Elijah Bond’s Ouija Board Tombstone
For some reason, I always thought ouija boards came around before 1890 (when they were first marketed publicly). It seems I’ve been remiss in my spooky geek research. When Elijah Bond introduced the board commercially, it was simply a parlor game. Then around World War I, Spiritualist Pearl Curran popularized it as a tool of divination.
For the better part of a century, his grave was unmarked.
It wasn’t until 2007 that Robert Murch, a noted paranormal enthusiast and Ouija Board collector and historian, set out to find the grave, and Elijah Bond finally got the respect he deserved for his invention. Murch claims it took him fifteen years to locate the precise grave in the Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland – and several of those spent working closely with the cemetery owners themselves to accurately identify the grave.
Has anyone envisioned clever tombstones or urns for themselves? Maybe I’m the only one who thinks of these things…