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Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Kingdemi212019: 1:07am On Jan 07
If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!

“Charlie Charlie,” a game/Internet urban legend of sudden and inexplicable popularity, surged to the top of the global social media charts this weekend after kicking around on the Spanish-language Internet for much of eternity. As of this writing, #CharlieCharlieChallenge has been tweeted more than 1.6 million times. More people are Googling “Charlie Charlie” than virtually any other news event.

What’s all this about?! Below, our no-nonsense explainer for the old/unimpressed.

How do you play Charlie Charlie?
Simple! You could, if you wanted, even do it at your desk.

Step 1: Open your Vine and get the camera rolling. (If you don’t have Vine, you ARE too old for this.)
Step 2: Draw an X on a piece of paper.
Step 3: Label two of the resulting quadrants “no,” and the other two “yes.”
Step 4: Place two overlapping pencils on each axis of your grid, crossing them in the middle.
Step 5: Say “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” and ask a question. (i.e., “is one of my friends going to die soon,” “will I go to prom next May.” )
Step 6: Scream, probably.

Where did this come from?
While it’s hard to pin down an exact country of origin, Charlie Charlie (also spelled Charly Charly) has a long history as a schoolyard game in the Spanish-speaking world. According to one seven-year-old Yahoo! Respuestas thread — that’s Yahoo Answers to you — kids have played a version of the “classic game” in Spain for generations.

Traditionally, this version with the crossed pencils was called the “Juego de la Lapicera” — a term that still turns up lots of creepy stuff on Google — and “Charlie Charlie” was a distinct game, played with colored pencils. At some point in their Internet and playground travels, the two games seem to have merged. In either case, both have always had demonic or supernatural connotations; one site calls Lapicera “the poor man’s Ouija board.”

Why is it popular again right now?
It’s always hard to say exactly why these things trend, but the latest bubble seems to have begun in late April in the Dominican province of Hato Mayor, when a local TV news station broadcast a very alarmist (and unintentionally funny) report about the “Satanic” game overtaking local schools. From there, social media users in the Dominican Republic began tweeting, Instagramming and Vining about the game; by mid-May, the phrase “Charlie Charlie” was trending on Dominican Twitter, an easy jump away from the rest of Spanish-language Web.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl in central Georgia Instagrammed her game and slapped it with the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge. That hashtag was, apparently, all the kids needed: It’s been tweeted 1.6 million times since then.

Who is Charlie, anyway?
Per various corners of the Spanish-speaking Internet: a child who committed suicide, the victim of a fatal car accident, or a pagan Mexican deity who now convenes with the Christian devil. The Mexican deity bit, at least, is demonstrably untrue.

“There’s no demon called ‘Charlie’ in Mexico,” said Maria Elena Navez of BBC Mundo.

Is this as dangerous as some of the other viral teen challenges going around?
Given that no one’s setting themselves on fire, inhaling a caustic substance or deforming their lips, Charlie Charlie looks … pretty harmless.

That said, according to popular legend, Charlie haunts players who fail to say goodbye before they close out of the game. And there are, predictably, a whole lot of people who don’t love the kids-summoning-demons thing.

Why should I care? (Should I even care?!)
I mean, you should definitely care if you’re seeking supernatural answers to your life questions. (Excepting questions about love, death and money, which — per certain versions of the legend — Charlie will not answer.)

Even if that doesn’t exactly describe you, though, Charlie makes a killer case study in virality and how things move in and out of languages and cultures online. You’ll notice, for instance, a lot of players and reporters talking about the game as if it were new, when it’s actually — and more interestingly, I think — an old game that has just recently crossed the language divide.

This is also, pretty notably, yet another example of the power of the teenage Internet. Write off their little games as silly, sure — but we never trended “Bloody Mary” or “Ouija board.”

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/05/26/the-complete-true-story-of-charlie-charlie-the-demonic-teen-game-overtaking-the-internet/%3foutputType=amp

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by passengar(m): 1:30am On Jan 07
I am not one to believe in demons and superstitions...I think there should be a scientific reason why the pencils move.

Well after viewing a video on YouTube, explaining the Charlie Charlie game,I came to a discovery that it just an air trick ....nothing demonic as I have deduced before hand...so no cause for alarm

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by tobechi74: 2:30am On Jan 07
Post in Religious section so atheist can try it and confirm God existence

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Kingpee2(m): 3:24am On Jan 07
Why do I care ? It will come and go ...

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Karleb(m): 4:27am On Jan 07
If you think Charlie Charlie is demonic then you are an idiot.
Those people are just blowing the pencil.
You don't know this because the camera is on the board.

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Ishilove(f): 5:21am On Jan 07
passengar:
I am not one to believe in demons and superstitions...I think there should be a scientific reason why the pencils move.
Find out and let us know

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Ishilove(f): 5:22am On Jan 07
What is Vine?

