The Dangers of 'Playing' With a Ouija Board

Let’s get one fact straight: Ouija is NOT a Game. Though the board itself is a harmless piece of compressed wood, the form of communication people attempt often is. By conducting a séance with these, you’re extending an invitation to the spirits residing on the lower astral plain.

Unfortunately, these spirits tend to be confused, especially after meeting a violent or sudden death. Therefore, you put yourself at the risk of reeling in violent, negative and potentially evil entities.

Further complicating things is requests for physical proof of their existence. A simple statement such as “Put out this light if you’re really here!” will open a doorway to possibly more than one spirit, causing many problems in the future.

The girls you just saw are just a few of hundreds of teenagers and thousands of adults who decide to ‘play’ with their Ouija board.

With toy stores selling these boards as well, it’s no wonder that inexperienced and unprepared individuals are dabbling with the supernatural.

Not convinced? Here’s an article published in The Sun on 12.9.1986:

A simple Ouija board became a passport to Hell for a family that accidentally summoned a demon into their living room. "I thought it might have been the Devil himself," says John Ravens, father of the tormented family. "When it was over, we were all bleeding and had severe burn marks. Our living room was a disaster area."

"It was supposed to be a joke," says Gloria, the girl's mother. "We were going to make believe we were talking with the spirit world."

Little Lynda, her nine-year-old brother Ronald, and their parents gathered around the board for what they thought was going to be an evening of fun at their home in a Toronto, Canada suburb.

"We were just playing around with it when suddenly the planchette that spells out answers began moving by itself," says John. "We were all scared, but then I thought maybe one of the kids was up to tricks. We started asking questions, and this spirit began speaking to us. "Then it asked if it could visit with us. By this time, I was sure someone was playing a joke, and I said yes," he adds.

That's when the nightmare began. "The demon appeared within seconds," says John. "It spun around the room overhead, laughing and cursing at us.

"It was surrounded by a ring of fire and the room became so hot, it was like an inferno from Hell." The family describes the demon as red and black with scaly skin and horns. It also had giant bat wings. "Then it suddenly swooped down and attacked us," recalls John, horror flickering over his features.

"It started biting each of us on the face and arms. "We tried getting up and running for the door, but every time we did, the creature started clawing us. It was so fast, we couldn't escape from it."

Lynda and brother Ronald were picked up repeatedly and hurled across the room. As they lay helplessly on the floor, the creature pounded on their chests and heads. "It had hooves that dug into my children's faces and skin, marking them badly," says Gloria.

The attack lasted for more than an hour before the horrifying demon vanished as quickly as it first appeared. The children were screaming and crying as John pulled them out of the house and drove to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for cuts and burns.

Even if the spirits that come through don’t cause direct harm, they can create havoc in other ways.

Take the 66-year-old Nancy Bowen. The Seneca Indian tribal healer was told during a Ouija board session that Clothilde Marchand, a woman she never met, was the witch responsible for her husband’s death last year.

The planchette even provided the woman’s address, prompting Bowen to head there and bludgeon her to death with a hammer.

So, don’t use a Ouija board unless you’re ready for what’s to come and are well-prepared.

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