Have you ever tried summoning a demon? Or used an Ouija board to summon the dead?
Did you know that you could call upon a Mexican demon if you say, ‘Charlie, Charlie, are you here?’
The #CharlieCharlieChallenge has been making waves on social media but many religious scholars are not happy with it.
A Vatican-approved exorcist, Jose Antonio Fortea said the so-called Charlie Charlie Challenge, a game played on a simplified version of the Ouija board, poses a ‘real danger’ as it involves the summoning of spirits, the Catholic News Agency reported on Wednesday.
— Chet Lowe (@PastorChetLowe) May 28, 2015
How does the challenge work?
All you need is two pencils and a paper where you make a grid and write ‘yes’ in two and ‘no’ in the other two. Then, the demon moves the pencil to towards a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ to prove its presence.
Here are a few people who’ve tried the challenge.
— isabella nitecki (@izzienitecki) May 26, 2015
Omgggg dead #CharlieCharlieChallenge
There have been mixed reactions to the challenge.
My sister did the Charlie challenge she didn't say bye to him, now her Siri keeps popping up out of no where saying pic.twitter.com/mxGdiffpxc
— coz (@coral_olivia) May 26, 2015
#CharlieCharlieChallenge 1: Get 2 pencils and a sheet of paper 2: Open your bible 3: Start copying down the word of the lord Yall need Jesus
— OJ the Juice Man (@cammgreene) May 25, 2015
lol no but really why would someone do the Charlie challenge for fun what kind of entertainment are you seeking go play a board game
— bella !! (@BellaAshlynn) May 25, 2015
today all my school was doing the #CharlieCharlie challenge, I used to think the people in my school were all stupid, now I'm 100% sure.
— Cara | #Purpose (@biebsft4idiots) May 27, 2015
CinnamonChallenge Ice Bucket Challenge Fire Challenge Kylie Jenner Challenge CharlieCharlie Challenge WHAT'S NEXT? #charliecharliechallenge
— iah ☁ (@lipringstan) May 25, 2015
no one got a pencil in class until you ask to do the Charlie challenge
— spooky hoe (@ogshayla) May 26, 2015
— jess was liamftsandy (@moonlightljp) May 27, 2015
I've been trying to play the #CharlieCharlie Challenge all day, but noTHING HAPPENS. Wtf I can't even get a demon boy to hang out with me???
— OSCAR ✧*✲ﾟ*｡⋆ (@oscargracey) May 27, 2015
But, is Charlie real?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s boring old gravity doing all the work!
The pencils have to be finely balanced on top of each other. This in fact means that the slightest movement from a tilted surface or even the whiff of one breath will push it around.
But… but… what about the scary things that happen afterwards?
Just your brain.
You know how you feel even more scared when you’re all alone in the dark. Or when you’ve just watched a horror movie and you need to pee – but you think someone is following you around so you just hold it? So, yeah. The internet is just being the internet!