Small town attempts to break spooky world record

Windber, Somerset County, Pa. - A small community gathered Saturday in an effort to a record for the largest gathering of ghosts. 

"We need ghosts, we need ghosts," shouted participants. 

Ghosts young and old, met up in front of the haunted Grand Midway Hotel in Windber.

Todd Berkey joined in on the fun to help break a Guinness World Record. 

"I see a lot of my ghostly cousins, I'm not sure I've met them all, but it's going to be fun."

"We're gonna do this!"

The spooky fun was all organized by Blair Murphy.

"The record was set by Sony Pictures at the release of Ghostbusters and the audience was 263 people and I thought that wasn't a farfetched number."

And the rules are simple.

"The ghost costume. all you need is a white sheet, ankle length and two eye holes. So that's really asy so people are birnigng babies made out of pillow cases and some people have their dogs here it's a really easy costume," said Murphy.

One by one, ghosts came trickling in with just over 100 after an hour.

Fellow ghosts cheered as more joined in on the fun.

"I just hope we get enough ghosts to compete and see what we can do," Berkey said, "I look around and we're pretty close."

Ghost after ghost showed up, just in time to document the occassion.

Each ghost standing side by side for 5 minutes with a grand total of 281! 

There were 10 judges acting as witnesses and documenting the event..

All of the paperwork will be sent to Guinness World Records for approval. 
 


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