Black and white digital illustration of a homemade Ouija board. The board is a black square with a white circle in the middle. Along the edge of the circle are letters that look handwritten. In the middle of the board is a drinking glass, turned upside down.

The Séances

Episode #234

2023-09-08 05:00:10


In 1916, two British soldiers were held captive in a remote prisoner-of-war camp. People said the camp was escape-proof. One day, one of the soldiers received a postcard from his aunt in England, suggesting they try experimenting with a Ouija board. When reports of ghosts started circulating around the camp, the two soldiers had an idea.

Margalit Fox’s book is The Confidence Men.