“Charlie Charlie” is the trend among teens and it being described today as a “poor man’s Ouija board.” This “Charlie Charlie” is a dark game that entails asking a question then summoning this Charlie spirit who is some sort of a demon. It is easy enough to do as all you need are two pencils and a piece of paper when making an attempt get your answer.
According to MSN News on May 26, “More people are Googling ‘Charlie Charlie’ than virtually any other news event,” over the weekend. This Charlie bloke has become an Internet sensation for teens who have been posting pictures of their homemade conjuring boards across the social networks.
It doesn’t take too much imagination when creating a “Charlie Charlie” board. You just draw an “X” on a piece a paper with the words “yes” and “no” labeling two of the resulting quadrants. Then you overlap two regular pencils and on each axis of your grid so they cross in the middle.
Now you have your very own low-tech communication hub for calling out to “Charlie Charlie” the dark spirit who hopefully will answer all your urgent questions in life. You can ask questions about finding love or try to find out if you will come into money, along with other things you might fancy knowing about your future.
According to Fox News local, you start off by asking, “Charlie Charlie are you there?” There is also a twist to this game if you forget to say good-bye to Charlie when you are done. He doesn’t like that much and supposedly that is not good luck!
Playing this game is easy, as MSN News suggests you can even play it at your desk. Although if you plan to do so at work, you might want to wait until no one is around. Talking to spirits while on the clock is probably not a welcome activity at most work places.
So where did this come from and how did it take the Internet by storm in the U.S. over the weekend? It seems a hashtag created by a 17-year-old girl from Georgia #CharlieCharlieChallenge was tweeted 1.6 million times since she put it on her Instagram page last week.
According to Fox News, the “Charlie Charlie” Twitter phenomenon started on Thursday and it picked up steam like a chugging locomotive over the weekend. Most likely it was kids who did the majority of the tweeting, but a few adults may have been curious enough to check it out too!
From the best anyone can tell the game originated in the Spanish-speaking corners of the Internet and this has been something done for years now. “Kids have played a version of the classic game in Spain for generations,” according to Yahoo Respuestas.
The game called “Juego de la Lapicera” is “ a term that still turns up lots of creepy stuff on Google,” reports MSN. Who is this Charlie fellow the kids are trying to conjure up? There are different variations of where this spirit hails from and the stories range from a victim of a fatal car accident, a child who committed suicide, or a Mexican demon, which appears to be something like their version of the devil.
This seems to be a new take on an old game, much like the Ouija board or “Bloody Mary” that kids play trying to conjure up a demon. These work almost every time in the movies, but in real-life demon beckoning may take more than a chat with Charlie. Now that “Charlie Charlie” has gone viral you’d be hard pressed not to see a version of this game across the Twitter fields today as kids far and wide are tweeting pictures of their version of a “Charlie Charlie” board.