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Jun 15

Demon in a notebook

You may not be aware of the "Charlie Charlie" game unless you are like me and into weird stuff and religious news.
Take a piece of paper and divide it into 4 sections. Write "No, Yes, Yes, No" in the respective squares. Place a pen horizontally in the center of the page and balance another vertically on top of that. Call out "Charlie, Charlie are you there?" Supposedly invoking some Mexican (?) demon. The pen moves and responds to yes-no questions.

Supposedly.

It has gotten enough attention that the Vatican has felt the need to remind people that summoning demons is a bad idea. I am not going to disagree. In fact, cultures all over the world believe in evil spirits, and there are lots of paranormal reports about modern encounters with them. I like to consider myself a friendly skeptic when it comes to unusual phenomenon - I believe that there is much in the universe we have no explanations for and am willing to consider that non-human intelligences can be encountered on earth, but I need a lot of convincing to buy any one particular instance - but I was suspect of this home made ouijia board from the get go. Too easy too misread, to easy to manipulate, and honestly too viral.

Seems I was right.

The thing originated as a marketing campaign for a movie called The Gallows.

I doubt, however, it will go away. I suspect it will be dredged back up and be the "Bloody Mary" of some future generation.

Nevertheless, do not do this at home. Pop culture depictions of magic and the supernatural are all well and good and easily dismissed. I even wrote a book about some of them. Buy it. But...but...accept that there is indeed more in heaven and earth, Horatio, than is dreamed of in your philosophy.

Do no try to call up evil spirits.

You might get what you asked for.

One Response for "Demon in a notebook"

  1. Rhonda Lother says:

    Thanks for explaining this. I had seen references to it on FB and had no idea what they were talking about. I also like your term "friendly skeptic," and I definitely agree with your summary!

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