Okay, y'all, THAT was kinda freaky. I mean, I could see whre that was going on the first 'm' and I really didn't want to see the rest. You could probably see the horror on my face at that point (we don't have the second session on video, for some reason) but they immediately had me ask, next, "Was it an accident" and the answer was "Yes." Still. *chills*
This conversation with "Nicole" was a lot longer, too. Maybe 10 minutes? It was like talking to your friend's kid, asking her about just whatever. Did she enjoy being at the hotel, seeing people come and go, did she play in the hallways, did she have anyone to play with (which is how we found out she had a brother who was being a bit shy and not telling his name, etc) and so on and so forth.
When we started down the tough questions I was a little hesitant. During the first session someone suggested asking her how she died but we didn't--some spirits aren't really aware of that fact, supposedly, though obviously we find out she is more aware that some.
Again, no guarantees. There are records to support that two children were killed by falling down an elevator shaft. And when Alpha went back to do more investigations they had another interaction but it identified with a different name. Now, sure, it could be one adult spirit playing with us or it could be a bored kid who likes to play pretend. Who the hell knows. Only thing for certain is that there was something going on, something guiding the planchette, and that makes me a little more open minded, overall.
One thing I do wonder, though: who teaches spirits how to use a Ouija Board? Is there really a Handbook for the Recently Deceased, like in Beetlejuice? Are there mentors? Or do they just sorta _know_?