HEAT ADVISORY today in Western Washington

Young teens posting ‘Charlie Charlie Challenge’ to try to summon Mexican demon (and to scream)

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NEW YORK — In a new social media challenge, young teens are posting videos of themselves playing a game in an attempt to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie — and to scare themselves.

The videos are being posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Videos posted to social media show two pencils placed on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross. The words “yes” and “no” are written in boxes outlined by the pencils. Then the participants say “Charlie, Charlie are you here?”

Social media users then upload videos “summoning” Charlie.

If you want to see all the videos, including the inevitable parodies, just search Twitter for #charliecharlie.

It's an online trend -- that's all.



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