The commercial introduction of the Ouija board took place in the year 1891 through the efforts of businessman Elijah Bond, who introduced the Ouija board as a game of entertainment. Earlier that year Ouija board advertisements had started appearing in papers, featured with titles such as: “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board”, which was used to boom a Pittsburgh toy and novelty shop!
The Ouija board was described in the advertisements as e.g.: a magical device that answered questions “about the past, present and future with marvelous accuracy”, and promised to present “never-failing amusement and recreation for all the classes” plus a link “between the known and unknown, the material and immaterial.”
The full 1891 advertisement is displayed in the picture above (left column); various examples of today’s versions of the games are displayed below.
Source: The Pitssburg dispatch
‘The Ouija Experiment’ is a 90 minutes 2013 horror movie, featuring a group of friends playing the Ouija board in order to record it. The footage they captured cannot be explained.
Cast: Justin Armstrong, Dave Clark, Miranda Martinez, Carson Underwood and Eric Window (Jason X, Friday the 13th VII and VIII), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Angie Savage.
The “The Ouija Experiment” movie is based on true ouija boards stories, and narrates the story of five friends who decide to record their experimental sessions with an Ouija board hoping to create a viral video that will make them famous.
Directed and written by Israel Luna whose foray into filmmaking was inspired by the movie “The Exorcist” at the age of five, he would then eventually be known for his horror and offbeat films such as “Fright Flick,” “Ticked-off Trannies with Knives” and “The Deadbeat Club.”
In “The Ouija Experiment,” Luna utilizes the actors’ improvisational skills based on the outline he gave them. Armed with an Ouija board and video recorder, they start to beckon the spirits and when the spirits came, it made them forget the important rules of the game and soon become powerless against the evil entities that occupy the board. Realizing the grave consequences they brought upon themselves, they decide to destroy the board before it destroys all of them.
Michael (played by Justin Armstrong), has summoned an uncommon group of friends to his Dallas, Texas home for a night of séances via the infamous spirit board. Brandon is conveniently a film student who has a camera in tow to document the event. With their fingers on the pointer, the planchette whirls around the board to tell the tale of little Gracie and her mother Lisa. Lisa reportedly shot a bad man named Joseph after he drowned her precious child. But another lesson this group forgot is that spirits tend to lie and there is more to this story than the board lets on. And when they neglect the rule about saying goodbye to the ghosts, these five friends open a doorway to the spirit world that they may not be able to close.
“The Ouija Experiment” opens December 11 in theaters from CrystalSky Multimedia, Inc.
Source: GMA News Online (The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere)
Ouija ghosts or muscles: how does it work? One might expect that it only takes a ghost in order to get the Ouija board moving, however, there is more into making Ouija boards move than you might have expected!
Scientists usually state that the fabled link to the “other side” is really just driven only by the players’ subconscious, and it basically only takes one person at the ouija board to get some action from the planchette.
In the video above Laci explains the essential details which are usually not described in most ouija board stories. Enjoy!
The Ouija Board
The Ouija Board is known as a spiritual board game used to create a seance in order to communicate with spirits… though some believe that the ‘talking board’ only serves as a tool for the participants to get in touch with their (own) unconsciousness minds.
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This blog will present some of the most fascinating ouija board stories!