I had played around with different methods of contacting “the other side” since I was very little. My grandmother would encourage those sort of things, but my mother was always very adamant that anything paranormal or not approved by her church was nothing but crazy and required a one way ticket to an insane asylum.
My grandmother always warned me to never use ouija boards. It had something to do with how they are made; I guess because they are made in factories most of the time, or even homemade ones, because you as the user don’t know who made it or how, that can lead to a poltergeist or demonic possession much easier since most don’t know how to properly make and use one. So although I dabbled in other methods whenever I could, I never used a ouija board.