The Science of Ouija

Scientists are always trying to disprove acts of paranormal activity. They believe that if a subject lacks proof that the item is impossible to be real.

Ouija boards by definition are a portal to the paranormal realm, yet scientist thinks it’s nothing more than a board game.

Ouija Board by Hasbro
Ouija Board by Hasbro

Their research proved that there is no supernatural force moving the planchette but rather people using the board on subconscious level has it moved.

Scientist Studies

In 2012, a study conducted at the University of British Columbia ran a series of tests to grasp a better understanding of the Ouija board from Hasbro Gaming. The test subjects had a set of yes and no questions that they had to answer.

Ouija Board
Ouija Board

At first, were verbal answers and second, the responses had to go through the Ouija board. When using the game, the test subject was blindfolded, and their partner removed their hands from the planchette.

The test was to see if a person used their second intelligence when playing with the Ouija board.

Ideomotor Effect

Scientists believe that we have the other intelligence that is active deep inside our subconscious.

In other words, meaning that a person can move an object without awareness of the action combined with a strong sense of wanting an answer.

Ouija Board
Ouija Board

Scientists believe that this effect comes into play when people are using the Ouija board.

My Opinion

Scientists believe the board is nothing more than our mind playing tricks on us creating the illusion that the game is moving on its own accord.

There is some truth to this logic behind their statement. When using the board, a person concentrates on the questions they are seeking answers too.

The spirits draw on this energy and use it to communicate with the other side. Many cases raised the question that an unworldly presence might be in control and not those playing with the board.

Ouija Board by Hasbro
Ouija Board by Hasbro

Additionally, there will always be a debate about the reality of the paranormal world. Some believe in its existence due to personal experiences while others will continue to seek out hard facts to prove this abnormality.

Scientists value facts and reasoning to support their ideas an find the idea of merely believing as farfetched. Many things in the world are still unknown. Who’s to say that the paranormal is not among the unknown?

Now, shush, I’m trying to read.

2 thoughts on “The Science of Ouija

  1. these boards scare the shit out of me!! ive always gotten chills anytime people have used them around me!! awesome article luna!! shared on all my socials!


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