a reply to: AnkhMorpork
Another time, shortly after we were married, my wife and I had went to visit my sister who lived in the same rural area as her Dad did. Its the
oldest settled part of Louisiana where we live. In fact, its the oldest settlement in all of the Louisiana purchase which is like 20 states or
something. She had just moved into a small country house with her 6 year old son. She was in the process of moving things in and fixing up the house
and such. It was later in the evening and she was tired from painting and moving things around the whole day, so she popped open a bottle of wine and
we were just sitting at her kitchen table. Just chit chatting and talking about the day.
My wife used to go to garage sales all the time. We had just happened to go to one that morning where she had purchased a slightly used Ouija
board. It was still in the box, and the box looked old. So my wife was telling my sister about the cool Ouija board she had just gotten that morning.
Sister was like, "Oh wow, thats so cool! I used to have one when I was a little girl and my friends and I would sit around and ask it crazy questions
after school." So my wife goes out to the trunk of her car and gets it to show to my sister.
So she comes back, we are all still sitting at the table. She gets it out of the box and we put our fingers on the planchette and start doing the
figure 8 thing. We ask if anyone wants to talk. Suddenly this thing starts going fast. Like, crazy fast all over the board. So my wife says, "Are you
mad? Why are you so upset?"
It spells out B-A-R-N. And goes back to flying all over the board. So she asks, "Barn? is that your name?" It pointed to No. Then it spells out BARN
again. Then it spells out P-L-O-W. and thats all it would spell out were those two words. Plow, and Barn over and over again. I look at my sister and
she has turned totally pale. She asks, "Do you want us to put the plow back in the barn?" and the planchette flys over very fast to YES and stays
there. Just totally quits moving.
Sister says, "Oh my God! theres no way you guys can know this! Now I know this crap is real!" So we ask her what the hell she is talking about. She
proceeds to tell us that behind her little house, there is an old tool shed. It's so old that the roof had caved in and the wooden walls were rotting
away. She said that she was outside looking at it earlier that day, and it had a bunch of old tools and horse bridles and such in it. She said there
was an old mule plow in there that she thought would look cool to put on her porch and sit some of her plants on it. So she took it out and had it on
the porch and she had planned on spray painting it the next day. She immediately goes outside, grabs the old plow and puts it back where she found it
in the old tool shed. I guess whatever we were talking to was pissed that she had taken the plow out of the barn and wanted it put back. I guess its
possible she was pulling our leg, and moving the pointer around the board herself, but after watching her reaction I highly doubt it. She was never
the prankster type anyway.
A few weeks later I had spent the night at my sisters house and she had asked me to take her son to school that morning. His school was only a few
miles away so I was like OK. To get to his school you had to drive past an old graveyard on this hill right off the road. So that morning, as me and
the little boy are driving past, I notice him staring at something out his window. Before I can ask him what he's looking at, he asks, "Hey Uncle,
whos that kid over there in the overalls? He is on top of the hill over there playing with a dog." I look over and see absolutely nobody. I just said,
"I don't know who that is buddy" and left it at that.