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OUIJA: DICING WITH DEATH – FREE

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FIRST: THE WARNING
You are about to watch a documentary which experiments with the practice of Ouija Boards. Some people believe that Ouija boards can open portals to demonic and dark entities that can have a negative impact on your life and the lives of those around you. We strongly advise that anyone watching does not
recreate anything that is shown in this documentary. We will not be held accountable for anyone choosing to ignore this advice.
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PARANORMAL TRUTH’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
In this three part documentary, Dale Makin and Justin Cowell, along with some special guests, investigate the practice of Ouija boards. We take the use of Ouija boards to some of the most haunted locations throughout the UK to determine if Ouija boards are a genuine means of spirit communication or if it is nothing more than a board game which has inherited a negative stigma.

Justin Cowell, Paranormal Truth team member, sets the stage for these three ghost hunting episodes. These Ouija Board investigations will be conducted in nine of England’s most haunted locations.

RATING:  5 Charley’s
Paranormal Truth consists of two open-minded, skeptical paranormal investigators, Justin Cowell and Dale Makin, who travel the globe to some of the most haunted locations and document everything with their cameras.

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Dale Makin, the other dedicated
member of Paranormal Truth.

In this series, they have challenged themselves to fore go the usual ghost hunting equipment and use a Ouija Board instead. In each one of the investigations, Makin and Colwell try to make contact with various ghosts and paranormal entities across the U.K., but, from a skeptical point of view. Which is refreshing to see in the “Ghost hunting, reality TV genera. I gave the series 5 Charley’s because of their open-minded approach in the investigations.

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Eventually, the patented and trademarked “Ouija Board” was classified as a “novelty toy” used for entertainment purposes.

Overall, the show has excellent production values. The only complaint I have is that I was not too familiar with the reputed hauntings they investigated as well as the experts who appear throughout the series. Short backstories would have helped overall. In the reference section below, I have included links
to the hauntings and personalities that appeared in the first episode.

This is an outtake of the Ram Inn Investigation.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE
ON THE PARANORMAL TRUTH YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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For our U.K. friends, don’t forget, Dale and Justin are LIVE every Monday night at 9 P.M., U.K. time on their weekly Superneutral Paranormal Show.

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REFERENCES:
DEMON CHURCH
Jason Graves
Saint Botolph’s Church – Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire
Haunted History of Lincolnshire
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Take a Google Map’s Tour
Beautiful exterior and interior photography.
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Karen Mercer
The Ancient Ram Inn – Wotton-under-Edge
“The Ram Inn has been called the most haunted house in Britain… though how exactly one might measure, rank or quantify such a thing is beyond me. Nevertheless, there are countless stories of ghostly sightings at The Ancient Ram Inn; and worse still are the tales of forceful interference, physical assault and even intense demonic activity is reported at this little old Gloucestershire pub.”
From The Bohemian Blog:
You can also book ghost haunts around the world at this site.
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Take a Google Map’s Tour
Again, beautiful exterior and interior photography.
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FREE – The Haunting of 39 De Grey Street.
The U.K.’s Most HAUNTED House

The OUIJA Brothers & Paranormal-X
PXTV YouTube Channel
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BE PART OF A GHOST HUNT AT 39 De GRAY STREET:
But first, another warning:
“Your ghost hunt at The Hostel, 39 De Grey Street in Hull, will be taken at your own risk.  The evil entities that are supposed to be here are thought to be very powerful. We will do all that we can to work with what is going on and your overnight ghost hunt here will be structured to ensure that you have the best opportunity to find out.  With so many reports of ghostly activity, we will work hard with you to discover who or what is haunting this house.”
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The Ouija Brothers
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Since the Ouija Brothers were involved with Paranormal Truth in Episode 3 of Dicing with Death, and the Paranormal X, investigation of 39 De Grey Street, here is their YouTube Channel.
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Ghost Hunting Videos
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THE HISTORY OF SPIRITUALISM IN THE U.S.
MEDIUMSHIP
Talking Boards, as they were called, became all the rage during the early 19th century when Spiritualism swept America. Mediums believed that the dead could contact the living through these boards.

THE SISTERS WHO STARTED IT ALL:
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The Fox sisters, from the left: Leah, Kate and Maggie.
The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism
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Their séances with the departed launched a mass religious movement—and then one of them confessed that “it was common delusion”
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FREE PDF
– The City of Austin, Texas online museum exhibit:
Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism in the 19th Century
Sponsored by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department,
thus the interesting Texas perspective.
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EXPERTS FROM THE VIDEO:

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Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe. Head of Psychology

O’Keeffe is an open-minded skeptic on most paranormal phenomena.
In this series he offers valuable insight in the use of Ouija boards.
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FREE –
Episode 44 – Parapsychology with Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe
Jeff Belanger YouTube Channel
He’s perhaps best-known as the parapsychologist from the television shows; Jane Goldman Investigates and Most Haunted. What are the Doctor’s favorite cases? Tune in to find out!
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Professor
Chris French
Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit
in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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FREE
–  An Introduction to Paranormal Psychology
with Chris French
The Royal Institution YouTube Channel
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Don’t miss the Q&A session!
Are there any paranormal phenomena supported by evidence? Have you ever found anything during experiments you couldn’t explain? Chris French answers questions from the audience following his talk on anomalistic psychology.
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Please read my review of:
Yes, No, Goodbye. The Ouija Documentary
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THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS: THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS – FREE DOCUMENTARY

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For five years a group of mediums and scientists witnessed more phenomena than in any other experiment in the history of the paranormal, including: recorded conversations with the dead, written messages on sealed film, video of spirit faces and even
spirit forms materializing.
Blurb from the ParanormalX YouTube Channel

THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS

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Supposed Ghost Photos captured on unexposed film.

BALLS OF LIGHT
Swirling balls of light, seen and captured on video.

ALIEN
Really odd, an “Alien” captured on video, but not seen.

RATING: 3 Charley’s.
Undoubtedly, the claims made in this video, along with the many photos and videos presented, are incredible. With a complete suspension of belief that is. Over all it’s a well-produced video.
Most of its source material is from the original VHS tapes, made during the séances held in 1993 through 1998.  These have not been remastered, so expect some blurriness here and there.

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As a bonus, the Scole team visited the famed “Radio Medium” Marcello Bacci of Grosseto Italy and filmed many of his Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sessions.

My personal take on this documentary is that a great deal of it could be authentic, and you will get the chills while viewing it. But in viewing it a number instances, I felt the producers couldn’t resist the temptation not to “pad it” with either visual effects or over-the-top claims.  After all,  job number one for them is to create compelling “reality” TV.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
YouTube – FREE
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FOR A SKEPTIC’S TAKE ON THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS –
Please visit the: SKEPTOID Podcasts by Brian Dunning.
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REFERENCES
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
The Scole Experiment
BCSE

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To learn more about the “Radio Medium” Marcello Bacci,
read the in-depth article on him in SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE:
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SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE is produced by the Supernatural Society.
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