Everyone knows you shouldn’t play with an Ouija board. However that doesn’t mean they don’t do it anyway. While some people see it as a harmless bit of fun, others see it as a means of direct communication with the dead. If you’re thinking of trying one out, here are ten true life Ouija board stories that may make you think twice.
1. The Porcelain Doll
I have a terrifying story about an ouija board. I got a call from my cousin who said that he, his brother, his dad, and his best friend were using an ouija in their basement. Prior to starting they took a large porcelain doll out of the room because it was creepy and placed it in an adjacent room face down on a pile of towels.
My cousin took a short break because the board was just spouting nonsense and he went to take a shit. His dad and brother and friend started asking the board questions without him, one of the questions was who is in the other room? It just started spouting random numbers and when my cousin came back into the room his brother said that it wasn’t working that they were going to put it away and he showed him the answer to the last question he asked and he said “dude that’s my social security number!, then they started to talk to whatever started spewing answers out, it told my cousin he would die in the air force. At this point they tell the entity they are communicating with to prove itself. It then spelled out the word “DOLL” and they were like wtf.
They opened the door to check on the porcelain doll they had laid in the other room and when they opened the door the doll was standing up right in front of the door staring right at them. Everyone freaked and ran out of the house. His best friend burned the ouija board and I think he temporarily went nuts for a few months. My cousin for some reason then joined the air force and is on a base in Europe now.
2. “This Is Not A Game Anymore”
Perfect story. 100% true. About 15 years ago, My sister had some friends over one night. They were in the basement watching some scary movie. They had an Ouija board. They started cussing at it and calling it “shit” and “fucking fake”. It stopped responding so they began watching the movie again.
All of a sudden, all the lights and electricity goes out. They start screaming. Then the tv comes on all static and is blaring noise. They were yelling and crying. Then, the tv shuts off and comes back on to just a black screen. The words “this is not a game anymore” roll across the screen in all white. After, the tv shuts off and and they are in complete darkness. They run out of the house.
Afterwards, they go back to the house and our dog hid and when they found it, all it did was bark and look very angry at them.
3. “I Can See You”
I was about 12 or 13 spending the night at a friend’s house, goofing around with the Ouija board with him & his sister and we were getting all sorts of gibberish plus words spelled out, just kind of scaring ourselves for fun not taking it very seriously when we got the message “I can see you through the window” and then “I can see you through his eyes” or something like that… there was just a small window in the basement room where we were, and just the back yard and woods past the driveway visible through that window…we asked it more questions and it said “I’m under the car” so we somehow got up the nerve to go out with a flash light and peer under the car, where we saw a huge black stray cat which was hissing.
We ran inside freaking out and at that exact moment the power failed and all the lights in the house went out. We just about actually shit ourselves. Few minutes later the power came back and we sat up till dawn that night scared and never played with the board again.
4. “Don’t Die”
I’m going to preface this by saying I’m not convinced about ouija boards, and I think that anything that requires human interaction has so much room for human error that I don’t think it’s possible to really rely on it. Keeping that in mind, I had an experience with one, and I’ve realized that it might not even matter if it was some sort of communication, or just my friends’ and my subconscious.
This happened just over a year ago. I was in a pretty dark place emotionally and had been for a couple of months. I was thinking a lot about not really wanting to be alive anymore.
I was hanging out with some friends. They had used the ouija board a number of times and thought it was pretty interesting. Honestly, I didn’t really believe their stories, since I had used it a couple times before when I was a lot younger and got no results. Still, they wanted to play while we were hanging out, so I joined in.
We asked if there was anyone there, got a yes, and then asked if they wanted to speak to anyone in particular. It spelt my name immediately. What surprised me was how quickly and forcefully the planchette (in our case a glass flipped on its rim) moved. When we asked what it wanted to tell me, it said “DONT DIE.” I won’t give a play-by-play of the rest of the conversation, but it basically told me I was a good person and things would get better. It really freaked my friends out, and led to some awkward questions about my emotional state, but it was really what I needed to hear right then. It was a really positive experience, and regardless of what caused it, I’m really happy I experienced it.
5. Woodchipper accident
My great aunt has never married, and when I asked why, my dad told me the story. Apparently when she was sixteen she had a pretty serious boyfriend. When she used a board, she asked if they would get married, and it said no. She asked if they would break up… no… asked if one of them would die and it said yes, and when she asked which of them it said ‘goodbye’.
A week later he was in a woodchipper accident at the mill where he worked.
6. “Inside Me Till I Die”
I had a ouija and we would play with it a lot. The spirit was named Paul, and he said he was 18 when he died, he died in my hometown in the 1800s, and he said his mom killed him.
