Jul 30, 2014 I Paul Seaburn

Are Spirits Upgrading From Ouija Boards to Smartphones?

We know that Ouija boards are still a popular method of communicating with the spirit world, but practitioners may be missing out on some messages from more technically savvy spirits and demons. A priest in Poland found this out when he began getting strange texts after performing an exorcism on a young girl.

According to the Austrian Times, Father Marian Rajchel, a parish priest from the town of Jaroslaw in south-eastern Poland, was called in to help a girl who appeared to be possessed. The exorcism failed and Father Rajchel left the girl, which should have made the demon happy. However, that wasn’t the case.

Father Marian Rajchel addressing a different kind of demon - the media.

Instead, Father Rajchel began getting phone messages from the girl that he believed were actually coming from the demon speaking through her. After all, what young girl would say these kinds of things to a priest:

Shut up, preacher. You cannot save yourself. Idiot. You pathetic old preacher.


She will not come out of this hell. She’s mine. Anyone who prays for her will die.

Father Rajchel didn’t indicate if he’s attended the recent exorcism training workshops held by the Vatican, but he’s clearly an expert on how evil spirits have switched to new technology.

Often the owners of mobile phones are not even aware that they are been used like this, however in this case it is clear. Clearly this young girl has been possessed and needs further help.

Maybe it's time Father Rajchel upgrades to a textorcism.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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