A Ouija Story
I read one of your articles about the Ouija board and I thought I'd share
a few experiences from the other night.
We sat down and three of us used the board at a time. After a few times
of asking "if there are any spirits present, please give us a sign" the
planchette began to move a little. We asked for the speaker's name, and her name
was Cassandra. My friend Maria, being a polite and accommodating person by
nature, immediately informed Cassandra that we were not hear to harm or bother
her, we were just curious visitors, and that if she wanted to leave at any time
that we would not bother her further. We spoke with Cassandra for 45 minutes or
so and she was very mild-natured and polite. According to her, she had chosen to
stay in the plane she is in, and those in her plane have not gained the
knowledge of if there is a god, or if any religion can be verified, and never
will, and she is perfectly content with that and her current state. This is a
similar response to the first time we used the board a month earlier, except
that last time the entity we spoke with, "Pete", claimed that there was no god,
but a heaven and hell do exist. We asked Cassandra questions about her life and
she happily answered in a comprehensive manner. We mentioned some technology
advances and major political events that had happened since her death in the
early 1940s, and asked if she was aware of them. She told us that she saw
everything the way it was, not how it is now. We asked if we could come back and
visit her sometime, and she said that she roamed and would not stay there.
After speaking with her, we moved to the other side of the grave yard and tried again. This time we immediately got a response. The planchette spelled out the word "run". There was about two seconds between the time the word was spelled out and the time we ran straight out of the grave yard.
We looked for a distant relative of my friend in this yard and sat down at the grave. The response we got, though I don't remember the name of the entity, did not claim to be my friend's relative. In fact, it apologized for not being who we were looking for. Again my friend Maria politely informed the entity that we just wanted a conversation, and he was free to leave at any given time. We spoke with this ghost for well over an hour. It spelled out short sentences and sometimes got ahead of itself and spelled things out too fast for us to comprehend. The way the conversation went totally dismissed my fear of the planchette's movements being due to automatism. It was impossible. Three of us went at a time, and even the two that weren't moving the planchette had the questions they asked responded to. The answers we got were at times completely unexpected answers, and sometimes questions, even. Not only did it disprove automatism to me, but it also disproved the theory of an entity using one's hands to move the planchette by entering one's body. I say this because, we were curious if the ghost really knew how it was communicating, so first of all, we asked if it could see our physical bodies (which I forgot to mention, we asked Cassandra, and got the same answer prior) and it said no, but it could feel us. To get this answer from two different entities sort of verified that for me. We went on further to ask how it moved the planchette, which we referred to as "plastic with a window", and it apparently had no knowledge of there being a "board" or a "plastic". It was quite curious about what the board was and what it looked like, and it was endearing, because when we told him the name of it was the Ouija board, it dragged the planchette over to the word "Ouija" as if to prove it was getting the point. When we asked how it managed to communicate its answers, then, it basically said that it was too complicated to explain in detail, and then gave us the answer, "I think, then you repeat". This ambiguous answer is mystifying but still explains a lot, I think. I feel like the best way to really find out how the board works is to ask the spirits themselves. If everyone got the same answers, we could turn a theory into a fact.