Austin Collector Works to Preserve History of Spirit Channeling Devices
AUSTIN, Texas — The Ouija board isn't just a toy made by Hasbro for teen slumber parties.
An Austin collector is working to preserve the long and rich history of these spirit-speaking devices.
Brandon Hodge, of Mysterious Planchette, has built up a unique collection of planchettes and other items for spirit contact.
According to Mysterious Planchette, planchettes, dial plates, and talking boards evolved during the latter-half of the 19th-century, at a time when age-old religious notions challenged sweeping scientific discoveries and industrial advancements.