Is it Dangerous to use the Ouija Board?

Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker about ‘Horror Stories About Ouija Boards’. The articles, comments, and posts on this site are copyright and appear in my books.

True Horror Stories About Ouija Boards.

Using the Ouija board can often lead you into trouble because it not only responds to spirits but also to the psychological fears of everyone sitting around the table. It can be dangerous as it can create fear that may lead to irrational behaviors and in some cases is a trigger for suicide.

I get so many emails and letters with horror stories about Ouija Boards. Isn’t it about time that people realized that if you approach the spirit world looking for frights then it is likely that you’ll not only frighten yourself but there are long-term consequences?

Video: Ouija Board of Horror Stories


One person wrote to say: “I have been using the glass and letter circle and been told that I have an Indian guide. Some remarkable things that have come true and that I should look to join a circle.

“The glass told me that a family member would become pregnant but the person they would marry would not be the father. Three months later this came to pass. My grandmother also communicated and spoke of a twin son, named Robert, who she had lost a few weeks after his birth. No one living knew his name so I checked at the Department of Records. To my surprise there it was in black and white: Robert!”

Many of the objections to spirit communication are that the medium is using telepathy to read the minds of the sitters. As no one living knew of Robert it goes a long way in demonstrating that this person is contacting people in the after-life and there are lots of cases on record where the Ouija Board was used in a responsible way to contact the dead. If people use it properly then there would be far fewer horror stories about Ouija Boards.

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Some Scary Tales

Here are a few more recent questions that people have sent me via my newspaper columns.

“Many years ago when I was a teenager, some friends and I, started playing about with the Ouija Board. When we ‘made contact’ we took turns to ask the spirit some questions, and, when it came to my turn, I stupidly asked the spirit when, and how I would die. It answered through the board that I would die at 65 and it would be in a plane crash.

“Now much wiser, I realize that dabbling in these things is dangerous. However, I would like to know if the spirit could have been right, or if (as I have read in a book ) spirits don’t have access to this information. You will appreciate that this is causing me some anxiety.”

In reply, I wrote: The time and way of our death is not accessible through any form of clairvoyance. Many of the phenomena displayed through Ouija boards come from a collective, telepathy and the messages can show our own inner fears.

It is clear that many people get quite upset by predictions made by the Ouija Board and death predictions are of course the source of most horror stories about Ouija Boards.

Fears About Death

The fears that Ouija Board creates may last a lifetime. One person wrote to me to say: “Years ago when I was a young woman, I played with the Ouija board on my own for fun. A few years later, my mother and I both began to experience constant bad luck. There was a feeling of an evil presence and disturbances around the house. This continued in all three houses we moved to. I believe that bad luck still follows me. Can this curse be broken?”

I replied: Frankly, I think your bad luck is a result of by negative thinking habits. The Ouija board probably has nothing to do with what has happened to you. Whatever the cause, you need to think more positively. That upon what you focus your attention grows stronger. If you focus on bad luck, things will only get worse. Instead, start counting your blessings, however few, and look forward to better times ahead. This will inevitably draw good luck your way.



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75 comments… add one
  • Maquinna Ayelen Nov 14, 2017, 3:47 am

    So after reading this article, I have some concerns about the ouija board that I would like clarified. Would using the board in a pool make it safe? Also, if I drink water while underwater would that make me immune to the negative energy emanating from the board? I figured that since the water inside my body is the same as the water outside, it would be better to have water all around me. On another note, will mineral water with extra crystals in it make even safer?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Nov 15, 2017, 12:04 pm

      None of the above is of any use. They are all misconceptions. If you want to contact spirits safely then I suggest you visit the Spiritualist Centers and learn about mediumship.

  • Luke Nov 6, 2016, 10:30 pm

    I have used the board alone with no issues. Although about 15 years ago, my friends all wanted to play, but I had advised it was not a good idea as they had all been drinking alcohol. They didn’t take my advice so we made our own board using plastic letters/numbers and a glass tumbler. Everything was going fine it spelt out my name and it said “move to London” (which came true!) but then it swore and said “go to hell” at which point one of my friends made a growling sound, flipped over on to his side, he became totally rigid and throughout the night kept chanting quotes from the bible. You could say he was messing around, but when we lifted the glass tumbler all smoke came rising out and the plastic letters next to it had melted. I will never understand what happened that night, it will always be a mystery, and I will never forget it.

  • thomas stuart trevaskiss. Aug 22, 2016, 1:57 am

    I have Ouija board. I board wholesale from alternative shop for 30 pounds. I’ve not used since I bought it. It’s sat next to my crystal ball on many occasions. Unfortunately the Ouija board has not had any protection spell on it though the crystal ball is protected. Is this Ouija board safe from bad negativity? I’d be very grateful of a urgent reply.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Sep 2, 2016, 12:30 pm

      Spells will make absolutely no difference to the function of a Ouija Board. I suggest you do not use it and instead make a proper and mature investigation of the spirit world through Spiritualism.

