Stupidity Thy Name is Ouija

by Matt Shamblin

The word Ouija comes from the French “oui” and German “ja” also known as a spirit board or talking board. It is a flat board marked with letters, numbers, and other symbols, used to communicate with spirits. It uses a planchette, a small heart-shaped object, or movable indicator to indicate the spirit’s message by spelling it out on the board during a séance. The fingers of those participating are placed on the planchette which moves about the board to spell out messages.

Following its commercial introduction by William Fuld in the late 1890s, the Ouija board was regarded as a harmless parlor game unrelated to the occult until Spiritualist Pearl Curran popularized its use as a divination tool during the first World War. Christians and some occultists have associated use of the Ouija board with the threat of demonic possession, and have warned their followers not to use Ouija boards.

Those that believe in the Ouija board say that this board is a doorway to another plain of existence and it can put the user in grave danger from malevolent entities. Most people say that if you are going to use one of these boards place a silver coin on the board and this will not allow any evil spirits to pass over to our dimension.

APC does not endorse the use of the Ouija or any other talking board

I recommend that if you are using one that you cease and desist immediately due the the possibility of a paranormal “encounter” shall we say. These boards are infamous relating to hostile and diabolical entities.

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