OuijaZilla

Over the weekend, Salem, Massachusetts, a village forever tied to witchcraft and things that go bump in the night, hosted a very special unveiling in the town common for the world’s largest Ouija board, nicknamed OuijaZilla by its designer.

The fully operational, hand-painted board, which decimated the previous world record holder, is longer than a brontosaurus, heavier than a six-ton elephant, and is large enough to park five 18-wheeler trucks on its surface.

Yeah, it’s that big.

 

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OuijaZilla was designed by Rick “Omortis” Schreck, vice president of the Talking Board Historical Society, and its unveiling was the culmination of hundreds of hours of work. Schreck modeled his design on the original Parker Brothers Ouija board, even going so far as to get Hasbro’s blessing on the project, while adding a few of his own embellishments here and there.

An avid collector of talking boards since the early 90s, Schreck added every type of talking board he could get his hands on to his personal collection before beginning to design his own adding elements like hair and bone and even human ashes to his designs.

Construction on OuijaZilla began in summer of 2018 and ultimately includes 99 sheets of plywood finally weighing in at over 9000 pounds and a surface area of 3168 feet.

Of course, a talking board is useless without a planchette, and again, Schreck spared no expense. According to Ripleys, the piece is 15.5 feet in length, 10 feet wide, and weighs in at 400 pounds. It can, however, be moved by a single person across the board’s surface.

OuijaZilla was built in New Jersey by Rick and his crew and then moved by truck and reassembled for the unveiling in Salem.

Now…who wants to see what kind of spirits we can contact with a board this size?!