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    Sources from our research into the ouija board, including other videos, websites, characters, stories, examples or thoughts associated with this topic whcih also include planchette, victorian spiritualism, christianity, occult, ideomotor response, ed and lorraine warren, automatic writing, parker brothers, hasbro, and The Exorcist. There is often too much source material to mention it all or it would be irrelevant in a podcast, like video clips; so some of these were used in the episode, while some were found after recording, to corroborate or debunk the subject matter in the episode.

    The Demonologist by Gerald Daniel Brittle

    The Demonologist by Gerald Daniel Brittle is the biography about the life of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, and tells the first hand tales of hauntings such as Amityville and Annabelle (soon to be getting her own horror movie) with a small helping of The Conjuring. Another one to creep you out and keep you up at night questioning just where that 'bump' in the night may have come from.

    The University of British Columbia and their Ouija bot releasing human potential

    The University of British Columbia's Visual Cognition Lab is using Ouija to unlock the subconscious. They had participants in their study answer yes or no questions using a Ouija Board with another person. With the responses averaging out, unsurprisingly, to 50% correct. Then participants were blindfolded and used the Ouija Board with a robotic arm mimicking their movements, or even with nothing, and accuracy of answers rose to 65%. Dr. Rensink of the UBC study maintains the results were due to...

    Ayahuasca and Possession

    This is an interesting article of an experience with the Peruvian psychedelic Ayahuasca, which is taken as a tea or brew, and has been popularised alongside the modern day drug DMT. The article goes into how suffering may be derived from dark spirits attaching themselves to unknowing humans. Very interesting and worth a read. You can also have a little look at this documentary, "Stepping Into The Fire" for more information about Ayahuasca. If Ayahuasca is something you're interested in trying...

    Paranormal Activity at Duncannon Fort

    This is the run down of the paranormal activity at Duncannon Fort, on a ghost hunt I went on a couple of years ago. Didn't see any spirits but there were a few dancing tables, some strange EVPs and a few other ghastly delights. Well worth getting in touch with Wexford Paranormal if it's something that might interest you! //

    The ‘Rules’ of using the Ouija Board

    Everything game comes with an interactive tutorial or a training level nowadays, so when communicating with spirits, possibly demons, wouldn't you think that there should be a set of instructions so you don't inadvertently unleash hell or get possessed by a demon? www.museumoftalkingboards.com has just such a list. A handy reference should you want to use a Ouija or talking board without turning your house into the Ghostbusters firehouse! Here are a couple of our favourites and click here to...

    ‘Real’ people ‘real’ stories. Here are a couple dozen stories of ouija. Fact or...

    'Real' people 'real' stories. Here are a couple dozen stories of ouija. Fact or Fiction? This blog post entitled '23 terrifying true tales of people messing around with Ouija boards' will have you scratching your head. Do you believe?

    Mexican oprhan girl ‘possessed’ when using a Ouija Board to contact her dead parents

    http://youtu.be/_fMwTkW9gYc This video shows a Mexican orphan girl in the throes of 'possession' after trying to contact her dead parents through a Ouija Board. This has passed through the mainstream media as a genuine story, but what isnt highlighted is the use of psychoactive drugs in the ritual. Some side effects of this drug called Brugmansia, are paralysis and convulsions, confusion, and visual and auditory hallucinations, which could explain the contortions she is in. It is a poisonous flower also...

    A beginners Guide to using a Ouija Board

    The Wikihow Guide to Using a Ouija Board. It's straight-forward (as straightforward as contacting the dead can be) and hilariously illustrated. The simple step by step method advises how to set the right atmosphere. How to prepare your Ouija Board. How to best communicate and receive responses. It also has a handy safety guide for keeping your séance free of demonic possessions. An ideal starter course for anyone looking to have their first encounter with the other side. For anyone else,...

    Vintage Seance pictures from early 20th century

    12 really quite spooky Vintage Seance pictures from early 20th century, but still charmingly quaint given the combination of horrified facial expressions and turn of the last century facial hair. They range in date from 1870 through to 1950. Bear in mind a lot of this stuff was done in the dark! Check out this video link for Meurig Morris to see her bring the house down while 'possessed'! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaTXZPtiIek

    Is the ideomotor effect responsible for the results in testing for the sex of...

    This pregnancy website states you can tell the sex of a baby by putting a wedding ring on a chain, and depending on which way it swings or rotates, you can see if the baby will be a boy or a girl. It is a typical example of the ideomotor effect, and here are some other old wives tales pertaining to pregnancy. Are they accurate in predicting sex? Hear us talk about this psychological phenomenon and more in this weeks episode...
    The Ouija Board

    The Ouija Board

    The Ouija Board On this Podcast we cast a suspenseful eye over the paranormal parlor game that became a supernatural phenomenon. The mysteriously named and demonically imbued party piece that is the Ouija Board. Covered in letters, numbers, yes, no and goodbye it seems to remotely spell out messages via the round or heart shaped planchette. Building in mystique, the horrific and dangerous aura of the Ouija board is now one of the most universally recognizable icons of the dark...

    The Ouija Board in The Exorcist in 1973 where it got its occult reputation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qK58CZslAs The Exorcist was the scariest movie of its time, banned in some countries, it tells the tale of a young girl who becomes possessed by a demon after playing with a Ouija Board. This movie is cited as the origin of the fear behind Ouija and its eventual decline. Before this movie was released Ouija was no more than a childs game, but after we see the consequences for young Regan on film in all their green pea glory, Ouija...

    Derren Brown shows us a version of Ouija and the ideomotor effect

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8CUw6coXHk As part of his show Seance, Derren Brown tries to explain the victorian parlour games of which Ouija and the practice of communicating with spirits originated from. In this video Derren Brown shows us a version of Ouija and the ideomotor effect and how group thought and involuntary reactions can cause movement. The Ouija Board is tonights podcast topic and we will discuss this strange scientific phenomenon and more. If you have an opinion on Ouija, please leave a comment...

    Christians tell stories of how the Ouija Board ‘saved’ them

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvDeysgjOe8 This weeks podcast 'The Ouija Board' delves into the world of the paranormal, discussing one of the most iconic objects of the last century. With sales numbers close behind Buzz Lightyear, The Rubiks Cube, Barbie and Connect 4, The Ouija Boards popularity ballooned to be one of the most popular toys of the last 50 years. This video shows the occultish nature that it has been imbued with, and how it has changed from a harmless toy into a doorway for...


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