Depending on your belief in the afterlife or the paranormal in general, the Ouija board has had a reputation for contributing to scary stories since its first widespread appearance in 1890. Also known as a spirit board or talking board, the Ouija board is used to contact another realm or dimension, possibly to speak to the deceased or any other type of otherworldly spirit. Despite watching any horror movie on the subject, people are until playing around with this “toy”.
10 Stories About Ouija Boards Inspiring Fear
Most of this is chalked up to urban legend or deemed “silly”. But what if someone did make contact? What if whatever was contacted was still in the shower and really hates being interrupted. Here are 10 examples of Ouija board experiences that went to the depths of hell.
The creepy doll
One family consisting of a father, his two sons, and one of his sons best friends had an Ouija board and decided to have a bit of fun. When they got to the room they were going to play in, there was a doll. Having all decided that the doll was too creepy to be in a room filled with dudes, They placed the doll in the next room and laid it face down in some towels.
After a few minutes of nonsense, the youngest boy needed to use the rest room. While he was doing so, the gang kept asking it questions. They began with, “Who is in the next room?” The board simply responded with random numbers. When the youngest returned they told him about the random numbers and he responded with “That’s my social security number!” They asked the board to prove itself and it responded with “Doll”. When they opened the door to the room the doll was in, it was staring them dead in the face. The best friend burned the Ouija board.
The real exorcist
Roland Doe was the inspiration for the film The Exorcist. He was taught by his Aunt, a spiritualist, how to use the board and upon her death, he used it again to less than pleasing results. After using the board he was believed to have possessed by several demons. which took up to nine priests to exorcise. he was given communion, at which point. the word “hello” was carved into his chest and thigh One priest swears he saw the devils face at one point. The boy spoke in tongues and his mattress shook of its own volition. The boy was finally exorcised and has suffered no side effects since.
Happy death day
One group of people had a mostly positive experience with the board. They just asked it random questions and they’d get silly answers. They felt a cold spot and put a candle there and the flame burned sideways. All up until they decided to ask when they were going to die.
Most got the generic answer of 50 or 60+ years left but one boy got that he only had ten. The boy asked ten years to clarify and the board responded “Days”. He was going to meet his end in a car accident on his way to school. Naturally freaked out, the boy kept asking the board and it responded with the corresponding days left. The boy told his father who didn’t believe him. after he demonstrated with a piece of paper and a CD, his father was also a bit freaked and kept the boy home from school that day. The boy lived to tell the tale.
Alexandra Huerta attempted to contact her deceased parents along with her brother and cousin. She took Brugmansia, a drug also known as Angel’s wings, which is common among Mexican shamanic rituals in order to contact the spirit world. The drug induces hallucinations, paralysis and sometimes death. She is claimed to have been possessed while under the drug and her family to this day states that there are still evil spirits that linger in her body.
There is a video of Alexandra writhing around and claiming that she is going to die.
One poor housewife had to deal with all sorts of craziness after playing with an Ouija board. it began with “normal” occurrences like the sound of footsteps on hardwood floors, being kept awake by a shaking bed or covers being pulled off. Then it accelerated into shadowy figures in the corner and finally, she felt like she was being choked, pinned to the bed, and scratched. She finally had her house blessed and has not had any other occurrences since.
Margaret Carroll and Katrina Livingstone were trying to contact their recently deceased dog but they didn’t get the information that they were looking for upon conversation with the board, it told them that they were going to die in a house fire. the subsequent night, their house drew ablaze and firefighters struggled to get them out of the house. Livingstone and Carroll, a mother and daughter team, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Their injuries were unrelated to the fire. Incidentally, their dog was killed by the mother’s boyfriend. He drowned it in the bathtub, cut it into pieces, and tried flushing it down the toilet, under the influence of a Ouija board.
One boy woke up one day and had mysterious scratches. He constructed an Ouija board and asked it if it had caused the scratches all over his body. The board then said that it had come for him and that it wasn’t going to leave until it got him.
Angela Jackson was with a neighbor when she had a troubling experience with a Ouija board. Using a whiskey glass which moved sporadically, her neighbor Robert asked who it wanted to speak too. It spelled A-N-G-E-L-A and then spelled D-I-E-B-I-T-C-H. The gang decided not to use it anymore, however, Angela was a bit freaked out by the situation.
One night after the ordeal, Angela woke up from a nightmare in which she is attacked by a man carrying a hammer. Later, She locks the door to her apartment and as she walks toward her car, she hears, “Die, Bitch”. Frightened, she turned around to see a man in a white tee shirt bring a claw hammer down on her head. Warm blood poured down her face as she tried to make her get away. She woke up in a hospital bed with a fractured skull. No one was ever caught with the crime.
The murderous Mother-in-Law
After using an Ouija board, 53-year-old Carol Sue Elvaker was charged with the murder of her son-in-law after the family used an Ouija board. She drove a knife into his chest and then tried to murder her own granddaughter, convinced that she was evil. Her daughter, Tammy Roach managed to get the knife from Carol Sue then the trio went for a drive, for some unknown reason with Carol Sue Behind the wheel who then purposefully drove into a tree and broke both of her ankles. Tammy and her daughter managed to get out of the car with minor injuries. Carol Sue then attempted to push her daughter into oncoming traffic. When that failed, she fled into the woods where. She was later found by police. On top of a dead husband and a psycho mother, Tammy was arrested as an accessory for hiding the knife and driving off with her mother.
The board told me to do it
A 14-year-old boy was killed by his 15-year-old best friend with a four-inch blade. When asked why, he simply said, ‘the board told me to do it.” It occurred on the U.S./Mexico border on the south tip of Texas. A friend who witnessed it happened said the boy fell on the knife and they hauled him to a garage to call 911. The boy had no history of drug abuse or mental illness.
There have been some sinister things to come from a piece of cardboard with letters and numbers printed on it. Most times it devolves into a shouting match accusing each of the players of moving the arrow to get the desired result. But sometimes, it can culminate into demon possession, unexplained house fires, and worst of all, murder. Sometimes it can predict the future and no matter what we do, we are destined to live out a preordained fate. Other times, we throw caution to the wind and pray things work out for the best.
Evil can come in some of the most innocent of forms. A child’s play thing like a doll can house the spirit of pure evil. Other times it can be a whiskey glass to be a vessel of Satan. Drinking is a sin after all.