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Can A Homemade Ouija Board Haunt You?


I am not sure where to begin. I guess I will start from the beginning of it all. When I was in the 5th grade my cousin had a sleep over at her house. It was the usual thing of a bunch of little girls screaming and having a good time. However, when my cousin's step sister made the comment about making a Ouija board I became very uncomfortable. I told them that I didn't want to play but, being that I was the only one that didn't, they proceeded to make one.

I watched them make one just with a simple piece of loose leaf paper and a piece of plastic that comes out of the gum ball machine. Before they started I told them that I was too scared and I left the room. I went and sat in the living room with my cousin's mom and step dad as they watched T.V. It was like I could not calm down for some strange reason even though I was sitting with two adults. After about 3 minutes of sitting there my cousin's mom and step dad left and went to the neighbour's house. So there I was sitting by my self scared to death for some reason. Finally I just got up and walked to the room where all the girls were but, when I opened the door they became scared. The looked at me like they were seeing a ghost! Finally my cousin spoke up and asked me if I had been listening to what the were saying on the other side of the door. I told her no! When I asked her why she then informed me that they had asked a spirit to bring me into the room. Of course this made my fear even greater. Being that everyone was officially scared they agreed with me when I said that we should tear the board apart and throw it in the yard.

Thankfully nothing else happened that night. It was not until a week later that my cousin and I were playing make belief in her bed room. Now you must know that she had her own bathroom connected to her room. So here we were playing in her room like "our ex-boyfriends are chasing us," crazy I know but, I was in the 5th grade. We then ran into her bathroom, which has a mirror on the wall where you can see if someone is turning the door knob. We were both leaning against the door laughing when all of the sudden something pushed the door open on us. We stopped laughing and started to push back, when this force pushed the door open on us two more times. Now we are both looking in the mirror and we saw nothing holding the door knob. I then looked under the door and could see a greenish glow. Being that we were too scared to leave the bathroom we started to scream for her mom and step dad. When they came to the bedroom door they said it was locked! My cousin and I never locked her bedroom door. We decided that both of us would go at the same time to unlock the bedroom door. When I was behind my cousin as she tried to unlock the door a very cold chill went through me.

Since that night strange things have been happening to me. My mom used to tell me that I just had a "big imagination." However, I know that it is more than that because; I have woken up in the middle of the night to see a dark shadow walk across my room. I can feel still to this day like someone is sitting on me when I lay in bed and there is nothing there. My cats will sometimes stare and chase something that is not there. I know that this sounds like I am crazy but, can this be real?

I have been reading a lot of articles about Ouija boards and almost every one of them say that you have to say "Goodbye" to end everything. Could I be the one that is primarily haunted because, I told them to rip apart the homemade Ouija board without saying "Goodbye"? If this is really able to happen, what can I do to make this presence go away?

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tomtom1983 (8 posts)
9 years ago (2013-11-28)
The board itself is not what opens the door for spirits, but rather the concentrated intent for such a door to open, is.

In the same manner as you opened this door you can also close it. With intent, use sage in every corner of your home while envisioning this door closing. Instruct any spirits that may have entered this door into your home that you are closing the door and they must leave immediately.

If the entity is not human, you may need to find someone who has dealings with this type of removal and request their assistance.

I realize this is rather late but I hope this information may help others who have found themselves in this situation.

Also... Never burn the board, it will make matters far worse.
BunnyPanda (guest)
11 years ago (2012-07-05)
It is true that you suppose to end the conversation by saying goodbye. I think you guys should've said goodbye before tearing/ripping the Ouijah Board. Take care and thanks for sharing
MistyDreams (4 posts)
11 years ago (2012-06-23)
Make a new one, and ask for the spirit to come again then quickly end the conversation with a "goodbye," I hope it helps but this is my opinion.
bonnybanshey (8 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-12)
Thats bad my uncle told me a story about him and his buddies and my mom his sister used a Ouiji board and it ended badly that's why my mom won't let me near one even though I am 22
Puppeteer13 (131 posts)
13 years ago (2010-08-27)
wait wait wait you riped up a ouija without breaking contact that's not good that's a gateway that's just been ripped wide open smudge the house with sage if that dosent work find your self a hoodooman he can take care of it

