The Dark History of Ouija Boards and Why You Should Beware

Donna WalksInSpirit
4 min readJun 23, 2021
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Shame on Hasbro and Parker Brothers, the latest in a long line of companies touting this board as a game for unsuspecting families.

The board’s dark forces evident from the beginning

Although I’ve researched Ouija before, this article by Baltimore Magazine by Ron Cassie shows the fighting, backstabbing events surrounding its origin and its growth. It shouldn’t be surprising.

According to Baltimore Magazine, the first prototypes were created by a furniture maker turned coffin maker, turned undertaker. The idea was soon claimed by a dishonest businessman with an office down the hall who took an interest in this new wooden board game. He soon left Baltimore with a plan. With his sister-in-law on board, they filed for a patent and started the first company to sell it.

Yet the drama continued decades later. Bitter blood between family members, exclusions from profiting, deathbed promises, and fatal accidents from those that acted on the advice they got from the board are just some of the misfortunes those who brought the game to the masses suffered. Eventually, I suggest that you read the article for yourself when you’re done here. The complete history is fascinating.

The Opinion from skeptics like my husband and younger son:

“It’s not dangerous!”

“It’s only cardboard and plastic.”

“It’s an inanimate object.”

“Ghosts, spirits, and demons aren’t real.”

“Maybe people’s thoughts can influence things, but whatever’s happening with the planchette, it’s because people are pushing it with their fingers.”

“It’s just a joke, a toy. There’s no danger.”

Of course, they want to play with it to prove their theory. Uh, no. That’s what I suggest you tell your children and friends if they want to play: “No, never, and not in my house.” Hopefully, they’ll listen. Because if you’re right, then no harm; if I’m right, you are in danger like you’ve never experienced.

What they don’t know can hurt them

How? Ghosts, negative entities, and demons exist. If you don’t believe that evil forces are at work in the world and cause…



Donna WalksInSpirit

Clairvoyant psychic medium, book & freelance writer, oracle creator & spiritual mentor at Get unstuck with msgs from your divine team.