  • Sylvia Jul 30, 2016, 10:19 pm

    I don’t think using the Ouija board is a good idea. However it works is more than just ‘psychomotor’ stuff. I knew someone who used it once (30 years ago now) She was a very sweet person, had not read any scare stories/watched scare movies about it, and had no dark intent. She contacted someone who was very kind, gave their name only as 2 initials, and was almost ‘motherly’ towards her
    She spoke to this spirit every night. They were always loving and friendly until suddenly they changed. Then no matter what my friend did she could not shake that presence. And the presence turned very bad indeed, making her feel very ill.
    It could cause extreme nausea with a terrible head pain, and then suddenly switch it off. On and off, and on again, just like that.
    It could dim candle flames, and I actually saw this one night myself. There were 14 candles all round the room. Each was dimmed in turn, in a full circle round the room! I saw it with my own eyes.
    My friend was so worried she was ill. She went to doctors to be thoroughly checked. After umpteen awful tests the doctors found no illness.
    Yet the spirit kept doing that to her. She couldn’t get away from it. Sometimes she felt so sick she couldn’t eat, and had to hang on…

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Aug 5, 2016, 10:39 am

      Interesting post Sylvia. The fact that things were physically happening rules out that this is a form of latent mental illness.

  • Liz Jun 24, 2016, 10:04 am

    So we have experienced MANY strange things throughout the years in my house, so this will be a long one. So let me start when I was younger. I remember that one of my stupid upstairs neighbors was looking to buy a Ouija board. She went to the mall and got one at the toy store. So our building is very old, like maybe since the late 1800’s. Anyway I guess she tried the board upstairs and who knows what went on but everyone here in my apartment has experienced creepy ass things. My mom said some wind chimes we have in our living room went crazy as if someone hit them, and it was winter so all the windows and doors were closed and she got scared. She’s also heard loud stomping coming from the stairs and she went outside assuming it was us coming home but no one was there. My cousin rented a room here a while back and said that one night an evil looking thing woke him up late around 3 am and he ran outside terrified with only his boxers on. I wasn’t here since I was on vacation, but he was serious about it and said it looked evil an like it rose from the dead. The next day he went to church!

    My older sister said that once, while she was in the kitchen about go drink water, she saw a reflection of a large black figure standing…

  • c Aug 26, 2015, 10:04 pm

    I will tell you, and make no mistake, it is the truth: When I was a little girl of only 5, I lived in Australia after emigrating from England. Its a really long story. I was scared out of my wits when I experienced the aftermath of playing with the Ouija board with my carers at the time (they should never have involved me in the first place!) Despite this horrendous experience, I am now considering playing again. And it’s because I know its power. My Dad has passed and I want to contact him again soon. Everything else is like watery. Nothing can ever display the power I felt. I haven’t done it yet, but I am seriously considering it. I believe that you need to be so absolutely in control, and don’t lose sight of the goal.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Sep 23, 2015, 1:37 pm

      Why do something so silly when there are mediums around who are able to make a safe and reassuring contact with people in the spirit? There are also Spiritualist Churches in Australia and England so throw away the Ouija Board and get a real spirit communication.

  • Sofia May 26, 2015, 3:00 pm

    I’m 19 now but when I was 18, I used a Ouija Board. I’m not telling people whether they should or shouldn’t use one of these boards, but I just want to let people know of my own personal experience with one of these things. First of all, I was always curious about whether these would work, as I’ve heard all these stories about them. My cousin has a Ouija board so I asked her if I could borrow it one day. Then I looked up online for instructions and took these into account as I really wanted to test if this actually worked for me. So me and my male friend Adam (Not using his real name) were the one doing this test. So we were in my room using the ouija board at a time when my family had gone on a trip for a few days, so it was a perfect and only time to try this out. First we put the ouija board on a small table and sat opposite each other, then we very lightly put our fingers on the oracle and began to ask questions. First I asked if their was anyone present. I waited about 10 seconds before the oracle moved very slowly to ‘yes’. I remember feeling a slight chill and we both asked the other if they moved it to make sure. I asked, Who am I speaking too? This time it replied straight away and when it did I quickly looked at Adam’s fingers to make sure he wasn’t pushing it himself and saw that practically only his finger nails were on it. The spirit replied A, G, R, A, M,O, N. As each letter was shown, I remember distinctly hearing Adams breathing get more labored and so was mine, my hands were sweating as I became more nervous and fearful. We wrote the spirits reply down on a piece of paper to remember. Next I asked, Are you the only one here? It replied ‘Yes’. Then I asked Are you even a spirit? It replied ‘No’ The moment it replied this, I remember me and Adam looking at each other and then just as I was going to ask Adam if we should stop or not, the oracle began to shake. It was a very light vibration and we both looked at the it at the same time and let go. All of a sudden very slowly it began moving without us touching it. It spelt out SAPHIA, which is my name and I got very afraid. The moment it spelt my name I got this overwhelming feeling. A deep paralyzing type of fear. It was unlike anything I’ve ever felt before and hard to explain. At that point I didn’t want to ask any more questions and said good bye and put the ouija board away. As hours went by I felt more calm and relaxed and you know when you see something unbelievable and try to come up with a scientific reason for it to have happened.. well that’s what I did. But later on in the night it was about maybe 2.30am and I was in my room and I heard something downstairs. Now I’ve stayed home by myself many times and I know all the creaks in my house and noises it makes but this, this sounded clearly like slow footsteps. I go to the top of the stairs and look down it, my eyes were filling up with tears as I kept on hearing someone walking in the living room. The lights were off downstairs so I could only see shadows, then everything goes quiet. after about 30 sec maybe, I go down the stairs one step at a time to turn the lights on for the living room. Once on, I look around and and walk further into the living room then all of a sudden the lights go off while I’m in it. I scream and run outside and bang on my neighbors door to stay the night their as I’m very close to them. I never told them what happened that night as I knew for a fact what that presence their that night was, was not human or alive and instead made an excuse. The next day I had the idea of looking up the name it told us and I found out something that shocked and terrified me to the bones. AGRAMON is known as the demon of fear and it was doing that to me so it could feed on it. Those next few days every time I went into that house I would feel something watching me and knew I couldn’t stay their until I got it blessed. So I moved out without even telling my family why and I never saw it again

