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Old 01-03-08, 06:37 PM   #1
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ouija boards ?? umm. creepy

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...+board&spell=1

so i remember when i was like 10 my neighbors had one of these as a board game, and we asked it a question, and the arrow started moving to spell something out, and it was the creepiest stuff i had ever seen. needless to say we slammed the board closed and they sold it not to long later. i searched on google for about 30 minutes and found no reason as to why these actually work or what the catch is. anyone had experiences with these themselves? my friend and i claim we are bringing one in for our finals in math so we can find out our polynomials and hyperbolas. anyways. comments?
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There are doors to places unknown to men and when those doors are opened nightmares become reality.......I am paraphrasing the Dicovery Channel's Haunting Series intro.

Don't mess about with the bloody thing!!! Just my .02 cents!
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curiousity over the years wont let me sleep at night
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Bring something into your reality that does not belong there and I can guarantee you won't sleep at night!

Don't use the board.
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I didn't have a problem with our ouija board when we used it as kids. Sure it freaked us out a bit when it floated a couple feet off of the table by it's own power, but hey it was a small price to pay when I was able to speak with my dead grandmother. She has become quite negative though since she passed away because she kept answering all of my questions with a "no". I think that's the main reason we put the board away.
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The only fear in majik is in not controlling what you manifest.
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so i remember when i was like 10 my neighbors had one of these as a board game, and we asked it a question, and the arrow started moving to spell something out, and it was the creepiest stuff i had ever seen. needless to say we slammed the board closed and they sold it not to long later. i searched on google for about 30 minutes and found no reason as to why these actually work or what the catch is.
The horrifying truth is that the pointer is actually being controlled by...

...one of the people in your group.
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The horrifying truth is that the pointer is actually being controlled by...

...one of the people in your group.
You know, that whole thing is so obvious, why does anyone over 10 take it seriously?

When you are learning to ride fast, they tell you to look where you want to wind up
(and vice versa). Dum dah dum dum...
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You really might want to check out this site about an experiment on Ouija boards: http://home.comcast.net/~parainvesti...uijaBoard.html

They blindfolded their experiment participants and made a board where all the letters were displayed in a different manner. The planchette didn't move once, at all, for 2 groups of 3 people, for 35 questions each session.

Case closed in my eyes, everything done with a Ouija board is just conscious or unconscious (according to some) crap.
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When i was a kid there was a preacher that came to our little church. He claimed the ouija boards were the work of the devil. We went and threw it in the river after church. Fortunately i escaped evil.
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lmfao good for you!!
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They blindfolded their experiment participants and made a board where all the letters were displayed in a different manner. The planchette didn't move once, at all, for 2 groups of 3 people, for 35 questions each session.
That only piques my curiosity about the third group.
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what third group??
Oops, nevermind. Read it wrong.
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Bring something into your reality that does not belong there and I can guarantee you won't sleep at night!

Don't use the board.
+1. I won't have one in my house. Even if there's nothing really extra-worldly about it, it can encourage anxieties and fears. Not cool.
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The only fear in majik is in not controlling what you manifest.
Channeling Aliester Crowley?
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Contact Brian, that's an Admin Function as far as I know.
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I personally don't own one.

Prefer other means that involve circles, chants and potentially other items that are way more fun!

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Never had/used one and I'm happy.
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Life is trippy enough without bringing wierd word creating boards with possible evil connections into it.

If I want to communicate with the dead I'll yell at a tombstone.
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Ouija boards are either 1) complete bs
or 2) a link to creepy realms that if you really reflected on
you wouldn't dare contact intentionally--either way
seems like it would be good to avoid them.
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Three words: Just stay away. Even better, stay the *expletive deleted* away.

If a religious or spiritual person, they will being you -nothing- but trouble because of channeling in something that you really shouldn't... or something you have not protected against. If channeling something, how do you know that something will release you when done?

If not religious, you are only going to make things worse, as you will be opening the door in a figurative sense to very nasty phobias and anxieties.
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Why not? You create the reality you think you describe.
Me and my sister used one when we both around 10 years old channeling something. Both swear to the day neither of use moved the cursor thing, although it did move.
Open doors to other planes? Maybe, if there are doors to be opened.
Explanation: our small egos are just small boats afloat on a much hugger sea consciousness called reality.
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It's amazing we have such good medicine and technology if the idiocy on this thread is in any way representative of actual consensus on the existence of the supernatural.

It's not printed on human skin with the blood of a unicorn, it's made by Parker Bros. Stop spending money at Nashbar and go buy brains, people. This is not the Middle Ages.

Seriously, you may think your pet irrationalities are harmless, but once you decide that reason is not a valid method of reaching conclusions for some things, the baby will shortly follow the bathwater with pretty much everything. (Mike Huckabee just won in Iowa, which pretty much proves my point.)
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I posited both reason and irrationality as good reasons that the ouija
is bs--how is that irrational, cover your bases I say. . .

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