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posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by DJMessiah
Interesting. I've also heard about "light as a feather," but never witnessed to it actually occuring. Did you and your friends also try it without reciting those words too?

That one is bogus. It works because you are 4 people sharing the weight, so with a 60 kilogram person, each helper is only lifting 15 kilograms and therefore the person seems 'light as a feather'.

Basic physics actually.




posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch
That one is bogus. It works because you are 4 people sharing the weight, so with a 60 kilogram person, each helper is only lifting 15 kilograms and therefore the person seems 'light as a feather'.

Basic physics actually.


Interesting, but wouldn't the weight still have a significant effect on the user's strength, considering that they're basically putting an equivalent to a gallon of milk's weight (8 lbs) on each finger? If they used two fingers per hand, that would mean, they're lifting 16 lbs with each hand. I'm sure it would be difficult for some people to do.



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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I never did because I honestly was too scared. I remember in grade school this one girl told the story of Bloody Mary and everyone was spreading it around. I was too scared to try it.


[edit on 10/16/2006 by Kacen]



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 09:32 PM
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The Bloody Mary thingy does work, kinda.

1) Use a candle to light the room. No other lights.
2) Look into the mirror right into your own eyes. Now this is important--don't look away at all. If you twitch your eyes much-- it won't work.
3) Now say "Bloody Mary" slowly until "it" happens.

What happens is that the low light receptors in the human eye "washout" if the eyes stay in one spot for too long. So your face looks like it is becoming a skull or demon or whatever.

I've done this before several times. The key is to have just little enough light that you can see yourself, but not too much that your low-light vision doesn't kick in. Hence, the use of a candle.

Now imagine you live and the Dark Ages and have no idea what night vision is or how the human eye works.



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 09:35 PM
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I have tried Bloody Mary as a child. Nothing happened. Although I was scared nonetheless.

I also tried "light as a feather" and that too worked.

There was one that my friends and I created when I was about 12 years old. Around this age the "fainting" thing was huge. This is where kids would squeeze each others neck until they passed out.

Well, I came up with an idea to go to a grave yard, find the oldest tombstone, and pass out. My friends agreed to pass me out. I passed out. Typically you don't remember anything when you passout. This time though, I remembered everything. I was in a bar with a lot of people drinking and smoking and laughing. The odd part was that I was in a bar that was probably from the late 1800's, based on the way the people were dressed and the way the bar was. Then a man stared at me...and I then woke up. I woke up with this man's stare still stuck in my head.


Scary, but this truly happened. After that I never passed out again.



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 09:47 PM
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My sister, some firends and I too used to play the passing out game. I remember we had to pant really fast for a minute or so, and then someone would go behind us...and sort of put a full Nelson type hold on us. we really did pass out briefly, never in a grave yard though...just in the family room. lol Early 80's?
All the stupid things kids do.

We also did the Bloody Mary thing one night at a slumber party. Nothing ever happened, although it still scared the heck out of us. Also we used to put girls hands into warm water while they were sleeping (another slumber party stunt) It was supposed to make them pee their sleeping bag. I don't know if it ever worked though....I can't recall?



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 10:08 PM
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This sounds messed up and Im to scared to try it...even though I goto a christian college



posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by Gear

Last month I had an injury that went so deep that it was centimeters away from the bone. That was a month ago, and I could only start walking properly last week. I still can't manage stairs by myself.

Moral of the story?


My friends sisters roomie tried it and came out bleeding like hell



the scratches went to the bone.

There is no way that your sisters friend can be that damaged, and still manage to simply "come out."


Sometimes a deep cut can show 'white' and only bleed around the edges. People sometimes mistake this as a 'cut to the bone', when it is only fat.

Althought the 'my friend's, sister's roomate had this happen to them' part is the sarcastic part of the post. I got it. That is how these things start.



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 12:21 AM
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yea, they're all just myths and urban legends
anyone who says otherwise is either lieing or schizophrenic

if you really want to disillusion yourself from all the bullcrap out there then watch
"PENN AND TELLER'S BULL#" on showtime, also available on youtube and google video

mod edit: censor circumvention.

[edit on 17-10-2006 by sanctum]



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 06:36 AM
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To the person who commented on waking up with somones stare in their mind after passing out at the graveyard. Do you think that perhaps you were seeing the persen whos grave you were on? Perhaps you had a glimpse of them in their originial life. Is that what you think or do you believe it to just be coincidence?



