The new fad right now is this Charliecharlie game, which seems to have come out of nowhere and taken the internet by storm. There are two ways to play.
1) Two people hold a pencil in their hands and two others pointing at each others with the erasers touching. You ask a question to Charlie and the pencils move. This is exactly the same thing as dowsing, it’s been around for centuries, and is nothing new.
2) Get two pencils, write yes and no on a piece of paper, and place the pencils in a cross shape on the paper. Ask Charlie questions and the pencil on top will move to yes or no.
A lot of people are panicking about this because apparently it works. I couldn’t get it to work, but then again, I can’t get a Ouija board to work on my own, so that’s probably on the same vein.
Apparently this all started in Mexico, which is a country that takes its spirits very, very seriously (much like Japan or Iceland, among others). Charlie is supposed to be a child that you invoke with the game, and then he haunts your home.
I can guarantee you that if you play this game you are not invoking a Mexican child named Charlie. You are probably just invoking whatever spirit is nearby. Given that thousands of people have been playing this game in the last few days, there’s no way one child can go to each one.
The other concern is that this game will invite demons into your home.
Even bigger sigh.
YOU CANNOT SUMMON A DEMON USING A PIECE OF PAPER AND TWO PENCILS. I can’t believe I have to say that, but given the flood of asks I’ve received lately, it needs to be said. I’ll say it again just in case.
YOU CANNOT SUMMON A DEMON WITH THE CHARLIECHARLIE GAME. YOU CANNOT SUMMON A DEMON WITH A OUIJA BOARD. YOU CAN’T EVEN SUMMON ONE ACCIDENTALLY. STOP FREAKING OUT OVER THIS.
Another big rule in this game is to make sure you ask Charlie if it’s okay to stop, like saying “Goodbye” on a Ouija board. If you don’t, you get haunted. Which seems pretty accurate. I mean, you summoned a spirit to play with you, and when it actually worked you freaked out and stopped. That’s kind of unfair to the spirit. They want to talk to you, and they’ll use the fear you’ve given off as fuel to get your attention. If you want to play this game, actually play it and say goodbye when you’re done.
Basically all the rules of Ouija boards apply with this game:
-It’s not dangerous.
-It’s not a portal.
And so on.
Given the many, MANY asks I’ve got about this game in the past twenty-four hours, I’m not going to talk about it anymore. It’s a fad. By this time next month, nobody will remember it. This is my final say on the subject.