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#31    mysticwerewolf

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

Back in the eightys i had a girlfriend who made her own board carved all the letters and some simple words into a piece of plywood and used a lid from a pickle jar with a hole punched in the center funny thing we played around with that one and it would move, but when i got a real one we could not get it to move. no demons no answers no floating in our sleep because of using it/them, my mother on the other hand didn't even need to touch it, just hold her empty hand over it and it moved all over the board ( this was the real one not the home made one) and the day she scared herself with it and burned it It Did Sound Like A Scream ( I heard it) to me.. but there again no demons or any of the other stuff.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

View PostBling, on 15 October 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

No we haven't, we keep forgetting! We're dumb like that. It's sitting on the shelf just waiting to be used.....right that's it....I'm gonna do it this week. :devil:

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

View PostTia, on 26 September 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

I truly believe it depends on if you have the ability to use the board, we all have talents or sometimes curses, some people can sing or draw or others can work with the spirit world. The board is working with a very low level of energy though.

I agree with this.

View Postpoetofsheba, on 28 September 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:

I honestly don't believe all the stories that the board is evil and you could conjure demons with it etc.
To me it's no different than when paranormal investigators/ghost hunters go to allegedly haunted places and ask for spirits to communicate - it's the same questions, the same motives (curiosity as to what lies beyond death and whether or not spirits do exist) it's just different media.
It just seems that looking for EVP in a pseudo scientific way (I'm not saying the field isn't trying to be scientific, but I've done my fair share of work with paranormal groups and at least some of them are distinctly unscientific) is perceived as less dangerous than some mystical "game" with a board and conjuring up all kinds of spirits.

BUT if your the slightest bit worried that something will happen, then why take the chance? If spirits aren't real then most likely nothing will happen or maybe you'll end up being very paranoid because you believe they are real.
If they do exist you either have a nice chat with a couple of them or end up leaving a door open for anything or anyone to walk through. Not really worth it if you just want to have some fun, so unless you are very into trying to communicate with the dead you might want to reconsider.

When people ask me if it's okay to use the board and whether or not it's dangerous I generally tell them not to play with it, the same goes for ghost hunting, EVP sessions etc. Why? Because they mainly end up freaking themselves out and really freaked out people tend to make bad and potentially hazardous decisions for themselves - such as running in an abandoned building with holes in the floors or believing that the board "told" them they were going to die so they simply resign themselves to that "fate".

I'd say that the general rule of thumb when it comes to the paranormal (as with most stuff) is "if in doubt, don't!"

Good advice there!

View PostBling, on 28 September 2012 - 06:21 PM, said:

Thanks and welcome to UM! I'm not scared about summoning anything evil as I don't believe those things exist, but I am interested in others views and experiences of using a Ouija board. I'm not easliy spooked so I think I'll be okay.

You seem to be saying that if something did contact you, it could only be good or neutral ....... why don't you include bad/evil in the mix?

View PostProfessor T, on 28 September 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

Years ago when I was about 12-13 a friend and I made a board and had a go at summoning someone/anyone..
It was very freaky because it worked basically strait away. My finger was on the glass, so was his, and we ended up calling his dead father who conveyed things that I didn't know, and only my friend could make sense of..

Things got very emotional after that. My friend got very upset and accused me of moving the glass and spelling out the words. And when I say upset, I mean very upset. The thing is, I know it wasnt me moving the glass. I know he wouldn't do it either to purposely get himself in such an emotional state..

It took me more than half an hour to calm him down and get him back to the board to close the session..

I havn't touched anything like that since..

If you do have any sucess.. Just remember, that invitations for visitors to come into your home are fine, but when done, you must tell them to leave... Dont leave doors open.

I have used a homemade ouija 'board' many years ago(just letters on pieces of paper spread out in a circle). My experience was not dis-similiar to professor T.'s. One friend got very frightened and ran off, but the other one and I continued on and off for over a year. The main 'spirit' we contacted claimed to be a Martian.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 22 September 2012 - 12:23 AM, said:

It's a toy that use a well know motor effect.  It doesn't call demons, ghosts, or Irish people. It cannot "invite evil" into your home and NOTHING bad will come from using one. (Unless you're already mentally unbalanced enough to be susceptible to such flimflammery.)
I challenge any one of you that disagrees with this (and there will be many) to prove otherwise. Go contact Houdini or Einstein. Go summon up a demon or ghost. (Something Sakari's thread has shown us is quite impossible to do.) Have fun being disappointed.

