Ouija Board Dangers and the Demon Z
What is an Ouija Board?
The ouija board is a means of divination or talking to the dead. It is made of a flat piece of cardboard or wood on which letters, numbers, and some words are written (yes, no, goodbye, hello, etc.). A planchette is used as the moving piece. The planchette is usually plastic and has a window so that the numbers and letters can be seen.
The ouija board is based on spirit boards from ancient China that were used to tell the future or contact ancestors. In the late 1800s, a man named Elijah Bond began to manufacture them and it was regarded as a mere parlor game to most, that is until American Spiritualists began using it as a means to contact the dead.
They are available at most toy stores, but some folks actually make their own with miscellaneous objects found around the house (i.e. cardboard, marker, shot glass.) It doesn't take much to create one. The problem is that they is marketed towards children and it usually can be found sitting next to a Monopoly Junior or Scrabble game in the game section of a Toys r' Us or Walmart. However, it is not a game and should not be played by anyone who doesn't know how to spiritually protect themselves.
Let's talk about the different experiences one can have with the ouija board.
If you were to do a Google search on ouija experiences, what do you think you'd find? Pages upon pages of search results would turn up blogs and videos about negative experiences, everything from tales of angered spirits to stories of full-on demonic possession. But are all experiences negative?
My first experience with the ouija board was, indeed, a negative and downright frightening experience. You can lump my story right into the thousands upon thousands of other terrifying ones out there.
It started when I was about thirteen. Two friends and I decided to play with an ouija board. We didn't own one, so we figured we'd just make it. We used a piece of cardboard from a box, a Sharpie to write the letters and numbers, and a small shot glass as the planchette. We sat upstairs in one of the guest bedrooms, just the three of us in the house. Keep in mind this was the middle of the day, and so it was fairly bright outside and in the room.
We sat around the board, excited and nervous at the same time. We each placed one finger very lightly on the top of the shot glass, and we began asking questions. "Is anyone here with us?" "Can you hear us?" We didn't get any activity for quite some time. Then something happened. The planchette began to move, but the answers it was giving us did not make any sense. It just moved all around the board, as if it was trying to figure out what to say. "Who are you?" "Give us your name." We asked the spirit to identify itself. The planchette quickly shot over to the letter Z. The three of us looked at each other...that's strange, we were all thinking. We asked this spirit Z what year it died. It answered, "1908." After the name and year, none of the other answers made sense again. We began to get a little irritated with this spirit and decided to clear out the board by running the planchette over the "Goodbye" word and saying out loud: "Okay. We'd like to talk to someone else now, so goodbye."
We stopped playing and went downstairs to watch some TV for awhile. "Surely we'll get a different spirit the next time we go up and play with it," we all said. So after a few hours, we ran up the steps again. As soon as we began talking to it, the spirit talking to us kept running over the letter Z. Constantly to the letter Z, the planchette would move. We began getting a little freaked-out at this point and tried clearing the board again, but each time we played, the same spirit would talk to us, spelling out random unidentifiable words and pausing over the Z time and time again.
The air in the room was thick and heavy and the three of us were frightened. Why couldn't we get rid of this spirit? Why was it hanging around like an unwelcome guest? After tossing the board and planchette into the trash, my friends went home and I was left to experience the frightening things going on in my house. Loud footsteps at night, doors opening and shutting by themselves, and strange voices emanating from the shadows. My brother even swore that he heard someone breathing under his bed one night. When we moved to a different house, the hauntings stopped. Did this spirit Z hang around to mess with us?
My second experience was much less frightening but just as strange. One of my loved one's long-passed relatives came through to say hello. The problem with this is that I didn't feel I could believe the spirit was truly my loved ones' family member. It felt as if something was just screwing with our emotions.
Opening a Portal
Many occultists, religious folks, and even witches believe that the ouija board is not a game to play around with and that it can open a portal between this world and the next. The portal is opened for unknown reasons, all that is known is that the spirit board allows almost any entity to come through, and if the user isn't protecting him/herself or their environment, it is very likely that the door will open. This means that the entity can pass through to our dimension, if they are strong enough.
While some people believe that this portal can also allow ancestors and friendly ghosts to pass through to our world, most say that it is only the darker entities that come through. This is because they push the other lighter beings back; the darker entities are stronger.
What do you do once you have opened a portal through the ouija board and don't know how to close it? Call an exorcist, someone to cleanse and bless you home. A priest, shaman, or witch may be able to help you close it. It's not something that most normal people can do.
The Demon "Z"
After making a video in which I talk about my experiences with the ouija board and particularly with this darker entity named "Z," I found out that this darker entity is an ouija demon of sorts and that many people have experienced it. It also calls itself Zozo and Zizi.
This particular entity seems to enjoy frightening people using the ouija board, and some claim it is a particularly large spirit. It can come through to our dimension rather easily and can possess both homes and bodies, if allowed to enter.
More than one person have accounted for this phenomenon and most that have come in contact with "Z" say that it uses few words and usually gets more aggressive the longer you talk to it. It doesn't want to leave once it's been invited.
There are discussions online about who this ouija demon "Z" really is. Some relate it to an ancient Assyrian god of the wind named Pazuzu, while others say it is nothing more than the Devil or Beelzebub. Whoever it really is, I don't want to talk to it again, and I suggest to anyone who comes in contact with a spirit with a Z in its name to close the conversation immediately and cleanse yourself.
See more ways to protect yourself below.
Ways to Protect Yourself
There are ways to protect yourself from darker entities:
- First tip: don't use an ouija board!
- Second tip: if you plan on using the board against advice, draw a circle around yourself and the board (and whoever's using it) with sea salt, holy water, or dried sage.
- Third tip: ask your guardian angels/spirit guides/ancestors to protect you while you use it.
- Fourth tip: never leave the circle until you are done with the ouija board and until you have out-loud told the spirits goodbye and also cleared the board by moving the planchette over "goodbye" three times.
- Fifth tip: if you feel you have opened a portal and can't close it, don't be ashamed to call on professional help to exorcise the spirits and close the portal.
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© 2013 Nicole Canfield