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Re: Ouija Board help

#21  Postby tolman » Jan 16, 2013 1:00 pm

infiniteentropy wrote:When I was in my late teens I took part in an experiment with a Ouija board with a group of friends. We wanted to see what would happen if a group who didn't really believe in the super natural tried it. We did it on Southampton common next to the graveyard after dark (for best atmosphere as possible).

Well, you certainly picked the right place for it.

While I'm sure the guys hanging around behind the trees hoping for some passing action were little actual threat, there did usually seem to be quite a few of them frequenting that area.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#22  Postby infiniteentropy » Jan 16, 2013 9:40 pm

tolman wrote:
infiniteentropy wrote:When I was in my late teens I took part in an experiment with a Ouija board with a group of friends. We wanted to see what would happen if a group who didn't really believe in the super natural tried it. We did it on Southampton common next to the graveyard after dark (for best atmosphere as possible).

Well, you certainly picked the right place for it.

While I'm sure the guys hanging around behind the trees hoping for some passing action were little actual threat, there did usually seem to be quite a few of them frequenting that area.



We've never had trouble but are aware what goes on on the common. Are you local?
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Re: Ouija Board help

#23  Postby tolman » Jan 17, 2013 1:53 am

infiniteentropy wrote:We've never had trouble but are aware what goes on on the common. Are you local?

I was for a few years - lived a street or two west of the north end of the churchyard, with various friends on the east side.

If anything it seemed more depressing than anything else - I dare say people hanging around there were probably more scared of J Random Passerby than vice versa, possibly for good reason, but it could still be a little intimidating at times for a solo traveller late at night.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#24  Postby electricwhiteboy » Jan 17, 2013 4:12 pm

I debunked a Ouija session once. I asked for some large prime numbers and pi to 20 twenty, suddenly the board stopped working! The guy holding the session was a nasty piece of work mostly trying to kid on he could do "magick" to get laid with impressionable goth girls. He threw me out of the house and tried to put a "curse" on me for disrupting the session when I corrected his tarot reading which was an obvious Barnum statement/ cold reading and not what the cards actually meant.

Found out later he was trying to spread a rumour that I had “powers” myself and had used them to interfere.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#25  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 19, 2013 8:03 am

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What other angles can I take?

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Personally, if I was hoping for domestic bliss, my strategy would be to forget it. I learned this when trying to convince an EX girlfriend that the world wasn't going to end in 2012.... but doing so resulted in our relationship ending considerably earlier!

Then again - that was for the best all things considered, so yeah - depends on what outcome you desire! :)
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Re: Ouija Board help

#26  Postby quas » Jan 29, 2013 2:45 pm

Kangaroo495 wrote:Is there anything other than the Ouija Board that could illicit an idiomotor reaction in people?


Plenty. Pendulums, dousing, automatic writing, etc. Basically anything that involves a human hand. Easiest way to debunk is to ask questions that the person having the ideomotor reaction couldn't have answers to.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#27  Postby romansh » Mar 31, 2013 12:38 am

When I was sixteen, a friend I and tried a Ouiji board. Our spirit was Joker.
Anyway when discussing the the experience afterwards, my friend said at least he [the supposed spirit] got the year of Queen Victoria's death right, 1898. For some reason we had asked in what year had she died. Being a coin collector I immediately knew this was wrong. After convincing him, he was wrong, my friend swore that he had not moved the glass intentionally.

I believed him, but having said that, it gave me a first hand insight as to how the ouiji board phenomena worked.
The worrying bit is, there is (was) no way of telling which answers I might have been responsible for.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#28  Postby minininja » Aug 03, 2014 8:06 am

Oh I heard one last night. A friend of a friend was talking about a time they'd been using a ouija board. A group of them had been talking to a spirit for a little while, but the words kept coming back spelled wrong or with jumbled letters. Then another girl who'd been sleeping on the sofa at the time woke up and asked them what they were doing. When they told her the name of the spirit they were talking to, it turned out to be her dad - apparently no-one in the group knew her dad or knew that he had died, and they all got freaked out. And the reason why the words kept coming back mixed up? The girl said her dad had been dyslexic!
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Re: Ouija Board help

#29  Postby trubble76 » Aug 03, 2014 5:56 pm

minininja wrote:Oh I heard one last night. A friend of a friend was talking about a time they'd been using a ouija board. A group of them had been talking to a spirit for a little while, but the words kept coming back spelled wrong or with jumbled letters. Then another girl who'd been sleeping on the sofa at the time woke up and asked them what they were doing. When they told her the name of the spirit they were talking to, it turned out to be her dad - apparently no-one in the group knew her dad or knew that he had died, and they all got freaked out. And the reason why the words kept coming back mixed up? The girl said her dad had been dyslexic!


Uh-huh, well that sounds legit.
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#30  Postby Scot Dutchy » Aug 03, 2014 5:58 pm

I was going to fly to Mars according to one board.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#31  Postby Fallible » Aug 03, 2014 6:01 pm

Even I've got responses from a ouija board. Those involuntary hand movements can be very convincing. 1)Put something heavy on the end of a bit of string, 2) establish which way is left and which right, 3) then ask a series of questions. 4) Prepare to be dazzled.
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Re: Ouija Board help

#32  Postby BlackBart » Aug 03, 2014 7:02 pm

T... W... A... :shock:
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Re: Ouija Board help

#33  Postby JackRussell » Aug 06, 2014 2:54 pm

A OuiJa board told me I was going to play for Partick Thistle and Tottenham Hotspur. I guess at age 44 I should perhaps be slightly skeptical about my spiritually vaunted footie talent.;)
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