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  • The lights to this small bathroom go out.

  • There are three giggling teenage girls.

  • It's one of the first sleepovers, and inevitably, the topic of ghosts came up.

  • Each team told her own scary ghost story, the girls hyping each other's fears up throughout the night until finally came the dare.

  • It was time to call out to Bloody Mary, perhaps the most famous ghost story of all.

  • The ritual is simple.

  • The girl snuck down to the kitchen and grabbed an old candle, kept for power outages along with some matches.

  • Then, cramming into the small bathroom, they lit the candle and turned out the lights.

  • Bloody Mary, the first of 13 incantations, is nothing more than a whisper.

  • The ritual to summon this specter requires a slow but steady repetition of her name, each one louder than last.

  • There's nervous laughter among the girl says.

  • They repeat the name a second time.

  • Slightly louder.

  • The nervous laughter dies off somewhere around the seventh repetition.

  • The candle's flame, sitting perfectly still until now, suddenly dances for a moment.

  • The girls gasp in shock.

  • It's a cold chill, overtakes the bathroom, but they brush off both events as coincidences.

  • Maybe the A C kicked on outside the bathroom.

  • Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Bloody Mary.

  • 10 repetitions, the whispers loud now almost at full speaking voice, the girls air practically chanting the name at this point.

  • But as they come to the last incantation, they hesitate.

  • Just once more on the ritual.

  • Be complete.

  • Candle's flame is perfectly still.

  • House quiet, Bloody Mary.

  • Two of the girls jump with the start is the third braver member of the trio suddenly shouts out the name for the 13th and final time.

  • The three girls hold their breath waiting in the dark.

  • Water drips from the leaky faucet, one slow drop at a time.

  • Drip, drip, drip.

  • After 30 seconds, the girls start nervously, giggling again, their courage slowly returning, they begin to make fun of each other, talking about how scared the other person was in firmly filing away the dancing candle flame and cold breeze in the back of their minds is nothing more than a random weirdness.

  • But the candle flame is dancing again.

  • The girls hold their breath, peering at the dancing candle, not daring to breathe, hoping that it was their normal respiration, causing the candle, the dance in the small, claustrophobic bathroom but the candles still dancing.

  • Ah, hand suddenly reaches through the mirror, grabbing the nearest girl, the one who had finished the ritual by shouting Bloody Mary's name.

  • The girls scream as their friend is dragged toward the hideously deformed face in the mirror.

  • The tear open the door to of them, running out of the bathroom and screaming for help from inside the bathroom.

  • The sounds of screaming and struggling suddenly cease.

  • The legend of Bloody Mary has been around in some form or another since about the 19th century, and it's no surprise that it's remained a popular game with adolescents all around the world.

  • While the Western version of Bloody Marys believed to summon the specter of a Protestant woman accused of witchcraft or perhaps even Queen Mary the first herself, what's curious is that other cultures have a similar ghost story with a very similar ritual to summon spirits from beyond through an ordinary mirror.

  • Peering into mirrors and seeking the supernatural is nothing new for humanity and in practices that stretch all the way back to ancient Greece, people have been trying to seek out ghosts or divine their futures by looking into a mirror.

  • Typically, the goal is to discern future events by performing a specific ritual, such as looking into a mirror and seeking either a healthy face that looks back at you or a terrifying apparition.

  • If you saw the healthy face, then you would overcome whatever illness you were currently suffering.

  • If instead you saw a scary visage and you would surely die.

  • The ritual to summon Bloody Mary has some basis along the lines of predicting your future, but is mostly believed to be about testing.

  • Once courage, Bloody Mary may indeed impart some knowledge of the future of successfully summoned, but you can also simply try and murder you.

  • Whatever your intent is, though, the ritual is always the same.

  • First, everyone taking part in the summoning must gather together in a pitch black room with a mirror, a single candle or in modern times, a flashlight is the only source of light allowed.

  • Every other source of light must be completely blacked out.

  • So for obvious reasons, doing the ritual at night is best next to you and anyone else partaking in the ritual.

  • Look into the mirror and makes eye contact with their own reflection.

  • Slowly, you begin to chant the name Bloody Mary, starting out quietly and growing in volume.

  • After the 13th repetition, which should be delivered with finality, Everyone must stop chanting and sit quietly, keeping eye contact with their own reflection.

  • At this point, Bloody Mary may make her appearance, and if she does, you must be cautious.

  • Most important of all is to stay out of arms.

  • Reach of the mirror, for it said that Mary can lash out at anyone standing too close and seriously injured them, or perhaps even drag them into the mirror itself.