  • s May 5, 2015, 4:54 am

    This is very true I’ve Ouija since I was a teenager but up until last year I had no problems. Recently I summoned a demon without realizing.

  • Johnny Ringo Apr 14, 2015, 5:21 am

    About 25 years ago my ex-wife, her roommate at the time, and myself were all “playing” with a Ouija Board late one night. We soon began communicating with a spirit named Cyd. As we continued to ask questions of Cyd, I was becoming quite skeptical and said, “If you do exist Cyd, then give us a sign.” The three of us paused for a few moments, waiting for a sign from Cyd, when suddenly, to our surprise and horror, there was a sudden banging on the apartment door. Wow, were we freaked out! Turned out to be a cat!

    Perhaps it was simply a coincidence, but I can assure you, that was the last time I ever “played” with a Ouija Board.

  • Y. Connor Jan 30, 2015, 3:50 pm

    When I was about 10 years old my sister and I along with some friends would gather around and play the Ouija board. We found it exciting, not scary at all. It told me that I would marry a man named Steve and have six children. I did marry a man named Steve, have two children and four miscarriages. I could have subconsciously thought of the name Steve because there was a guy in the neighborhood whom I liked so much named Steve. He was much older than I was. I was never anticipating children though. My mother threw the board in the trash but now I have another one and can’t find anyone to play it with me.

  • Mark Jan 21, 2015, 11:51 pm

    I would warn anyone about using the Ouija Board. It’s so easy to do as and requires no rituals or knowledge of the occult but I messed with home made ouija boards as a teenager and had unpleasant results. Despite never doing it again, my family and myself seem to have been plagued by unhappiness and bad luck ever since: A sick child born with an incurable illness, nervous breakdowns, alcoholism and drug abuse; all can be explained in rational ways yet always in my mind I wonder if I let evil into my life and the lives of those near to me.

  • Emily Jan 8, 2015, 4:35 pm

    A few years ago, we had an Au-pair, who introduced me to the letter circle and glass. As a result, our two year old daughter had nightmares and saw spirits (followed them with her eyes, which is not possible, if there is nothing to focus on). The most horrible thing happened to the owners of the two-storey-house we lived in. It was a childless young couple, and they lost three babies in the fourth month of pregnancy. Desperate, they asked me to check on their rooms with my pendulum. The pendulum went up and remained – trembling – in a horizontal position (!), while I had an overwhelming feeling of something (or someone) evil in the room. The owners moved away and nine months later they indicated the birth of a healthy little girl. We moved away, too, and my little daughter’s nightmares stopped immediately. I have never opened the door to any spirits – or whatever these entities may be – again. We can’t control them, but they can obviously cause severe trouble or more.

  • M.M.C. Dec 11, 2014, 1:29 am

    When I was a teenager, on New Year’s me and my friend were my home-made Ouija board.Us being us, we both did a shot of Jack and did ttis weird candle cleanse thing, then used the shot glass as the planchette. That night we were ask some … let’s just say odd questions… Some involving the removal of clothing. When the shot glass started moving in figure eight motions we got kinda freaked out. The shot glass stopped going in figure eights, and started going corner to corner. When this happened I remembered to turn the shot glass upside-down and quickly moved it to goodbye. Hours after, when we had been asleep strange things started happening. We got a little frantic and tore the board into seven pieces, soaked it in holy water and buried it in our ‘pet cemetery’ (probably not the best idea, but it was in our backyard so…)

    And yes, we did get holy water just in case… don’t judge being paranoid.

