In the episode, “Die Hand Die Verletzt,” from the classic X-Files series, Mulder & Scully investigate bizarre occurrences surrounding an occult group. As the truth is discovered that the group’s dabbling in black magic has resulted in mortal consequences, Mulder sums up their naïveté well with the rebuke,
“Did you really think you can call up the Devil and ask him to behave?”
The popular TV show Ghost Hunters came to mind as I read that quote. The Bible leaves no room for the spirit of departed Aunt Martha to hang around for a chat (2Cor. 5:8, Heb.9:27, Eccl. 12:7), but it does does repeatedly make the case that demonic activity is real. People who think this is recreational fun should consider the reality of what they are actually contacting.