For decades children have been using DIY Ouija boards to speak with demons. According to the Charlie Charlie are you there legend, by drawing your own Ouija board and asking some yes or no questions, you can invoke a creature named Charlie and have him tell you about your future. Unfortunately, there’s a catch.
Playing Charlie Charlie, like all demon summoning games, carries a ton of negative ramifications. You aren’t just talking to ghosts to answer your questions, you’re casually chatting with a demon who’s hanging out around your house.
There are plenty of spooky stories about Ouija boards, but the creepy Charlie Charlie school game has a history that’s as macabre as the related demon's intentions. Kids have been possessed or attacked, and more than one player claims to have seen a dark figure watching them after they play.
Once you've invited Charlie into your life, there is no end to the creepy stuff it can do to you. Players across the world have found themselves in the grips of terror after playing the game.
Aneeqa Saghir from Buckinghamshire, GB, had her electricity cut by the fortune telling demon. She claimed she asked Charlie to turn on her tablet screen just before her laptop turned on.
When Saghir asked Charlie to leave them alone the pencil spun to no. That's when she asked the worst possible question: if Charlie was going to dispatch with her. Of course it answered "yes."
After Saghir's friends left the lights went out, but only in her apartment. When she called her parents, her phone suddenly shut off. While Saghir lived to tell the tale, she actively discourages others from attempting the ritual.
On December 4, 2017, Catholic priest Father Catalano paid a visit to Telesio Primary School in Calabria, IT, because students had called forth a demon while playing Charlie Charlie. Their teachers, who dedicated their lives to worshipping and studying Jesus Christ, were understandably upset.
Speaking to the press, Father Catalano explained Charlie Charlie is not a game, but rather a Satanic rite that possesses children. According to the Father, "the problem does not concern only the Telesio school but many schools in Reggio, Calabria and, I would dare say, all of Italy."
Charlie Charlie is a game that works similarly to a Ouija board. Essentially you set up your board (in this case a piece of paper with "yes" and "no" written on it) and ask questions. The best part about this game is you don't have to spend any money.
To play, all you need is a piece of paper and a couple of pencils. First, draw an X on a piece of paper, then write "yes" on two quadrants and "no" on the other two. Set two pencils in a cross pattern on the paper, balancing one on top of the other.
Open the game by saying "Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” Once a pencil floats to "yes" you can start playing. While the game doesn't allow for the same specificity as a Ouija board, you can still find out some important answers to yes or no questions.
For some Charlie Charlie players, summoning the demon turned their lives into a horror movie. Hannah Mckinley, who spoke to The Mirror, described a couple of violent outbursts that occurred after she played the game.
At first, Mckinley asked some questions and things were going well, but then she heard "a scream from a distance. Right after that, "my mirror slightly cracked. I get scared and ran into my sister's room and her bookshelf tumbled."