The ouija board has become a notorious symbol of the paranormal. But the details of its history are just as strange and mysterious. From a 19th-century parlor game to a divining tool used by spiritualists to a horror movie staple, the Ouija Board is often associated with supernatural encounters and unsettling experiences.
One unsettling incident occurred in April 2022 when Jose Mauricio Ospina, 17, was found dead and wrapped in a sheet after playing the board game with his friends in Patio Bonito. This tragic event highlights the potential dangers that can be associated with tampering with the unknown.
The origins of the Ouija board can be traced back to spiritualism, which emerged in the United States in the late 1840s. Spiritualism claimed to communicate with the spirits of the dead, and the Ouija board was used as a tool to facilitate these connections. However, claims of ancient Ouija boards are unfounded.