World's largest Ouija board sits on the roof of this haunted hotel
In the middle of Windber, Pennsylvania, lies the world's largest Ouija board.
The ouija board now rests atop the roof of the 130-year-old Grand Midway Hotel -- a rumored haunted building owned by film make Blair Murphy.
The hotel is no longer in operation, though it still houses a number of invitation-only guests. However, that hasn't stopped the hotel from receiving a new wave of ghostly attention for its new title.
The supernatural board game is so massive, in fact, it is visible from Google Maps.
"The hotel roof was this massive blank canvas just waiting for the perfect project to present itself," hotel owner Murphy said. "A Ouija world record roof was a perfect match for our place."
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Murphy currently lives in the building with his girlfriend and young daughter.
He came to own the hotel after opening an email.
"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," Murphy said.
Murphy's grew up with parents who were two funeral directors and was used to being around death in his earlier years -- which played much to his interest in the report paranormals instances that occurred in the 32-room hotel.
"The Grand Midway Hotel was an old coal mining hotel from the late 1880s," Murphy explained. "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."
Murphy was inspired to top the house with a record-holding Ouija board after an haunting experience they claimed they had when they played the board game in the hotel.
"Things flipped out throughout the hotel. Energies were swirling. Guests were getting completely freaked out," Murphy said. "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."
It was at that point, Murphy knew he had to construct such a board to fulfill the eerie grandeur of the Grand Midway Hotel.