Back in the 1800's spiritualism in America began to peak. People all over started to believe in ghost and spirits, and were fascinated. The first sighting of ghosts was said to be sceen by the Fox Sisters, who were two young girls from new York who claimed to receive messages from the dead. My interest in ghost and the Fox sisters stemmed from when I was 12 years old, and was actually in a movie based on their life. I played one of the fox sisters, so I needed to do my research on their history! I must admit, filming a real horror film was extremely cool, but critically thinking about the after life was cooler. Anyway, these girls sparked the revolution of ghostly encounters and the Ouija board was born.Originally, the board was just made for commercial sales. Since everyone was curious about talking to the dead, they purchased the game whether it worked or not. But the fun in this game eventually changed.
Somewhere down the line, the Ouija board's purpose went from a fun family game, to letting satan and his demons into the human world. This not only made people afraid of using the Ouija Board, but it's boost the net worth of the boardgame films.
All in all, we will never truly know if the Ouija will unleash the demons, but the game does show us how the brain reacts to situations involving communicating with the dead.