Wednesday, October 30th 2013
As a fitting footnote to the Halloween season a recent article in the most-serious publication Smithsonian detailed “The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board.” The story described how the device was first marketed as the source of answers to questions “about the past, present and future with marvelous accuracy” and promised “never-failing amusement and recreation for all the classes,” a link “between the known and unknown, the material and immaterial.” The Board was actually patented and cost only $1.50. Cheap way to become demon possessed!
Interest in the Ouija Board grew out of the spiritualism craze of the mid-1800s. S�ances were in vogue and this “talking board” fit right in. Even Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd, was talking to spirits in the White house. Ouija was just one more way of contacting the “other side” to talk to the dead. According to research the very name “Ouija” came from a medium who asked the device what it wanted to be called. The patent was achieved when the chief patent officer demanded proof of the Board’s viability; it promptly spelled out the officer’s name, which was unknown to the applicant. The initial investors were taken over by a man named William Fuld, who became associated with the Board’s fame. He died after a freak fall from the roof of the Ouija Board factory, a building the Board had told Fuld to erect. By 1967 two million Boards a year were selling. Then the movie The Exorcist featured a demon coming from a Ouija Board and the demonic link was cemented.
Scientists say the planchette on the Board moves by what’s called the ideometer effect, undetectable, unconscious, small muscular movements. Perhaps, in some cases. But like The Exorcist film, I’ve encountered countless cases of real, documented demonic possession resulting from playing with Ouija. These Ouija demons manifested clearly and vocally, and wouldn’t leave until their host renounced the Board. Think what you want, but PLEASE stay away from the “mystifying oracle of Ouija.” You get more than an intriguing answer to your question.
An encouraging word: SATAN WANTS YOUR FAITH
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