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OuijaZilla: The World’s Largest Ouija Board

The Talking Board Historical Society set the new world record for the largest Ouija board with the 9,000-pound OuijaZilla.

OuijaZilla was unveiled in Salem, MA on October 12, 2019 and officially took the crown for the world’s largest Ouija board from the previous record holder, the Grand Midway Hotel.

Weighting in at an estimated 9,000 pounds, OuijaZilla is made of 99 sheets of plywood and measures 3,168 square feet. The planchette is 400 pounds on its own and measures 15.5 feet long and 10 feet at its widest point, but can be effortlessly moved across the board by just one person (or spirit?), Ripley’s reports.

OuijaZilla was handcrafted by Rick “Ormortis” Schreck, a lifelong collector of spirit boards and Vice President of the Talking Board Historical Society.

Schreck started collecting Ouija boards in 1992 and filled his house with them hoping to make it haunted.

So far, the OuijaZilla site notes, it hasn’t worked.

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Salem Unveils World’s Largest Ouija Board This October

The Talking Board Historical Society will be revealing Ouijazilla this October is Salem, MA.
Ouijazilla the world's largest ouija board to be unveiled in Salem this Halloween

Rick Ormortis Schreck, the Vice President of the Talking Board Historical Society whose family has been dubbed the “real-life Addams Family,” has been hard at work preparing to crush the current world record holder for the world’s largest Ouija board.

The massive board, which has been named Ouijazilla, was constructed out of wood and hand-painted by Schreck in the classic Ouija style.

“So I finally am able to talk about the Top Secret project that I have been working on since last summer,” Schreck posted on Instagram. “It has been a Hell of a journey and. It ain’t over yet. Stay tuned for sneak peeks at the Monster!”

Ouijazilla will be unveiled in Salem this October. More info here.

World’s Largest Ouija Board

World's largest Ouija board

The Grand Midway Hotel in Windber, Pennsylvania currently holds the Guinness World Record for the Ouija board they painted on their roof in 2016 along with the accompanying ten-foot planchette on wheels.

I’m thrilled to see what kind of monster Ouija Schreck has created.

Sideshow banner for sale

Featured Oddities #5: Son of the Devil, Blue Ghost, and Reindeer Horn

Today’s gathering of weird art and morbid oddities for sale.

Hey there, it’s been awhile. Time has not been on my side lately, and it’s all I can do just to push out a monthly newsletter. But a handful of recent discoveries made me realize it was time to dust off the “Featured Oddities” series to showcase some things I know you’ll be dying to adorn your corpse and your crypt with.

Son of the Devil Sideshow Banner

Son of the Devil sideshow banner
Authentic, vintage sideshow banners are hard to come by, and certainly not affordable for the casual circus freak enthusiast as they can go for thousands of dollars. That’s why I knew this large, high quality reproduction created by Jason Lonon of Death-Ray Design would be hanging on my wall the moment I saw it.

BUY IT HERE

Ouija Blue Ghost T-Shirt

Ouija blue ghost t-shirt from the Talking Board Historical Society
Dubbed the Blue Ghost by William Fuld himself, the mysterious figure that graced the boxes of his iconic Ouija board from 1941-1972 is now on a t-shirt for the first time from the Talking Board Historical Society.

BUY IT HERE

Reindeer Horn Incense Burner

Reindeer horn incense burner by Bloodreligion
From my favorite purveyor of pagan art and household goods, this handcrafted incense burner or candle holder is made from genuine reindeer horn, copper wire, and a copper bowl.

BUY IT HERE

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Creepy Hollow Studios Producing Sculpture of Ouija’s Iconic Blue Ghost

Own a sculpture of the Blue Ghost from vintage William Fuld Ouija board boxes.

Creepy Hollow Studios, creator of Terror Bears and a collector/restorer of talking boards, is working on a limited run of 1/4 statues based on the Blue Ghost from vintage William Fuld and Parker Bros. Ouija board boxes. An extremely limited run.

Only 4 of these will be produced.

Two will be made in cold cast resin, and two in translucent resin that glows blue.

Some of the proceeds will go to benefit the Talking Board Historical Society.

More info here.

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Milwaukee Parent Wants Teacher Fired for Using Ouija Board in Class

The unnamed parent claims her son is now having nightmares after his teacher used a Ouija board in the classroom.
Milwaukee teacher used a Ouija board in class

Milwaukee news station WISN is reporting that an elementary school teacher has been removed from her classroom following a complaint that she used a Ouija board and frightened her students.

A parent claims her 5-year-old is now having nightmares and is scared of the dark ever since the February 24th incident in which, as she described, “They were shutting off the lights and making it dark and talking to spirits. That’s not something that should be at school.”

In an email to the outraged parent, the teacher explained, “The kids have been asking for a scary story and I got the board and moved the paper clip to answer some of their questions. They asked about scary characters in movies. I did not say there were spirits. It was all done in fun. I understand your concern. It was silly and I’m sorry. I will take the board home and this won’t happen again.”

She said the Ouija board had been in the classroom since Halloween.

The mother is asking school officials for the teacher to be fired. She has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

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I’m no educator (or uptight parent), but wouldn’t a Ouija board be a really great tool to help bring up those spelling test scores?