By Karen Michelle Nutt
LIGHT AS A FEATHER, STIFF AS A BOARD
This levitation game has been around for decades. We played this at slumber parties and were amazed that it worked.
This "trick" requires at least five people. One person was supposed to be the victim. He or she would lie ron the floor with eye their eyes closed. The other four participants would surround him or her, one on each side, one at the head and one at the feet. Each of the participants places two fingers of each hand beneath the victim. Everyone would close their eyes and begin to chant, "Light as a feather. Stiff as a board." over and over again. Then the participants would be able to raise the victim off the floor as if they weighed no more than a feather. This can also be done using a chair like the party diagram above.
The Ouija is on of the most well-known paranormal game in the world and can be found in toy stores. What a game to give to a child. Here, go play with the unknown. Hmmm… doesn’t seem quite right. This toy (I use the word lightly) dates back centuries.
The Ouija is a game board. There are printed the letters of the alphabet and the words "yes," "no" and "goodbye." Two players place their fingers lightly on a planchette or pointer then ask questions. The pointer then magically slides around the board, spelling out answers.
Some believe the planchette moves as an unconscious effort by one or both people playing the game. Many people believe the Ouija board can possibly open the door to the spirit realm.
Unfortunately, you cannot control what comes through that door, leaving the player vulnerable to evil spirits.
Some also believe the Ouija can be used safely if a proper cleansing prayer is done before and after using it.
We also played this game at slumber parties. Most of the time, I would say someone was moving it on purpose. There was one incident were the planchette zoomed around the board so fast we couldn’t keep our fingers on it. It kept spelling everyone’s name in the room. It was really creepy.
The conjuring of Bloody Mary has been a favorite way for teenagers, girls in particular, to scare themselves silly.
You stand in a dark room where there is a mirror, usually a bathroom. You stare into the mirror and chant "Bloody Mary" 13 times. Then supposedly the gruesome spirit of Bloody Mary will appear behind you in the mirror.
The history of the Bloody Mary legend is believed to have originated in the 16th century. Mary Queen of Scotts was involved in many plots and murders. She was executed in 1587. Supposedly it is her bloody corpse that appears in the mirror.
I was always too scared to try this one.
Did anyone see the Bloody Mary episode on Supernatural? Creeeeepy!
Psychic Uri Geller is credited with the phenomenon of spoon bending. Skeptics claim this feat is nothing more than a magic trick. Others say that it is a psychic phenomenon that just about anyone can do.
There are actually spoon bending parties. Go figure. The host brings the spoons. Forks can be used also. The party goers are asked to choose a utensil they believe will bend, and sometime during the course of the event, most of the spoons and forks indeed do bend and twist. Invite people to the party that you know and like. Create a relaxed atmosphere of fun and laughter. Ask each participant to choose a utensil that they believe "wants" to bend. You should ask the fork, "Will you bend for me?" Then hold the fork vertically and shout, "Bend! Bend!" Rub it gently with your fingers.
The utensil may not bend at first. You put it down and come back later to check on it. See what happens.
I’ve never had a party for this fun little game. Lol Maybe someone would like to give it a go and get back to us.
Did you play any of these games as a child? Did you play others? If so, share with us.