Ouija boards and Bloody Mary and are so old school. There’s a new spirit conjurer in town and it’s called the “Charlie Charlie Challenge.”
Tossing aside $20 board games and mirrors, today’s teens are trying to summon Charlie, who’s apparently a Mexican demon, by placing two pencils in the shape of a cross on a piece of paper and writing the words “yes” and “no” in each square formed by the pencils, like this:
Then they pull out their camera (because they all want to become internet stars) and ask “Charlie, Charlie, are you here?” or “Charlie, Charlie, would you like to play?” If the pencil points to “yes” that means Charlie is in the building. If the pencil points to “no” or doesn’t move, that means the teen is a loser because even a demon doesn’t want anything to do with them. Let’s see an example, shall we?
Logically, you know that the pencil easily moves because it’s being balanced on top of another pencil. The wind or even someone’s booming voice could cause the pencil to start moving. But, we’re talking about bored teenagers so c’est la vie. For the past few days they’ve been trying to wake Charlie and uploading their attempts on social media.
— •❁hannah❁• (@redheadirwin) May 25, 2015
Oh boy. Well at least now when you hear your kid yelling “Charlie’s here!” you’ll know what they’re talking about.