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The world's largest Ouija board is as big as a brontosaurus

Ouijazilla manifests itself in Salem, probably doesn't want your soul

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 14, 2019 12:50 am CDT - 1 min, 29 secs reading time

Just in time for Halloween... the world's largest Ouija board has arrived in Salem. Ouijazilla was created by New Jersey-based tattoo artist Rick Schreck, who is also the vice president of the Talking Board Historical Society, of which I did not know existed until just now.

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Ouijazilla weighs a hefty 9000 pounds, and so long that the world's largest Ouija board could have five 18-wheel trucks park on top of it. For those unfamiliar with a Ouija board, the "planchet" is the part of the board that you put your hands-on and it moves around -- with the planchet on Ouijazilla a massive 15.5-feet in length and weighs a huge 400 pounds on its own.

In an interview between Schreck and Talking Board Historical Society's director Karen Dahlman, he explained: "The board that I used, actually, to replicate is the 1998 (board) for Hasboro. The glow-in-the-dark board. That's my favorite. ...Ouijazilla is big enough to put, I think, 2,300 of those boards on top of it".

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Schreck has been working on Ouijazilla for over 12 months, with the board big enough for him to stand inside of the hole of the planchet, with the entire board in black. In a separate interview, he explained: "Just for the paint itself, the black paint, which goes miles, that paint goes forever, it's probably about 20 quarts. Twenty quarts of black enamel, and I don't even know how many gallons of deck stain to stain this thing".

He plans to "invade" Salem, explaining: "We're going to invade Salem, Massachusetts, the place that inspired me to collect ouija boards back in 1992".

I hope you're prepared, Salem.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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