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 07:20 AM
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Never heard of the Bloody Mary, the only one I know is, in a room in front of a mirror in the dark. Now light 2 black candles and place either side of the mirror, then say the Lords Prayer backwards. Something really horrible is supposed to happen or you see something that will send you insane. I always wanted to try it, but never have, scaredy cat!! Has anyone tried it?



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by Hermann
Never heard of the Bloody Mary, the only one I know is, in a room in front of a mirror in the dark. Now light 2 black candles and place either side of the mirror, then say the Lords Prayer backwards. Something really horrible is supposed to happen or you see something that will send you insane. I always wanted to try it, but never have, scaredy cat!! Has anyone tried it?


I have never heard of that one. Saying the Lord's Prayer backwards huh? Interesting. Has anyone else ever heard of this?



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 08:02 AM
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I've heard of it. Once again, it's not true. You will find most superstitions made to incorporate religion into it was to safe guard the person's faith. For example, holding a cross infront of a vampire to protect yourself, using chinese ban quas near the windows to protect from spirts, using the hand of Fatimah for protection from the evil eye, or carry tailsmans of saints to be blessed from curses.

If you guys want to try the Ouiju board, be my guest. I've found it to have the most validty among these types of myths, having seen proof of what it can do.

[edit on 17-10-2006 by DJMessiah]



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 08:10 AM
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Althought the 'my friend's, sister's roomate had this happen to them' part is the sarcastic part of the post. I got it. That is how these things start.

Sarcasm is usually a one shot statement.
You don't usually defend your statement as truth.
Even after being told that it's sarcastic, I still can't read it as being 'sarcastic.'

The origional statment:


it is real

It does work. My friends sisters roomie tried it and came out bleeding like hell

Didn't sound sarcastic to me.
After the statement by Zanzibar "Think about it, dark room, mirror, came out bleeding, maybe she walked into it!
", hermlock came back to say


probably, but the scratches went to the bone. the rest, dont know, ill ask my friend tommorow

Doesn't really sound sarcastic to me...
Then Zanzibar replies with "Unless you where there, it sounds like your friend was pulling your leg."
Here comes the sarcastic part...


your right. oh. she lied? why? to sound cool? oh well, she'll be the one with the guilt trip for lying. What a freak.

Hermlock only used sarcasm once, and that was to defend his/her story.

Urban Legends are NOT the result of misinterpretation of sarcasm.



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 08:36 AM
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So it seems like most of you guys think there actually is something to the Ouji boards then. Which of you have tried using these, and to what result?



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 09:48 AM
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Then we would recite something along the lines "light as a feather, stiff as a board" and each of us with 2 fingers under the person (child really) would lift the person seemingly effortlessly off of the floor.

As seen in the movie The Craft. Quite an interesting flick actually.




So it seems like most of you guys think there actually is something to the Ouji boards then. Which of you have tried using these, and to what result?


What result have you gotten from baptisim, the euchrist, sacramental wine? The Ouija
board is a part of a belief system, and should be approached by all with the same
respect that xians would want their sacraments approached.

For reference purposes I would refer you to JC and the boys, Mary wit da cherry,
and John da dipper.



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 09:57 AM
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So people apporach the Ouji boards as if they are part of a religion, or are they part of some religions? I know very little about them. As far as I knew, they were just board games, intended for little girls at slumber parties. I'm still not too sure they are anything more than that, even after hearing some of the stories from people here.



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 10:06 AM
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So people apporach the Ouji boards as if they are part of a religion, or are they part of some religions?


Yes they CAN be used in the same way as Scrying mirrors, pendulums, runes , tarot cards and many other divination tools.



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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Well, I would have to say, for those who dismiss rituals such as "bloody mary" as foolish, surely you would have to group the Ouji in the same catagory. Assuming those who claim to witness something during bloody mary are only seeing what their mind creates, wouldn't you have to also assume that people who get a message from a Ouji board are only getting messages from their subconscious? I can't understand how someone could dismiss the first as foolish, but at the same time defend the Ouji board. What is it that makes the Ouji board so legitimate?



posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 10:22 AM
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The mirror, the ouja board, automatic writeing,,,I believe all of these would only work if the user had at least a little belief (that it works) and maybe some psychic ability.




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