  • audrey Nov 13, 2014, 5:02 pm

    I bought myself a Ouija Board when I was 15 and play with it asking it questions about my future, such as who I was going to marry and how old I would be when I met him, the age I would be when we got married and kids.

    The other day, I was thinking back to when I had it and the name it told me about my husband will it give me goosebumps because it was the same name as my husband, when I met him. It was long after I had played with it so it the name could not have been in my thoughts. So far its been right about everything! Creepy!

  • Tee Dan Nov 6, 2014, 12:35 pm

    No one who has the spirit of the living God in him/her will use that so called board. I can’t believe so many people believe in demonic things like this, even if the board is demonic it can never affect a true child of God who knows who he/she is in the sight of God. What I just want to add is that if you are close to God or if you have a personal relationship with God you will not have time for any demonic game but you would rather spend time reading/studying the Bible.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Nov 6, 2014, 2:21 pm

      Agreed Tee except you need not necessarily have to believe in the Christian version of God. In Spiritualism we believe that spirit communication via a medium is through a form of Divine Grace.

  • Summer Oct 27, 2014, 6:22 pm

    I was playing with the Ouija Board one night. I asked ‘Do you like my cat?’ It went to “yes”. About a week later, I couldn’t find my missing cat. Found it dead in the basement. Scratches down its neck. No animal did this.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Oct 30, 2014, 2:39 pm

      I think you are clearly an example of someone who should not use the Ouija Board. If you would like to learn about the spirit world visit a Spiritualist Church.

      • matthew Nov 4, 2014, 10:15 pm

        If the glass being used in a Ouija Board smashes you will be in trouble.

  • cassandra Aug 17, 2013, 11:19 pm

    My auntie had a friend who played with the board and it told her her husbands name and her two kids names and that came true and it also said she is suppose to die in two years.

  • jonathan Aug 15, 2013, 6:51 pm

    Please, please never use a ouja board it will and can lead to lunacy.

  • Amanda Aug 14, 2013, 11:05 pm

    A friend and I are using the ouija board tonight and I have no experience with it, any suggestions or precautions I should take?

    • Liz Jun 24, 2016, 10:22 am

      Yeah, don’t use it. My building is haunted because my neighbors played with it. And it’s been haunted for years.

  • SydneySpirits Aug 12, 2013, 4:41 am

    Recently I have been visiting “haunted” places around Sydney Australia, I am easily scared but am sensible and respectful when trying to investigate the spiritual world. I am contemplating the idea of the Ouija Board. Do you think I need to do some more in depth research before using this tool, I understand that I and all others must be respectful, ask for protection, don’t ask about the future or to prove its presence in the room and always say goodbye. I would like to do it in the day also to avoid jumpiness.. I’m just worried as I don’t want to open a door I can’t close, please help ! Thank you xx

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Aug 13, 2013, 10:45 am

      If you would like to investigate the spirit world and learn the truth about ghosts and spirits then I suggest you look into Spiritualism and read some of the many books about ghost investigations, spirit communication and Ouija Boards. To simply take a Ouija Board to a location does nothing more than feed on your own unconscious fears.

  • Mr X Aug 2, 2013, 5:42 am

    The Ouija board is VERY Real. I WOULD NOT recommend using one. In October last year in my flat, I was bored so I decided to make a home-made Ouija board out of computer paper and a piece of card-board. It predicted I would find “true love” on April 5 2013. Needless to say, on April the 5th 2013 I met whom I thought was the most caring and beautiful girl I’ve known. However in just the last week she showed her true colours and she became a total nut-job. One mood to the next, cursing and bitching, then going all drama queen and becoming very secretive of what she does for a living (although she’s a welfare recipient) .

    Never again will I use a Ouija board. Although a big positive came out of this, at the same time the negatives where attached to the positive, it isn’t worth doing.


  • Ouija Board Spirit Jul 29, 2013, 10:03 pm

    Good day Craig, a very interesting article with some sound advice about using a board. We are an online supplier of Ouija Boards in the UK and are in contact with many of our past customers through social media channels and email. To date, we can happily say, we haven’t come across any horror stories. I agree, the ouija board is a tool which allows spirits to connect with you energy and answer your questions. I do have to disagree about questions related to the future. Many of our customers use the board to ask questions about future love, careers or finance and report the answers over time are very accurate. It would be interesting to hear if anyone your readers can confirm this too.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Aug 13, 2013, 12:12 pm

      We have had a lot of posts about the ouija board and I have approved most of them. So far very, very few have been positive – and this includes posts in our forums and also in our chat areas. I too would be interested to know if anyone has ever had a positive experience with a ouija board. We used it in my circle for a while but it was far less reliable or accurate as normal mediumship as the thoughts of everyone on the room influenced it.

