Ouija Board


The Ouija Board

The original Ouija Board, originally created in 1852, when William Benjamin Carpenter analyzed how the original talking boards worked. The toy Ouija board was patented in 1891 by Elijah Bond, Charles Kennard, and William H.A. Maupin. From here, the idea of a talking board grew in popularity and eventually became the Ouija board we know today. In 1973--the year I was born BTW, maybe this has something to do with my love of horror--The Exorcist hit the big screen; changing the fun game into a gateway to hell. This certainly didn't deter people from using one, inst[...]