Robert Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija and talking boards. His bizarre relationship with Ouija began after watching the movie 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. Murch showcases his research and knowledge on his websites williamfuld.com and the upcoming talkingboards.com, which together provide the most in-depth Ouija history sites ever created.
Murch often acts as a consultant with Hasbro (producers of the Ouija board today) and on various films, including What Lies Beneath, Sugar & Spice, and Drive-Thru. He has also consulted on or appeared in numerous TV programs featuring the Ouija, including TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, A&E’s Storage Wars and Paranormal State, Travel Channel's Mysteries of the Museum, Showtime's Bull****!, and CBS Sunday Morning. Murch is an accomplished lecturer, speaking at museums and conferences around the globe. He is currently collaborating with Brandon Hodge to create the definitive history of spirit communication devices. What’s next for Murch? You’ll just have to ask the Ouija board!
Historian and expert on Ouija and Talking Boards, Robert Murch, was joined by collector and author, Brandon Hodge, to discuss the rich history of the Ouija Board and earlier spirit communication devices. Before the Ouija became synonymous with talking boards, there were numerous other boards and devices dating back to the 1800s (in fact Murch said he has some 500 items in his collection). First hour guest, actor Kane Hodder, who played Jason in a number of the Friday the 13th movies, talked about his career and a new book about his life called Unmasked. ... More »Host: George Noory