Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Devil's Tool

The devil's tool may look like it would be the trident he holds, but many believe its the Ouija Board. The Ouija Board is a flat board with the words "Yes", "No", "Goodbye", and letters of the alphabet placed on it to allow the spirits of the dead to communicate with the living. Now before we discuss how the Ouija board came to be, we must discussed WHY it was made in the first place.

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.


  1. I think it awesome that you were actually in a horror movie!!! Can you post the movie information somewhere?
    I always wanted to use an Ouija board before, but was never really up to the challenge of unleashing demons out from the underworld. I did however find the old Hasbro game version of the Ouija board in my grandpa's house a few years back after he passed away. Maybe one day I will be up to the challenge!

  2. The Ouija board is very interesting to play with. Unleashing demonds into our world is tricky and exciting. The main thing that is the hardest is if you to not want the spirit to stay in your house or area in which you are summoning you must say good bye before leaving the board.

  3. That is so cool that you were in a movie! I would totally love to know what the movie was called so I can watch it! My friends and I used to play with a Ouija board when we were younger. It used to always move but I am pretty sure it was my friends moving it.

  4. It was called the fox sisters! However, it is in Japanese and I have yet to find it anywhere on the internet!