10 Little known facts about the mysterious Ouija Board that will amaze you
Ouija board…. the name itself can send shivers down the spines of many. This seemingly harmless plastic boards with alphabets and numerals written in gothic print can create weird reactions amidst its users some may call it excitement while other just call it PURE FEAR!
The Ouija board first came to be a commercial hit late back in 1891in the US when calling spirits and ghosts and organizing séances at home was a common entertainment theme. The passion to connect with ones ancestors or loved ones especially lost in recent civil wars combined with complete lack of any other domestic entertainment source kept entire families hooked on both sides of the pond. But things weren’t fun all the time and there have been incidences where this board proved too dangerous for its users. Here are ten Ouija board facts that may interest you.
1 Ouija board was spooky since its inception as it named itself
The Victorian era was obsessed with séances and calling spirits through the spirit board (as it was called then). According to Elijah Bond and his sister in law Helen who were the first investors sat on to decide the name for this game, the planchette automatically took over and spelled the word Ouija which means good luck.