Clarissa Johal: #Paranormal Wednesday - #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#Paranormal Wednesday - #CharlieCharlieChallenge

There's a new "thing" going around the schools (and Twitter and Facebook) called the Charlie-Charlie Challenge. You lay two pencils down on a piece of paper in the form of a cross. In each square, you write "Yes" and "No." To begin, you ask, "Charlie-Charlie are you here?" If the pencils roll towards a "Yes," you've made contact and can begin asking questions, much like a spirit board.

Who...or What is Charlie?

According to the rumors, "Charlie" is not one, but a group of Mexican demons. They may seem helpful at first but if you don't say a proper good-bye, they retaliate by causing chaos and poltergeist-like activity. What is a proper good-bye? Ending the session by saying, "Charlie-Charlie, can we stop?"  Once the pencils move in any direction, drop both pencils to the ground as a means of closing the portal Charlie has supposedly entered.

Omg! For Real? There are no demons named Charlie in Mexican folklore. Sorry, but no. It may have started as a social media experiment to see how far it would go. With over two million people utilizing the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge in the past 48 hours, I would say the experiment has gone far.

As fun as it sounds, I probably won't be trying this any time soon. If I want to tempt fate, I'll dig up my old Ouija board in the attic. I'm waiting for the Charlie Charlie movie. 

No comments: