Is it just me BUT every time I see a Ouija board in use either in a movie or on any paranormal programme I cringe. Seeing one of these boards been used is enough to have me running for the hills! It’s like the paranormal creeps out of my TV. and says ‘Boo’!
You see, I know what they can do!
The first time I ever physically saw one of these boards, although I knew of them, was during a school holiday when I was about 13. It was a long long summer and of course bored teens will get upto ‘exciting’ mischief – or so we thought!
I still don’t know where the board actually came from. We were hanging out at an older friend’s place when she disappeared for a few minutes returning with said board announcing in a loud voice that this ‘game’ would be fun. Of course there was a ripple of nervous laughter from those in the know. The boys pretending they were quite cool about everything trying to scare the girls as the curtains were drawn to block out any light.
Putting a glass on the centre of the board the friend then explained what we were going to do and suggested questions we should ask.
Besides the ’normal’ hair rising on the arm my instinct was literally ‘oh no’ , this did not feel good and I said so. After a chorus of giggles, as the ‘baby’ in the group, I backed off choosing the closest seat nearest to the passageway so I could if needed, do a runner!
This was a very old house with a creaky wrought iron roof, loose wooden floorboards in the passageway mingled amongst the cold concrete floors of each room. The lounge was already dark, chilly and creepy due to the almost completed new home blocking out the sun. It had been built right alongside the old build with only a metre between them.
All became deadly quiet as a couple older kids sat around the board hands on glass and started asking questions .
Within seconds the room got colder, darker and more eerie.
All I could see from my seat was the glass moving slowly. Suddenly, it started to gather momentum and the kids faces started to change from excitement to pure fear as a reddish orange light started to emit from the board. As it gathered speed spiralling out of control the net curtains started to flap upwards before flying up towards the ceiling. The atmosphere changed instantly becoming dense and icy cold as we all sat rooted to the spot for what felt like an eternity.
As the hair on my arms began to rise again along with the hair behind my neck I decided I was going get out of there as quickly as I could.
At that moment I froze as I heard a squeal of cold terror as the kids by the board fell backwards away from the coffee table. The glass rose with such ferocity whipping across the room and then back towards the window before smashing through the glass hitting the new build on the outside. It was all over in a matter of seconds.
By now, I was charging down the passage way with everyone following screaming their heads off. Running as fast as we could we poured out the front door grateful for the warmth of the sun hitting our faces. It never felt so good.
Everyone was too shocked to speak. We stood quietly looking around at each other for a good few minutes. Probably we were all silently thinking ‘What on earth had we conjured up? ‘.
Clutching my gold cross around my neck I made the sign of the cross over myself, the house and the others (in protection) before saying a quick goodbye and getting away as quick as my little legs would carry me!
It was a few months before I would share this experience with my mom. The perils of ‘playing’ about with the unknown and severely warned of the subsequent consequences.
The other side is real and just like good and bad ‘down here’, there is a dark side and when something feels wrong it invariably is. Listen to that inner voice ALWAYS and never waiver from what you feel.
I never returned to the original house. Fortunately by then, we had moved up into the village which made it easier to not to expose myself further .
The old house was soon pulled down and the family moved into their new build. I only visited the new house once after that as the property and the land itself never felt the same.
It was shortly after this move, that their father suddenly passed away…..
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