posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:19 PM
Originally posted by Solomons
The Ouija board was a victorian toy.Its nonsense in other words...and you would be surprised what the mind can do in a group setting or with
expectations before hand.
There are many references to the subject on the net, I have never really considered it's history before but found some interesting pages....
"The Ouija Board has been around since the time of the Roman Emporeror Valens in the fourth century. It is also thought to have been used by the
Greeks since before the time of Christ."
The first historical mention of something resembling a Ouija board is found in China around 1200 B.C., a divination method known as fuji 扶乩
"planchette writing". Other sources claim that according to a Greek historical account of the philosopher Pythagoras, in 540 B.C.
his sect would conduct séances at "a mystic table, moving on wheels, moved towards signs, which the philosopher and his pupil, Philolaus,
interpreted to the audience as being revelations supposedly from an unseen world."
I can not say for sure what makes it work but in MY experience, to see a glass moving around a board and spelling out words to questions asked by the
participants is kind of spooky.
This thread is about "experiences" people have had, not really about its authenticity however, that said I am quite happy to hear what anyone has to
say about the subject.
Thanks for your posts.