We see a lot of kids these days who play with ouija boards and take interest in the paranormal. The latter according to me is fine but playing with an ouija board can do some serious damage. Basically, when a person uses an ouija board he communicates with the spirits of the dead to get a few questions answered. The problem arises when, instead of a human spirit, a demon manifests itself. Now it’s easy to ask a human spirit to leave when you are done playing but that is not the case with a demon entity. Once a demon is in, it would take some real heavy rituals to cleanse your house. Not to mention the damage that it would do in the meantime.
According to Wiki An Ouija board (pronounced “wee-gee” or “wee-ja” and possibly derived from the French and German/Dutch words for “yes”, oui and ja), also known as a spirit/fire key board or talking board, is a flat board marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words ‘yes’ ‘no’ and ‘goodbye’, and other symbols and words are sometimes also added to help personalize the board. The Ouija board can supposedly be used to communicate with spirits of the dead. Although nobody knows where the idea for such a device came from, there are records of Ouija-like instruments being used in ancient China, Greece, Rome and many other countries. It uses a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood) or movable indicator to indicate the spirit’s message by spelling it out on the board during a séance. The fingers of the séance participants are placed on the planchette, which then moves about the board to spell out words or become physically manifested. It has become a trademark that is often used generically to refer to any talking board.
Following its commercial introduction by businessman Elijah Bond in the late 1890s, the Ouija board was regarded as a harmless parlor game unrelated to the occult until American Spiritualist Pearl Curran popularized its use as a divining tool during World War I. Mainstream Christian religions and some occultists have associated use of the Ouija board with the threat of demonic possession and some have cautioned their followers not to use Ouija boards.
While Ouija believers feel the paranormal or supernatural is responsible for Ouija’s action, it may be parsimoniously explained by unconscious movements of those controlling the pointer, a psychophysiological phenomenon known as the ideomotor effect. Despite being debunked by the efforts of the scientific community, Ouija remains popular among many young people.