Find out what happens when a group of documentary filmmakers test the power and taboos surrounding Ouija and spirit boards. Follow the team as they travel across the U.S. to meet with witches, warlocks, and voodoo practitioners to gain insight on how spirit boards are used in different religions and practices. Plus, a stopover in Baltimore, birthplace of the Ouija board to celebrate its 125 Anniversary at the Oujiacon.
The Ouija board is used as a communication portal during a séance in a haunted house.
Great-grand daughters of William Fuld who was running Kennard Novelty in 1890. The company that manufactured and marketed the “talking board” that was patented by Elijah Bond, a Baltimore attorney.
During the Oujiacon, Investigator Sommer Jonez takes part in an eye-tracking experiment while using a Ouija board. These experiments were conducted by a visiting team of investigators from Denmark. (To learn the results of this experiment, scroll down.)
RATING: 3 Charley’s
This documentary sets out to address the two big hot-potato questions regarding Ouija boards. Do they work and are they dangerous to use? In several attempts to answer these question, the investigators, Sommer Jonez, Alejandro Dominguez and Josh Heard hold a series of séances in some famously haunted places where their experiments yield some surprising results.
Sorry, no spoiler alerts here.
A séance conducted by a Coven of Wiccans in a library results in scratching noises, whistling and a disembodied voice saying “Hello.”
The only reason there weren’t more Charley’s bestowed upon this feature was because of the production quality, basically the continually floating camera work and uneven recordings. Their investigative techniques were also a little loose here and there, but they will surely improve with more practice. A minor point, the use of strong language. Don’t get me wrong, I grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, so such “Bon Mots” are nothing new to me. But they do tend to draw attention away from the situation at hand.
Bloody Mary, Voo Doo/New Orleans Historian ritually cleanses a Ouija board with fire for investigators Josh Heard and Sommer Jonez.
I also would have liked to have learned a little more about the background stories of the haunted locations they visited. Over all, you’ll enjoy this video, just as many of us have enjoyed using the Ouija board in the past.
Another Séance, this time before a reportedly haunted mirror in a haunted house. In this instance, investigator Alejandro Dominguez’s (foreground) deceased Grandmother came though the board. This experience so unnerved Dominguez that he quit the production.
After the Planchette flies off the board, the crew decides to get rid of the board by burning it. Most practitioners of the Ouija strongly recommend against doing this as it will often cause worse problems.
Burying it or conducting an “industrial strength” cleansing is a better way to go.
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LEARN THE HISTORY OF THE OUIJA BOARD
The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board
Tool of the devil, harmless family game—or fascinating glimpse into the non-conscious mind?
OUIJA BOARDS: SCIENCE EXPLAINS THE
New research reveals all the psychological mechanisms that are responsible for creating the “paranormal” sensation that Ouija boards often induce.
GET YOU OWN OUIJA BOARD –
to experiment it. Here’s the classic spirit world game that lets you ask questions and get answers. The Planchette guides you in your search for answers. It’s fun to do with family and friends. Includes Ouija board, Planchette (with lens and 3 glide feet), and instructions; Ages 8 and up.
WHO DARES SAY ZOZO “DOESN’T EXIST?”
(Sommer Jonez that’s who. Find out for yourself.)
The ZOZO Phenomenon
By Darren Evans and Rosemary Ellen Guiley
IS ZOZO REAL?
For decades, unsuspecting users of spirit boards have been pestered and attacked by a malevolent entity that calls itself ZOZO, the “king of kings.” Evenings of entertainment have ended in anxiety and fear, with lingering problems ranging from hauntings to dream invasion and psychological terror.
Darren Evans is a paranormal survivor who learned about ZOZO the hard way–and took his story to the world. People around the planet responded with similar stories, and some that were even more shocking.
In this ground-breaking book, Darren Evans and paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley probe the mystery of ZOZO, from ancient gods to modern aliens, demons, and more. Who is ZOZO, and what does ZOZO want? The answers will surprise you!
Ouija Gone Wild
By Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Rick Fisher
OUIJA, GOOD OR EVIL?
For more than a century, the Ouija has captivated millions of people curious about contacting the spirit world. Ouija messages have inspired writers, artists, and musicians. They have also played a part in murder, suicide, possession, tragic treasure hunting, marriage, divorce, and bizarre behavior. Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Rick Fisher have written the most comprehensive book on the Ouija to date, delving into decades of weird history.
How to Safely Use the Ouija Board:
An Instruction Manual
By Daniel Cumerlato
ENSURING A SAFE OUIJA BOARD
This is a quick read and very easy to understand. Daniel’s goal is to make instructions similar to a board game, make it easy to follow for you and your friends and make it safe. The Booklet features: The Real History of the Ouija, what’s true and fake about the dangers. Included is an instruction manual. A detailed how to for perfect communication with the board.
Spirit Boards for Beginners:
The History & Mystery of Talking to the Other Side
By Alexandra Chauran
ANSWERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Get answers to your questions about relationships, school, and career. Communicate with your personal spirit guides. Contact loved ones who have passed to the other side. Whether you want to divine the future or just have fun, Spirit Boards for Beginners it’s an invaluable resource, with: Step-by-step instructions for using the board. Techniques for self-protection. Tips to help you avoid being tricked. The controversial history of spirit boards. Dozens of true spirit-board stories.
Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board
By J Edward Cornelius
PART FASCINATING HISTORY –
and part practical manual, this engaging guide takes the position that the Ouija Board is indeed as powerful as its detractors claim, revealing the dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious, enduring “game.”
FUN ACCESSORIES FEATURING OUIJA BOARDS.
Ouija Board Pattern Tapestry
Home Decor 60” x 40”
SOFT POLYESTER FABRIC
Care Guide: hand or machine wash under the gentle cycle. Please Use a mild detergent with cold water. Durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use.
Ouija Board Doormat
QUICK DRYING, WATER-HOG MAT
Dimension: 23.6″(Length) x 15.7″(Width) 3/16″ thickness. Backed with a neoprene rubber non-slip backing. Can be used indoors and outdoors
Ouija Board Area Rug 5’x 7′
ADD A HINT OF THE OCCULT –
to any room. Material: plush polyester, sponge, non-woven fabric , wear-resistant with non-slip backing. Indoor only.
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