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Ouija boards where did they come from and what powers to they hold? Talking board Historical Society members Robert Murch, Brandon Hodge, Rick Schreck join us to discuss Ouija boards and how they work! Killer Halloween stuff here: www.HalloweenPartyDeals.com
Robert Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija and Talking Boards and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Talking Board Historical Society which he founded. His bizarre relationship with Ouija began after watching Kevin Tenney’s Witchboard in 1986, a century after the talking board made its debut. Murch purchased his first antique Ouija board in 1992, and became obsessed with unraveling the mystery of its origins. Since then he’s devoted his life to researching the history of the Ouija board and its founders, with Murch often traveling the world to track down descendants of all those involved with the introduction of the mystifying oracle.
RICK “ORMORTIS” SCHRECK – Vice President
A true Jersey Devil, Rick “Ormortis” Schreck s the Owner Operator of House of 1000 Tattoos in Middlesex NJ. His collection started from one single board back in 1992, a mint condition William Fuld, and grew into an obsession for more than 20 years. In 2004 he created the first Schreck Talking Board and ten years later created a talking board exclusively for his tattoo shop, which will be released in limited editions. He originally started collecting as many boards as possible in an attempt to make his house haunted – so far it hasn’t worked. Rick’s favorite board is the classic Kennard board. For more information about Rick Schreck please visit his Facebook Page.
Brandon Hodge – Historian
Brandon Hodge is a collector, author, historian, and the prevailing authority on automatic writing planchettes and early spirit communication devices. Long fascinated by the bizarre occult world of tipping tables, séances, Spiritualism, and ghostly encounters, Brandon acquired his first automatic writer—a boxed E.I.H. Scientific Planchette—nearly two decades ago. He has since traveled the globe documenting, collecting, and lecturing on the world’s rarest séance artifacts. His research on Spiritualism history has appeared in the pages of the Smithsonian Magazine and Collector’s Weekly, and he is the regular columnist on spirit communication devices for Paranormal Review, the magazine of the venerable Society of Psychical Research. His collection has been featured on numerous radio, television, and film programs, including The Midnight Archives, Oddities and Mysteries at the Museum. Brandon is a boardmember of IAPSOP and caretaker of the world’s finest collection of writing planchettes and other séance-related devices, all featured on his popular website, MysteriousPlanchette.com and his Facebook Page.