The Ouija Board has fascinated people since the late 1800′s. Originally designed as a novelty item, the inventor Elijah Bond, The original Ouija Board is trademarked by toy maker that is still popular today, Hasbro, then later Parker Brothers. The board was nothing more than a harmless parlor game, during the Spiritual movement. The board soon took a nosedive into the paranormal realm as Spiritualist Pearl Curran made it her main tool in communicating with the dead. Before information and knowledge was available with just a click of the mouse. The phenomenal movement of a planchette in communication with an assumed deceased person the Ouija Board was magical and mystical to all of those that may have witnessed a talking board seance.
“The ideomotor effect is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously. As in reflexive responses to pain, the body sometimes reacts reflexively to ideas alone without the person consciously deciding to take action. For instance, tears are produced by the body unconsciously in reaction to powerful emotions. Automatic writing, dowsing, facilitated communication, and Ouija boards have also been attributed to the effect of this phenomenon. Mystics have often attributed this motion to paranormal or supernatural force. Many subjects are unconvinced that their actions are originating solely from within themselves.” - Wikipedia
The Ouija Board has survived many years as a toy and as a super scary spiritual tool. I thought it would be fun to go back in time and take a peek at the evolution of the Ouija.
During the 1930′s
Very rare 1950′s board
1990′s to present
Ouija just for HER!
Recently I posted comment on my team GHOULI’s facebook page asking, “Would you have a Ouija Board coffee table in your home?” the feedback was intense. Most people had no problem with it, stating “It’s just a table.” While other people decided to share their personal stories of horror. A few people have never touched a Ouija board and never plan too do so. I did as a few local teams and they just said “We don’t touch them” even after I reminded them they are sold at toy stores and at times a few feet away from infant car seats.
So, what are your thoughts? Have a story? Is it all nonsense?
PS- Outside of writing, blogging and chasing around ghosts I rejuvenate old furniture into new and fun pieces for the home! Well, I thought I would have some fun with an old coffee table and post it up on Ebay and watch the feedback. Outside of the controversy that is behind the Ouija Board reality is, this is just a coffee table. The table is for sale right now. I am just curious as to who is going to end up with it! Click here to view Ebay Listing of Ouija Board Coffee Table.