A Reddit user has freaked out the internet after recording creepy sounds coming from their attic where they claimed they once played with a Ouija board.
The spooky video posted earlier this week seems to show knocking coming from the ceiling in the person’s house. They carry on for several seconds before the video falls silent.
The uploader explained the chilling backstory in the caption.
“I’ve been hearing knocking in the attic I used a Ouija board my first year of high school (five years ago),” they said.
“It’s only heard in my room (where the board was used) despite the attic covering much of the house.
“We’ve checked for critters and our attic is totally clear. Has this happened to anybody before?”
For believers in ghosts and the paranormal, Ouija boards allow participants to communicate with the dead.
Countless Hollywood horrors and bestselling novels have developed the idea that the board game can welcome in malevolent forces and bring terror to those who use it.
Viewers flocked to the comments section to suggest possible explanations for the sounds.
Some believed there was a paranormal reason behind the noise.
“You should not play that board,” one said. “You are welcoming in spirits that could be negative and you have no power to remove them.
“You opened a door. Big mistake. You need to see someone who can help you remove it”
Another claimed they had had a similar experience: “Used a board in high school in my room. After that, I would hear footsteps circling above me in the attic, knocking on the walls, and sometimes even voices, laughter, etc. Was definitely a bit creepy.”
But many other viewers suggested there was a more rational explanation.
One sceptic wrote: “Double check there are no hot water or central heating pipes up there, they can sometimes knock a bit like that when they’re expanding or contracting.”
While another said: That is a vent for a restroom fan. Heard it a thousand times. The fan is off and the plastic vent closes and opens as air flows naturally. The thing that flaps may be inside the pipe or hose that vents the fan, so you might not see it, but you sure can hear it.”