I might be in way over my head here, but Ouija Boards and the paranormal are an area of study, outside of science, that I just can't stop reading into. There's just something so fascinating about forces beyond our control...and this Thursday, we're gonna take the plunge and actually do what I've only been reading about for the last year.
The horror movie Ouija is working with us to hold a seance in Los Angeles. We'll need one of you to take this journey with us, someone who understands the paranormal or is just ready to deal with whatever we unleash...
So that no one comes into this unprepared, I've shared some true stories about what can happen when you meddle with Ouija. Believer or not... the below are reddit documented examples of perhaps what we can expect to find at our seance.
If you can make it through this list of warnings from the other side then the details for what is waiting for you can be found at the bottom of the article.
When you're fully aware of what lies ahead then don't forget to click the button.
You have been warned.
Lesson Learned: spirits can ask for you, personally
When I was about 14 my best friend had a sleep over birthday party, and we played with a Ouija board.
Here's where it got weird. When I left the room, the spirit talking to my friends changed - it switched to a different spirit altogether. His name was Max and he was looking for me. I've never known a Max in my life. My friends yelled out what he was saying as it moved and I was writing it off as them teasing me until he started giving them information about me that no one at that party knew.
That freaked me right out. I begged for them to stop playing, even after Max tried to convince me that he was not trying to hurt me. My friends were awesome and stopped playing before I started crying and I thought that was the end of it.
A few times in my life, I've heard a voice call out my name. It usually makes me stop for a minute. Not anymore, but at least twice, had I not stopped I would have been in the path of a car going too fast to stop before it would have hit me. I strongly believe Max has stuck around to be helpful.
- Story from TheGateCleaner
2. One Horse Town
Lesson Learned: the spirits can wait until the board is put away
My mom has warned me against using Ouija boards due to her own experience: she used one at a friend's house when she was young.
Nothing terrifying happened while they were using the board together, but the spirit seemed to single her out - it really had it in for her. She shrugged it off and left it in her car.
On the way home, she hit and gruesomely killed a horse which appeared out of nowhere, running at her car. In the middle of a city. In the afternoon.
- Story from Overdosebabyblue
3. The Doll
Lesson Learned: objects can be possessed (also, dolls are evil)
I got a call from my cousin who said that he, his brother, his dad and his best friend were using an Ouija in their basement. Prior to starting, they took a large porcelain doll out of the room because it was creepy and placed it in an adjacent room face down on a pile of towels.
The board just started spouting random numbers until my cousin said, 'Dude, that's my social security number!' At this point, they tell the entity they are communicating with to prove itself. It then spelled out the word DOLL.
They opened the door to check on the porcelain doll they had laid in the other room and when they opened the door the doll was standing upright in front of the door staring right at them. Everyone freaked and ran out of the house. They burned the Ouija Board.
- Story from JakeNichols
4. This is Not a Game Anymore
Lesson Learned: keep a flashlight close to hand
About 15 years ago, my sister had some friends over one night. They were in the basement watching some scary movie. They had an Ouija board. They started cussing at it and calling it fake. It stopped responding so they began watching the movie again.
All of a sudden, all the lights and electricity go out. They start screaming. Then the TV comes on all static and is blaring noises. They were yelling and crying. Then, the TV shuts off and comes back on to just a black screen. The words THIS IS NOT A GAME ANYMORE roll across the screen in all white. After that, the TV shuts off and they are in complete darkness. They run out of the house.
- Story from BackInOmNomNam
5. Get The Boy
Lesson Learned: don't give into the spirits' demands
My friend and I set up a Ouija board and asked, 'Is there anyone in here?' Nothing. So, being a dumb teenager, I said, 'If anything is in here and not talking, you're a coward.' The board was put away after that.
Fast forward about a week later and I was sleeping upstairs on my couch. I wake up on a stereotypical stormy night. Thunder and lightning, wind and rain, the works. After laying there for about 30 seconds, I hear from downstairs, 'Get the boy,' in a very raspy, wispy voice. I open my eyes and listen. Nothing. Start to go back to sleep. 'GET THE BOY.' It was MUCH louder this time. Then my downstairs door SLAMS shut. I freak the heck out because nobody slept down there.
- Story from Regnistel
After all of those harrowing stories, do you still think you're the right person to accompany us on our journey into the void?
You need to be available to come to our seance in Hollywood on Thursday the 29th of January. We'll have renowned Ouija board expert Robert Murch with us to keep the spirits in line, but be warned - you've heard the consequences of messing with this stuff, so we can't just invite anybody along.
If you're truly committed to going through with this, hit the create button to become a creator and tell me why... WHY you want to subject yourself to this... and why we need you there.
Make sure you tag your post with 'contest' so we can identify the right candidate as quickly as possible. See you on the other side...