The Ouija Board seems to be a topic of popular debate among the different sects of paranormal investigators and teams. Many believe it is a source of pure evil that is used to directly contact demons. It has been attributed as the cause of hauntings, demonic oppression, as well as demonic possession. I, for one, like to argue the validity of these claims.
Before we continue, let us look at the history of the Ouija Board.
During the late 19th century, planchettes were widely sold as a novelty. Two businessmen Elijah Bond and Charles Kennard had the idea to patent a planchette sold with a board on which the alphabet was printed. The y filed on May 28, 1890 for patent protection and thus had invented the first Ouija board. Issue date on the patent was February 10, 1891. Sometime during 1901, William Fuld started production of his own boards under the name “Ouija”. In 1966, Fuld’s estate sold the entire business to Parker Brothers, which was sold to Hasbro in 1991, and which continues to hold all trademarks and patents.
So let me get this straight. The Ouija Board is produced by Hasbro, which produces millions of popular toys. I’m sure a toy manufacturer would want to produce and sell an instrument of pure evil to millions of people including children. For Christ’s sake, they are sold at Walmart and ToysRUs. Even the scientific community argues the validity of the claims against the Ouija Board. They state that it operates solely on the ideomotor effect. For those not familiar with the ideomotor effect, it is defined as a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously. So in other words your subconscious mind is causing you to make slight undetectable movements to aid in the movement of the planchette.
My argument is simply this. What is the difference in using a Ouija board and conducting a paranormal investigation? Why are the millions of paranormal investigators not claiming to have hauntings of their own or claiming to be either oppressed or possessed by evil demonic forces?, because they claims are caca del toro. What is the difference between holding a planchette and asking questions of a spirit/entity and doing the same with a voice recorder? Nada, there isn’t one. What is the difference in asking yes and no questions with the board and doing the same with a K II or other EMF meter? There again, there isn’t any. So I ask you again , If things as simple as a board printed with letters and numbers on it can cause hauntings and possessions, why aren’t there millions of “ghost hunters” coming forward claiming similar instances of activity when we are in essence performing the same actions but with only the use of technology?
You decide. I know many will argue that Ouija Boards are EVIL, but I continue to argue that they are harmless TOYS.