      • Erica Apr 14, 2016, 11:23 pm

        October 2015 I did ouija on a board I made and two friends of mine did it at home which used to be the land of an old plantation. It told me that I would have a son in 2016 (along with some detailed information). Two months later I went to see a psychic while going down to FL and without me asking about children (I didn’t want another child), she told me that she saw a son and that without a doubt I would have a son in 1-3 years. 2 months later I find out that I’m pregnant and last week I found out it is a son. The board had said I could not stop it and that it was meant to be. Kind of wild. I had no “accident” either. I don’t even know how I got pregnant without there being an obvious sign.

        Just wanted to share my two cents.

  • jonathan aylen Jul 24, 2013, 2:30 pm

    Please, please do not on any account use the ouija board they can lead to lunacy and are dangerous.

  • Justin Jul 22, 2013, 8:51 am

    I made my own ouija board and this is my first time using. But it won’t work. Is there possibly an explanation as to why it is not working?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 24, 2013, 12:09 pm

      Because the Ouija board is a TOOL. In itself the board does nothing – the spirit contact comes through the collective unconscious of the people present. This is why it is so often dangerous as it will react to the sitters foolish thoughts and fears.

  • Charity Hope Enfinger Jul 22, 2013, 6:03 am

    My boyfriend doesn’t believe in the Ouija Board and is wanting to do it at 3 a.m because, he heard it’s the best way too contact spirits. I personally am terrified and don’t want to do it!!!! He refuses too believe it works and consist on doing it still at 3 a.m. I’m horrified!!!!! Any advise for him or me?

  • roxanne sandavol Jul 11, 2013, 6:37 am

    I’m really scared right know I don’t know what to do with my Ouija Board

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 15, 2013, 3:44 pm

      If you are scared by the Ouija Board then to avoid the horror stories simply stop using it. You can get some advice in our Chat Rooms and also on our forums if you want to ask for some advice about your experiences.

  • Sue Jul 10, 2013, 1:25 pm

    I would like to know if it is possible that if a mother plays the Ouija Board while pregnant and the spirit “entered her body”, if it is possible that the spirit might have left something, like a supernatural power, behind with the unborn child? And if so, can it be passed on to that unborn child’s children and grandchildren?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 10, 2013, 3:26 pm

      In our chat rooms on this site we teach that there is no such thing as spirit possession…. only obsession.

  • Paull Jul 3, 2013, 9:48 am

    Most Haunted is purely fictional. I’ve been deeply involved with many occult and paranormal societies in the past and I can safely say that there are only a handful of people that I know that actually ‘know’ about ghosts and spirits. There are those that pretend to have knowledge when they actually don’t. They don’t need to advertise what they know and most simply just don’t know. Most people think they ‘know’ are people out to make money or they are simply trying to instigate their own beliefs onto you. ‘Knowledge is gained through ones OWN personal experiences and NEVER through someone else’s.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 10, 2013, 4:39 pm

      Personal experience is important so long as it is not simply fantasy and there is some real proofs. There has been a great deal of proper research by Spiritualism and The Society of Psychical Research. I suggest you begin your studies here.

  • Paull Jun 26, 2013, 11:36 am

    The Ouija Board is awesome. In my experience, it’s NOT the board, but those that use it that are the cause of problems. It’s always wise to be in a relaxed state rather than being noisy or stressful.

    I’ve had four Ouija Board experiences in my lifetime and not once did anything come through that was negative. The Ouija is like any strong channeling device: it must be used with respect above all else.

  • Donald Jun 18, 2013, 9:31 pm

    My girlfriend and I moved into our current apartment 2 1/2 years ago, and since we’ve been there, our daughter (3 at the time) refused to sleep in her room (until this day, still scared to). We paid no attention to her and always sent her back to her room whenever she’d wake up trying to sneak into our bed at night. It became troubling though when we would find her sleeping on the bathroom floor or hallway and suspected something may be creeping her out enough for her to do such extreme things.

    My girlfriend is naturally a superstitious person, and has always said things like “I seen a shadowy figure walk into our daughters room” or “I could have sworn I just seen someone standing in the hallway”. Long story short, today we found out someone died there of natural causes. Makes me look at everything (that may or may not have happened) in a totally different light.

    I want to use a Ouija board. Don’t really expect much, but I’d like to give it a shot. Any cautions, warnings, suggestions before I go ahead with this?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jun 26, 2013, 1:41 pm

      I think if you start using the ouija board now you are more likely to scare yourselves than solve any problems. Many of the concerns people have about frightening ghosts and so on are often just a projection of our own fears. You would be better advised to look into spiritualism and watch and meet real mediums who will help you to understand the nature of the spirit world and the benign and loving energy of true spirit communication. The media shows such as ‘Most Haunted’ and ‘Paranormal Activity’ have spread a great deal of ignorance about the true nature of ghosts and spirits.

