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Blue Whale

Blue Whale, a suicide game that many teenagers are joining. The game is trending in areas like Russia and the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

It’s rumored to be a secretive cult-like community. The players are not allowed to speak of it outside of the game if they do so, “They will come after you.” explained a curator, a direct chat between the player and administrator. 

It has been told that to sign up, you must enter an extended amount of information. Hence why it would be threatening if you do not obey what the curators ask you to do. 

The story behind the game goes as follows; You take orders or as the community calls it “Tasks” from your curator for 50 days straight. Multiple tasks have been leaked from past players and undercover police forces; 

For example: 

The first task is to carve on your body the coordinates “ F58 ” then send live picture or video evidence to your curator. 

Other rumored tasks is to wake up at 4:20 AM, watching horror movies all day, lighting something from your home on fire and to walk on a high altitude placed railing. On the 50th day, you are asked to commit suicide by jumping off a building or throwing yourself under a moving vehicle; That is how you win the game. 

As I mentioned earlier, a police force in Russia tried to infiltrate the system to find out who exactly is behind this horrific issue. 

“I want to play the game,” an RFE/RL correspondent wrote after creating a fake profile for a 15-year-old girl on the popular Russian social media site Vkontakte.

“Are you sure? There is no way back,” responded a so-called curator of the Blue Whale game.

“Yes. What does that mean — no way back?”

“You can’t leave the game once you begin.”

“I’m ready.” Then the curator explained the rules.

“You carry out each task diligently, and no one must know about it. When you finish a task, you send me a photo. And at the end of the game, you die. Are you ready?”

“And if I want to get out?”

“I have all your information. They will come after you.”

After the first task, which was to commit self-harm they soon realized this was no 15-year-old girl, so the direct messages ended there. 

People have submitted videos of them jumping off buildings, to social media. Some have made parodies so do not call this out as a spoof immediately:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BQUvMS8Dwe0/?hl=en

I’m currently looking for in game players to learn more information, thank you for reading. Reblog to save a life. 

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