With Halloween fast approaching, and the dangers of occultic activity on the rise here are a few stories sure to make you think twice before delving into the Supernatural
And just in time, Reddit users have taken to the forum to share their creepiest tales of using a Ouija board, which people use to attempt to contact the dead.
There have been several threads asking users to share their strangest experiences when using the device, which has a planchett that spells out words based on questions that users ask.
Together, they have more than 200 comments from people and the stories are enough to make you never want to try it.
From predicting deaths to moving objects, it seems people have been put off using the Ouija board after their first time.
One Reddit user took to the forum to tell a story they had ‘always wanted to tell, but never had the opportunity’ to.
The story is about their father who had been playing with an Ouija board with his friends when they were told one of the friend’s fathers would die in the near future.
The next week, his father was struck down by a car and killed immediately.
One group of friends were told by the board that they were being watched through the window and then the power went out
Another said they used an Ouija board when they were 12 or 13 years old and were at a friend’s house.
They were messing around when they got the message: ‘I can see you through your window’ and then ‘I can see through your eyes.’
It later said ‘I’m under the car’ and after going outside to peer under the vehicle, they saw a ‘huge black stray cat which was hissing.’
They ran inside and at that moment all of the power went out. They stayed awake until dawn and never played with the board again.
Another user said not to persist when questioning an Ouija board as it lead to a glass being smashed in their hands
One user named Mathari said that some unexplained things went on in their house so they decided to use an Ouija board to try and figure out what they were dealing with.
‘Bad idea’, they said, ‘What we didn’t realise is that Ouija boards open the door for anything to come through and speak.’
The planchette then flew off the board and things got worse in the house, eventually leading to them moving out.
Another said the Ouija board spelled out the name ‘Gemma Jane’. Their friend had been adopted and didn’t know her biological family but found out later that her birth mother had in fact been named Gemma Jane Parham.
Their second story was about when their great aunt asked if she would get married to her boyfriend.The board said no and after being asked if they would break up, the board again said no.
When asked if one of them would die, it said yes. A week later the man died in a woodchipper accident.
One Redditor was 10 years old when their mother and her friends were using the ‘Psychic circle’ – which is similar to an Ouija board.
They were persistently asking the board the same question over and over again.
After a while, the 10-year-old went into the kitchen to pour themselves a drink. As they walked back to where their mother and friends were sitting, the entire glass shattered in their hands.
To this day, ‘it still makes me feel uncomfortable’, she added.
When user lenoresden was 14 or 15, she and her friend used an Ouija board one night.
After communicating with somebody, the next thing they knew it was 7am: ‘It was like we blinked and the sun came up.’
They lost 10 hours of their lives and neither of them remember anything about it.
After they posted their story to Reddit, they said they called their friend to ask if they remembered that night: ‘She told me yes, and she didn’t want to talk about it. EVER. Then she quickly told me she had to go and hung up.’
Two friends think they lost 10 hours of their life after using an Oujia board and said neither of them remember what went on during the night
Another two friends got freaked out when they asked if anyone was in the room with them and the board spelled out the name ‘Ruth’ – both of them had family members called Ruth who had died that year
One user said that she and a friend used an Ouija board in 6th grade. They asked if anyone was in the room with them and the planchette spelled out the name ‘Ruth’, which was her grandma’s name and their friend’s great-aunt’s name. They had both died that year.
Describing the incident, they said: ‘We threw the board back in the box and were totally freaked out.
‘I brought it home and put it in my closet, but every time I looked at the box it gave me this horrible, creepy feeling, so I ended up throwing it in the dumpster a couple of years later.’
If you are still not convinced that the supernatural is nothing to be playing with then you may want to tune in to this clip: