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Ouija (pronounced wee-juh or wee-jee) refers to the practice of summoning ghosts, spirits, and other anomalous and/or paranormal entities. Ouija often involves an ouija board; via which, an entity moves a pointer[?] so as to spell things out. Some practitioners claim to have invented electronic ouija boards, which make use of keyboards. Various Christian religions have aruged that ouija is evil and can lead to spiritual possession.

The term "ouija" is derived from the French "oui" (for "yes") and the German "ja" (for "yes"). Ouija became most popular during, and after, World War I; when it was marketed as a means of communicating with dead soldiers. Parker Brothers holds a patent for a ouija board; which it markets as a children's toy.

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