In this episode from SyFy’s series “Paranormal Witness” three young girls convince their parents to buy them a new game, an Ouija board.
One of the girls is bullied at school and turns to the board to cope. When she uses it alone, the planchette moves on its own. She asks for help when dealing with a bully to find out the next day that the other girl can no longer attend her school. Delighted, she uses the board alone again. The planchette (the heart-shaped pointer) moves on its own and lets her know that she has a friend. Talking to the board after school becomes routine. Soon odd goings-on begin to happen… One sister felt someone grabbing her; one sister hears indistinct chanting; and her father starts to change. Her family falls apart. When her parents throw the board away, she makes her own.
Looking back, my cousins and I stopped in the nick of time. We got spooked straight and were warned by family and strangers. To this day, I will not use it casually if at all. If you decide to give it a try, know that it is not a toy. It’s a powerful tool that can bring serious consequences in careless hands.