By Mekenzie Burse
A Ouija Board, is a board written with numbers, letters and other signs, and a movable indicator which answers the questions users ask at a seance. It has been a controversial board game for a very long time now, but the answer to the mystery of whether or not they work is still up for grabs.
When asked if they would play with a Ouija Board, the majority of students said they would. A High School student, who has personally played with the Ouija Board says, “When I played the board, me and my friend went to a nearby park and started asking it questions. We obviously said goodbye to it because that's what your supposed to do.” There are rules to playing with this kind of game. However, most people don't know if there is a right way or wrong way to play with it.
The five generally agreed on rules to the board are:
#1- never taunt a ghost or spirit into communicating with you, this can cause a disastrous consequence.
#2- Never ask a Ouija Board when you are going to die.
#3- Never use the board alone. More people means more energy is present with which you can contact a spirit. Always say goodbye to the board before ending your session.
#4- Do not use the board in your home. It will be harder to break contact and the bad energy will remain in your house.
#5- There should be one leader, one person who talks and asks the board the questions.
The students add, “Before I tried it, I didn't know what to believe, I wasn’t sure if it would work or not.” Everybody has different beliefs, so you cannot be persuaded on whether or not the board works until you try it yourself. But, there are contradicting arguments.”
“The Ouija Board is a way for people to get in contact with spirits. This doesn't always lead you to good spirits though. Taking part in playing with this board, is basically signing up for bad luck, I mean why would somebody want to mess with a Ouija Board knowing the consequences that follow,” says a junior here at Independence High.
Different people are going to believe different things, but the question on if the board really works or if it's all a myth still remains unanswered.