Ouija: A History

Episode 12

The history of the Ouija Board is intertwined with some of America's most tragic events. Its use was accepted and often encouraged in many instances, until one singular event in the seventies changed the public's perception of the device forever. Psychology, science and spirtuality all come into play as we examine the history and functionality of Spiritualism's most notorious device.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNk8-A1gRMo
  • http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130729-what-makes-the-ouija-board-move
  • http://www.robertmurch.com
  • http://www.williamfuld.com
  • http://www.mysteriousplanchette.com
  • https://patents.google.com/patent/US446054?oq=ouija-board+patent
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-strange-and-mysterious-history-of-the-ouija-board-5860627/
  • http://www.critical-thinking.org.uk/psychology/the-ideomotor-effect.php
  • https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-the-ouija-board-got-its-name
  • https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties
  • http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2012/02/22/art-entertainment/norman-rockwell-art-entertainment/ouija.html
  • https://www.historicmysteries.com/the-death-of-j-b-elwell/
  • https://www.americanheritage.com/content/ouija
  • https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/zozo-demon-history-ouija-board
  • http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ouija-board-murder-tricking-tribal-healer-nancy-bowen-kill-article-1.175705
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/confirmation_bias.htm
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/25/an-amateur-rocket-maker-finally-launched-himself-off-earth-now-to-prove-its-flat/?utm_term=.ed8cfca84202
  • https://zososymbol.com/
  • http://ledzeppelin.wikia.com/wiki/Four_Symbols
  • Baumeister, R. F., & Vohs, K. D. (2007). Encyclopedia of social psychology. London: SAGE.
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