Have you ever played with a Ouija Board? Along with being pretty hard to spell properly, it’s a game that is said to allow the spirits of dead people to communicate with the living through it. It was widely considered just to be a parlour game until World War I, when American spiritualist Pearl Curran popularized its use as a divining tool (thanks for the info, Professor Wikipedia!)
There are plenty of stories around about people becoming possessed through the use of Ouija boards, and of paranormal events happening around the use of the boards. Just a few days ago on halloween, Fresh artist Alessia Cara played around a bit with a Ouija Board with Tyler Oakley in a segment that was featured on Ellen:
What might be the scariest thing about it, however, is how difficult it seems to be for many people to spell. You might remember the blog I posted a couple weeks ago of all the many different ways people have spelled “pregnant” on the Q&A website Yahoo! Answers. That same dude scoured Yahoo! Answers for posts about Ouija Boards and found a TON of em that are spelled… questionably. Have a look:
I love the one asking if you can “buy a wedgie from a witch or vegan.” And I’m also amazed at how many people call it a Luigi Board. What if there was a WaLuigi Board? Would it just spell out these sounds?:
How this guy finds all these misspelled articles on Yahoo! Answers is beyond me, but he does it on WikiHow too:
And he’s been known to play around with Billy Mays commercials too…
Okay, that’s enough internet for today.