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Monday, January 16, 2012

Ghost Story

When I was in high school, me and a friend of mine, Nate, bought a Ouija board and started messing around with it.  We had both previously played with other people, and we wanted to find out if this thing was a hoax or not, for once and for all.  We made a serious pact, we swore to each other that we would not puposely move the planchette, in the name of science.  The things that we experienced over the course of that winter were totally frightening and surreal, to say the least.  I find that often times when a person encounters things so unreal, i.e. ghost sightings, ufos, strange animal sightings, etc., these things get tucked away in an off limits area of your memory, sometimes never to be opened again.  When I thought to write about my ouija board experience, I realized that I hadn't even thought about it for some fifteen years, and now it seems like a far off dream, I doubt my own recollection of the details.  At the time we were very much into the band the Sex Pistols, and the legend of Sid and Nancy.  We decided to ask to speak to Sid, and that would get the session rolling.  We would often ask to talk to other spirits, and the board seemed to comply, but we soon decided that we were always talking to the same person, acting as many.  More than once the planchette quite literally flew off of the board, sometimes spinning wildly.  One night we decided to ask if we could speak to our host without the board, it responded with a resounding "yes!".  We put a magic marker through an upside down paper cup, and put that on a big piece of drawing paper, and it literally drew pictures for us.  There will always be mystery and scepticism surrounding the things we don't understand.  This experience was a reminder that there are things in life beyond our comprehension.

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