THE Beatles once tried to contact the spirit world on a Ouija board - but fell foul of a prank by George Harrison.
Sir Paul MCCartney has recalled how he, Harrison, and John Lennon held a seance in the early 1960s and admits he was stunned when they were apparently contacted by the ghost of his late mother.
The trio watched in amazement as an upturned tumbler on the Ouija board moved beneath their fingertips to spell out a message congratulating the Fab Four on a recent number one single - but they realised it was a prank when Harrison burst out laughing.
MCCartney tells British rock magazine NME, "We once did a Ouija board thing when we were kids, it was just me, George... and John, I think... So we weren't really into all that, but somebody just said, 'Let's do it.'
"So we're touching the glass, you know, saying 'OK, nobody push it, OK?' So then, suddenly... whoa, it's moving! Now, my mum had died a couple of years before and it says, 'Congratulations... son...' And we're going, 'NO!' 'Congratulations... son... number one... In NME!' And so we were all, 'Oh, f**k off! There's no way she would know what NME was'. And there's George, you know (laughing). He'd been pushing it all the time! Bad boy!"