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…

The Buffalo ouija murder

March 7, 1930 Buffalo, New York Police announce a ouija board was the catalyst for a murder According to the article, a “girl” (who was 35) supposedly summoned a Native American chief who communicated via the ouija board to suggest a woman was a witch who must be killed. The other person using the ouija…