Please keep me informed
Your freind
The Puppeteer
TaylorFailor (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-14)
Your not sappose to rip/burn an ouija board. So that may also have some effect on it.
bri121 (6 posts)
13 years ago (2010-06-18)
Ouija Boards are Ouija Boards if they are homemade or store bought. A homemade Ouija Board can haunt you if the spirit wanted to. It all depends on the spirit you are talking to. If you are talking to a demon then yeah, but if it is a spirit from the sun then no.
JoeySchonknecht (9 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-29)
well, its actually quite simple what to do. Ghosts, or spirits, are kind of the same as people when it comes to intruding the house. If its your house that the spirit is haunting and it wasn't there previously, all you have to do is let it be known that its not welcome and command it to leave. Its your house and what you say goes. Most people do not think to do this because it is so simple, but yet risky
Xemnas714 (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-13)
I agree with WReck72, homemade ones work way much better than store bought ones... I posted a story, and am currently waiting for it to be put up on this website. It will give you all the proof you need...
Anathema (12 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-11)
Ouija Boards, even homemade ones, are very dangerous. My friends had me make one so they could all use it. In the end, it was just one girl and me. The other girl got possessed. No one has seen or heard from her since and it's been almost five years now. I plan on posting the full story if you want to know what happened, but my point is that even homemade Ouija Boards can do some serious damage. If I were you, I would ask for God's help and protection, but you HAVE TO MEAN IT! Doing it half-heartedly won't work. And it would also require you turning your back on the occult. If you continue to practice the occult, then it will only call the spirits back.

I hope that things are going well and that you get the necessary help to rid your life of the spirits that haunt you.

Blessed be.
77believer (guest)
13 years ago (2009-10-11)
I'd say to keep something Holy with you. I'm also unhappy that even though you were uncomfortable about everyone else making a ouija board, they went ahead and did it. Sorry, I know that's off topic, I was just unhappy about it. 😉
Thealoneone (1 stories) (77 posts)
14 years ago (2009-08-31)
They say you can end everything by saying goodbye. I suggest you say that to the ghost, Ouija board or not, but remember to do a protection chant.
Stacier90 (1 stories) (10 posts)
14 years ago (2009-08-24)
Ouiji boards have always scared me. Why would people purposely invite demons into their lives? Since it wasn't your decision to make I can only imagine how you're feeling. What they do is open a portal for contact with the other side. Before messing with them you should ALWAYS say prayers of protection in the name of God. I would suggest inviting God into your life every day to protect you with these prayers. Thank you for your story and good luck with everything.
jerryhend1 (3 stories) (136 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-28)
Ouija is not a game... For anyone, it was never meant to be a game, I don't understand how anyone in the 1960's could have seen it as such, but they did. Have someone (regardless of your religious beliefs) cleanse your house, if you don't what was let in our world will only get stronger and stronger over time... And it has all the time in the world...
sylviessweeties (135 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-27)
Thing is my son Locke keeps waking up in the early hours of the morning when it is still dark outside sitting in his bed upright crying, I think he has nightmares and one time I heard him talk and cry in his sleep and he sleeps in a room by himself at the back of the house.
sylviessweeties (135 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-27)
I made a homemade ouija board when I was pregnant in the early stages with my son Locke. I did not know yet he was a boy, 2 early to tell. Ouija board said she was the spirit of a drowned lady adn another spirit named Seth then it did a figure 8 pattern. And said your baby is a boy then it moved over 2 girl. It predicted a miscarriage for me in 2007. And a baby girl to be born July 22nd 2008. I had God bless you written on my board and a gold cross on it. About 20 plus weeks into my pregnnacy with my son Lockenow confirmed baby was a boy. I heard glass smash, I woke up to find glass smashed arounf my bed. My daughter 2 had slept through it all in the bed with me. A light fixture that was cast iron that was screwed into the wall had come out of the wall and the glass led from the bed to the passage right near my bedroom. I then fell asleep and had a nightmare of a tall red headed man out to hurt me while I was pregnant with my son. My daughtes middle name is Judith named after her deceased great grammy she never met. And my son was delivered by a mdiwife we did not choose named Judith. My daughter who I had a high risk pregnany of severe maternal anemia at 35 weeks had been born sick with suspected sepsis at 2:05pm on June 25th 2003 and recovered brilliantly. My son was born on May 29th 2006 at 5:20pm which looks like 2:05pm if you put the last two digits 2o infront of the 5 and its still pm.
After being confirmed pregnant on feb 12th 2007 with a urine stick test theh baby miscaried through a bad UTI-blood in my urine on feb 13th 2007. I had a healthy big girl named Anjeni born July 22nd 2008 weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces with apgars of 9 and 9.
_edana_ (3 stories) (17 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-26)
I can tell you all that I do have shadows that follow me, five of them to be exact. I've had them with me since I was three years old (I'm 23 now). I do play with ouiji boards and you have to do it right. My honest advice is to light 4 candles and place them around you. Sit in the middle and close your eyes. Picture a white light spreading from you to every part of the house. Speak aloud and ask the spirits to leave you in peace and ask God or Goddess or whoever you believe in to protect you from harm. If that doesn't work the only thing you can do is make another board or go buy one and start asking the spirit what it wants. If you do that, put up either a video camera or tape recorder and record the entire session. Then you can go back and listen for answers as well as see what the board says.
WReck72 (1 stories) (116 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-26)
not only did no one say bye to the spirit they sent it to you I wouldn't be suprised at all if it stayed with you. Home made ones rumored to work much better then store bought ones.
Covah (1 stories) (4 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-26)
I can only say that my Mother, who passed away 23 years ago, told me as a child never to play with a Ouija board and I am gussing it is for the reasons you have experienced. They scare the "bejesus" out of me - its a window for the dead and not always good will use it! Lets hope those who are thinking of using one will read this and give it all a second thought!
MyPaperHeart (1 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-24)
This may be a little off topic but my Aunt had used a homemade ouija board before, and she found out that she was actually talking to her deceased grandmother. She asked the spirit to show her for certain that it was her grandmother. The spirit grabbed a picture of her grandmother and threw it in front of her face and spelled out her name. My aunt cried and swore that she would never use one again, I got curious and made one myself, and now there are shadows following me everywhere, and I feel that I'm never alone. So my answer to your question is yes, they can haunt you. Please hang something holy up, just as Hope had said. And I guess that's about it, thanks for writing the story!
Trudy (92 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-24)
Dear Ibelieve83,

