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World's largest Ouija board unveiled in Salem


Posted on Monday, 14 October, 2019 | Comment icon 23 comments

The board is based on the original Parker Brothers' design. Image Credit: YouTube / TruthBeTold7
A gigantic record-breaking version of the infamous spirit board has been set up on the historic Salem Common.
A staple of horror movies, paranormal investigations and mediumship sessions for over a century, the Ouija board is normally operated by having participants place a finger on a planchette which then moves between the printed letters and words to spell out a message from beyond the grave.

Operating this particular Ouija board however requires a great deal more than a single finger.

Dubbed 'Ouijazilla', the gargantuan creation is the work of Rick 'Ormortis' Schreck - vice president of the Talking Board Historical Society - who spent the better part of a year putting it together.
Weighing in at 9,000 pounds and measuring 3,168 square feet, the board was put on display this weekend at Salem Common where visitors have been left amazed by its huge size.

The planchette, which alone weighs 400 pounds, is designed to be moved by just one person.

Whether the board will pick up any messages from the other side however remains to be seen.


Source: Geek.com | Comments (23)


Tags: Ouija Board, Salem


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by Seti42 on 14 October, 2019, 22:00
But does the planchette move easily? Could a group of people use it? It's kind of stupid if you can't...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Hankenhunter on 14 October, 2019, 23:18
According to the article, the planchette can be easily moved by one person. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by the13bats on 14 October, 2019, 23:40
The other day PG installed the batteries backwards, it didn't fry it but it reads in reverse now....
Comment icon #17 Posted by the13bats on 14 October, 2019, 23:41
That's how any of them move...by a person.
Comment icon #18 Posted by kobolds on 15 October, 2019, 0:27
simple too much money no place to spend
Comment icon #19 Posted by the13bats on 15 October, 2019, 0:44
No, ouija boards have no magicial or evil powers they are not portals, no more so than chutes and ladders or checkers,  But haunted, spooky sells and Salem makes huge tourist $$$ from the "witch" stuff so a big old ouija board fits perfectly, its so cheesy campy cool i like it, when people take this stuff too serious it kills the fun, for years my mouse pad was a small ouija board, then i went thumb ball mouse. But on the flip side at some point i can see that certain type make claims this big old ouija board has the biggest spookies....
Comment icon #20 Posted by susieice on 15 October, 2019, 2:54
Salem throws a helluva Halloween party every year. The tourists are gonna love this.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Patient Zero on 15 October, 2019, 17:56
Agreed. It's a toy, made famous by it's use in Hollywood. Everyone remembers little Regan using her Ouija board to talk to Captain Howdy. What i have to disagree with is your flamboyant dismissal of Chutes and Ladders. That game opened a portal to hell when i played it as a child. To this day i'm still haunted by the spirits it released. But i don't own a camera, so you'll have to just take my word for it. 
Comment icon #22 Posted by XenoFish on 15 October, 2019, 17:59
I don't think you could handle the horror of Hungry Hungry Hippos. Now that is the stuff of nightmares.
Comment icon #23 Posted by openozy on 16 October, 2019, 2:10
Its sooo cool to bring negative energy into that many people ,go tourism Salem.They can make it as big as they like, but without the intent it's harmless.


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