When we think of Ouija boards we think of Hollywood movies and ghosts surrounding a circular table in a dark room filled with white candles. The Ouija board was originally marketed as a mystical oracle and as a family entertainment game were it first came about in 1886. The press spread word of this then soon after the talking board started being marketed . The creators of the board found the name Ouija through the board itself when they asked the talking board what they should call the game it then spelt out Ouija , they then asked what this meant the planchette then slid down to good luck. Ouija is supposedly an ancient Egyptian word meaning ” good luck”.
Many people believe the board can help contact spirits from loved ones and the deceased ,but just as many people who believe their is also non believers who think its nothing more than a board game . Who is right ? Do Ouija boards really open portals for any type of spirit to come through whether good or bad ,or is it simply a game where people use it to scare others. Many famous hauntings have allegedly happened because of Ouija boards including the ” Enfield haunting ” where 2 young girls played with the talking board then started experiencing paranormal activity. Did the board really cause this or where they just young kids making up a story to add to the fuel of the media frenzy? When i ask people about the board game most people have played with it before and all have suggested things have happened due to playing with it such as broken mirrors, glasses flying across the room and footsteps when no one else is in the room. A lot of people also say that they’ve played with the board and absolutely nothing has happened at all .
The Einfield haunting 1977
There are so many rules to be used if you want to play the game properly such as always saying goodbye , never taking your fingers off the planchette and having an open mind. It’s been suggested people can actually move the planchette without realising and you never really know if someone could be pushing it or not. If you search on YouTube their are many videos of people using the board but again their is nothing to say if it isn’t a trick or not . Either way i guess some could call it entertainment , we’re always intrigued by the unknown. Maybe some people wish so much for it to work that it actually does or just maybe it really does contact the spirits. I’ve never used one myself because i wouldn’t want to chance it ,you wouldn’t leave your door open in a city so why leave a door open for spirits ? If you are going to play the board always do it with someone who knows what their doing and never do it in your own home. It may not be real but theirs nothing wrong with staying on the safe side ,right ? Even people who don’t necessarily believe in spirits will refuse to do it as you don’t know what you’re allowing into your space. Some people believe only certain specific made Ouija boards can work and that “mass produced ” ones don’t work because of the materials their made from. A planchette moving on a Ouija board can sometimes be explained by simple science such as the ideomotor effect which is a way for your body to ” talk itself “. This is an unconscious movement were your brain can move things with the muscles in your arms and hands. Your mind can create stories making you believe this is actually happening. If you want the board to work in your mind then it will usually work. Let me know your Ouija board experiences , have you ever played yourself ? Would you ever play one and if not ,why ? Whatever you decide to do just make sure you play by the rules !