  • With her next, you must make sure to never, ever allow the mirror to be broken until the ritual is complete.

  • Doing so might allow Bloody Mary to escape, letting loose a demonic spirit that will surely attempt to attach itself to you if successfully summoned.

  • Bloody Mary may answer a question from one of the members of the ritual, but it's just a likely that she will instead shriek and scream at you, lashing out at anyone foolish enough to stand too close to the mirror.

  • Her scream has been compared to that of the legendary Banshee herself, though, instead of killing you on the spot, Bloody Mary screams air known to cause severe and long lasting psychological issues for those who hear them, including depression, suicidal thoughts and mania of various forms.

  • Once summoned, there's no known way of dispelling Bloody Mary, but it's recommended that you simply leave the room immediately and don't return for a significant amount of time.

  • If Bloody Mary refuses to leave, she may choose to instead continue visiting you through the same mirror, though if it happens, you must resist the temptation to simply shatter it or throw it away carelessly into a dumpster.

  • Instead, you should safely store the mirror and prevent it from breaking or risk letting Bloody Mary loose into our world.

  • Sometimes Mary won't appear the first time she summoned.

  • Instead, she may choose to answer the call later at an unexpected time when you may have completely forgotten about the ritual.

  • So if you attempt to summon Mary, keep your guard up.

  • She may be biding her time before striking out.

  • But who is Bloody Mary?

  • Exactly?

  • Some believe that she is Queen Mary, the first daughter of the infamous Henry, the eighth she was England's first queen to rule on her own without a king, but she is far more famous for being a devout Catholic.

  • During the English Reformation, English Protestants had splintered off from the Catholic Church, and Mary didn't take kindly to that.

  • By the time she died from influenza pandemic in 15 58 she had executed hundreds of Protestants for refusing to recant their faith.

  • Even for the normally bloodthirsty English, Mary's executions were too much and often seen as being overly cruel in their methodology.

  • Most people sentenced to burn at the stake were strangled before burning, but Mary often refused to offer such mercy and burned men and women alive.

  • The next suspected bloody Mary was Mary, Queen of Scots.

  • This Mary lived a rather tumultuous life, used as a political pawn by various men seeking the throne, thanks to her legitimate claims to both the Scottish and English Thrones.

  • Eventually, Mary fled and sought protection from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, the first.

  • But instead of finding hospitality, Mary was imprisoned for 18 years by Elizabeth.

  • Eventually, Mary was accused of being part of the plot to overthrow Elizabeth, and she was executed.

  • But the execution wouldn't go a supplant.

  • Despite attending her own execution with a dignified grace and even a cheerful manner, the executioner made a really mess of things, granting Mary far from a merciful or dignified death sentence toe have her head chopped off.

  • The first X below struck her in the back of the head, missing the neck entirely.

  • The crowd gasp at the horror as the executioner quickly attempted to rectify his mist ake.

  • But the second swing failed to completely decapitate Mary with blood gushing everywhere.

  • The execution was forced to saw away at the Sunu that still kept the head attached to the neck, and eventually Mary bled to death.

  • The last Bloody Mary candidate is perhaps the most bloodthirsty and probably who the rial legend is based on.

  • After all, this bloody Mary suspect more than lived up to the bloody reputation.

  • Elizabeth Bathory is considered by many to be the greatest serial killer in history, known as the Blood Countess.

  • Elizabeth Bathory would routinely invite young peasant girls to her castle under the guise of caring for them.

  • Peasant families would gladly send their daughters away, confident in the better life that they would have learning to be servants for nobility rather than forced to backbreaking farm labor.

  • The truth, however, was that none of the girls would live for long batteries.

  • Cruelty knew almost no bounds, and she routinely tortured the young girl she took in.

  • Eventually, she killed all of the young girls in the nearby villages, forcing her to look for victims Further away, she visited countless horrors on her victims and was fond of taking baths and blood of the young girls, believing the act would rejuvenate her and reverse aging.

  • It's not known how many girls Bathory killed, but it's estimated to be in the hundreds, which in our opinion, makes her the likeliest Bloody Mary candidate of the three.

  • The rial question, though, is if you're brave enough to try and summon her yourself tonight.

  • Or maybe you did years ago, thinking it was nothing more than a childhood game, not realizing that Mary could simply choose to wait to answer your summons until you're no longer expecting it.

  • Like perhaps the next time you wake up in the middle of the night for a quick bathroom trip.

  • Our advice.

  • Don't stand too close to the mirror, ready for more terror?

  • Check out laughing, Jack explained.

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Who is Bloody Mary - Scary Mirror Demon Explained

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/28
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