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Elijah Bond’s Memorial Ouija Board Gravestone in Baltimore

The memorial gravestone of Ouija Board inventor Elijah Bond was erected in 2008 by the Talking Board Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland’s Green Mount Cemetery.
Ouija board gravestone of Elijah Bond in Baltimore, Maryland
Ouija board gravestone of Elijah Bond in Baltimore, Maryland

It took 15 years, but eventually Ouija board historian and Talking Board Historical Society founder Robert Murch managed to track down the unmarked grave of Elijah Bond, inventor of the infamous board game that has spawned more nightmares than any other toy.

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Bond was a lawyer and inventor. He filed the patent for what would become known as the Ouija Board on May 28th, 1890. The first talking board was produced by his friends at the Kennard Novelty Company.

Murch found the grave in Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery in 2007. With permission from the cemetery and the blessings of Bond’s descendents, he raised donations from Ouija enthusiasts to get a memorial gravestone erected a year later. The new stone features the iconic Ouija design from the original patent.

More info here: Elijah Bond Memorial Gravestone

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Celebrate 125 Years of the Ouija Board at OuijaCon

The Talking Board Historical Society is celebrating the Ouija board’s 125th birthday in Baltimore with the first ever Ouija conference.
OuijaCon 2015 in Baltimore presented by the Talking Board Historical Society

The Ouija Board was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1890 and manufactured there for many years by William Fuld and the Kennard Novelty Company. Now, in celebration of 125 years of Ouija, the Talking Board Historical Society presents a first-of-its-kind event – OuijaCon 2015 hosted by expert Robert Murch from April 23rd-25th at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel.

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Join talking board collectors, historians, paranormal experts and fans for panels and symposiums including presentations by:

  • Robert Murch
  • Jeff Belanger
  • Chip Coffey
  • John Zaffis
  • Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Dave Schrader
  • Karen Dahlman
  • Darren Evans

The conference will also include a talking board fashion show and art contest, collectors panel, live séance with Chip Coffey, and an exhibit displaying some of the rarest and most valuable talking boards on the planet.

World’s First Traveling Talking Board Museum

Traveling Ouija talking board museum

The museum will showcase 125 years of history with prized artifacts from collectors around the globe, including talking boards, planchettes, dial plates, spirit trumpets and more.

OuijaCon 2015

Get more info here: OuijaCon 2015