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  1. Talking Boards: Terrifying Tales of Ouija Boards and Demons, Possession, and Death

    ... suffering unfortunate events following the use of a Ouija board. But what’s the real story behind these terrifying ... questions and waited patiently for the planchette to move. Every now and then, one of the girls would twitch or ... way. They'd all giggle nervously and laugh, and then move on. Eventually, the game wore out its excitement. They ...

    Riley Winters - 11/06/2017 - 14:08

  2. Deciphering the Patterns of the Royal Game of Ur Board - Part 1

    The world’s first known board game was found in Mesopotamia (c. 2600 BC). Despite ... a balanced energy , likened to a snake uncoiling, to move upwards in the body along the spine , gradually being ... and meaningful explanation for why the pieces should move up the central axis in the human shaped board is an ...

    Niels Bjerre Jorgensen - 04/03/2020 - 19:01

  3. Be Careful What You Wish For: Ouija Boards Unraveled

    ... Regardless, these panels all share characteristics: the board itself has each letter of the alphabet dictated, as ... or other full words depends on the creator of the board. Each board has a planchette , an essential piece in ... place their hands upon in the hope that the spirits will move it to create a message. Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, The ...

    Riley Winters - 10/07/2018 - 21:18

  4. Tracing the Origins of the Infamous Ouija Board

    The Ouija board (known also as a Spirit board or Talking board) is a type of board commonly believed ... is then asked, and the planchette apparently seema to move on its own, thus providing an answer. Spiritualism ...

    dhwty - 15/05/2016 - 14:43

  5. How the Ouija Board Got Its Sinister Reputation

    By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate ... of Evil.’ By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate ... children inside cabinets where they could make noises or move objects are depicted in Flanagan’s film. In the 1940s, ...

    ancient-origins - 07/02/2019 - 13:51

  6. The Enigmatic Ancient Royal Game of Ur – Will We Ever Understand It?

    ... of Ur (known also as the Game of Twenty Squares) is a board game from ancient Mesopotamia. This two-player game is one of the oldest known board games and was immensely popular in the ancient world.  ... the most likely direction in which the players race to move their pieces off the board, with "safe" spaces shown in ...

    dhwty - 21/12/2018 - 14:02

  7. Play the Oldest Board Game in the World: Royal Game of Ur - Part 2

    ... attempted to unravel the mystery symbolism on the oldest board game in the world - the Royal Game of Ur.  In the ... shoulder height – on the flower square on your own side, move up to the ‘shoulder’, cross the board and move down your opponent’s side, entering the central axis ...

    Niels Bjerre Jorgensen - 05/03/2020 - 02:06

  8. Enigmatic Evolution of Ancient Egypt’s ‘Game of Death’ Revealed

    An ancient Egyptian board game that was similar to Ludo or backgammon is offering ... as a way for the dead to interact... An ancient Egyptian board game that was similar to Ludo or backgammon is offering ... board was divided into thirty squares. The first player to move all five of their counters to the finish (30 th square) ...

    Ed Whelan - 10/02/2020 - 13:56

  9. Fun for Everyone: The Evolving History of Board Games

    ... evidence suggest that ancient Egyptians enjoyed board games . Even Queen Nefertari, the famous wife of ... it seems the game is complete. An article titled Your Move Doctor! describes the game board and other finds the ... Your move Doctor! The gaming board and other discoveries from ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 25/12/2016 - 21:51

  10. Out with the Ouija Board! How the Popular Divining Tool Influenced A Modern Murder Case

    ... on the basis that four of the jury had used a Ouija board the night before finding him guilty. Does this mean ... on the basis that four of the jury had used a Ouija board the night before finding him guilty. Does this mean ... 1892. ( Public Domain ) However, in this story, a ouija board played a central role in altering the course of a ...

    ashley cowie - 28/05/2018 - 14:00

  11. Mysterious board game found in ancient Chinese tomb, along with suspected dead looter

    ... tomb, they found pieces of a mysterious board game, as well as the body of a suspected thief. ... a 14-sided die, 21 game pieces, and broken bits of a game board, reports LiveScience. There was evidence the tomb had ... painted on them as well. The broken tile from the game board was pieced together by experts. It had been decorated ...

