In 1963 Christmas, my mom gave me a gift that was to play a big part in my life. She gave me Ouija board, you may think that to be a bit strange gift to give a child at 8 years old. She wasn't in the occult or anything like that at that time a game board manufacturer brought it out as a game.
I took to it like a duck to water. Later I went in the merchant navy and managed to get quite a few people interested in it, this included a officers wife and the captains wife.