View PostBrian Topp, on 22 September 2012 - 01:18 AM, said:

I feel like i am in a time loop.

Always same topic, Always same questions, always same debate.


I just wondered if either of you had tried to use a ouija board?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostBrian Topp, on 15 October 2012 - 11:40 PM, said:

but it's the same questions with the same answers. The only difference is the avatars and members names.

It's a loop, there's no new data to change any thing unless some one haves an over active imagination who likes to look important by making fictious claims.

A fresh thread automatically brings fresh experiences to the table. I, for one, enjoy reading old threads but if I want to discuss something, I want to discuss it with members who are active at UM here, now. I think it's intriguing that you totally dismiss the experiences so many people have had with ouija boards.

Personally, I think the use of a circle of pieces of paper with the letters of the alphabet(plus 'yes', 'no' and 'maybe')on, with an upturned glass in the centre(on a very smooth surface), gives a more satisfying result because it is obvious right away if someone pushes the glass or, if the 'spirit' snatches the glass from under the fingers and moves it on it's own.

To simply dismiss every situation with the reply " ideomotor effect" is very lazy ........ especially as you weren't there!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:37 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 18 October 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

I just wondered if either of you had tried to use a ouija board?

Yup. Nothing strange has ever happened.

I that's because I don't believe, though, right?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 18 October 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

Yup. Nothing strange has ever happened.

I that's because I don't believe, though, right?

Or just not sensitive/psychic?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 18 October 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

Or just not sensitive/psychic?

That is presupposing that sensitive/psychic people exist. Something that people have tried to do for years but have not been able to.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

I must admit that i didn't know anything about the ideometer effect till I read this thread a few weeks ago.. I did find it very interesting, but like you say ouiji, it doesn't really explain the phenomena..I don't really know if belief or being sensitive or psychic has anything to do with it either. To me, it just happened, and the reality of the matter was, well, just a reality... The same kind of thing happened when I first intentionally used Tarot to gleam a bit of the future.. There was nothing mystical about it, it just happened that the accuracy of what I saw was 100% spot on.

I wonder though, if trying to scientifically label and dismantle these kind of phenomena to understand them destroys them in the process. kind of like having deja-vu.. I used to get deja-vu a lot, untill I understood that it was caused by a mis-fire in the brain that made physical reality seem like a memory, as a result, I havn't had it since, and that peez me off.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

Everyone who is sensitive/psychic knows that they are ...... it's a shame for those that aren't, that sensitivity can't be produced in a laboratory situation, possibly because of the pressure to produce a result, negative vibes? Who knows? Doesn't alter the fact that it exists.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

I believe I'm sensitive to the spirit world, due to some past experiences, just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean I don't believe other things exist....so if I'm honest I'm a little bit apprehensive. After witnessing poltergeist activity I am convinced there are entities with which we can communicate....I just hope I meet nice ones! When I think about it, whether I believe in devils and demons or not, there are good and bad people alive - so surely they will ultimately become good or bad ghosts?
I'm starting to agree that a home made ouija board may be better, I could make one up on my dining table easily, probably better than the little one I bought.
Also, does anyone here have any opinions as to whether my animals should be put into a seperate room during the ouija session?

Thanks for all your input....I'm excited yet still have a respectful fear for those things I know little about.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 18 October 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

Doesn't alter the fact that it exists.

Individual claims do not prove that it is real. If you have to add all these things to explain Ouija boards, then it's probably bull.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 18 October 2012 - 09:31 PM, said:

Individual claims do not prove that it is real. If you have to add all these things to explain Ouija boards, then it's probably bull.

Just as your individual claim does not prove it's unreal!

What do you mean by 'all these things'?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

View PostBling, on 18 October 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:


Also, does anyone here have any opinions as to whether my animals should be put into a seperate room during the ouija session?


Probably best to leave animals out of the room .... at the very least they could be distracting. Also, if one of you does get scared, there's no need for the animals to see that ....... it's unnecessary.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 18 October 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

Just as your individual claim does not prove it's unreal!

I'm not the one making the claim. I don't have to prove anything.

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What do you mean by 'all these things'?

The more things that one has to add to make their explanation make sense, i.e. you have to be sensitive, you have to be psychic, you have to believe, the less likely it is that the explanation is correct.
The simplest solution is generally the most correct. In this case, ouija boards don't do anything.

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