Picture this: Five teenagers sitting in a circle with a Ouija board at the centre. Their faces illuminated by the warm glow of candles, engrossed in quizzing the soul they have managed to contact. Amid the sounds of the moving planchette and giggles, one of them demands evidence, “Prove you are real”. A moment later, every object in the basement gravitates towards the ceiling and the candles blow out. Sounds of screaming are followed by dead silence.
Skeptics aside, a major chunk of people swear by the paranormal. “I used to wake up with scratches on my body”, “I used to hear a woman cry late into the night”, “Someone used to whisper my name in my ear”, “I had the feeling of being followed”, and many more tales of the supernatural have echoed through the centuries–mutating and evolving to fit the generation it’s being recited in.
Many of these stories come from people who claim to have unknowingly opened the doorway for the wrong souls via a Ouija Board, which, by the way, is available in stores as a game–a fact that some find extremely disturbing.
A lot of people have been using the Ouija Board to ask questions about their lives or to enquire about the unfinished business of their deceased loved ones.