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It seems simple enough – a Ouija board features only the letters of the alphabet, numbers zero through nine, and the words “goodbye,” “yes” and “no.” However, the simple rectangle can supposedly connect us with spirits who answer questions through the board’s movable planchette. It sounds like it could be fun to chat with an eternal being. However, some Ouija board sessions can connect users with the wrong kinds of spirits. And the results can be unnerving.

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40. Some spirits prefer silence

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Two best friends used their Ouija board to contact spirits, but the one they got wasn’t interested in speaking to them. Sharing their experience with BuzzFeed Community, they revealed, “We finally outright asked, ‘Is there anyone here who would like to talk to us?’ The planchette slowly moved over to the letters ‘N-O.’” And when they asked the ghost’s name? It replied back “S-H-S-H.” Point taken.

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