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January 16, 2023 112 mins

Lady brings us the mostly unknown history of the OUIJA board and it's just as strange as you think it is.

In this episode, we delve into how the OUIJA first came to be, how business can ruin friendships, the countless siblings and knock-off boards, and how we got to the board we know today!
It's a bit of a long one, but there's so much to talk about, so grab your planchette and start asking those hard hitting questions. The History of the OUIJA Board is officially within the Spookery.


Sources:

  • Cassie, Ron. “The Dark History behind Ouija Boards.” Baltimore Magazine, 10 Sept. 2020, https://www.baltimoremagazine.com/section/artsentertainment/the-dark-and-fascinating-history-of-the-ouija-board-baltimore-origins/
  • Debczak, Michele. “How Ouija Boards Went from Spiritualist Tool to Children's Toy.” Mental Floss, Mental Floss, 25 Oct. 2020, https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/560433/how-ouija-boards-went-spiritualist-tool-childrens-toy
  • McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez. “The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 27 Oct. 2013, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-strange-and-mysterious-history-of-the-ouija-board-5860627/
  • Murch, Robert. “The Official Website of William Fuld and Home of the Ouija Board!” WilliamFuld.com, 2007, https://www.williamfuld.com/
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. “Pittsburg Dispatch. [Volume] (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 01, 1891, Second Part, Page 12, Image 12.” News about Chronicling America RSS, Rook, O'Neil & Co., https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024546/1891-02-01/ed-1/seq-12/#date1=1836
  • Orlando, Eugene. “History of the Talking Boards.” Museum of Talking Boards: History of the Talking Board, 1996, https://www.museumoftalkingboards.com/history.html.&sort=date&date2=1922&words=Board+Ouija&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=0&state=&rows=20&proxtext=ouija+board&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
  • Waxman, Olivia B. “'Ouija: Origin of Evil' and the Real History of Ouija Boards.” Time, Time, 21 Oct. 2016, https://time.com/4529861/ouija-board-history-origin-of-evil/


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https://shop.hasbro.com/en-us/product/ouija-game:86117134-5056-9047-F5E1-46EB2553A56A




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