Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 10:39 AM
He said they were having a sleepover at this one boy's house when they were around 5 or 6. There were both boys and girls present. Two girls decided to go upstairs and play with a ouija board found in the household. Later, there were awful screams and everyone went to see what happened. Both of the girls looked bloody and terrified.
That was the response that I got when I asked how he got involved with the paranormal.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 10:23 AM
My cousin and I were also forced to go in to the bathroom where we had a full length mirror and do the Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary....that was the most terrifying experience a 8 year old could have! :o I still have a hard time staying in dark rooms with mirrors....
Posted 23 July 2003 - 11:03 AM
Posted 27 July 2003 - 07:46 PM
Posted 27 July 2003 - 08:18 PM
Success requires the ability of everyone involved to concentrate with absolute clarity and seriousness, but it is only necessary to maintain this level of concentration for a few seconds and most people are able to do this. The procedure uses a form of ritual to help focus each person's attention, and once the procedure has begun it should not be interrupted for any reason unless you stop completely and start over.
The person to be lifted (it helps to start with the lightest person present) sits relaxed but upright in an armless chair placed in the center of the room. To protect against physical injury there must not be any obstructions around the chair and it should not be placed directly under an overhead light fixture, ceiling fan, etc. The seated person sits with his or her arms folded, knees together and feet firmly on the floor. Throughout the entire experience the seated person must remain silent and concentrate on feeling "light as a feather, stiff as a board."
The two or four people who are to do the lifting stand to each side of the seated person. One person is selected to be the leader and at his or her signal everyone except the seated person says the phrase, "light as a feather, stiff as a board" four times before any movement begins. After the phrase has been spoken four times, the leader places his or her right hand firmly on the head of the sitting person while the phrase is repeated again. In a predetermined sequence -- clockwise, for example -- each person standing places their right hand firmly (but not forcefully) on the person's head, one hand atop the other. This cycle is repeated with the left hand until everyone has both hands on top of the person's head. Each time a hand is being placed, everyone but the seated person repeats aloud the phrase, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board." Once all the hands have been placed on the head, the phrase is repeated one time while no movement occurs. Then the hands are removed one at a time from top to bottom, the phrase repeated each time a hand is removed. (You may want to practice this much before doing the entire procedure the first time.)
Immediately after all the hands have been removed, everyone becomes absolutely silent. The subject in the chair holds his or her body stiff, while the people standing slip their first two fingers under the armpits and knees of the seated person and simply lift that person, in a very gentle manner, as high as possible, then immediately and carefully set the person back into the chair. If four people are doing the lifting, which is best if that many are available, they do the lifting with the first and second fingers of their strongest hand.
All the while, from the moment the hands are being placed upon the head, everyone must concentrate on the absolute certainty that the person being lifted is "light as a feather." This is especially important for the one being lifted. As the last hand is removed the sudden loss of pressure against the head actually produces a sensation of lightness, and that sensation should be concentrated upon and believed. Everyone must continue to concentrate on the idea that the person being lifted is very light until that person is once again returned to the chair.
Some serious warnings are necessary. If anyone laughs or otherwise breaks the concentration the leader should stop the event immediately and start over when everyone is once again under control of themselves. The lifting motion should be gentle but steady and quick. If you lift too slowly it may break your concentration. If you lift too quickly the person can literally be thrown against the ceiling and come crashing down out of control. People have broken bones doing this! It's possible to break one's neck! If performed with seriousness and responsibility it is quite harmless, but if you don't trust all the people doing the lifting do not allow anyone to participate. And don't lose your concentration once you find yourself almost in shock at the surprising loss of apparent weight. Everyone must understand that the subject must be returned gently and safely to the chair before any break in the concentration is permitted. After that you can all freak out about how amazing it is.
Once everyone who wants to be lifted has had the opportunity, but not before, you can attempt to lift someone without the benefit of the intense concentration. The difference will surprise you.
Light as a Feather: Summary of Instructions
1 Place an armless chair in the center of a room, being sure there are no nearby obstructions and no overhead light or fan above the chair.
2 Select a leader to begin (and if necessary, terminate) the event.
3 The person to be lifted sits relaxed but upright in the chair, arms folded, knees together and feet firmly on the floor.
4 Either two or four people stand to each side of the chair.
5 The leader signals the group to begin saying the phrase, "light as a feather, stiff as a board," four times.
6 The phrase is repeated every time as each person, in clockwise order, places their right hand firmly (but not forcefully) upon the seated person's head.
7 Repeat this cycle with the left hand, till everyone has both hands on the person's head.
8 Say the phrase one time while no hand movements occur.
9 Remove the hands one at a time in reverse order, repeating the phrase one time as each hand is removed, until all hands have been removed from the seated person's head.
10 Everyone becomes totally silent and the seated person stiffens his or her body.
11 Those standing hold their first and second fingers straight and together, slip them under the arm pits and knees of the seated person, then lift the seated person gently but quickly over their heads -- then immediately, but gently, return the person to the chair.
Note: If four people are doing the lifting, they use only the first two fingers of their strongest hand. Do not pause once the event has begun. If anyone breaks concentration stop immediately then start over. BE CAREFUL! Take this game seriously so no one gets hurt!
Posted 28 July 2003 - 05:13 PM
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Posted 21 June 2004 - 03:58 PM
The Ouija board, coming from the French and German words for 'yes' is a communication device to the next world. I have one, it's black and glows in the dark, but I haven't used it to any long extent. Nothing bad happened after I bought it. Well, I got fired from my job but that's because the boss was an a**hole.
There's another Urban Myth, Nicholas Nails. Supposedly if you say it three times before you go to sleep, you'll wake up with scratches all over your body. First, you have to check yourself to make sure there are NO scratches on your body. Next, call out 'Nicholas Nails' three times, then go to sleep and supposedly you'll have scratches on yourself come morning. I don't need to do this since I have a bevy of scratches and bruises to begin with.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 09:36 PM
When my friends did "Light as a feather", our hands weren't allowed to touch as we passed them over the person's head. Other than that, it was pretty much how you described.
I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere
Posted 01 July 2004 - 01:18 PM
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