To not understand ouija boards?

(154 Posts)
FairyPig Thu 07-Aug-14 10:30:48

So I've been reading on here (and other places) how these things aren't to be messed with, they're dangerous, they bring unwanted things into the house, how they're scary, etc.

I'm not wanting to dispute people's experiences but I honestly don't get it. It's a board with letters on and a glass in the middle. How does a board with numbers on and a glass enable ghosts and evil spirits to get through? How does a board enable a portal to be open to all sorts of evil spirits? What make an ouija board different to any other board to make them 'dangerous', 'scary' and 'not to be messed with'?

Speaking of ghosts and demons, why would they even need a portal to get through, can't they get through themselves?

Again not trying to dismiss anyone's experiences but I am seriously baffled how a board with numbers on and a glass can be magical and be able to do these things.

I've also recently learned that Toy's R Us in the US sell them, not sure if they sell them in UK branches, but that did make me go hmm considering how many adults take them seriously and seem scared of them.

That aside, even though logically it seems silly to me I would still never use one. You know, just in case...

SirChenjin Sat 09-Aug-14 09:59:50

I did read your article, but I found the BBC one to be better. It certainly explains it.

I'm curious - "many" become worse? I disagree. Bad memories don't tend to become worse - they are already bad enough. We might forget the minutiae, but the overall recollection and feelings associated remains the same.

On that note, go to run.

Hakluyt Sat 09-Aug-14 10:01:13

Sorry, shorthand. Events become more dramatic with telling and in the memory, rather than worse.

FergusSingsTheBlues Sat 09-Aug-14 13:45:33

I did it as a joke. I am the ultimate cynic. I wasn't drunk of deluded, but yes, it spelt out the name Mary with real force and speed, the the word fuck then the glass flew off the table. We were stunned. Then we tried again! Haha. Nothing happened that time. Left us properly freaked out though, teenage bravado an all.

FatherSpodoKomodo Sat 09-Aug-14 14:26:11

I did a ouija board with some friends at a church youth club when I was about 11. It was in what used to be the old school attached to the church with all the old desks and stuff. Quite creepy.

Nothing happened. Obviously the spirits of the dead did not want to talk to a bunch of kids!

I've seen Derren Brown before, but can't really remember much of what he did at his show. He must have stolen my memory!

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