Ouija boards are popular devices that are used to communicate with spirits of the dead. They consist of a flat board with letters, numbers, and symbols, and a movable pointer called a planchette. The users place their fingers on the planchette and ask questions to the spirits, who supposedly move the planchette to spell out answers.
However, some people believe that Ouija boards are dangerous and can open portals to evil entities or cause psychological harm to the users. This seems to be what happened at a school in Colombia, where 28 girls were hospitalized with anxiety attacks after playing with Ouija boards.
According to various news reports , the incident occurred on March 6th at Galeras Educational Institution in Galeras, a town in southwestern Colombia. The girls were between 11 and 16 years old and were part of a religious education class. They allegedly decided to use Ouija boards as part of an activity related to Lent.
However, things went wrong when some of the girls started feeling unwell and fainting. They reported symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, headaches, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and hallucinations. Some of them claimed that they saw visions of a man dressed in black who threatened them.
The school authorities quickly called for medical assistance and evacuated the girls to a nearby hospital. There they were diagnosed with anxiety disorders and received psychological counseling. None of them suffered any serious physical injuries.
The local authorities are investigating the incident and have not ruled out any possible causes. Some speculate that it could have been a case of mass hysteria or collective suggestion triggered by fear or stress. Others suggest that it could have been an intentional prank or sabotage by someone who wanted to scare the girls.
The school director Hugo Torres said that he was surprised by what happened and that he did not know who brought the ouija boards to the school. He also said that he would take measures to prevent such incidents from happening again.
Ouija boards have been around since the late 19th century and have been associated with various paranormal phenomena and controversies over the years. Some people regard them as harmless entertainment or tools for spiritual exploration, while others warn against their potential dangers or dismiss them as superstition.
What do you think about ouija boards? Have you ever used one? Do you believe they can contact spirits or cause harm?