Brief spirit board history
Updated Jan 25th 2020. Commonly seen in horror movies. The Ouija board or spirit board, is a flat board. Covered with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9 and words such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye.’ It also features a planchette which is a small piece of plastic or wood. The belief held by many mystics today is that during a séance if all participants place their hands on the planchette. It will move and spell out messages from the dead. Ouija board history
Although it has strong association with the occult and paranormal today. That was not its original intention at all. It was originally created in 1894 by a businessman called Elijah Bond as a kind of a board game.
There is speculation the name was ‘chosen’ by the board itself. But it’s more likely that it comes from the combination of the German and French words for ‘yes.’ The boards soared in popularity from the 1920s all the way through to the 1960s, and today the trademarks and patents to the famous Ouija board are owned by the US toy company Hasbro. Even in 1966 the boards were marketed as a fun leisure activity, and were more likely to be asked the question. “Which college will accept me?’ rather than asking spirits “What is your name”.
How the original Spirit board has evolved today.
Today you can find many updated versions of the spirit board, with the most recent being glow in the dark ouija boards. Which to be honest make alot of sense, seeing as they’re usually used in the dark. We’ve currently started selling them here at boogeymanparadise.com. You can find it below.