Planchette

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  • Ouija Board Essay

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    In order to interact with Ouija, you should have a small heart-shaped pointer (planchette) of wood or plastic, firstly. Place your fingers on the planchette and start asking your questions. The planchette itself will move or slide to the on-board letters. Put those letters into words and sentences and you’ll get what the Ouija board wants to tell you. Definitely not a toy, this device, according

  • It 's Only A Game - Isn 't It?

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    laughter quickly stopped when the planchette stopped moving and the room became cold; the air turned thick and heavy. Something entered the space, a feeling of distress surrounded the group. They became paranoid, and felt like there was something looking at them from the dark corners. After what felt like hours trying to end the session, the planchette still refused to move, almost as if it was frozen on the board. As their impatience quickly grew, they forced the planchette to goodbye. The feeling of despair

  • The Causes And Consequences Of The Ouija Board

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    There are an innumerable amount of unsolved mysteries in the world. Such as the inexplicable force that moves the Ouija’s planchette. Used to communicate with the spirit world, the Ouija board has horrified many players and served as inspiration for many Hollywood films. There are many disagreements regarding the consequences of the Ouija board. Many people believe that is only a game, other believes that is an evil tool. In order to understand how the Ouija board works, is important to know its

  • Origin And Supernatural Beliefs Associated With Ouija

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    the alphabet, the numbers 0–9, the words "yes", "no", "hello" (occasionally), and "goodbye", along with various symbols and graphics. It uses a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood or plastic) as a movable indicator to indicate the spirit 's message by spelling it out on the board during a séance. Participants place their fingers on the planchette, and it is moved about the board to spell out words. "Ouija" has become a trademark that is often used generically to refer to any talking board

  • Why I Am A Boarding School For Girls

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    It was December of 1959, my mom and dad had died from a “fatal” car accident, or at least that’s what the detectives had said. I had been packing all my personal belongings for a week now, since I had no other family to live with except my Aunt, but she had made it clear that she didn’t want to take care of an extra child, since she already had five. Therefore I would be going to a boarding school for girls. I would only have to stay there for two years since I was sixteen and would be going off

  • The Idea Of Spiritualism Became A Popular Belief

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    During the 19th century, the idea of spiritualism became a popular belief in America. The Kennard Novelty Company invested in the making of the Ouija board. The myth of the word “Ouija” coming from French and German languages is a false accusation. Charles Kennard and Helen Peters used the mysterious board to question the name, and the board responded with “O-U-I-J-A.” This was because of the locket Helen Peters wore of a woman’s rights activist who shared an almost identical name (McRobbie, 1).

  • Short Story : Creative Writing

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    In the woods when the sun was just starting to set, there was a van driving on a long-abandoned road, behind the wheel of said van was a tired looking girl who seemed to be about 19. She took a sip of the long cold coffee, and turned to the turquoise haired girl sitting next to her. "Hey uhhhh Cas, Cassie? Where are we?" Noting the headphones, she stopped the car and turned around to inquire of the two boys in the back, "Kenny, Timmy, do either of you have an idea where we are? It seems like we've

  • Witching Hour : A Short Story

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    I awoke from mid-slumber, and the grogginess of my eyes could make out one simple specific time: 3:00 AM. The smell of dust resided inside my nose from the restless amount of sleep I’d gotten since the previous night. I rotated my head to the stand at the right of my bed to see a photo of me and my two younger sisters. A morbid chill ran down my spine in the remembrance of the countless nights that my younger sisters Clarice and Tarice, stayed up to tell scary stories in the time that they considered

  • The Haunting Of Hill House

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    The Haunting of Hill House In “The Haunting of Hill House”, Jackson uses a third person point of view in order to create an ambiguous feeling during the supernatural experiences which leads to confusion of weather the novel falls under the sub-genre female gothic, or not. Jackson starts the novel with a very powerful quote: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” (1). That famously known

  • The Haunting Of Hill House

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    In “The Haunting of Hill House”, Jackson uses a third person point of view in order to create an ambiguous feeling during the supernatural experiences which leads to confusion of whether the novel falls under the sub-genre female gothic, or not. Jackson starts the novel with a very powerful quote: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” (1). That famously known quote is very ambiguous and

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