posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 02:07 PM
The 'Ouija Board' or 'Talking Board', as they were first known as when they came about are very much real, and if tried on your own will,
encourage evil to come out!
He's a bit of history I found on the net!
The name 'Ouija' comes from the French and German words for yes, "oui" and "ja". There are many different types of Ouija Boards, which can have
differing layouts and can be made from a variety of materials. The board usually consists of the letters of the alphabet, 0-9 in numbers and the words
"yes" and "no". The user or users of the board lightly touch a pointer (sometimes called a planchette) and the pointer moves and spells out the
answers to questions asked of the Ouija. Usually this pointer is mounted on castors to help it move freely about the board.
Ouija boards become very popular in the 1960's, a time of resurgent interest in all things occult and metaphysical, and were sold in many countries
as a board game.
Some believe that the Ouija offers proof as to life after death. Others, though, believe that the answers to the Ouija come from unconscious mind of
the one or all of the sitters.
Persons of a nervous disposition can be frightened easily when using a Ouija board and it is suggested that they should therefore avoid them. it must
also be pointed out that there is no scientific proof that they actually work, although there have been many claims over the years.
The earliest known patent for a talking board in the patent offices in London, England was filed by Adolphus Theodore Wagner, a professor of music and
resident of Berlin of the Kingdom of Prussia. Wagner described his device as a "PSYCHOGRAPH, OF APPARATUS FOR INDICATING PERSONS THOUGHTS BY THE
AGENT OF NERVOUS ELECTRICITY" on January 23, 1854.
If using the Ouija board is the equivalent of opening a door into the unknown, then it should be understood that the user of the board has no control
as to who might walk through that door and into his or her life. It could be pleasant and helpful spirit, or it could be a malevolent spirit.
So be prepared for anything when you try something out, that you know nothing about!