  • Samantha Mar 26, 2013, 9:52 pm

    My husband watched my daughters play with a Ouija board and it told them to look in a box where they could find a lock of his mother’s hair. They found it. Since then he has been on the board himself alone and I am finding writings to Heavenly father and Satan. He does not sleep and seems in a daze… any ideas?

  • Maxine Mar 13, 2013, 4:47 pm

    Shortly after the death of my lovely father, my mother became obsessed with contacting him via the Ouija board. She has now found herself surrounded by spirits day and night. Although at first they were pleasant and friendly in their communication, they became abusive and insulting. She no longer needs the board as they speak to her without. The spirits allege to be my father and his family. They have threatened to kill her. She has even sustained injuries she says they have inflicted on her. She sees lights like little flames around her. My mother is in her early seventies and sometimes sounds distraught. I live in another part of the country to her and have not witnessed any of this… although I can see how tormented she is when I visit her. I believe she has allowed demons into her life through the Ouija Board. I had believed they were conning my mum into thinking the family were communicating. The language they use is disgusting and not words my mum word ever have even been familiar with! I feel really sorry for her and I don’t know if she will ever be free now.

  • Don G Mar 4, 2013, 9:06 pm

    My mother and I used to use the Ouija board about one afternoon a week. Never had anything bad happen but it did give us messages. The one outstanding thing I remember is it told us to go to a bakery at a certain time and buy a white looking cake that had yellow frosting. It said the frosting was white and yellow. It also said that a crime would be committed involving hemp. At 13 years old I had no idea what that was back in the 1960’s.

    Well we went to the bakery which we had not been to before, and asked if they had a cake that was white and yellow. Sure enough, there was a cake with yellow pudding as frosting, but it was covered in coconut so looked white, just as the Ouija board had said. Very odd. A year later the place was busted for being a drug front so the Ouija board got the time wrong but the event happened.

  • Monica Mar 3, 2013, 6:31 pm

    There is a spirit that likes to make me aware of him in a house we’re renting on Long Island. He at first just flickered lights, rattled things, pushed candles out of their holders on the wall. Then other things happened that were more aggressive and scary. It very obviously wants me to communicate with it. Last night it asked me for help. I won’t say how – you wouldn’t believe me if I told you. I am too scared to use a Ouija board but I kind of feel compelled to help it ! What should I do? PS I’m never going back to that house alone again. When I go with someone else, it is pretty quiet and leaves me alone.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Mar 4, 2013, 7:02 pm

      Some spiritualist groups run what they call ‘Rescue Circles’ that sit with the objective of helping spirits that are still attached to the Earth plane. These are usually run by a group of well trained and powerful mediums. It is not something for an individual to take on without a lot of experience – and certainly not with a Ouija Board. If you would like to know a bit more about this topic, read a classic Spiritualist Book about this is called: Thirty Years Among the Dead by Dr. Carl A. Wickland, (1861-1945)

  • Lisa Feb 27, 2013, 9:07 pm

    I am a devout Christian and a Spiritual Director. Please listen to me. DO NOT play with Ouija boards. You are conjuring up demons. Even if the spirit talking to you says that it is a deceased relative of yours, it is actually a demon pretending to be a relative. People have had life long huntings because of only using the Ouija board for the first time.

  • A.D.39 Feb 25, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Perhaps Isaiah 8:19 says it all: “Should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?”

    Did a Ouija board create the cosmos, and everything in it? Seriously!

  • matt Feb 21, 2013, 11:46 pm

    I am an 18 year old male and me and my girlfriend and I where thinking of using a ouija board. Do you have any tips on how to block out evil? And does anyone know what ‘Theresa see Renay’ means – its not demonic language. I think it’s older.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Feb 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

      Best way is to stop using the Ouija Board. If you would really like to know about the spirit world and its wonders then visit a Spiritualist demonstration where you will see real proof of spirit communication – without any of this demonic language nonsense.

  • Brittany Feb 20, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Is it safe to use a Ouija board when your home alone??

  • alex Jan 9, 2013, 7:29 am

    Dude when you use the Ouija Board your actually communicating with demons that lie to you faking to be one of your loved ones, don’t let them full you remember the enemy is a liar and wants to deceive us all and has many ways to make us stumble, we’re better off not messing with ouija boards.

  • lewis Jan 3, 2013, 6:06 am

    I’ve used the ouija board and its been fine every time but me – and a few mates – it said that one of the girls was pregnant. Then started saying it wanted to kill one of us. It was horrible and we said: “Why and are you playing?” It said ‘yes’ and we said: “Are you sorry?”

    Then we asked it to blow the candle. It didn’t but to our horror set off a alarm. We then we asked the Ouija Board if that’s was it. It said yes, so we said “Can you blow the candle out?” Whatever it was then started pulling my hair, so we stopped.

    Now we are all very, very scared. Could this entity kill any of us ?

