Why Do Ouija Boards Work?

  • Ajoutée 28 oct. 2016
  • Steeped in horror tropes, Jason brought the telegraph of the dead to the warehouse for this decidedly spooky explanation.
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Commentaires • 1 454

  • GyroMurphy
    GyroMurphy Il y a 3 jours

    Hasbro eh? If only the Quija movie was like The Transformers movies..
    I would have still hated it.

  • dreadthedays says
    dreadthedays says Il y a 5 jours

    Perhaps...people are as manipulative as they are gullable?

  • Chase Caleb
    Chase Caleb Il y a 5 jours +1

    so i guess when a person gets possessed from using this board it’s just in their mind right

  • Melime MoshiCake
    Melime MoshiCake Il y a 7 jours

    Quija: z-u-s
    Me:make quija board goodbye
    Me:are you here??

  • Imelda Popodopolus
    Imelda Popodopolus Il y a 25 jours

    We were at a seance and the "spirit" told us that Colleens Mother was going to die soon...Colleens Mother died a month later, she hadnt been sick and none of us even knew her . very strange

  • Marie B
    Marie B Il y a mois

    But...I used it alone. And was given a lot of information I never knew existed. If it were coming from our own brains, how could i know those things?

  • Galaxy Gateway
    Galaxy Gateway Il y a mois +1

    I did this last night, with my mom and my two nephews. It actually works on a piece of paper too. More cheaper and easier.
    We managed to get everything's right from bday dates & year, favorite singer/youtuber, our initial & last name, what gender are we, how many cats do we have, what years my favorite band debut, what time, day, and date is today, even we got name of our street home correctly.
    I think it does have to do with Ideomotor Effect and our unconscious mind. Whenever I asked something that both of my nephew nor me even know, the paper would go around in circle. For example, I was asking what's my favorite singer and youtuber and it just go around in circle, never stop. Cuz I actually don't have my favorite singer/youtuber. I just enjoy anyone who provide good content/music. Also our cats don't have names, so when we asked what's our cats name, it went around a circle as well.
    Also I asked my nephew to think about certain word and voila.. it spelled correctly. So yeah like I said it's all have to do with our unconscious mind and Ideomotor Effect.
    If you're scared easily, I suggest you don't play this shit. Last night, I had to sleep with my mom bcs I keep thinking about the age that I asked and it spelled "80".
    Now that I figured it out how's that actually works, I can breath easily
    Another thing, you should never ask about some creepy shit or some prediction about your life cuz that shit will haunt and stay with you for long time. Just remember this, that is your unconscious mind speaking to you.
    Example, If you have a thought deep down that you don't wanna get married, then the answer on the board will be "NO". That shit will stay with you until you prove it wrong and actually get married.
    I did asked about whether or not someone buy a cat food tomorrow, the answer was no. But I bought it anyway today. Goddamn bruh I was so nervous when I go out buying the cat food, I almost fell twice. Same thing when we asked whether or not my nephew will see Korean drama/movie tomorrow, well she did it anyway today.
    So yeah, that's my experience with my handmade paper ouija. It works and it has something to do with our unconscious mind and Ideomotor Effect.

  • zach daigle
    zach daigle Il y a mois

    I’ve done this alone, blindfolded and behind my back, and it would still work. It would spell out a number that was calling our phone in the other room, and I’ve even asked it to rotate a shot glass under my hand and it did. The ideomotor effect is Definitely real in some cases but so is channeling spirits

  • Trey GC
    Trey GC Il y a mois +1

    Short answer; They don't. If it's not being done by a person with intent, it's inate movement by our sensory system, from there it's apophenia. Answered without the video. 😁 I'll watch it a little later and see what it has to say.

  • slamee100
    slamee100 Il y a mois +1

    oijia boards don't work, read the Bible, and talk to God, He hears! Leviticus 19:31, Isaiah 8:19

  • Arska
    Arska Il y a mois

    Weegie board

  • Dr. Therapy
    Dr. Therapy Il y a mois

    It's probably just your brain making you automatically move your arm towards the direction you're thinking of or some shit. Lol quit believing in ghosts

  • jAm
    jAm Il y a mois

    what if they asked "Are there any spirits here?" and thought of the answer no, would it slide to the answer no?

