Creepy paranormal games that allege to grant you access to the spirit realm have been around for centuries, making games like "Bloody Mary" and "Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board," and Ouija board seances rites of passage for most adolescents. Now that we live in the age of the internet with websites like Reddit ready at our fingertips, cautionary tales about all the supernatural games you can play are more easily shared, discussed, and - of course - attempted.
The Elevator Game happens to be one such game that can purportedly grant you access to other dimensions, making it particularly likely that bad things could happen if it is played incorrectly. In fact, some people believe that this very game is responsible for numerous mysterious disappearances - including that of a young woman named Elisa Lam.
So, if you're thinking about playing any supernatural games yourself, take note of these cautionary rules before for playing the Elevator Game.
How To Play The Game (Though You Probably Shouldn't)
You probably shouldn't take your chances at trying to play this game, but for the curious this is how people say it is done:
First, the perspective played must choose a building with at least 10 accessible floors and locate an elevator that can be used without anyone else trying to get on it at the same time. The player will then enter the elevator from the first floor - but absolutely must be completely alone.
Once in the elevator, the player must visit each of the following floors in exactly this order, pressing the next button just after arriving at each: 4, 2, 6, 2, 10, 5, 1.
Upon pressing the button to once again return to the first floor, if the elevator begins to move up instead of down, then the ritual has been successful and the next floor the player arrives at will be the portal to another dimension. However, if the elevator obeys and begins descending to the first floor, the player must exit the elevator and the building as quickly as possible and not - for any reason - look back.
A Woman Might Enter The Elevator At The Fifth Floor - But Do Not Acknowledge Her
When playing the Elevator Game, there is a good chance that a woman will try to get on the elevator when the doors open at the fifth floor. If this happens, the player is not to look at, speak with, or acknowledge the woman in any way.
People who reportedly spoke with or even looked at the woman said that she quickly became hostile with them, with one player being so aggressively taunted that she actually attacked the unknown woman. Another player began dreaming about the woman, with her getting progressively closer to him in the dream each night.
Only one player has claimed that the woman assisted them in remembering how to get home, though allegedly she now continues to haunt them to this day.
Players Who Make It To The Other Dimension Will Be Greeted By A Red Cross And Darkness
If the ritual was properly performed, the tenth floor will be cast in darkness and a faint red glow will be seen entering nearby windows. Some players report that the red glow comes from a cross-like structure in the distance that they can never get close enough to see clearly, while others say there is no cross, just the glow.
However, nearly all players describe the fact that they are completely alone in this other dimension, with the woman from the fifth floor (if she entered the elevator) refusing to explore with them. Some also report that it is very dark and that the air is suffocatingly heavy.
A Lot Of Things Can Go Wrong In The Other Dimension
Players who choose to exit the elevator at the tenth floor may believe that walking in a straight line will make it easy to return to the correct elevator door and return home, but some sources say that just isn't the case. Many people who have been brave enough to exit the elevator have reported that the closer they walk back toward the elevators the farther away they seem to get, while others claim that the air becomes unbearably thick, causing them to become disoriented and making it increasingly difficult to differentiate between similar elevator doors.