I'm glad you won't play with one again is my first thought. If you didn't get blow back from using it, you did well or were simply fortunate.
My experiences with them are something I've talked a lot on here about in a couple other threads but I'll recap real quick... My friends and I ..as
teens..set out to prove Magick didn't exist. We figured it was B.S....almost. Heck.. Teens, right? Always hoping just a little..to see something
actually work. Anyway, what better way to get to the heart of the matter and screw with the biggest stuff around, if stuff actually exists, than to
get a Ouija Board! Indeed... It started with a toy store one and ended with a hand crafted one but what they're made of doesn't matter. I once used
sticky post it notes on the underside of a Coffee table to stand for the letters and numbers. It looks totally absurd, but it worked for the need of
Very long story short .... We ended up proving it was real, not fake and proved it far too well. Ouija was one thing we'd done ... something to do
with Mirrors...was another and 'nough said to that. It's important to simply note the Ouija wasn't the only factor. However, a friend got hurt and
one was almost killed. The latter, getting a shove in the small of her back hard enough to put her down her own stairs from top to bottom. I'm glad
we were all teens. What it finally took was enlisting the help of a very warm and kind Coven (Wicca followers) that intervened and got our dumb tails
out of the line of fire. It cost some too...not money. I wish. It did solidfy my own choice of Faith though, and I'd like to think I've repaid that
debt beyond immediate cost by helping others similarly when possible.
That's one experience though, since you asked. Indeed.. I believe they are 100% real and have no doubt in my PERSONAL mind, what we contacted and
what made us it's personal mission afterward. The coven supplied the name later for trivia interest...but I'd stay away from Ouijas unless someone
intends to pursue that as a serious, long term and trained activity. It's sure not a toy, eh? (Oh..and never ever alone..ever..