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To have refused to let them use a ouija board in my house

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FrankWelker Wed 07-Jan-15 12:19:06

We had some friends over for new year and one night they got out a ouija board. I'm scared off them (never done one so don't know why) and point blank refused to let them play it in my house (nicely). I was telling my cousin about this today and she said I'm a right wuss! I know it's my house and I can refuse but do other people have the same kind of fear with this sort of thing?

nunkspugget Wed 07-Jan-15 12:21:33

Its a game. You do know 'operation' isn't a real man, and buckeroo is a plastic mule right? Ghosts aren't real. Yabu.

PresidentTwonk Wed 07-Jan-15 12:22:04

YANBU they may be 'fake' or whatever but why take the chance in your home!? If they want to do it tell them to not be wuss and go and do it in the woods or an abandoned mansion wink

olbas Wed 07-Jan-15 12:22:26

I wouldn't have let them do it either. That sort of thing really scares me tbh.

Petitgrain Wed 07-Jan-15 12:22:38

I would absolutely have refused too. Mainly based on things I've read on the MN spooky threads!

MagratsHair Wed 07-Jan-15 12:24:05

I think that if you tend to believe in ghosts, mediums, psychics etc then the idea of talking to the dead would be quite scary for you.

If you tend to not believe in those things then a ouija board would just be seen as a game.

Tykeisagirl Wed 07-Jan-15 12:25:18

I'm a sceptic, I don't believe in woo, and there's no way I'd let anyone use a oujia board in my house.

I know I'm a hypocrite grin.

NancyPurple Wed 07-Jan-15 12:25:41

YABU. No way

emeline Wed 07-Jan-15 12:25:56

It's sensible not to conjure the disembodied. Wether you personally can conceive of it or not.


Lweji Wed 07-Jan-15 12:26:00

I wouldn't let it because it's all bullshit.

NancyPurple Wed 07-Jan-15 12:26:13

Omg I meant YANBU* blush

EbwyIsUpTheDuff Wed 07-Jan-15 12:27:13

what it comes down to is that they wanted to do something in your home, and you didn't want it.

Nothing unreasonable in that

applejacksauntie Wed 07-Jan-15 12:29:59

YANBU -I wouldn't have allowed it either...just in case shock !

nunkspugget Wed 07-Jan-15 12:32:29

So you embarrassed your guests, implying they were deviants to want to play a game, because you think an upturned shot glass had a ghost under it!?

Letmeeatcakecakecake Wed 07-Jan-15 12:33:19

Absolutely YANBU, I get scared even listening to out stories, would terrify me out of my own home to have that in it!

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Wed 07-Jan-15 12:34:18

If it was a Halloween party I would have no problem as it would tie in within the theme.

However very strange to play on NY

emeline Wed 07-Jan-15 12:36:01

And those people who arrived with a box of tarantulas that are poison embarrassed them by refusing to let them loose in your living room, just because you don't feel good around spiders? You made them feel like deviants!

DisgruntledAardvark Wed 07-Jan-15 12:36:42

Well, YANBU in the sense that it's your house, so you have the right to refuse people. However, YABU if you wouldn't have refused to let them play any other toy (which is what a ouija board is.)

MindReader Wed 07-Jan-15 12:36:48

Your home, your rules.

I wouldn't either. Having used one as a teenager and it was unpleasant.

Whether you 'believe' or not, it will cause disagreements, someone will be upset/scared, someone will be scathing... it's just not a 'fun game'.

Viviennemary Wed 07-Jan-15 12:38:32

YANBU. If you don't want one in the house then don't. It's your house.

nunkspugget Wed 07-Jan-15 12:41:10

Spiders are real.

KidLorneRoll Wed 07-Jan-15 12:41:33

Your house, your rules.

It's no more dangerous than monopoly though. You can't communicate with the dead through a bit of cardboard and a glass, because that's quite clearly stupid.

WannaBe Wed 07-Jan-15 12:42:17

yanbu. IMO there are certain things we shouldn't mess with.

For those who say that it's only a toy, why bother then? given you believe nothing will happen what would be the actual point? confused I wouldn't let one in my house

BoomBoomsCousin Wed 07-Jan-15 12:42:58

Your fear of them is U. But it's no more U to say no to people bringing out a ouija board than it is to say no if someone brought Monopoly to your home and tried to get everyone playing it. After all, if you liked Monopoly you'd have your own...

taxi4ballet Wed 07-Jan-15 12:43:39

YANBU - it might have been just a game, but I wouldn't want anybody meddling with anything remotely connected with the Occult in my house either.

Your house, your rules!

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