    • Liz Jun 24, 2016, 10:44 am

      I don’t think the entity can kill anyone but it can probably bring suicidal/ murder thoughts to you or your friends. It can also bring evil into your life-like abusive relationships, depression, etc.

  • chell Dec 9, 2012, 5:21 pm

    I have been communicating with someone/something that states his name is X. It first showed up about 13 yrs ago. My last time in contact was 10 yrs ago. I bought a Ouija Board recently and low and behold X began talking. I knew it was X because when he was finished talking he would return to the letter X. The thing that interests me the most, is the Ouija board is moving very fast, and strong. It talks in abbreviations or gives just the first letter.

    About an hour into the session it began spelling very well, in full. Asking it questions nobody using the board knew answers to, it was still right on. I am very curious how this thing really works. It was so funny during the last session. For example, I said out loud to the board users I was going to use the bathroom, and the board spelled out ” go p”.

    The Ouija board did state it was a boy named Adam that was a twin to my 13 year old daughter that died during gestation. He said he was 13, and while, its been freaking me out, I think that would be impossible. He never mentioned this info during my first interaction with him 13 or so years ago.

    It is quite fascinating, and I don’t feel threatened. I use rosary beads in the area of play. My question is this: is it possible that asking the board a question while just being in the room, that the players don’t know the answer to, and it answers correctly. Am I the one using mental telepathy? It’s such a mystery.

  • Mat Nov 3, 2012, 7:29 pm

    I think the Ouija Board is not a object for telling the future but creating it. If you ask a bad spirit when will you die then they will technically lie. You see there not telling you when you were going to die there telling you when there planning to kill you so never ask a spirit about the future

  • mary carell Oct 4, 2012, 4:22 am

    RE: Ouija Board Horror Stories: We have used the Ouija Board and the Psychic Circle several times in the past. You get good and bad. One time our grandpa came in without asking for him or even thinking of him. He named the close family in our life that was close to him and everything he said made sense. But we also had bad events. My younger daughter because terrified one time. Somehow the board wouldn’t work unless she was on it. A spirit kept saying “Theresa see Renay” over and over, pulling us very fast around the board. We had a hard time getting it to say goodbye. My daughter Theresa was in tears and very upset. We were afraid if we just let go and didn’t say good-bye it would enter the household. She (my daughter Theresa) is the only child in the family who wasn’t baptized. I thought that had something to do with it but she disagrees and also she still refuses to get baptized. I think what happened is from an incident a long time ago. I went into a psychic’s house (who dealt with spirits) and not thinking, I brought my daughter in her stroller. When I came in the lady panicked and said oh no, no, don’t bring a child in here! A spirit can enter her! We hoped that wasn’t true, but maybe it did. Incidentally, I have never met a psychic with that situation ever again. Those boards are dangerous if you do not know what you are doing and you don’t say a good protection prayer before and after.

  • Ace Aug 28, 2012, 11:03 pm

    I believe people should have knowledge about the occult before attempting to use a talking board. I use the world occult for what it really means, and that is “knowledge of what is hidden.” To have an understanding about the hidden aspects of life and death. Spirituality, and the world around us. Once someone is mature enough, and has enough knowledge in occult art, then I’m all for using a talking board. Keep positive in everything you do. Ive used them…Ive never had one ounce of trouble. Sadly Hollywood films have made the Ouija board an evil thing just like they turned the word Occult to mean satanism in many films today sadly to say. I believe most children or teens should not use them because for the most part they probably wont or don’t take the whole concept serious and their imaginations might run a little wild at that age. Someone who fears them should not use them, and someone whom has little knowledge of Occult Esoteric understandings should not use them. I laugh (not laughing at them, but laughing at the concept) when I read someone claim they used an Ouija board just once and are then possessed by the devil. Probably in their subconscious mind or they excepted something bad to happen to the point their mind manifested it in a form of a delusion.

  • Janet Jun 30, 2012, 2:23 am

    The Ouija board does work but be careful of those who seek to deceive.

    Your finger should stay in the same position on the glass when it moves. If your finger is twisted around then one of the players is moving the glass to spell out what he/she wants to say. For example, if the letter she/he wants the glass to point to is in front of her/him then he/she has to move the glass around and then push from the opposite side.

    However, I have experienced a true connection using a Ouija board and the glass controlled by the spirit moves by itself; – if you do make contact with some one you know then close your eyes and ask direct questions that Only you will know the answers too. Do not be satisfied with general answers.

    Good luck on your journey of discovery. I personally have had plenty of personal experiences and it has made me a more confident person in life and in death.