If you are a Christian then my advice should help.

1. Put the armor of God on. Ephessians 6:10-18. You pray it on.

2. Pray to God for protection not to Michael the Archangel. Hebrews 4:16 Jude 9

3.Use the Bible as a weapon. Read the Bible out loud. Read some of your favorite verses out loud. I like John 3:16-17, 1 John4:1-4, Romans 8:26-39. These are just some of the verses that I like.

4.Anoint your house. I like to use olive oil. I take a small bottle of olive oil and I pray over it and ask God to bless it. If you are Catholic you can probably use Holy water. Anoint every door and window in your house. Make the sign of the cross and as you are anointing your house say "in the name of The Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit I anoint this place.

5. Command all of the demonic spirits to leave in the name of Jesus. Philippians 2:9-11 and Colossians 2:15

6. Repeat steps 3,4,and 5 in every room.

7. Go to a door that leads to the outside and command the demons to leave in the name of Jesus and anoint that door.

8. Do this once a week for about 1 or 2 months. Then do it about once a month then eventually you might have to anoint your house only once a year.
pie1025 (2 stories) (29 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-24)
I haven't used an ouijja board and hence can't comment on that.
I would agree with what Hope said to get rid of stuff at your place. I am a strong believer of God and when I sleep (or alone at home), I imagine that the white light from God is always protecting me and nothing can do any harm. It has helped me for years to function without fear. Hope you find this helpful!
May God Bless!
Hopeful23 (12 stories) (93 posts)
14 years ago (2009-07-24)
In my belief homemade Ouija boards can haunt you. I know mine did (I have yet to gain the nerves to tell it on here so its not up) and I'm pretty sure that yours did too. You should always say goodbye after a session and I think that would be part of the problem with this. Though even if you did say goodbye, I've known people to still have something haunt them.

My advice to get rid of it is to hang up holy object around your room (bibles, crosses, have a bottle of holy water sitting on your dresser) if that doesn't work try using sage (burn it and walk around the house, say some peacful words while you ask it to leave) and finally if that doesn't work then get someone (like a priest) to cleanse the house.

I hope this helps, you'll have to let me know how it goes. Thank you for sharing your story with us and best of luck!


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