(Closed) Strange thread – what is your take on ghosts/ouija boards?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever used a Ouija Board? Do you believe in ghosts/spirits?
    Yes, I have used a Ouija Board (please post your experience below). : (98 votes)
    21 %
    No, I have never used a Ouija Board. : (60 votes)
    13 %
    I would NEVER use a Ouija Board! : (96 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, I do believe there are ghosts/spirits. : (138 votes)
    30 %
    No, I do not believe there are ghosts/spirits. : (54 votes)
    12 %
    Other (please explain below). : (12 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i dont believe in it, but i do think its creepy… i would never play with one… i guess im superstitious lol.

    Post # 4
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Haha, this is so funny because we just bought one yesterday. It was a halloween leftover and marked down to $4! I do believe in ghosts but am not sure that oijua is directly related to it – I just see it as a silly game, like “bloody mary”. We’re actually watching Paranormal Activity right now, lol!

     

    Post # 5
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I believe in ghosts. I can hear random voices from time to time, but maybe it is just the wind? I’ve definitely had spooky things happen near me, and have seen “something.” I don’t know. My husband and I were actually just talking about it yesterday. I always assumed ghosts were either evil spirits, or souls that were too afraid to move on, but he said the Bible says they are some sort of demons or fallen angels, but not to worry about them, and God will take care of you. I happen to be a Christian, so this was a comfort to me personally. Also, I believe the Ouija board has something to do with the devil; however, I hadn’t heard about that until I was a middle schooler, and had played with one ONCE before that. I did notice I was more distraught for quite some time after messing with it, and I definitely won’t have one in my home. 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    I used to hear buzzing in my apartment all the time, like from a ghostly cellphone.  But I knew for a fact that I didn’t have any old cellphones in my apartment.  It gave me the chills, especially late at night!

    Then one day I realized that my upstairs neighbors probably had their cellphones on vibrate, and it was just buzzing on their desk or floor.  After I realized that, I felt pretty dumb!

    Post # 7
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I totally believe in ghosts and have always been waaay too superstitous and chicken to play with a ouija board! I’ve had some weird stuff happen (including one time where I woke up and my hair was cut) so I do believe. Ghost stories and scary movies totally freak me out so I tend to avoid them! LOL

    Post # 10
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    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @farmgirl2106:  I’m kind of in the same place, I believe in spirits, but not “ghosts” as most people think of them (I don’t believe that people hang around earth after they die or contact the living).  As such, I don’t believe in Quija boards, either.  I’ve never played with one.  I did want to get one when I was younger and was just curious, but my parents wouldn’t allow it (my dad is a minister).

    Post # 13
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    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I totally believe in ghosts. I haven’t had any personal experiences, but I am close with a couple of people who have. When one of my friends was little she went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and saw a teenage boy in his boxers standing there. When she ran and told her parents they put their house up for sale a couple weeks later. Turns out a teenage boy had committed suicide in their bathroom before they bought the house. Very creepy. Her parents said they had been hearing a lot of things like doors closing and such so when she told them that they were like “we’re out of here”!

    As for ouija boards I am not sure if I totally buy into them. My best friend had an experience with one when her boyfriend’s family brought a medium into their house to see what was going on there but other than that I’ve never known anyone with an experience with one. I don’t feel comfortable messing around with them though so I won’t ever use one personally.

    Post # 15
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Yeah, I woke up and a section of my hair was shorter… like, quite significantly shorter. There wasn’t any clippings though! LOL I did suspect there was something going on in the room. Our cats used to watch and pounce at something that wasn’t there, there would be rattling sometimes and once my shoe moved when it was lying on the floor and nothing touched it… but I never got any creepy nasty vibes so I wasn’t too freaked out. I have been in houses/rooms where there was a bad vibe though. I hated going into the bathroom at my best friends old house – waaaay creepy!

    @bloodgo1 that’s so creepy about the boy in the bathroom – EEEK!

    Post # 16
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I was watching that stupid show “Celebrity Ghost Stories” tonight and was just talking about this with my FH. I want to have an encounter with a (nice) ghost so bad! I realllllllly want to believe in them, but until I have an encounter myself, I will always be skeptical.

    My uncle said that one day, this lady came up to him (who he had never met before) and told him that his mother’s (my grandmother, who had already passed away) spirit was standing right there. Apparently this lady was saying how my grandmother was proud of him and mentioned my grandmother’s middle name, IZOPHENE (which she always hated). She was also talking about other stuff too that she couldn’t have known (like their childhood dog) unless, like she said, my grandmother’s spirit was right there. Now my uncle believes in ghosts/ mediums/ etc. because there’s no way she could have guessed the name Izophene and all the other things that she said.

    Another thing that she said was that hang up phone calls (when the phone rings but no one is there when you answer it) are the dead’s way of making contact. We always got hang up calls at our house. I don’t really believe that’s what it was but it always felt comforting to me when that happened.

    Also, my other uncle would stay the night on the couch at my parent’s house a lot when I was growing up, and he always said that he heard footsteps going down the hallway, but nobody was ever there. My family always thought it was my grandfather’s spirit, who passed away in their living room. I was always really upset that I didn’t get to hear the footsteps though.

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