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Haunted hotel has world's largest Ouija board


Posted on Thursday, 26 January, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

The giant board even has its own giant planchette. Image Credit: YouTube / Guinness World Records
The Grand Midway Hotel in Pennsylvania is home to what is officially the largest Ouija board on Earth.
Built more than a century ago, the Grand Midway Hotel has managed to attract the attention of numerous paranormal investigators, authors and television producers over the last few years.

"The Grand Midway Hotel was an old coal mining hotel from the late 1880s," said filmmaker Blair Murphy who currently lives in the building. "I could recall countless ghost encounter stories from folks who have stayed the night here. It's actually been a fascinating place to live."

Blair came up with the idea of building a giant Ouija board on the roof of the hotel after having his own experiences with a regular-sized board a couple of years earlier.

"Things flipped out throughout the hotel," he said. "It seemed to kick things up into an entire new level of paranormal activity. We were seeing floating people and hearing voices and even the hotel pets were flipping out and reacting to unseen forces."

The giant version of the board, which he built along with the help of eight artists, measures a whopping 121.01 square meters and even features its own giant planchette.

"The hotel roof was this massive blank canvas just waiting for the perfect project to present itself," he said. "A Ouija world record roof was a perfect match for our place."


Source: Guinness World Records | Comments (6)

Tags: Ouija Board

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Four Winds on 25 January, 2017, 21:07
Pretty smart marketing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer on 26 January, 2017, 20:41
Funny, I grew up in PA and never heard of this place.
Comment icon #3 Posted by LostSouls7 on 26 January, 2017, 22:21
I like ouija boards
Comment icon #4 Posted by Calibeliever on 27 January, 2017, 16:25
In the paranormal, size matters
Comment icon #5 Posted by stereologist on 27 January, 2017, 16:33
Some haunted hotels do not allow ouija boards. The stated reason had to do with bad things being brought out by the boards. Here is what the St James in Cimarron, NM has to say: Although we encourage learning about the paranormal, No Ouija Boards Allowed. Ouija Boards are a potentially dangerous tool for inviting unpredictable spirits. Experienced researchers advise against using them especially by those who do not clearly understand what may result from their actions.
Comment icon #6 Posted by rashore on 27 January, 2017, 16:36
Oh my, that is so much fun. I like it when people do creative things like that.


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