Talking Board Historical Society Unveils World’s Largest Ouija Board
The world’s largest Ouija board was unveiled in Salem, Massachusetts on Saturday, complete with a planchette that can hold at least four people.
The board was created by Rick Schreck, vice president of the Talking Board Historical Society. He spent the past year and hundreds of hours designing the gigantic wooden talking board, which they’ve named “Ouijazilla.”
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— Nick Groff (@NickGroff_) October 13, 2019
The unveiling occurred at the Salem Common, N Washington Square, in Salem, Massachusetts. As TBHS says, the board is “heavier than an elephant, longer than a brontosaurus, and large enough to park five, full-size eighteen-wheelers” on it. Yeah, that’s a pretty big Ouija board.
The Talking Board Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to “researching, preserving and celebrating the history of talking boards.” Their record-breaking board wound up over two-and-a-half times the size of the previous record holder, and has also been inducted into Ripley’s Believe It or Not!.
Not to be forgotten, the previous record for world’s largest Ouija board was set on October 28, 2016 by a board on the rooftop of the Grand Midway Hotel in Windber, Pennsylvania.
The Grand Midway is known to be haunted. While it’s no longer a fully operational hotel (though guests are still invited), its current owner, independent filmmaker Blair Murphy, apparently encountered a variety of paranormal activity there after using a Ouija board. The hotel’s official website has more info on that, along with stories of alleged resident ghosts.
As for Ouijazilla, I’ve seen more than a few quips about how it’ll summon giant ghosts, but I’m not sure Ouija boards work like that. Let’s just hope no one’s standing in the way if the planchette starts moving on its own…