Has anyone here ever attented a séance? Ghosts have always fascinated me and I started off reading every collection of stories I could get my hands on at an early age (I even memorized a few that I wish I could remember who the authors are). Yet something about séances has always bothered me… it’s probably the Ouji board (yes, I know some séance’s are conducted without one but not many for the most part).
I can’t even tell you why those things freak me out but I suspect I saw a special ghost episode on Unexplained Mysteries or something as a kid (that’s where I saw the thing about possessed Raggedy Anne dolls I believe… needless to say my “lifesized” one was shoved into the corner of my closet until I could get rid of it!) about them being ways for demons to get through or something of that nature. Now I’m not saying I believe that but I’m 23 years old and I have never touched a Ouji board my entire life.
Supposedly, people have been driven mad back when it was first popularized as a novelty toy (they were original known as talking or spirit boards and have been around for centuries) or “evil spirits” came through. That caused several horror films to be made with the Ouji board as their central theme; Witchboard for example, I tend to avoid these. Other times the board has been said to predict things like major disasters. Vampires, ghosts, werewolves? Bring it on, but Ouji boards (and zombies) freak me out!
The only time a Ouiji board didn't freak me out: