7 Little-Known Facts About the History of the Ouija Board
Universal’s latest horror film, “Ouija,” has introduced a whole new generation to the talking board whose origins have been shrouded in mystery since its inception in the late 1800s.
“Ouija” — now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD — follows a group of teens who attempt to make contact with a dead friend. After unexpectedly awakening an evil spirit while using the famous board, the group must find a way to cut the connection between them and the underworld before it’s too late.
The movie has reignited interest in how the famous Parker Brothers novelty got its start and the great debate over the possibility of communicating with the dead. The resurgence of the board’s popularity has also rekindled fears of terrible repercussions. Here are seven little-known facts about the Ouija board and its history: