This is the back of Elijah Jefferson Bond's gravestone. Bond patented the Ouija board in 1891. In 1907, Bond trademarked another oracle game called "Nirvana the Magic Swastika Talking Board," which is now exceedingly rare. According to this website, which features photos of hundreds of planchettes from vintage oracle boards, there is only one Nirvana planchette known to exist.
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Brandon Hodge has a world-class collection of ouija board planchettes and other devices for talking with the dead. My favorite Fortean filmmaker Ronni Thomas shot this mini-documentary about Hodge and his magical museum. (Morbid Anatomy Presents)
And below, my favorite Ouija Board scene from a movie, "The Exorcist" (1973). Captain Howdy!
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