In this episode Sam uses a spirit board to communicate with Dean. A spirit board, commonly referred to as a Ouija board, a name trademarked by Parker Brothers, is a board that is used as a tool to contact spirits. The fingers of the participants are placed on the planchette, the triangle or heart shaped pointer that is used, which then moves around a board covered with numbers, letters and symbols in order to spell out messages.
Bela tells Dean that she used a spirit board to contact the people who had been killed by the Rabbit's Foot. They are focused on its energy and help her locate it - stored in a Curse Box in John Winchester's lock-up.
Grandma Goldy is conducting a seance using a spirit board. The couple with her are trying to get in touch with their Uncle Danny. Suddenly the lights flicker and the planchette on the board starts moving on its own. The woman asks "Danny?", to which the planchette moves to "NO". It then flies through the air stabbing Grandma Goldy in the neck.
Sam confesses that he used a talking board in an attempt to contact Bobby's spirit after Dean's beer suddenly became empty in 7.11 Adventures in Babysitting, three weeks after Bobby's death. He received no response.