A few weeks ago, I went on a school trip with my school. We visited a few museums while we were away, so we had to spend a few nights at a hotel. It was bound to be just another boring experience, but this time that was not the case.
When we got back to the hotel on the first night, I met Nicole who was from another school that was visiting the same museums as us. She introduced me to some of her friends and we got along pretty good, so we decided to meet again in the morning. After a couple of hours I went back to my room and got ready for bed. It was almost midnight, and as I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom I could hear some girls laughing, so I put my ear against the wall and listened. It sounded like Nicole and her friends giggling and talking. I assumed it was just some gossip about other girls or something and decided to go to sleep.
The following day, when I met up with Nicole and the crew, I asked her about the previous night. She said they were playing the ‘Bloody Mary’ truth or dare game. ‘It’s just like playing truth or dare (by spinning a bottle), but with a twist’ she said. Basically if you chose truth you’d have to admit that you’re scared of Bloody Mary, otherwise you would be dared to grab the lantern and say ‘Bloody Mary’ three times while staring at yourself in the mirror with the lights off. It is said that if you complete those steps, Bloody Mary will come and take your soul. Another rule was to record yourself with a camera or a phone to prove that you were looking straight in the mirror while doing the so called ritual. I laughed about it, and asked if I could join and they said I could come to her room around midnight and play with them.
After another exhausting museum tour, it was finally time for the game. I changed clothes as fast as I could and rushed to Nicole’s room. After a few turns and scaring some of the girls, it was my turn to take the lantern to the bathroom. I slowly said the name twice without any hesitation. However, when I was about to say it the third time, a cold chill went down my spine and I almost turned on the light; but then I heard Nicole calling me a chicken, and I just shouted ‘Bloody Mary’ as loud as I could. To nobody’s surprise, nothing happened and we just carried on with the game before going to sleep.
Two days has passed since that night, and now I gathered my friends at my house to play the game. Some of my friends are pretty scared but they’re too proud to admit it. I think we’re going to hear some screams tonight.
I am first and I wonder if somebody will try to scare me. I enter the bathroom and turn off the lights and proceed to say the name three times. After a few seconds I hear my friend shouting that they didn’t hear the third time, so I just say it again three times. During that moment of silence, I notice a figure behind the shower curtains. It looks a bit like my sister; I bet she’s trying to scare me.
The girls waited about five minutes before deciding to go in to check on their friend. They turned on the light and she wasn’t there, but the window was opened so they all laughed and thought she ran away to scare them. Her sister picked up the phone and watched the recording, after the sixth ‘Bloody Mary’, a dark silhouette of a girl could be seen getting closer to the mirror. As she got closer dark red tear like marks could be seen on her face and a couple of seconds later the phone just turned itself off and so did the lights…