“It is perfectly possible to trace the wand’s course through history,” Ollivander told Harry, Hermione and Ron. “There are gaps, of course, and long ones, where it vanishes from view, temporarily lost or hidden; but it always resurfaces. It has certain identifying characteristics that those who are learned in wandlore recognise […] Whether it needs to pass by murder, I do not know. Its history is bloody, but that may be simply due to the fact that it is such a desirable object, and arouses such passions in wizards. Immensely powerful, dangerous in the wrong hands, and an object of incredible fascination to all of us who study the power of wands.”
The Elder Wand comes from the story of The Three Brothers, where one brother asked for the most powerful wand in the world. He bragged about it at a local pub and when he fell asleep that night, his throat was cut and the wand disappeared.
Now you can own your own version that is interactive and can work crazy things at Universal Studios in Orlando and Los Angeles.