My friends and I had decided to play Ouija Board together. There were six of us, all females. I was 16 at the time, and the other girls ranged in age from 16-19. My preacher father had forewarned me not to mess with this particular "game", and I was skeptical that it would even work. My girlfriends talked me into it, however, claiming that it was harmless and something they'd all done before. My friend's parents had gone out, and we were alone for the night.
We made the board out of a piece of a cardboard box, and were using a playing card with a hole cut out of it. I believe it was the Ace of Hearts. The six of us settled around a large glass round table in the kitchen. We lit a few candles. I was feeling really apprehensive, and thought about leaving. Then I asked if I could just watch instead of "playing". The five of them placed their hands on the card and began asking questions. I was freaked out as I saw the card begin to move in slow circles around the board. I told myself that they were moving it. The first question one of my friends asked was the name of the spirit. It spelled out "L-u-c". The next few questions are hazy in my mind, but I recall at one point that it was circling around "k-i-l-l" which was creepy. One of my friends went to pull her hand away, and she cut her middle finger really deeply. She sat back and was holding her bleeding finger. Then the lights flickered a few times, and the phone rang. We all screamed as the lights went out. The girl whose house it was answered the phone. (She told us later that she could only hear static on the line. It was her brother, who later claimed to hear high-pitched unhuman shrieking from our end.) She hung up the phone, hysterical and crying. The light flicked a few more times after that. One of my friends was coherent enough to realize that we needed to say goodbye to the spirit, and she told us all to put our hands on the board. As we moved to do so, I saw one of the strangest things I have seen in my ultimately bizarre life, to date.
There was a loud snapping sound, and then entire glass table broke into shards. Not only did it break, but it hung suspended in mid air for a few breath-taking moments. The pieces all fell to the ground in unison. We all spazzed. I remember someone taking the board onto the ground and saying goodbye and then telling us it was gone, over and over. I was in shock in the corner of the kitchen, and a few of the girls were crying. My friends brother arrived home at that moment, and calmed us down. He couldn't believe what had happened to the table, and none of us could believe what we had just seen. Everything we knew of the laws of physics had been challenged, so extremely.
I was driving that night, and had to go all the way into the next town to take one girl home. After dropping her off down the long dirt road that led to her trailer, I was alone for the first time that night, and really scared. I looked back and there were at least three dogs chasing my car, howling and barking. I cried my eyes out, praying to God to make it all go away.
When I got home, I couldn't sleep. I kept seeing the table rise again and again, looping in my head. I ended up waking my Dad up and he came to talk to me. I admitted what had happened, and he didn't actually say "I told you so" but he asked if I'd ever do it again. I said no. He prayed over me, and I eventually fell asleep.
In the next year or so all six of us went through some really weird shit, in what would prove for all of us to be one of the most difficult years of our lives. The girl who lived in the house was plagued by spiders coming out of the drains. The pest company visited repeatedly, but the spiders kept coming. She eventually moved, and within a month of moving, her house was destroyed by a fire. Another of the girls ended up running over her treasured cat, crushing it's skull beneath her tire. The rest of us went a bit crazy in our own ways. I escaped to drugs and alcohol, drinking and driving on a regular basis.
I've never touched an Ouija Board again. I saw one a few days ago in the Sechelt Toy Store and got a bit irked that they'd sell it along with Scrabble Junior.