My advice to you Infinite would be to approach this game with much caution. I do believe that you delve into a spiritual realm when entertaining the
"ouija board"...people are opening themselves up to a realm that is real. It doesn't always have this affect. When I was young I had friends who
never had any "bad" expeiriences with it. I, on the other hand, had an interesting experience...
I was 13 years old and my cousins and I (who were older then me) decided to play the game. This was when the ouija board had just come out into the
stores. (Telling my age here!)
They were pretty ruthless when it came to us younger cousins. They decided to ask a question for me...first. They asked who I would marry when I grew
up. The little thingy that moves around the board proceeded to spell out BOB. Huh!! Well, little did they know that I had a major crush on this guy
who lived in the neighborhood...named BOB! No one knew that I had a crush on Bob...or that we were connected in any way. It freaked me out. I was all
alone in this freakiness...and just a KID! It spooked me. Oh, BTW...my cousins were controlling the thingy you put your fingers on or above...I never
touched the thing!
Well, the story goes on. When I was 17 years old I was dating a guy named Bob. Not the same neighborhood crush Bob from when I was 13. I was going
out with Bob for almost a year when I realized that he wanted to marry me. I found out through my Mom...he had no clue that I knew this. He was
waiting til I turned 18 which was only a few months away. Bob had some major issues however, and although he was a wonderful guy and my Mother loved
him. I found out that he was an alcoholic. I was way too young to have to deal with this kind of issue at my age. I didn't want to marry Bob. I kept
thinking..."is this the best i could do?"
I tried breaking up with Bob and he cried his eyes out. I tried several times being nice to him...and NOTHING worked...it got worse! During this time
I met a guy at a place I was working and in the same week of meeting John and trying to break up with Bob....the ouija board game I played when I was
13 came rushing back to my mind....I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! There was no way that I was going to marry BOB...just like the ouija board said I would....it
would have been the worst thing I could have done with my life! This also freaked me out because I thought it had predetermined my future somehow
I married John 6 months after breaking up with BOB...and have been married for 26 years!
If I had married Bob it would have ended up in divorce because today he is still an alcoholic, never got help and has never changed.
Moral of the "ouija board" story.... It is used as a catylist to enter a realm that is filled with darkness and evil. This realm we are not to have
anything to do with. Entertaining these spirits can be hazardous to your well being. I kid you not.
I have had several friends (at my age now) who have told me of countless times that they played with the board in the past and have had an aweful
Here is a bit of history on the board if you don't already know....
THE OUIJA BOARD AND ITS HISTORY BY JOHN ZAFFIS
Since the beginning, people have been able to make some type of communication with the Ouija board and through other methods of communication. This
has caused a tremendous amount of problems for allot of people, especially those inexperienced. You can play with the Ouija board and nothing will
happen, but somewhere in the future something could. You must remember there is no time in the spirit world, things do not have to happen right away.
Things will start to happen just when you seem to have everything going good for you, and then it hits you, just when you least expect it. I can tell
you that I've worked on many cases where things will occur one to seven years later. I would like to share with you some of the history of the most
controversial things I know of and that is the old Ouija board. I do not recommend that you play with this board, as something, somewhere, somehow,
will hit, as it always does.
In 1853, a French man named M. Planchette invented a device that would be named for him. The Planchette was a small, heart-shaped table with pencils
attached to its legs. Those who used it claimed that it operated by spirit force and ghosts were able to write out messages from beyond. But a short
time later, another invention would revolutionize the Spiritualist movement and have an impact that still resounds today... the Ouija board. Shortly
after the planchette came to America, a cabinet and coffin maker from Maryland named E.C. Reiche devised a new method of communicating with the dead.
He devised a wooden lap tray with the letters of the alphabet arranged in two lines across the center of the board. Below these letters, he placed the
numbers 1-10 and the words YES and NO in each lower corner of the board. He kept the planchette connected to his board but removed the pencil tips and
placed wooden pegs on the bottom of it. In this way, the planchette was free to move about the board. It was always believed that Reiche named his
board the Ouija because the name represented the French and German words for yes (OUI AND JA) but this was not the case.
He named it that because he believed that the word ''Ouija'' was actually Egyptian for luck. Needless to say, it's not, but since he claimed to
receive the words from a spirit on the board, the name stuck. But Reiche was more interested in spirits than making money and he sold the invention to
his friend, Charles Kennard. He soon founded the Kennard Novelty Co. and began producing the first commercial Ouija boards. Shortly after the company
started, the shop manager William Fuld decided to go into business for himself. He forced Kennard out of the business and changed the name to the
Ouija Novelty Co. He began producing the ''Fuld's talking Board" in record numbers and became a successful businessman. He became a member of the
Baltimore General Assembly in later life, but all was not well. He remained in control of the company for the next 35 years but in 1927 during a brief
slump in sales, Fuld strangely took his own life. He climbed to the top of a Baltimore building and jumped to his death. Fuld had created a new
industry with the Ouija board, which he claimed to have invented himself.
He started the apocryphal tales of the naming of the board (using oui and ja) and claimed many of his successful sales plans came from the board
itself. His heirs maintained the company until 1966, when they sold out to Parker Brothers. Today this company owns all of the rights and trademarks
to the board and still produces it in large numbers. In spite of the fact that it is now sold in toy stores, it remains an exact duplicate of the
Spiritualist board that was sold many years ago. The Ouija board is one of the most controversial methods of communication ever invented. It has been
condemned by parents and religious groups, they often cite this for cases of a malevolent forces masquerading as good. This can cause emotional damage
and sometimes even possession, and is this possible? YES, this is a link to the dark side, where you can not control what can come through. "I CAN'T
AND YOU CAN'T"!