  • Steve Wilson
    Steve Wilson Il y a mois

    Then what about the videos of people playing them and getting possessed or the eye moving by itself without them touching it

  • ThatOneEggplant
    ThatOneEggplant Il y a mois +1

    Same thing with séances. People get all freaked out about them, but the two sisters who invented it admitted it was a sham on their deathbeds lmao

  • TheDrummer
    TheDrummer Il y a mois

    You gave me OCD cuz u don’t even know how to properly call them “ghost” dead people. Your supposed to spin 4 times rotating it” and say ouija 4 times.

  • RealTaiter
    RealTaiter Il y a mois

    I heard ouija boards are only supposed to work if everything is handmade.

    • Galaxy Gateway
      Galaxy Gateway Il y a mois

      @RealTaiter RealTaiter That's ur unconscious mind speaking to you. You can do it again and think some words in ur head then it will spell exactly what's inside ur head.
      Or you can ask questions (not prediction) that nobody not even your friends and you know. The result will either go around in circle or spelling some nonsensical words/number.

    • RealTaiter
      RealTaiter Il y a mois

      Galaxy Gateway yea shit scares me But honestly every time I did Ouija with my friends I was the one answering the questions. Suspect the other players always lol.

    • Galaxy Gateway
      Galaxy Gateway Il y a mois

      @RealTaiter You wanna know what's funny, I just did Ouija papers with my mom and I shit you not, somehow we managed to get every correct number of every one of our family member bday year and their dates, what time it was, what day is today and tomorrow and the gender of my mom and mine.
      I strictly blocked those weird, creepy question/prediction that people keep saying it because I kn that would fuck me up. I never even asked what was their name cuz I seriously don't want to get into trouble and I seriously hope that this is just unconscious mind

    • RealTaiter
      RealTaiter Il y a mois

      @Galaxy Gateway yea I guess homemade is prob better way to word it.

    • Galaxy Gateway
      Galaxy Gateway Il y a mois

      I mean I made it myself with some white paper and write it with pen and it still works. Idk if that counts as handmade tho.

  • cas
    cas Il y a mois

    "what is your name"

  • Byudz - Stuff
    Byudz - Stuff Il y a mois +1

    ok so what i imagine becomes real? aight imma imagine bill gates

  • kordinary
    kordinary Il y a mois +1

    it is like if you look at a direction and throw a baseball, it will go in that direction

    DED RXBBIT Il y a mois

    They are breaking soooooo many rules 😂
    There ya go...now you know what rules you broke lolz. Also, you’re not supposed to just start off. There’s a “ritual” if you will in order to start. Different rituals submit yourself to different demons, and depending on how you say them will submit yourself to any demon or one specific one.

  • Ariana Conner
    Ariana Conner Il y a mois +5

    "What is your name?"

  • LeksaaGaming 77
    LeksaaGaming 77 Il y a mois

    1:45 And in the Tag Line "OUIJA, IT'S ONLY A GAME, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE MAD" LMAO

  • Ax Alot
    Ax Alot Il y a mois


  • T-MOTH
    T-MOTH Il y a mois


  • Regis
    Regis Il y a mois


  • Yes .S
    Yes .S Il y a mois

    "Wa wega board"

  • Oasis Flame
    Oasis Flame Il y a mois

    Explain how people spell words then. 🤔 How information is giving but only known by one person. Or no people? Unrecognized muscle movement huh 😹😹😹😹

    • SSR
      SSR Il y a mois +1

      Oasis Flame ever tried using a ouija board with your eyes closed? Doesn’t work now does it

  • Oasis Flame
    Oasis Flame Il y a mois

    😹😹😹 they think it's a joke. Didn't even use it right

  • Mori Mori
    Mori Mori Il y a mois

    I thought that the board had named itself?
    did I get my facts wrong?

    • The Modern Rogue
      The Modern Rogue  Il y a mois

      There’s many different origin stories. Most were made up by marketers

  • simplyeason
    simplyeason Il y a mois

    the creepiest thing is that i have the exact same chair as them 👀

    SULLUM Il y a mois +1

    the only rule : remember to say goodbye

  • Hypro escalier
    Hypro escalier Il y a mois

    what about the charlie charlie pencil game.

  • jofon
    jofon Il y a mois

    because theres that one douche who actually controls the board

  • cling_clang
    cling_clang Il y a mois

    Bru these niggas haten on this like for no reason

  • Mr_Quickk_ShoTz
    Mr_Quickk_ShoTz Il y a mois +1

    0:19 look at the candle move!!!

