I understand and believe in the ideomotor phenomenon that explains the "paranormal" movements observed when using the Ouija board. According to the ideomotor explanation, movements observed on the Ouija board are merely unconscious movements resulting from suggestions and expectations of the participants. However, how would you explain the so-called "paranormal" activities that shortly follow after playing the board such as the following occurrence which I read on the internet. It recounts unusual activities that occurred shortly after playing on the board. The internet post recounts that the chandelier shook erratically, then their room suddenly grew extremely cold, and they all smelled rotting flesh. All these unusual activities subsided after a few minutes but would periodically recur from time to time such as every few days. They stated that this has not happened before, until playing on the board for the first time. I for one am a scientifically oriented, rational, and a practical person. I do not believe that ghosts or spirits exist. How do you rationally explain these activities? Could all the above occurrences be simply a projection of the participants minds? In other words, can the smell of rotting flesh be a sensory experience that the brain intentionally created to satisfy the participants' need to confirm their beliefs in the paranormal? How do you explain the erratic movements of the chandelier and the sudden drop in the ambient temperature? Lastly, consider this post which I recently read online. It recounts an experience while playing the Ouija board. During play the board managed to spell out the childhood nickname of a person sitting a few feet away from the board in the Greek language (Please note that this person was not playing on the board). The players did not know how to speak or write in Greek and they did not know the person's childhood nickname. How do you explain this? Could this be a post that was simply fabricated to amuse visitors of the website? Personally I believe that there is a logical and scientifically sound explanation for these and other such occurrences. The paranormal is merely a phenomenon created and touted by unscrupulous individuals for the purpose of making money and controlling unsuspecting, gullible people.