If you're on social media, you've probably already seen this goosebump-inducing ouija board floor, usually accompanied by a quip about a Roomba accidentally summoning the dead. The ghoulish design is the handiwork of Robert Bulla (apocalyptic_irons), an Elkins Park, Pa.-based tattoo artist who burned it into his living room floor. When Bulla tore out his carpeting and discovered hardwood flooring, he and his artistic team at Deadline Tattoo saw a canvas brimming with macabre possibilities. Once they decided the flooring's dark fate, Bulla sanded and used chalk lines to outline the 13-by-7-foot ouija board. From there, Bulla and his friends spent hours after work crafting the chilling features with charcoal pencils, black stain, soldering guns and a torch to burn the images onto the floor. The tedious work took six months to complete, after which Bulla gave the floor two coats of polyurethane finish. On the final coat, Bulla snapped a photo and posted it to Facebook. By the next day, it had 22,000 shares. "I had a guy in Australia that I sold tattoo machines to who was like, 'Dude, I saw your floor as a meme!'" Bulla says. While it seems just about everyone on earth has seen (and shuddered at) the floor, it's undetermined whether anyone in the spirit realm has noticed. "I can assure you, nothing has happened," Bulla says regarding ghostly visitations. And as for a Roomba calling upon the departed, it turns out Bulla doesn't even own one—yet. "I think my dogs would attack it," he says, "but I thought about getting one just to post a picture of it."
Buffer: Pioneer Eclipse | Palm Sander: Ryobi | Finish: Varathane Floor Finish