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Friday, 21 October 2011

Contacting spirits... via the Internets

I had a very interesting e-mail recently that I thought might intrigue those of you who are interested in the paranormal, especially if you don't yet have plans for Halloween.

Personally I have never been brave enough to dabble too much in what is rather vaguely termed 'the occult'. Ouija boards, whilst they make a great theme for some jewellery pieces I have my eye on, have always made me slightly nervous ever since The Exorcist, a situation not helped by Dan's massive paranoia about all things Oujia.

But I can't deny a certain amount of interest, despite my wimp-ness, and as such I thought that The Ouija Experiment was worth posting about.

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[Wimpy disclaimer: Gothlings, please do not try and interact with the paranormal without parental permission! Also, I cannot be held responsible for any demon possessions, spirit visitations, or ectoplasm on the carpet.

All right, all right, I'm hamming it up now. Forgive the bad jokes, please. In all seriousness, there are things in this world and the next that none of us can explain or understand, and meddling with these things without appropriate caution (and sometimes even with) should not be taken lightly, and I implore you to please consider any such action carefully, however fascinating the paranormal may be.

The Oujia Experiment website also states, "This is a real experiment using previously unexplored technology and as such we can give no guarantees regarding consequent results and aftermath. We have taken all neccessary safety precautions but are legally obliged to make users aware that participation is purely at own risk."]

This aside, what IS the Ouija Experiment? Well, at 10pm on Halloween this year, an attempt is being made to contact the dead... via Facebook. Yes, you read that right. Via the internet, The Ouija Experiment aims to create the world's largest ever Ouiji board, with 100,000 participants focusing their collective energy to contact 'the other side'.

This is going to be a live experiment; and my e-mail contact Christine suggests that it could very well work. She says, "We’ve looked at a new theory where electromagnetic fields generated by electrical devices resonate with EMF created by the presence of spirits."

Whether you're an unconvinced sceptic or a curious believer, you can always pop over to the Ouija Experiment site and find out some more about what's going to happen and how it should work. Personally I'm looking forward to the results of this experiment and may muster up the courage to take part myself. But what do you guys think?

18 comments:

Tenebris In Lux said...

My philosophy: If they are dead, then just leave them be ..

Toxic Tears said...

...These people should watch "pulse". I used a ouji board when I was really young (like 8 or 9) and didn't know of the demony side of it, think it worked. I told my mum and she FLIPPED.

Maeam said...

No thank you. I would rather leave the dead alone, thank ya.

Nightwind said...

For what it's worth, I advise against participating in this project. From time to time the messing around with Ouija boards by inexperienced people has caused problems.

Halloween and other days adjacent to it, such as el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) represent the belief's of various unrelated cultures that this is the time of year when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest.

If there is any truth to this belief, 100,000 people taking part in this virtual Ouija experiment could create a powerful energy that may attract something from the other side of equal or even greater intensity. There is no telling how it might manifest itself or affect the lives of the participants either. Of course, it's also very possible that nothing will happen at all. Still, why take the gamble? I'd suggest just reading the results from a safe distance on Facebook.

Siobhan Nytshayde said...

I personally think its asking for trouble, I'm a practicing witch and I own a Ouija board that I made myself. Contact with the other side is not as simple as touch and go, it is a doorway that can bring in ANY spirit, with so many people it really could go awry. Even if one doesn't believe in spirits, it is just asking for some other nasty thing to go wrong, as it potentially can play with you psychologically.

I will definitely be looking into it but I can't fathom actually doing such a thing. Ouija done correctly is not necessarily dangerous, but something like this can never have enough precautions to not wreak havoc.

Thank you for the post, it's definitely an interesting read!

BallerinaDark said...

I agree with everybody above..let's not bother the dead..

..if they want to communicate with you they will even without the ouija boards..believe me.. :P




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Kaitlyn said...

I'm definitely going to read their results, but I'm not participating! I don't need any proof to believe in ghosts, ect, and I've already spent a lot of time getting them OUT of my house! :<
TBH, you need to know what you're doing when you use a Ouija board, and I bet a lot of people who are participating have no idea... :(

Chloris said...

I think it's fascinating how strongly people feel about Ouija Boards. There are few mass-produced games out there that provoke such reactions! I've dabbled with the Ouija for years with varying degrees of seriousness and nothing remotely diabolical ever happened. This is an interesting project, and I'm eager to see the results! Happy Ouijaing! ;)

Augm3nt3dR3ality said...

Personally I think it's all bollocks. I don't believe in ghosts, spirits or the afterlife. I certainly don't believe a board with letters on it holds any kind of 'power'. About two years ago I was pestered to have a go with some others, all that came out of it was random letters being selected which didn't mean anything and nothing happened. As you'd expect. Looking backwards towards old wives tales and superstition isn't the way to go. This is the 21st century and we should be looking forward through the pursuit of science and developments in technology and engineering.

akumaxkami said...

This is really interesting...I think. I've been into ghost hunting and communication for a very long time and I have a Ouija board that I use pretty regularly too.

Honestly, I only use the board because I don't really have any 'psychic-medium' powers going on and the only way for me to hear the voices of those trying to contact me is by rather mundane methods, such as the board. I don't think it works for everyone though, not everyone is tuned in enough to be able to communicate I guess.

I find this experiment to be really fascinating, kind of like a mix of occult spookiness and genuine scientific research...so I'm gonna tune in and see what happens.

LovleAnjel said...

Ouija boards work using the ideomotor response - the participants unconciously move the planchette. No spirit interaction needed.

I can't make heads or tails of their diagram - they have live wires running under the Ouija board? Connected to car batteries? Another live wire connecting a laptop or PC to the board? I fear for the physical safety of whomever is holding the planchette.

Stefanie said...

My mum never used to believe in ghosts until she and her friends used a Ouija board. It was a calm non-windy night but after using it the curtains blew violently and they ran out of the room.
She always taught me to not mess with the unknown.

Aemilia said...

Ouija boards are manufactured board games patented by Parker Brothers/Hasbro. There is absolutely no "spiritual" use of them and they were never intended to. Apparently, at first they were said to make you more in touch with your "inner self", and contact your fellow soldiers in war. How can it be occult if its made up and produced by the same people who make Monopoly? Does that let you harness the power of dead businessmen in order to win the game? Ad absurdum aside, it's still kinda silly to take Ouija boards seriously.

Dark Angel said...

Amy, I've love your blog. I was wondering if we can be friends?

Amy Asphodel said...

Thank you! Of course :-D

Dark Angel said...

cool.:) Can I have your e-mail so we can talk?

Amy Asphodel said...

ultimategothguide@hotmail.co.uk

Dark Angel said...

Thanks.

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