Deaconsberg, Iowa has always been a sleepy little farming town where nothing much new ever happens... at least until Kimmie Harris had the pajama party with her best friends the week after they all graduated from high school. The Ouija board came out, and Natalie Phillips asked if anybody was out there. The answer was very definitely affirmative, so they went on to ask questions about boys and colleges and how the corn crop would come in.
After about half an hour of this, the board started shaking and heating up, like hot enough to burn their legs where it was balanced. Scared, now, the four girls scooted back away from the seemingly possessed 'toy' and scuttled backward, huddling against the wall. Not long after that, the board exploded into a cascade of fireworks that left a thick, sulphur-laden smoke filling the center of the room.