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Originally posted by SkyWay
The danger with the ouija board is that the people using have no way of knowing what is coming through. Since whatever arrive on the scene and starts communicating is incorporeal and invisible. It could be a demon or some earthbound departed soul of an evil sort. Since they can't be seen from this side evil spirits can claim to be anyone, even a departed relative.
The scene is also set by using an empty building and darkened rooms. I tell the story of a 1974 suicide pact between 12 students, gradually revealing more, including film footage, of Jane, one the deceased characters. I arrange the pictures to manipulate the participants into focusing on Jane.
The tools – the ouija board, pen, blank paper, glass, letters of the alphabet and flat surface as well as the spirit cabinet – match their expectations of the kind of environment associated with the paranormal, and encourage them to believe in the trick.
The ouija board is one of most interesting. We've all heard stories of things flying off walls and people being menaced by spirits, but if you start asking around, a lot of people will say: 'We did it and nothing happened.'
When the glass moves on the ouija board to spell words and the person in the spirit cabinet throws the tambourine thinking they are possessed by spirits, it is actually my suggestions that have encouraged them into involuntary behaviour. This is common to a lot of mediums who genuinely think they are communing with the dead – I suppose this could be called unconscious fraud.
In fact, the whole event is a set up to show how people can be manipulated. There was no suicide pact in 1974 and Jane is an actress who is very much alive!