Subject: WWW Form Submission
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 23:19:34 -0700 (PDT)
Name: Ancel Carter
Location: Rockville Maryland
I moved to Maryland from Rhode Island in 1997, taking up residence in an apartment community named Woods Edge Apts. One night after drinking alone, I decided to play with a Ouiji board I had just purchased about a week earlier just for kicks. That night I lit several candles in the living room and started using the board. I had no results after approximately 15 minutes so I decided to go to bed. The next morning however, I was awakened by my pit bull, Cuda, who was locked in the bedroom with me due to the fact that he was a vicious dog and had to be kept muzzled and away from strangers. I allways worried, working the nightshift, that someone from the Mgt. office would come into the apartment while I was sleeping and would not be able to stop the dog from biting them, so I kept Cuda in the room with me at all times. This particular morning I was very tired and was facing the wall near the bed when Cuda began barking loudly. I figured he wanted to go outside so I told him to shut up. When he continued to bark I turned my head in his direction and saw him barking at the bedroom door as if someone were behind it. Then I saw the door slowly open about 4 inches before Cuda jumped up on his hind legs, closing it. Scared, I got a baseball bat which I kept under the bed and stood near the bedroom door, exclaiming that I had a dog and a gun and would give anyone in the apartmernt seconds to leave before unleashing the dog and coming out. I listened intently, expecting to hear footsteps running about the apartment, but did not hear anything. After building up enough courage, I let Cuda out of the room. The dog just ran circles around the living room barking like he was really upset while looking all over the room. As I exited the bedroom, I noticed a very strong smell of purfume in front of the bedroom doorway. I can only describe the smell as something an old woman would wear. It had a flowery, sickening smell and would not dissapate. After checking all of the window and door locks of the apartment, I called the rental office to ask if anyone had been in the apartment. The woman who answered the phone told me that no one had been in my apartment. After hanging up the phone, I went back to the bedroom and found that the flowery smell was still outside the doorway. I could walk thru it and It would not go away. It just stayed there in the same spot for almost 30 minutes. About a week later I moved to Washington and packed all my belongings with the exception of the Ouiji board, which I left in the closet. I will never forget that day and from time to time I still think about it and it bothers me. I would suggest to anyone who is interested in using a Ouiji board to stay away form them. I am surprised that Parker Bros. has not been forced to stop the manufacture of this item and will never go near one again as long as I live.