018 Ouija

Ouija Board

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In Ghostly’s eighteenth episode, Pat and Rebecca explore the phenomenon known as Ouija boards. These modern talking boards have been sold in the game aisle of our favorite stores for years as a game for kids, but is it really a game? Can we really talk to spirits using a Ouija board? Listen and hear the history of this famous parlor game as well as Pat and Rebecca’s personal experiences with their own spirit boards.

Ouija Board
Ouija Board

Questions explored in this episode: What is a Ouija board and how is it used? What are the rules for using a Ouija board? What is the history of the Ouija board? Is it a game? Can it contact spirits and/or demons? How long have people been using talking boards? When should people avoid using Ouija boards? Who is Zozo and why are people so scared of it? 

Old Ouija Board Instructions
Old Ouija Board Instructions

Listen to hear Pat give the history of the Ouija board, explaining how it came to be and theories on how it got its name. He explores the reasons people use the board and the early marketing of it. After the history, listen to Rebecca tell the rules of using the Ouija board. These rules are as scary to hear as the stories of people using board.

Homemade Ouija Board
Homemade Ouija Board

Then listen to the Great Debate! Rebecca and her friend Cheryl tell the story of when they used the Ouija board as young teenagers and what happened when they did. Pat also tells his personal story of using the board and what happened in the aftermath. Both stories cause much debate. Then Rebecca tells more of the demon Zozo and Pat tries to sell us on the power of belief…and disbelief.

Be sure to stay for the whole episode to hear the “Closing Arguments” to help you make your choice before voting. And stay on afterwards for a very special bonus with two great young people debating their own ghost story.

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Also included in this episode are, as always, poll results from our previous episode on the Poltergeist curse. (Check out the episode here if you haven’t had a chance to listen yet).

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Sources for this week’s episode:

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann

Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music) by George Crumb

Bumper: Ghost Waltz by Lowell Liebermann

Special thanks to our young Ghostly debaters Porter and Eliot for sharing their story and giving us another Great Debate!

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