The Ouija Board gets its patent

February 10, 1891 Washington, D.C., United States Elijah J. Bond's Ouija Board is granted its patent The Ouija Board, considered a "toy or game," at least for the sake of the patent, originally utilized a planchette with tall legs and a pointed end rather than the lower, heart-shaped version with a small window in which…

Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

March 14, 1986 Lake Mohegan, Fairfield, Connecticut The body of a newborn is found, possibly following a ritualistic killing The baby, a boy later named Baby Victor, was found strangled and mutilated, surrounded by fruits and coins. Victor’s jaw had also been broken, which hung open as his body was found in what was described…