It sells for about $20.00 on Amazon. Barnes & Nobel carries a Glow-in-the-Dark version. It’s a ‘parlor game for a lot of people. But, for many more, it’s something that should never be allowed in a God-fearing home.
The origins of a “talking board” type of game goes back to China…almost 1000 years ago. But it was not marketed as a board game until 1900. A woman named Paula Curran began using it as a divining tool around WWI.
There was a town in the mid-west somewhere they had a bon-fire to burn Ouija boards and copies of Harry Potter books. And this was in 2001!
Do you own a Ouija board?
Read the following testimony from a site on the Internet:
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 flashlight and peer under the car, where we saw a huge black stray cat which was hissing.
So, do you own a Ouija board? Where is it? Is it on the game shelf in your den, next to Monopoly and Scrabble? Is it gathering dust under your bed? Or…is it put away, in the attic, where the kids can’t find it. Where you won’t be tempted to open it and light a candle…and place your finger on the little moveable piece and ask questions…
Above all, don’t go looking for it at 2:45 am. So that at 2:57 am you’re ready to play.
And don’t begin asking your questions at 3:00 am. For it is widely known that is the ‘witching hour’ when the shadows of darkness descend over the earth.
Have you ever used a Ouija board? Have you had fun innocent experiences with it, or did you have an unpleasant encounter with someone from the ‘other side’ that made you feel…less than funny?
Please share any experiences you may have had in the Comment section of this post.
I’d love to hear your stories.