Baltimore, Maryland: Inventor's Ouija Board Tombstone

Upright and carved on the back of the granite gravestone of Elijah Jefferson Bond (1847-1921), who invented and trademarked the still-popular spirit communications device. The headstone was added in 2007 by a paranormal "talking board" expert to the unmarked grave.

Green Mount Cemetery

1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD
Next to a paved path across from section P. Location in cemetery approximate.
M-Sa 9-3:45. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Ouija Board Tombstone.

Inventor's Ouija Board Tombstone

Someone recently left a crying-eye planchette at the Ouija board headstone of patentee Elijah Jefferson Bond.

[Mike Gassmann, 12/12/2017]
Inventor's Ouija Board Tombstone

Stop at the main office and they will give you a map of the cemetery with graves of note marked on it. The Ouija Board grave isn't on the pamphlet, but the woman working that day circled it on the map for us and told us they were thinking about adding it because a lot of people come to see it. The map was very helpful.

[rae, 11/15/2014]

Ouija Board tombstone.

Inventor's Ouija Board Tombstone

This was not easy to find but well worth it. With the help of the caretaker we got great pics.

[Jennifer Gilmore, 05/25/2013]

The Ouija board layout is carved on the back Elijah Jefferson Bond's gravestone, who invented and then patented it in 1891. "Talking board" expert Robert Murch found Bond's unmarked grave and commissioned the grave marker in 2007.

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