Fawcett, Lt Colonel Percival Harrison - Fawcett used a Ouija board to help make tactical decisions on the battle-field
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Lost City of Z – David Grann
There was a rumour among some officers that Fawcett used a Ouija board, a popular tool of mediums, to help make tactical decisions on the battle-field.
"He and his intelligence officer . . . would retire to a darkened room and put their four hands, but not their elbows, on the board," Henry Harold Hemming, who was then a captain in Fawcett's corps, wrote in an unpublished memoir.
"Fawcett would then ask the Ouija Board in a loud voice if this was a confirmed location [of the enemy's position], and if the miserable board skidded over in the right direction; not merely would he include it in his list of confirmed locations, but often order 20 rounds of 9.2howitzer to be fired at the place."