All Episodes

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.


  • Cassie, Ron. “The Dark History behind Ouija Boards.” Baltimore Magazine, 10 Sept. 2020,
  • Debczak, Michele. “How Ouija Boards Went from Spiritualist Tool to Children's Toy.” Mental Floss, Mental Floss, 25 Oct. 2020,
  • McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez. “The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board.”, Smithsonian Institution, 27 Oct. 2013,
  • Murch, Robert. “The Official Website of William Fuld and Home of the Ouija Board!”, 2007,
  • 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.,
  • Orlando, Eugene. “History of the Talking Boards.” Museum of Talking Boards: History of the Talking Board, 1996,
  • Waxman, Olivia B. “'Ouija: Origin of Evil' and the Real History of Ouija Boards.” Time, Time, 21 Oct. 2016,

The Hasbro Online Store:

Connect with us!

Spookery is available where ever you get your podcasts!

Instagram is @SpookeryPodcast
Twitter is @SpookeryPodcast

Send us a Gmail at for your own spooky stories, corrections, and additions to any of our content!

Art was created by the amazing Rhian Perry at
All music is from the Epidemic Sound Library.

Until next time, Stay Spooky!

Hosted by Ausha. See for more information.

Mark as Played

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Dateline NBC
Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

The Nikki Glaser Podcast

The Nikki Glaser Podcast

Every week comedian and infamous roaster Nikki Glaser provides a fun, fast-paced, and brutally honest look into current pop-culture and her own personal life.

Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.