I always thought that Ouija boards were toys mixed with a part of peoples wild imaginations, until one day I had a change of opinion. From 2001 to 2003 I was the Supervisor of Security at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in Hollywood California. The hotel was built in 1927 and was said to be extremely haunted. Part of my job consisted of me granting access to the haunted areas in the hotel, such as rooms, hallways, stairways, etc. Throughout that time I escorted a few dozen people who requested this specific tour, such as paranormal investigators, mediums, celebrities, athletes and regular people. I never found any proof of spirits, especially when the paranormal hunters would bring their electronic devices that could detect spirits. So one day, being the skeptic I was, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I brought my Ouija board to work and decided to play it on the graveyard shift. It was about 2am. I played in a room called the "Blossom Room". This room was where the first Academy Awards were held in 1929 and is the most haunted room in the hotel. Mediums confirmed that there was a portal from the spirit world to our world, in a corner in the room on a second story balcony.
I set up a chair and table in the portal corner of the room and locked myself in so no one else could interrupt me while I conducted my experiment. I also played in a way that people should not be playing such as, dimming the lights really low, playing with only one person, and asking questions in an aggressive tone. The first spirit I contacted claimed to be a friend from high school that was shot and killed in a home invasion robbery in 1997. My friend's nickname was Junkyard and when I asked the board what his nickname was it spelled JUNC. (which is what I called him for short). I then asked where we were when we shared a very close moment with one another and it was in a moving "UHAUL" van (I was moving out of the country and we expressed how we would be friends for life no matter where we lived) The board spelled UHALL. Suddenly the cursor began to move much quicker than before and in swooping circles. I then asked another question it replied that JUNC IS GONE. I asked who it is and it replied YOUR NOT ALONE.
I then asked how many spirits were with me and it replied SOULS FILL THE SKIES AROUND YOU. I began to get spooked and asked for a sign of proof, instantly I felt a huge chill and tingles from every hair on my body, from my head to toes. I was on a second storey balcony in this portal corner and I suddenly felt extremely uncomfortable, almost like I was not in control anymore and that I was becoming possessed. I quickly said goodbye and moved the cursor to the bottom of the board over the words GOODBYE and sprinted out of the room.
Later at about 6am I went back and retrieved the board. I told my co worker this story that same day and he requested to borrow the Ouija board. I happily gave it to him to keep and stated it's all yours. I've played the board before this but this never felt anything like this prior to this story. What I'm trying to figure out is, was the cursor moving because of spirits, demons or was it a figment of my imagination? I will never forget that night I played the board and will remember this experience for the rest of my life. It sure didn't feel like my imagination. I'm looking forward to hearing people's feedback on this matter.
Thank you for reading my story. Hope to hear your opinions!