Spirit Communication

Ouija Board Possession: Is It Real?

Yet another person has found herself allegedly possessed after using a Ouija board, but this time there’s a twist: the board wasn’t real, it was a smartphone app.

18-year-old Patricia Quispe of Chosica, Peru used the unidentified Ouija board app one evening with a group of friends. There’s no word on whether or not they actually made contact with anything, but later that night, Quispe’s parents noticed her behaving oddly – “convulsing and foaming around the mouth,” according to the Internet’s pillar of truth and integrity, The Daily Mail.

Her parents, for their part, believed she was simply ill, but after contacting her friends they learned about her interactions with the spirit board. She was quickly taken to the hospital, and a video surfaced of the young woman being treated by medical staff.

Witnesses reported that her personality and voice changed, with the woman shrieking “Let me go!” and invoking the devil while medical staff tried their best to restrain a now “extremely strong” Quispe. She was later sent to the psychiatric ward.

The Signs of Possession

A similar event occurred last year in Mexico, after a group of three friends also dared to play with a Ouija board. The video that arrived with that story was very similar to the one we see today – a woman restrained as she growls and cackles.

As it turned out, however, the woman in that case had ingested Brugmansia, which induces powerful hallucinations and altered states of consciousness, and is often used during spiritual ceremonies.

It’s possible that something along those lines happened with Quispe, as well. However, whether the two women were affected by hallucinogens or not, many do believe that Ouija boards pose a great danger to anyone who uses them. From spirits attempting to break out of the boards, to conjuring the terrifying entity Zozo, they warn that it’s best to simply avoid them altogether.

According to Texas Ghost And Spirit Intervention, some of the possible signs of demonic possession include:

However, they stress that many “symptoms” of a possession may be caused by medical or psychological conditions, outside of the more supernatural manifestations.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. For nearly 10 years, he's managed Stranger Dimensions, providing a unique perspective on all matters involving time travel, parallel universes, and whether or not robots might one day take over the world.


  1. I wouldn’t believe any of the Ouija board tales if I had not experienced it myself. There was no possession or anything but I will never touch one again.

    1. Same here, I tried one with 3 friends when I was 14 and the vibe was just strange and keep in mind, back then I was not aware of these types of story.

  2. To some,probably so. They’d be interesting to talk to. If you can keep from being distracted by the coat they wear with the extra long sleeves that tie behind them.

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