Do you have a few pencils? Then you, too, can try to summon a Mexican demon, freak out your friends and share your own #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter.
But if you’re the superstitious type, the Charlie Charlie Challenge may not be for eyou.
The challenge is a mix between “Bloody Mary” anD oija, and as the name suggests, it involves summoning an evil entity named Charlie.
Here’s how it works:
Take a piece of paper and draw a single horizontal line and a single vertical line that meet in the center. Put a “YES” in two opposing sections and a “NO” in the other two. Place two pencils across the middle of the drawing in a plus-sign formation, with one balanced atop the other so that it can spin.
Ask aloud, “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” or “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?” and the top pencil will likely move at some point because of how it’s balanced. However, some players believe it’s a sign that “Charlie” is in the room and ready to take questions. [VIA]
Like any other urban legend, this one can supposedly go awry and lead to hauntings by Charlie, especially if you stop playing without permission. To end the game, you’re supposed to ask “Charlie, Charlie, can we stop?” If you don’t get a firm “no,” you have to keep playing.