"Gone Ghost Hunting. Be back soon. If not, they got me..." ... Unknown
Black Cat Ouija Board Necklace (silver tone). Choose a 20 inch traditional chain or a 20 inch silver tone ball chain (dog tag style). About the size of a quarter. Glass Dome. Plus, choose a Bonus pair of Vampire Fang, Witch's Broom, Paw, Arrows, Daggers OR Skull & Crossbones Earrings. New. Unisex.
*Also comes in antique gold tone.*
In 1848 the famous Fox sisters claimed to receive messages from spirits who rapped on walls to answer questions. Spiritualism worked for Americans: it was compatible w/Christianity, meaning one could hold a séance on Sat. night, then go to church on Sun. It was a wholesome activity to contact spirits at séances, through automatic writing, or table turning parties, in which guests placed their hands on a small table & watched it shake & rattle, while claiming that they weren’t moving it. Spiritualism offered solace in an era when the average lifespan was less than 50: Women died in childbirth; children died of disease; & men died in war. Even Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the president, conducted séances in the White House after their 11-year-old son died of a fever in 1862. During the Civil War spiritualism gained popularity. People were desperate to connect w/ loved ones who’d gone to war & never returned. Communicating w/the dead was common. Now we think we are opening the gates of hell, but opening the gates of hell wasn't on anyone’s mind when they started the Kennard Novelty Company, the first producers of the Ouija board; in fact, they were looking to open Americans’ wallets. How was the Ouija Board named? Helen Peters, sister-n-law of company co-founder, Elijah Bond, and others, sat at a table & asked the board what they should call it. The name “Ouija” came through and, when they asked what that meant, the board replied, “Good luck.”
*Make the world a better place, one good deed at a time. Blessed Be.*