Guinness World Records has recently awarded the title of World's Largest Ouija Board to a spectacular spirit slate in Pennsylvania.
It was constructed atop the roof at the historic (and supposedly haunted) Grand Midway Hotel in Windber, PA, home to filmmaker and spirit enthusiast Blair Murphy. This humongous Ouija board was created with help of eight artists and friends, including Brian Cano, James Bertolasio, Mark Portante, Mark Swindler, Nova Lox, Luke Hoffma and Camille Zamboni. The 1302-square-foot supernatural game replica resides atop the legendary 130-year-old, 32-room mansion, and can even be seen on Google Maps.
"I've always looked at it like the hotel chose me. I was living in Los Angeles when an ad for the historic Pennsylvania hotel showed up in my email one day like a creepy spirit finger from the grave, tapping for my attention, saying 'Buy me ... move here ... live here ... this will be fantastic...' It has been one fantastic adventure," said Murphy. "The Grand Midway Hotel was an old coal mining hotel from the late 1880s. I could recall countless ghost encounter stories from folks who have stayed the night here. It's actually been a fascinating place to live. But then the paranormal buzzing sort of went silent for about two years."
That is, until Murphy and his girlfriend starting messing with the freak Ouija game board, resulting in a supernatural awakening that became the inspiration for the gigantic rooftop tribute.
"Things flipped out throughout the hotel. Energies were swirling. Guests were getting completely freaked out," Murphy explained to Guinness."It seemed to kick things up into an entire new level of paranormal activity. We were seeing floating people and hearing voices and even the hotel pets were flipping out and reacting to unseen forces. Our dreams were pretty wild. And it wasn't just us. Other longer-term hotel residents were saying 'There is absolutely something going on here' and having their own middle-of-the-night weird encounters."
Have a look at the build process below and tell us if you might be up for a little late-night Ouija board session at this ghost-hosting hotel. YES or NO?
(Via Bloody Disgusting)