Will chanting the name of Bloody Mary a certain number of times in front of a mirror summon her spirit to maim and kill? Join me in the ulblog bathroom as we turn off the lights and learn a little more about this intriguing ritual…
Oh, and don’t forget to bring the candles!
I can’t think of a better place to begin this blog than with possibly my favorite urban legend / ghost story of all time — the completely spooky tale of Bloody Mary!
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the story in one form or another from your childhood years. Sometimes the name changes , sometimes the details of the ritual changes, but in most cases the core elements of the story remain largely the same.
To summon Bloody Mary you have to go into a bathroom at the stroke of midnight and stand in front of the mirror with a lit candle and with the lights turned off. You chant her name 3 times, “Bloody Mary… Bloody Mary… Bloody Mary…” and then you shout, “I stole your baby!”
And then… in the mirror… you will see the face of a horribly disfigured woman — and she’ll claw your face with razor-sharp nails, leaving you just as terribly mutilated as she is!
Egad, what could be creepier than that!
It’s easy to imagine that some form of this ritual has been performed an endless number of times by children from vastly different backgrounds in the decades since it made its way into popular folklore.
But what about the legend itself?
|1.||I’ve encountered the story using the name Bloody Mary, Hell Mary, Mary Worth, Mary Whales, Mary Wolf, and Black Aggie, just to name a few.|