  • Baltpit 243
    Baltpit 243 Il y a mois +1

    “You only see what you want to see”

  • Yee Yee
    Yee Yee Il y a 2 mois +3

    The way they keep saying “wEeJa” in the beginning

  • RemiliaIChooseYou
    RemiliaIChooseYou Il y a 2 mois

    I did the Chevreul's Pendulum and it worked... It's honestly amazing haha

  • sιlvεя αcε
    sιlvεя αcε Il y a 2 mois

    Gugija board is soooo scary

  • MrManiac3
    MrManiac3 Il y a 2 mois

    I swear this shit happens with that one hula hoop game where you have like four people in a circle balancing the hoop on your index fingers, and you all are trying to elevate it or descend with it, while only settling it on top of your index fingers. You end up with one or more people that always loses contact with the hoop.

  • Tommy Tachoo
    Tommy Tachoo Il y a 2 mois

    4:49 Kawhi Leonard laugh

  • Qboom Iolllo
    Qboom Iolllo Il y a 2 mois

    They don't u demon

  • Kenji Xiong
    Kenji Xiong Il y a 2 mois

    Do more scary things

  • Laynie Fingers
    Laynie Fingers Il y a 2 mois

    I thought the ouija board was telling them to register dtf.com!

  • Oakley Schofield
    Oakley Schofield Il y a 2 mois

    That title implies they are real

    • Oakley Schofield
      Oakley Schofield Il y a 2 mois

      @DADp ikr, tbh I worded the comment wrong, I meant that it's become people tricking each other by moving it rather than the micromuscular movements

    • DADp
      DADp Il y a 2 mois

      @The Modern Rogue you guys still reply to comments holy

    • Oakley Schofield
      Oakley Schofield Il y a 2 mois

      @The Modern Rogue oh hi.... 😂

    • The Modern Rogue
      The Modern Rogue  Il y a 2 mois +1

      Yes. Ouija boards actually exist.

  • Vielheim
    Vielheim Il y a 2 mois

    The string ring is so bizarre

  • Richard
    Richard Il y a 2 mois

    It's Ouja from Chinese 慰藉 or Korean 위자 meaning console or solace?

  • Tariq Hill
    Tariq Hill Il y a 2 mois

    Ouija sounds like weeegie board

  • Carrot Animations
    Carrot Animations Il y a 2 mois

    Wait hold on lettme try that earbud thing with my earbuds.....
    Wow Bob actually listened that’s eeeepic

  • CornishPasty
    CornishPasty Il y a 2 mois

    OuiJa board, or in English - Yesyes board!

  • Typical Texan
    Typical Texan Il y a 2 mois

    Don't mess with Satanism, Had things can happen.

  • KronixDev
    KronixDev Il y a 2 mois +1

    The dude with the neck beard sounds like quagmire lmao

  • 5ped 0f s0und
    5ped 0f s0und Il y a 2 mois

    Oh yeah, as a ghost I can definitely say I fuck with people when I see them using a ouija board.
    Oh shit the homeowner just came in the room, gtg

  • Matthew Williams
    Matthew Williams Il y a 2 mois

    So I'm guessing the demon the demon my room is just my paranoia, ok

  • Dizzastas Aka Brian L
    Dizzastas Aka Brian L Il y a 2 mois +1

    Again y’all are dumb, watch Sam an Colby an prove me wrong

  • Xyrothim
    Xyrothim Il y a 2 mois

    they don't work though

  • moondog246
    moondog246 Il y a 2 mois

    This channel is bogus. This shit is real ever since we did the Ouija Board we have had shit REALLY start happening around the house. Lights turning on by them selves. Stuff getting throw. The closet door in my room I watch it open on its own from a completely locked shut knob. And the fact they didnt even ask real questions they were just dicking around.

    • Brandt Hughes
      Brandt Hughes Il y a 2 mois +1

      you should write a peer-reviewed scientific paper documenting your repeatable experimental evidence of how ghosts are lame as fuck because they only work when you take a board game seriously

  • SGT Gamer25
    SGT Gamer25 Il y a 2 mois

    Okay but why about Charlie Charlie

  • franco cruz
    franco cruz Il y a 2 mois

    I'm gonna need some r/EyeBleach later...