  • Rainnelor Jun 30, 2012, 1:14 am

    The stories about ouija board experiences have reached the height of ‘urban legend’. These stories are repeated again and again, but when you ask the ‘teller’ if they themselves have had such an experience, the answer is most often, “no…but”

    I work with the spirit realm as a medium, and I know that ANYTHING is open to misuse, but face it…the ouija board is a TOOL just like many other tools that are used: tarot cards, pendulums, crystal balls, and the like. The ‘tools’ are not evil or dangerous in and of themselves. One does not need a ouija board to get on the wrong side of the paranormal. There are plenty of earthbound spirits around us all the time who would be more than willing to disrupt our lives. That being said, ASK FOR WHO YOU WANT TO SPEAK WITH!!!! Just throwing the door open to “anybody who wants to talk to us” is not so much dangerous as it is POINTLESS.

  • Tom Jun 20, 2012, 4:23 am

    The secret – before any attempt to contact spirits, pray for only the highest and best to come through.
    That’s it.

    • Craig Jun 20, 2012, 10:19 am

      I think this applies in all of life and in particular to spiritual work. Right intent is everything.

      Ouija board horror stories occur often because people jump in looking for sensational experiences and to be frightened. And the Ouija Board delivers!

  • Matthew Whelan Jun 19, 2012, 4:24 am

    I told you Craig I had another synchronicity while re-reading The Psychic Casebook. While it doesn’t relate to Ouija boards directly, it nevertheless happened at about the same time. On Saturday morning, this past weekend, I was on my bike and nearly collided with another bicyclist. He reacted harshly and called me a name and kept on riding. I managed to brush it off-thanks to spiritual thinking-and rode home. That day I opened your book and read several pages starting with the chapter Encounters With Spirits… I found it coincidental in that I read what must have been three cases of you making contact with a spirit that departed from a motorbike accident. It just seemed the word “motorbike” jumped out at me each time. On page 90 it talks about a woman who dreams of a departed loved one “on his bike”.

    It doesn’t end there. That same evening I ran into an acquaintance at a weekly meeting I attend. I had wondered about him because he wasn’t there the previous Saturday. I could see why. His entire left arm was in a cast from shoulder to wrist complete with a sling. He had a brace for a sprain on his right wrist. He told me it happened last weekend-in a biking accident!

    While I am glad nobody in my end was killed or seriously maimed it certainly is a notable coincidence. Let’s hope not an omen for what’s coming my way. 🙂

    • Craig Jun 21, 2012, 4:26 pm

      We are running off topic from Ouija Boards here but it is interesting that when you posted this I was working on an article about coincidences here. Take a look as it will make your blood run cold.

      • Anonymous Mar 29, 2015, 3:35 am

        When I was in sixth grade I was introduced to the Ouija by paper, that is, home-made at school. As a child, you think it is a game. Then as an adult, strange things happen. Hey I am a scientist and I started playing with this thing as an adult because I wanted to scare a woman away from my life who was crazy, probably a criminal, and was hunting my life by harassing me. However, the situation turned against me when I started playing more and more and eventually weird things happened. My explanation right now, after careful research, is that external energies power our brain to see alternate patterns in our world. They don’t predict the future, but enable our brains to form amazingly meaningless probable paths. I would rather would love to think that they are dead energies from former humans, or non-human things, because it is more scary to to think that we live in a simulation kind of like the matrix and they are the entities that control this simulation, and therefore we are not exactly real. So, yes three options dead people, demons, or we live in the matrix-like world controlled by patterns like the software we make. The energies can only break things and rarely and the hunting lasts less than a year if discontinued and it may be less time. The hunting include bad luck. It is like you get punished for trying to find information about your future. Like I said I don’t know what is more scary the matrix or the dead note. Don’t play this crap, better study probability and statistics it can tell you more about your future than an irrational board.

      • Lily Dec 9, 2015, 6:35 pm

        I think there are a lot of attention seekers out there. I’ve used the Ouija board and my pendulum several times in the past 20 years and I have never had or heard of bad whatever happening. I think people need to understand that their mind is what controls their path and the intentions you send out will come back to you because it is us who causes our lives to run wild or safe. Our negativity can manifest itself into physical occurrences that in return make us think we have a demon or a bad spirit attached to us but it’s really yourself. Truth is, the majority of “demons” don’t think we are worth the time. I performed an experiment once where I focused all of my energy on my infertile friend becoming pregnant naturally after 23 years of trying. After I did this every day for three months, she was pregnant and she stopped trying years previous. This wasn’t a coincidence, I sent it out, therefore it happened. When you have it in your mind what could, should, would have been, you can make it happen. This is called our inner self.

  • Craig Jun 18, 2012, 10:27 am

    It’s an odd thing how synchronicity happens with spiritual work – and maybe also when people use Ouija Boards too. You got the message about this page when this post was seen on social networks. When I approved your post I was just editing the section on this site about strange coincidences.

  • Matthew Whelan Jun 18, 2012, 2:46 am

    How interesting. I am currently re-reading The Psychic Casebook. Just about 24 hours ago I got done reading the section of Evil Spirits chapter with the story of what can happen with the misuse of Ouija Boards. Now THERE is a synchronicity!

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