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The world’s largest Ouija board, known as ‘Ouijazilla’, is located at the Talking Board Historical Society in Salem, Massachusetts, the notorious location of the 16th-century witch trials. ‘Ouijazilla’ measures 3,168 square feet (294 square metres) and weighs more than 9,000 pounds (4,082 kg).
The 1967 reproduction of William Fuld’s 1917 invention by Parker Brothers board game firm served as the basis for ‘vOuijazilla’. 99 sheets of plywood were used to create ‘Ouijazilla’, which was painted and stained with 20 litres of wood stain.
The Talking Board History Society wrote on their Instagram back in 2020, “It has taken Rick “Ormortis” Schreck a year to secretly create this behemoth that will be known as the King of all Talking Boards. It is by far the largest board in the world.”
Assembling and then reassembling the gigantic framework, Schreck, his family, friends, and a group of volunteers all worked together to make the perilous trek from Schreck’s hometown in Jersey to The Witch City.
Once there, the team worked furiously in the chilly rain to assemble Ouijazilla for its larger than life, public appearance in a Salem park.
Players ask the Ouija board questions and then move a 400-pound planchette with a gigantic pencil to spell out the answers that some people think originate from the spirit world in order to use the board.
According to the website of Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ ‘Ouijazilla’ has now surpassed the Grand Midway Hotel in Windber, Pennsylvania, which held the title of largest Ouija board in the world in 2016.
There has been no word on what, if anything, Ouijazilla has been able to conjure, with many not believing in the supernatural happenings that surround the boards. However one thing is for sure…with the size of this spirit board spirits the ‘other side’ will sure know where to go if they DO want to contact us!
Featured Image Credit: Rickormortis_schreck on Instagram