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I have never seen any evidence to believe that supernatural things exist, but I think it's important to keep an open mind.

If you were ever scared/flustered/etc by using a Ouija board, think of it as good old fashioned entertainment. Really hard to get that feeling from movies or video games.

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I tried one as a kid with a couple other kids. Nothing happened and we goofed around until 'it moved on it's own' (obviously we were just bored and made it happen), so I don't believe the things will work.

However, if you're finding that strange stuff is happening in your house like loud bangs from other rooms, things moving on their own, weird sounds, whispers, and cold feelings brushing through you, the LAST thing on earth I would do is whip out one of these things to start talking to whatever presense is causing these events.

People are quick to dismiss the paranormal as bs. But what about aliens? Are we naive or arrogant to think we're alone in the universe? The same logic applies to what we do not know about the afterlife, alternate universes, the supernatural, etc. Just because you don't know about it, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So try to keep an open mind.

People forget that 'The Exorcist', the book, was based on a true exorcism.

And guess what instrument being used ultimately led to the possession? That's right:

"The Exorcist" was based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, which was in turn inspired by the exorcism case of Roland Doe, a pseudonym given to the victim by the Catholic Church. Most of the details surrounding Doe's alleged possession and exorcisms come from a diary kept by the attending priest, Fr. Raymond Bishop, and from newspaper reports that came from an at the time anonymous source, which was later revealed to be the Doe family's former pastor, the Reverend Luther Miles Schulze. Later, Thomas B. Allen wrote a book about the case, "Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism" (published in 1993), which was based on two sources: Bishop's diary and the testimony of Fr. Walter Halloran, one of the last surviving eyewitnesses of the events and a participant in the second leg of exorcisms.

Roland Doe was born circa 1936 into a German Lutheran Christian family, who lived in Cottage City, Maryland, during the 1940s. Roland was an only child and was particularly close with his Aunt Harriet, a spiritualist who introduced him to a Ouija board. When Harriet died in St. Louis when Roland was 13, it is assumed that the boy tried to contact her via the Ouija board.

Roland's alleged possession came about in mid-1949, shortly after Harriet's death. Strange noises started to occur in the Doe house, including squeaky and marching feet. Furniture moved by itself and objects levitated. A container of holy water placed near the boy smashed to the ground. According to a report made by Reverend Schulze to Washington D.C.'s The Evening Star, Roland was examined by both medical and psychiatric doctors, who could offer no explanation for these events.

Reverend Schulze arranged for Roland to spend the night at his home for observation. During the night, Schulze heard vibrating sounds coming from Roland's bed and scratching on the wall. An armchair in the room allegedly tipped over and blankets moved around the room of their own accord. Schulze concluded that evil was at hand and arranged for Roland to receive the Lutheran rite of exorcism.

The case was then referred to Rev. Edward Hughes, a Roman Catholic priest, who performed the exorcism on Roland at Georgetown University Hospital. Roland inflicted a wound on Hughes that required stitches, which stopped the exorcism and sent the boy home. Roland developed strange welts on his body while his family was en route to St. Louis, where his cousin contacted one of his college professors, Rev. Raymond J. Bishop, who in turn brought in his colleague, the Rev. William S. Bowdern. Both priests visited Roland at his relatives' home and witnessed furniture moving of its own accord, the boy's aversion to anything sacred and him speaking in a guttural voice. Bowdern received permission from the archbishop to perform the exorcism in secret, provided that a detailed diary be kept.

Bowdern was assisted by Fr. Walter Halloran and the Reverend William Van Roo. Halloran reported that words such as "evil" and "Hell" appeared on Roland's body during the exorcism, and at one point Roland also broke Halloran's nose. The ritual of exorcism was performed on the boy over 30 times over the course of several weeks.

When the final exorcism was over, the Doe family was no longer troubled and moved back to their home. Roland went on to become a successful and happily married man, a father and a grandfather.

Nine priests and 39 other witnesses signed the final ecclesiastical papers documenting Roland's experience, with Halloran, Bowdern and Bishop all going on record as to believing Roland's case to be one of actual possession. There have been several investigations of the events over the years, including an article written by Mark Opsasnick that challenges the supernatural aspects of the case. Opasasnick came to the conclusion that "those involved saw what they were trained to see" and that Roland Doe "was simply a spoiled, disturbed bully who threw deliberate tantrums to get attention or to get out of school."

Whether the case of Roland Doe is true (or at least partially true) or not, it makes for a great story, one that inspired a great book that in turn inspired a great movie. "The Exorcist" was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won two (Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Mixing), becoming the first horror film to ever be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture (it lost to "The Sting"). The film is also one of the most commercially successful films of all time, grossing over $441 million in worldwide box office on a budget just shy of $11 million.

Still, the mind plays tricks on us. Esp. when we're terrified. Our senses get amped up and all sorts of regular sounds and occurances can get blown out of proportion.

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lol... @ a ghost telling you how much money is in your wallet. You obviously had known how much was in your wallet (since, DUH, you put it there) and subconsciously you knew.

Here's the real way to test a board. Get a skeptic person to go into another room, write a number down, and leave the number in the room. Then get the Ouija board to tell you the number (of course, the person who knows the number can't play the Ouija, or they will subconsciously move the pieces to the spots).

Or how about this... go out to the store and buy a big jar of jelly beans, but don't open it. Ask Mr. Ouija to tell you how many jelly beans are in the jar, then open the jar and count them. GOOD LUCK! lol

We didn't do that, we just did an expermient were I'm not sure was it me or him, or vice versa, I believe it was, I close my eyes, so I can't see were the curser was going, I had a number in my mind, I closed my eyes, and I told "it" to read the number, and my friend said, is it this number, and it got right now.

another thing was at the time was we asked what will our first car be. at the time I wanted a Dodge Viper, and I asked

"will I be getting a dodge viper"

it said no.

Then I asked it. What will my first car be.

He said

H.O.N.D.A A.C.C.O.R.D

I was pissed because I wanted a Dodge Viper, or BMW.

8 years later I purchased Honda Accord.

anyways I'm not here to convince anyone as my original post I also said that I am not trying to convince anyone that is real, these are my actual accounts, but yes.. it did get a lot of things wrong, and it did get somethings right.

Ya know what. I challenge you play it yourself.

and don't say good bye

Let me know know how that goes.

You don't have one? you can make a quija board yourself.

On a piece of paper write down the alpahbetz

write down the numbers 0 to 9.

have a yes and no

and have a good bye.

Use a coin, ya know what... for self made quija boards your suppose to throw the coin away after use.

Keep it.

Let me know how it goes Donald Brashear. Or play the game but don't say good bye.

Regards.

Part of me wants to play again just to see it first hand as an adult. The other part of me is scared to even go near one again haha. I just really want to know what the hell it is and how it works. It's not something I should believe in, but I've seen it first hand so it's really odd to me.

We should arrange a CDC Ouija board date.

it's real as hell. I don't recommend it at all.

Before I played it, I was like Donald Brashear, I don't believe it, it's fake etc etc.

after I played it, I truly believe it's real.

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