Purpose of this article:
The purpose of this paper is to provide a ready-made, simple experiment (most anyone can carry out) that aims to verify the validity of a certain paranormal activity.
When using a Ouija board is it possible to determine if the �entity� has access to knowledge the participants don�t? Specifically, can the �entity� obtain knowledge about the physical surroundings around the participants that the participants don�t know themselves? Also, if the �entity� can supply correct answers to questions posed to it that the participants don�t know the answers to themselves, does this imply that an actual �entity� exists?
People who have used the Ouija board and have had some sort of experience will often claim that the entity contacted knew things that suggested to them the entity possessed some level of clairvoyance. I.E. a participant might ask the board �what did I eat for breakfast this morning?� and the entity responds �bacon and eggs�; if the participant did in fact have bacon and eggs that morning and the entity answered correctly, then it seems as if the entity is privy to information that would be hard to guess the correct answer.
Skeptics argue that the participant using the board and asking the question will subconsciously move the cursor to the correct answer thus making it appear as if some entity was actually answering them and answering correctly.
What if an experiment were designed though that the person using the cursor asked a question that they themselves had no knowledge about? What would that accomplish? If the entity was asked a question and replied the correct response with no possibility the participant supplied the correct response themselves; would that show an actual entity was being contacted and that the entity was at some level clairvoyant?
- Ouija Board
- Two cardboard boxes, of decent size
- 5 index cards each clearly marked with any random number ranging from 1-1,000
- 1 notebook and pen
This experiment requires at least three individuals. Set up the Ouija board in whatever room your using it in, also set up a box that can not be seen through (a cardboard box works nicely) in the room as well. One individual (who will never touch the Ouija board or be in contact with the other two participants at any time during the course of the experiment) will write 5 random numbers ranging from 1-1,000 (if possible use a random number generator from a website to avoid picking predictable numbers) on the index cards. The individual will then place the index cards in the cardboard box; then seal the box shut. After this the individual will leave the room and give some sort of cue to the other two participants that it is okay for them to go into the room.
The two participants (who will have no idea what numbers are on the index cards in the box) will then proceed to try and contact an entity using the Ouija board. If an entity is contacted and is willing to prove its existence, then the participants should proceed to ask the entity what numbers are written down on the index cards inside the box. Record the answers given so as to later compare them to the numbers inside the box.
After the experiment is finished and the s�ance closed; compare the numbers recorded in the notebook with those of the numbers inside the box. If none of the answers match to the original numbers then that would indicate the entity was unwilling or unable to provide the correct responses.� It would also discredit that any actual entity was contacted.
If the numbers recorded match with all of the original numbers and no cheating was done by any of the participants; then this would heavily indicate some sort of entity was contacted and that this entity possessed a level of clairvoyance about the physical environment around the board.
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