved had. During the entire experience, our board would begin to rotate or spin slowly during the spirit's answers. When we asked Josie where her love was now, she directed the planchette to the "moon" symbol (which we'd read was symbolic of Hell) - and during her answer, the board began to almost twitch erratically, first beginning to rotate one direction, and then the other. We took this as Josie being irritated or sad at having to discuss something she found painful. After this we asked her if she wanted to quit, and she said yes. So we ended our session that night by saying "Goodbye" with the board.
Weeks later, we decided to try another location: this time, an abandoned fraternity house that had, in the times just after slavery, been a Negro children's school. We chose a room far inside the house - but this time forgot to bring salt for a circle (stupid?). Having become a bit too cocky perhaps, we jumped right in to our session.
"Is anyone there?"
"Are you from the sun or the moon?"
The planchette moved to the moon, rather slowly - as if not wanting to admit this.
The four of us looked at one another. Not good - but for some reason, we decided to ask one final question.
"Do you love God?"
That was the final straw for us; we said "Goodbye" and immediately left the premises. A few days later, at one of the friends' houses, we chilled out for a bit before trying the board again; we were curious to see what results we could get in his basement. We opened the session, again neglecting a salt circle, and it went a bit like this:
YES. This answer came very quickly, to our surprise.
"Are you from the sun or the moon?"
MOON. Again, very quickly.
We were uneasy at this point, and we closed the session. However, curious as we were, we wanted to ask it just one more question. We "re-connected," asking it the same questions as before: Yes, someone's here, yes, from the moon. Then:
"Were you the one we contacted the other night?"
Very quickly - the quickest answer we got: YES.
Immediately we closed the session, moving the planchette to "Goodbye" and exiting the room. I began to feel uneasy, a bit sick to my stomach, and particularly angry at one of my friends. They did a bit of online research while I dozed and brooded on a bed. Eventually, they did what they could to bless some water. We broke the board into pieces (seven, maybe - don't remember, but we'd researched this too), and we went into the woods to bury the pieces and sprinkle each "grave" with the water we'd blessed. After this, I felt a strange (perhaps psychological?) sense of relief.
Nothing strange has happened after that, but I find it fascinating - and very scary - that an entity might have followed us. We still aren't sure whether or not it followed us (as one friend had a rather misfortunate event in the days between the last two Ouija sessions), or had become attached to the board.
I doubt I'll try Ouija again. What do you think - feedback is welcome. Sorry for the length, and thanks for reading!