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by anochuko01(m): 5:28am On Jan 07
Ishilove:
What is Vine?
I dunno Vive but I know vineyard. Na Like garden kiss
For example, i can say "ishilove, can you come to my Vineyard tonight?" angry

But I think the vine you're asking is a social networking short-form video hosting site where users could share very short minutes video

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by naptu2: 5:33am On Jan 07
Ishilove:

Find out and let us know

Ouija.

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by naptu2: 5:37am On Jan 07
Ishilove:
What is Vine?

An app and website where you could post very short and looping videos.

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Ishilove(f): 6:28am On Jan 07
anochuko01:

I dunno Vive but I know vineyard. Na Like garden kiss
For example, i can say "ishilove, can you come to my Vineyard tonight?" angry
Haha cheesy


But I think the vine you're asking is a social networking short-form video hosting site where users could share very short minutes video
Thanks. So many new platforms these days

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Ishilove(f): 6:29am On Jan 07
naptu2:


An app and website where you could post very short and looping videos.
Never hoid of the woid...until today grin

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by naptu2: 6:35am On Jan 07
Ishilove:

Never hoid of the woid...until today grin

Which means that you only heard about it after it ceased to exist.

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Tillatalk: 6:48am On Jan 07
Let me try it and see

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by alphaRego01(m): 7:08am On Jan 07
If i catch de developer of dis rubbish,na em go get my first 2021 slap

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Queenslander(f): 7:14am On Jan 07
How is it demonic?

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Bornu1stSon: 7:38am On Jan 07
I won't play This game but i will wait for our Atheist Scientists to try it first and give us feedback.

We never deliver ourselves finish from the ones our fathers did when playing with carved wood and animal blood. and you expect me to put another one on top my head

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by mansakhalifa(m): 7:47am On Jan 07
And here you guys go again...

To you, everything is 'demonic'.

What could be so 'demonic' about a mere game?

This is not even an issue...

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Kingluqman(m): 7:47am On Jan 07
I go try that shit to know wether Buhari value en cows pass Nigerians, and if yes- Kotonou ya grin

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by joxxy01(m): 7:48am On Jan 07
Charlie
Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by DontTradeUrSoul: 7:51am On Jan 07
shocked Truly, JESUS is coming very soon, Repent!!!
In another news, the Christian Warrior Woman killed by AntiChrist police officer for defending safe and peaceful future for her Children and everyone that may die before the final Reversal and destruction of enthronement of Satan, the Courageous Woman and others Real Christian Heroes should be and would be immortalized. Any self-deceptive gullible senseless coward Christian that may blame this Uprising should know that they shall End up in Hell on Earth and when they are finally slaughtered by Enemies of true Children of YAHWEH, they shall also be thrown into HellFire to roast to ashes forever and ever as the Scripture has vowed in the Book of Revelation that all Coward Christians that selfishly watch to allow their wives, children and future Generations to be perpetually captured/enslaved shall end up in HellFire!

Christians that don't want evil destroyed because of some deceptive Verses they used to enslaved them should use their Brain for once. The docile sidonlook cowardly mentality of Christians was engineered by Satanists that mixed up with early Church and deceitfully became the "Church Leader" They have no iota of Love or Loyality to YAHWEH or JESUS His Son, they are loyalty and duty is to sever Satan. The Vatican was built on ancient Shrine of Sapent Worship, you don't believe it? Pls, don't see this as insult but as a sincere Advice from a fellow Brother in YAHSHUA our MESSIAH who told us that the Spirit of AntiChrist was already in the World even as at when the LORD was here as human. Pls use your Brain for once and think: Can someone that is NOT a full Time AntiChrist and Agent of Satan put up Idol of demonic goddess Diana, disguise it as Holy Mary and deceive Christians to be bowing for it?! Roman Pope still rules the World, he's AntiChrist Gay that supports Homosexuality (Homosexuals call themselves DragQueens=DragonQueens) and even blew his last cover as a merciless Murderer recently, when he came out to openly support abortion by saying people should take that violently slaughter aborted Babies Vaccine into their body. You need to see the recorded X-Ray Video of an 8months old baby whriting in excruciating Pains as the murderous Doctor cuts his hand, dashed the killing Tool into his stomach, etc. Foetus is a Human Being! If you were aborted, you shall not be here to read this! Ask yourself: so no other way to cure Corona Virus without forcing Christians to become guilty of Murder?! Madagascar, Senegal and many Countries are now CronaVirus Free without a single Vaccine. But senseless gullible People that don't want to use their God-given Brain would still look for a Reason to submit their throats to their Enemies and the Enemy of their God.

