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Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:34 AM


Tim Boucher: The Ouija Board traces its roots to spiritualist practices of the mid-nineteenth century using “talking boards”, planchettes and pendulums, and perhaps indirectly beyond that to divinatory and shamanistic practices throughout history.

The board as we know it today though came into use in 1901 when a businessman named William Fuld stole the idea from his boss Charles Kennard, and an associate named Elijah Bond who’d created something similar in 1890.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 02:30 PM

Now you know if they really worked, they'd be used to make people rich. Also, they'd use them to look into the future. Ouija is 100% FAKE...

Anyone who says otherwise is either crazy or manifested something up in their mind that it works... thumbsup.gif

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 03:00 PM

Use it without a planchette, and read the letters with your own eyes. It's not fake.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 05:55 PM

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Anyone who says otherwise is either crazy or manifested something up in their mind that it works...  thumbsup.gif  


As if you are anyone to pass such a judgement.  rolleyes.gif

I tend to believe that they are fake, and what that article said is exactly what I had thought.  
However, there was one occasion that was a bit unnerving.
My friend had asked the board for proof that there was actually a spirit present. He asked a similar question that was presented in said article,  a few seconds after the question was asked the lights turned on, then off, on, and off again.

I had a very clear view of the light switch, it had not moved during what had happened.

It could very easily have been coincidence, dont get me wrong, but that would be much easier to say if the light had been on at the time. I have heard lights flickering from on to off, but never lights flickering from off to on.


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:22 PM

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As if you are anyone to pass such a judgement.  rolleyes.gif

I tend to believe that they are fake, and what that article said is exactly what I had thought.  
However, there was one occasion that was a bit unnerving.
My friend had asked the board for proof that there was actually a spirit present. He asked a similar question that was presented in said article,  a few seconds after the question was asked the lights turned on, then off, on, and off again.

I had a very clear view of the light switch, it had not moved during what had happened.

It could very easily have been coincidence, dont get me wrong, but that would be much easier to say if the light had been on at the time. I have heard lights flickering from on to off, but never lights flickering from off to on.

that was the biggest hypocritical remark i have heard on here... rofl.gif

you typed "As if you are anyone to pass such a judgement. " well, you just passed judgement on me. what an idiot...
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Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:30 PM

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that was the biggest hypocritical remark i have heard on here... rofl.gif

you typed "As if you are anyone to pass such a judgement. " well, you just passed judgement on me. what an idiot...
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It would be hard not to pass judgement on anyone on these boards or otherwise; however I think you should read a bit more carefully. The problem I had was the judgement you passed:

    "As if you are anyone to pass such a judgement. "

It's not the judgement that is wrong, it's the judgement you decided to make that offended me.

Being the incredible genius that you must be, I think you are able to see how childish name calling is. I suggest you handle things with more maturity, lest people start thinking lowly of you, which I'm sure they don't already do.


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:36 PM

The board has no power at all. It is simply a focusing device , like a crystal ball or tailismen. The answers and the insight are from the ones using it. If it dose not respond to YOU , it may be because you lack certain talents , or your Brain is not developed enough to use it!

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:44 PM

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The board has no power at all. It is simply a focusing device , like a crystal ball or tailismen. The answers and the insight are from the ones using it. If it dose not respond to YOU , it may be because you lack certain talents , or your Brain is not developed enough to use it!


Seems possible.

That's what bothers me. There are such good arguments on both sides, and no way to disprove them.


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 07:02 PM

I think it's all down to autamatism (involuntary movement), but you never know.


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 08:40 PM

I'm sure ouija boards aren't only less than 100 years old...

I'm pretty sure hearing that the ancient egyptians used them and other cultures.

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:01 AM

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I'm sure ouija boards aren't only less than 100 years old...

I'm pretty sure hearing that the ancient egyptians used them and other cultures.


I'm sure they had something very similar, but I think the oujia board it's talking about is the first of it's kind. Just a guess though.


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 04:39 AM

My friend and I messed with one when we were kids. I don't know if he was moving it, or if it was anything else, but it freaked me out enough to never mess with one again.


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:49 AM

All I know, is that it never worked for me.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:24 AM

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let me read the instructions on my ouija board..."one person must move the object around"

but, if you use one in a haunted house, i'd say it works

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:24 AM

You wouldn't catch me within ten feet of one.

SurfX805, I hope I won't have to speak to you about inflammatory remarks and name calling.





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