    lizleafloor - 27/08/2018 - 17:45

  12. Mind Games of the Forgotten Russian Knight

    ... of a secret encoded message, the symbol turned out to be a board game dating back to the medieval period according to a ... Castle, Russia. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Discovery of the Russian board game According to a News Week article featuring the ... Morris is similar to checkers in that two or more players move pieces across a grid aiming of reduce the opponent’s ...

    ashley cowie - 08/09/2018 - 14:03

  13. Viking Grave Found Under the Floorboards of a Home in Norway

    A Norwegian couple made an unusual historic discovery during renovations of their home. They found a number of Viking era artifacts, and now archaeologists believe that they have found a Viking grave, right there, under their floor. Experts are currently carrying out a survey of the site and the grave is being hailed as a very significant find.

    Ed Whelan - 29/05/2020 - 22:57

  14. Hi-Tech Levitation Devices Used To “Float” Ancient Egyptian Sphinx

    ... was relocated in what Live Science call “a monumental move.” The Sphinx rested in the Penn Museum courtyard for ... and it’s been in the Egypt Gallery since 1926. This new move was a mere 250 feet (76 meters) but museum ... in the main entrance hall. ( Penn Museum ) Pre-Sphinx Move Logistics A question that was asked often in ancient ...

    ashley cowie - 14/06/2019 - 23:03

  15. BREAKING NEWS: New Telescope Observes Otherwise Invisible Terrestrial Entities with Intelligent Movement

    ... is the fact that these entities have been observed to move ‘intelligently’ in the night sky in a manner ... of lights of different colors that are pulsating and move synchronously according to a complex trajectory during ... Currently, Dr. Santilli is the Chairman of the Board and Head Scientist of the new publicly traded company, ...

    aprilholloway - 26/01/2016 - 16:50

  16. 15th Century Treasures Revealed in British Stately Home Attic

    In Britain, an attic in a historic home has revealed a trove of 15th century treasures. The rare items were uncovered during the recent COVID-19 lockdown and were discovered thanks to the hard work of a lone archaeologist. These 15th century treasures are expected to provide insights into the history of English Catholicism during the period when it was heavily persecuted by successive royal governments.

    Ed Whelan - 17/08/2020 - 22:57

  17. Musick Moves Inanimate by Magick Numbers and Persuasive Sound

    In 1697, William Congreve, a British playwright, wrote that: “Musick hath Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, and, as with living Souls, have been inform'd, by Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.”  The study of the magical, mathematical properties in music goes all the way back to an ancient Greek mathematician named Pythagoras, the ‘father’ of modern geometry.

    jim willis - 09/07/2018 - 15:31

  18. Roman Coins Discovered at Japanese Castle Raise Questions of Ancient Connections

    ... artifacts found at Katsuren Castle: A Roman coin ( Uruma Board of Education ) and an Ottoman coin. ( Uruma Board of Education ) Japan Times reports that the coins ... and Nekomata – Part 1 Excavations at the site. ( Urama Board of Education ) Katsuren Castle was built sometime in ...

    Alicia McDermott - 29/09/2016 - 00:45

  19. Hiding to Avoid Hanging: Priest Holes, Hidden Chambers, and Secret Passages

    ... searching a house for days or even weeks. They would move furniture, lift floorboards, bang the walls for sounds ... not the priest holes were tiny with no room to stand or move. Priests sometimes had to stay for days at a time with ...

    Joanna Gillan - 08/09/2018 - 03:43

  20. Rare Roman Game Die Unearthed At Norwegian Burial Cairn

    ... a rare, elongated, Roman Iron Age (100-400 AD) die and board game playing pieces. Historically, the nearby  ... only the elites, local aristocracy or upper classes played board games, displaying they had “the time, profits and ... players, who are finally cornered and made unable to move” and in his Phaedrus we are told all such games ...

    ashley cowie - 29/05/2020 - 03:25