Welcome to the spookiest month of the year. Bwahahahaha.
My daughters both loved the show "Charmed". My younger daughter also loves Halloween. She's creating a blog all about Halloween and the paranormal and we're making a list of monsters and paranormal creatures.
Besides Trick or Treating and dressing up for Halloween, there was one paranormal activity I conducted year round when I was a kid: playing with the Ouija board. Unlike stories I've read online, I don't recall having any spooky experiences. In fact, I was a romantic back then and always asked it who I would marry. I always hoped it would say "Perry Mattan" or "Jeff Minks".
Alas, that didn't happen. I'd bet 1,000 to 1 they don't remember me or if they do as "that dorky girl".
I wasn't aware of the proper and improper ways to use Ouija boards. For instance, I didn't know that many Ouija Board users start their session with a special prayer.
Here's one such prayer I found online: "I invite those spirits who are only for my highest good. Any spirits who come through who are NOT for my highest good are to be absorbed into the white light of protection, harming none."
I also wasn't aware that I needed to say "Goodbye" or turn the planchette upside down when I was finished so that evil spirits wouldn't remain in my house after I was finished. Or that I should immediately say goodbye and stop playing with the board if the planchette made a figure eight or if the planchette moves to each of the four corners of the board. That means an evil spirit has entered the room.
Another indication is if the spirit you've contacted says it has a number, not a name, it is evil. If you feel evil spirits or believe that they may be in your home because of the Ouija Board, dispose of it. You can try to throw it away in the trash or out a car window. However, many tales report that Ouija Boards that were thrown away, mysteriously reappear.
My daughter warned me never ever ever burn a Ouija Board or it will open a portal to Hell and release unspeakable demons. Other sources online agree. People who have burned Ouija Boards report they hear shrieking coming from the flames. Some have seen faces in the smoke of the burning board.
Do not burn it!
If you burn it, do not burn it where you live or the demons will remain in your home. Legend says that whoever hears the Ouija Board scream has only 36 hours to live. Others say that after 48 hours the evil entity will come after you. Instead, break it into seven pieces, sprinkle it with Holy Water, and bury it. Some say to bury the seven pieces in different places. Others also suggest having a priest bless your home to ensure your safety.
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