Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there are some eerie accounts of encounters with visitors from the afterlife that will surely give you chills. One such example is Goldie Hawn's story about using an ouija board.
The actress was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show back in 1987, and during the interview she decided to share her goosebumps-inducing experience.
Back in the 80s, the Private Benjamin actress and her partner, Kurt Russell, were at home enjoying a few glasses of wine before calling it a night when their children's ouija board caught their attention.
“I said, ‘We’ve got to throw this thing out, get rid of it, burn it. But before we do... why don’t we try it?’" suggested Hawn.
Although Russell was more of a skeptic than Hawn, he still agreed to take part in the session. Along with their nanny, the Hollywood couple proceeded to give the board a try, even though paranormal experts advise against the casual use of it. The use of an ouija could open up a door to other dimensions, and if Stranger Things has taught us anything it is that unknown dimensions are dangerous.
"Most often the spirits whom are contacted through the Ouija are those whom reside on 'the lower astral plane,'" explained ghost researcher Dale Kaczmarek of the Ghost Research Society.
"These spirits are often very confused and may have died a violent or sudden death; murder, suicide, etc. Therefore, many violent, negative and potentially dangerous conditions are present to those using the board."
So as you can imagine, Hawn, Russell, and the nanny were getting themselves into something that could go wrong very quickly.
The trio placed their hands on the planchette, and Hawn kicked off the session by asking questions and writing the letters down.
"I was taking the letters down. Kurt was blindfolded on one end and our nanny … was on the other end, and they could not see where this thing was going," Hawn explained.
As soon as the planchette's window started revealing letters, Hawn began to get chills.