He started getting overly talkative and obsessed with me. My initials are KLM, and he would circle the letters over and over until I got on the ouija. He started telling me that his mom is in hell and I have to get her out. She said I had to find a guy named Logan W. that’s a priest in the Midwest US and that he’s god’s helper. And that I’m the only person on earth that can help him.
Then he tells me that he’s inside of me until I die.
I gave the ouija away. If I’ve ever been around a ouija since it’s been Paul and he’s asking for me. I won’t even be on the ouija. Just in the same room. I don’t even go around ouijas now.
7. Death Prediction
I was staying at a hotel with friends in northern Ontario for a chess tournament. Geeky I know. Can’t exactly remember the town. Anyway, we were looking for some thrills at night and someone busted out a board. One of those official ones you can get from toys’r’us. We asked a few questions I can’t remember but I will never forget when we asked if it knew if any of us was going to die. Yeah I know strange question to ask. Uh so it spelled out a persons name that was with us at the time. And then a date which was approximately a year later.
My friend died a year later from cancer in his knee. He knew about it 6 months before he died. To this day I am still curious about the device but damned if I’ll ever touch it again
8. Max is always around
When I was about 14 my best friend had a sleep over birthday party. Being the silly little girls we were we decided to make a ouija board to use, not really knowing any of the rules like making it say goodbye. After an hour or so I wandered off to read some tarot cards and watch the rest of the Exorcist with the other couple of girls who didn’t want to commune with spirits. (Rereading that last sentence I sound like such a stereotype. I still use tarot cards though so I never grew out of this phase it seems.)
Here’s were it got weird. After I left the spirit talking to my friends changed. As in it switched to a different spirit altogether. His name was Max and he was looking for me. I’ve never known a Max in my life. My friends yelled out what he was saying as it moved and I was writing off as them teasing me until he started giving them information about me that no one at that party knew. Things about minor abuse I was facing and other little things.
That freaked me out right out. I begged for them to stop playing, even after Max tried to convince me that he was not trying to hurt me. My friends were awesome and stopped playing before I started crying and I thought that was the end of it.
The next time a Ouija board came out was the next year and only one girl from the original party was among the group. We were baking a cake so when the buzzer went off she and I headed up to take it out of the oven. When we got back to the group another girl turned to me and asked ‘Who’s Max?’ Apparently he’s stuck around after that first time. If my friends want to use a Ouija board they don’t invite me over unless they want to speak to Max. He’s always around.
A few times in my life I’ve heard a voice call out my name. it usually makes me stop for a minute, no more but at least twice had I not stopped I would have been in the path of a car going to fast to stop before it would have hit me. I strongly believe Max has stuck around to be helpful but had we not pulled out that Ouija board I would have never known about him.
9. 24 June 1987
My girlfriend told me this story about an experience she had with a ouija board while in high school sometime in 1986. She had a friend named Johnny who was suffering from CF or some other debilitating illness, who had recently been hospitalized as a result. Both she and her friend Shelly visited Johnny regularly in the hopes of keeping his spirits up and for a quick recovery. One night after visiting Johnny, they were at Shelly’s when they decided to try out a ouija board.
After a while, they started communicating with a spirit who seemed to know a lot about them that it really shouldn’t. After some banal questions about boys and general questions one would expect teenaged girls to ask, my GF decided to ask about Johnny and his condition. The board quickly spelled out “24 June 1987 Johnny wont have to worry anymore” and went to “goodbye”. My GF and Shelly were so convinced that board was giving them a date for recovery that they actually wrote the message down and sealed it in an envelope. The following year on 24 June, it turned out that Johnny indeed no longer needed to worry about his condition.
It was the day he died.
10. “Get The Boy”
My friend had mentioned that she had one, so I asked her to pull the board out so I could check it out. At first she said no, but then agreed to do it as long as she didn’t have to participate. After she had the board set up I asked “Is there anyone in here”….nothing. So, being a dumb teenager I said “If anything is in here and not talking, you’re a coward”. The board was put away after that.
Fast forward about a week later and have me sleeping upstairs on my couch. I wake up on a stereotypical “Stormy Night”. Thunder and lightning, wind and rain..the works. I look around to see why I woke up and couldn’t see a thing, and decide to try and fall back asleep. After laying there for about 30s I hear from downstairs “Get the boy” in a very raspy, wispy voice. I open my eyes and listen……nothing. Start to go back to sleep…”GET THE BOY”, it was MUCH louder this time. Then my downstairs door SLAMS shut. I freak the F*ck out because nobody slept down there and we had no drafts.
Nothing really happened after that…I learned my lesson.
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