Roman Empire edited the Original Bible and removed all the self-defense Verses (but mistakenly forgot to remove where JESUS told Christians to buy Swords)in order to mentally enslave the Good People of the Earth and deceive the Christians to submit themselves into perpetual killings and slavery. The Bible was Originally 87 Books, but the Satanic Roman Empire that still rules today removed almost everything that would make Christians Powerful and came out with 66(666) Books. Their Plan was to pollute and use YAHWEH's Word to enslave HIS Children eternally. Ask yourself why not 65, or 67 why did they make so much effort to peg it at exactly 66?! I still believe in the Scripture but I now read with Discernment by the help of HOLY SPIRIT for JESUS YAHSHUA our MESSIAH seriously warned us that "the Letter Killeth!" This is what they turned the Bible to, to kill the Wisdom, Intelligence and Reasoning Ability of Christians and reduced them to mere animals to be slaughtered anyhow! They would not have been this successful in their Satanic Plan if they did't Pretend as
being Part of the Body of MESSIAH. Angel of Darkness masquraded as Angel of Light, many deceived Souls are in Hell right now, they were deceived to see nothing wrong with adding something else to the Worship of the CREATOR of Humanity.

HOLY SPIRIT has woken us up to the Truth, Nineve Christian Generation rose up against Evil and purge their World, and the Prophesy of Doom against their Generation was reversed.

Finally, I believe the Truth of Scripture and it has really worked for me. You and I quote: "By his stipes, you were healed and truly we receive our healing and stay alive!" To break bondage of Poverty We quote He became Poor so that I can become Rich!" and truly we became financially Successful when quote this and do Businesses that benefit Humanity. It is rightly in your Bible that JESUS once and forall paid the ultimate Price for you and I, HE died for us!!! HE died for us so that we shall Live! Why have you been mentally enslaved and deceived to want to again Pay the Price that JESUS has paid for you by laying down your own life like chickens?! Can you see their deception?! We are to destroy Evil just as Nineve Christians did so that YAHWEH's Peace, Love, Equality and Joy can be enthroned and our wives and Children would live in Peace! The Prophesy is Revelation is a warning just like the One that went out to Nineve. Nineve prevented Evil from taking over, this Generation of Christians have been woken up by YAHWEH to prevent evil from taking over. YAHWEH the SOURCE of Life and Life Preserver is a SPIRIT, Satan the Life destroyer is a spirit too. The Power of both only manifest when the Worshippers of either of them take Action! They Spirit them empower the Action to be marvelous!

Would you be sincere enough to accept this Truth by HOLY SPIRIT and Free yourselves from mental slavery where they have tied you down for so long? JESUS the Son of YAHWEH shall come and Judge every Christian that allow the twisted Letter Bible to kill and enslave them, that deceive them to allow Satanists to take over and sodomize their children and future Generations. YAHWEH the CREATOR of Heaven and Earth a just God! HE is the eternal Owner of the Earth, and those that rejected their CREATOR have no right to want to enjoy His Creation, but HE only destroys such after giving them so long enough Time to repent. Thank you JESUS YAHSHUA HaMashiach! HalleluYAH!!!!!!!

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by chimhigher(m): 7:51am On Jan 07
Very Yeye game. Anybody that is over 18 and plays this game and expects to see a pencil move should sit down in the bathroom, On the Shower, make water beat your head well whether if e revive your sense.
Once a person calls the charlie charlie trash, he or she blows the pencil silently or someone else off camera.
If na you be charlie charlie, you go craze come Naija?
Charlie charlie kor, Opeyemi Opeyemi ni

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Perfecttouchade: 7:51am On Jan 07
Na wa o
Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Bigggloadofcum: 7:51am On Jan 07
sad

I followed the trend with so much disbelief.

And as the normal me would do, i said to my self - self? Why not try it and see?

It struck as a wonderful suggestion, so I went out and got pencils and paper.

I needed to know the mystery behind the moving pencils.

I started by shutting my door, then i proceeded.

I called the name 'charly charly' are you there? Three times and not a single answer or reply.

I decided to try one final time and...

Damn! It answered. I still had doubt, i felt something maybe the breeze from my mouth had effect on it.

I needed an answer, so I asked that he prove it.

My pair of trainers started moving towards me unaided.

I opened the door and ran for my dear life. I'm still in the hotel room where I crashed last night.

Please how can I get a strong man of God?

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Obagreatdatoye(m): 7:51am On Jan 07
Charlie nko..chaliee ni....Get an expert graphics designer for your graphics project... Check my signature for more details

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by DropsMic(m): 7:51am On Jan 07
Abeg mk i go play
Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Fheelzz(m): 7:52am On Jan 07
Charlie charlie na scam

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by illicit(m): 7:52am On Jan 07
Demonic ko.... Dominic ni

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Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Zchi1052(m): 7:52am On Jan 07
Wahala for who go play this nonesense demonic game sha... Charlie Charlie
Charlie my friend
Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Rosella25(f): 7:52am On Jan 07
I don't even understand the game sef
Re: Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet by Godpikin4real(f): 7:52am On Jan 07
Aa

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