The Ouija board that spawned a killer

The Ouija board that spawned a killer

Gary Gilmore shot two men to death in Utah, USA in July 1976, then proceeded to demand his own execution for his crimes. It was later revealed by Gilmore’s younger brother, Mikal, in his book Shot in the Heart, that their mother, Bessie, believed she had conjured a demon spirit through a Ouija board when she was just a child. Bessie believed the demon spirit had attached itself to her entire family, including her future children. In the case of Gary, Bessie was certain the demon primed him for a life of anger and violence. Gilmore was executed in 1977, and Mikal’s research for the book was conducted only afterward, so it can’t be confirmed whether Gary, himself, believed a Ouija board had sealed his fate.

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