Ouija Boards have been around for quite some time now. They might not have always looked the way they do now, but the concept has been the same. Hundreds of years ago, the Chinese would use them to uncover hidden messages. In the board first began to appear in the United States. They were made popular through funky advertisements and soon flooded most novelty shops.
What "Ouija" actually means, and how the game has changed
Ouija - Wikipedia
Often dismissed as a seasonal party trick and sleepover staple that usually induces giggles and at least two upset pre-teen girls instead of a substantial conversation with the great beyond, the Ouija board has a long and compelling history. You're probably already familiar with the basic setup. The center of the board displays the full alphabet in two arched rows, a straight row of numbers — zero through nine — and, beneath that, the word "goodbye" spelled out in all caps. In the upper corners of the board are the prompts "yes" and "no.
If you are thinking about trying to communicate with the spirits, using an Ouija board is a fairly easy way to begin your exploration. Some people are really nervous about using an Ouija or talking board for spiritual communications. There is a concern that using an Ouija board could possibly be an invitation for dark forces to enter the room.
The board was put away after that. Fast forward about a week later and have me sleeping upstairs on my couch. Thunder and lightning, wind and rain..