The Terrifying True Story Behind ‘Bloody Mary’

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    I have only ever heard of Bloody Mary the 'game' being based on Queen Mary I of England. Neither of the other two options in that article make a bit of sense. Why would it refer to Mary Queen of Scots if there was little violence around her? And why would it be called Bloody Mary if it was based on a woman called Elizabeth?
     
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    From a paranormal view, this is what REALLY happens when you play Bloody Mary.

    A paper in Perception outlines an experiment in which people were asked to stare into a mirror, in low light, for ten minutes. They do not sound like a fun ten minutes, according to the report.

    The descriptions differed greatly across individuals and included: (a) huge deformations of one's own face (reported by 66% of the fifty participants); (b) a parent's face with traits changed (18%), of whom 8% were still alive and 10% were deceased; (c) an unknown person (28%); (d) an archetypal face, such as that of an old woman, a child, or a portrait of an ancestor (28%); (e) an animal face such as that of a cat, pig, or lion (18%); (f ) fantastical and monstrous beings (48%).

    The Troxler Effect fades out features that a person isn't directly staring at. Those features are filled in with what's around them. It works on a white background, but a face looks horrifying when, for example, a slice of forehead and cheek are subbed in for an eye. Plus, the effect doesn't stay in one place. The Troxler Effect wanders over the entire face, distorting it massively. The person then often instinctively turns those distortions into things that they can actually recognize, even if it scares them. This is how mirror monsters, like Bloody Mary, develop. The brain gets tired of processing the mundane and, accidentally, cooks up a monster to entertain us.

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/an-optical-illusion-that-explains-the-origins-of-imagin-5906432
     
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    Bloody Mary has always made me stand off is. When I was about 9 is I heard about it from my cousin's . They wanted me to do it with them but said no. My aunt Dixie asked what was going on told her they gonna do bloody Mary. She laughed and said it is all in fun. We heard then laughing then saying the verses. Got quite my cousin screamed my other one was white as a ghost when he walked into the living room. My one cousin got scratched down her back, 3 scratches. My aunt got mad at my other cousin for hurting his sister but he proved he had no nails.
    So I looked her up found all that.
    My cousin for yrs after that was never the same.
     
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    Good to know there's a name for it. Sometimes when I'm starting off into space things fade from my view as if they are disappearing completely. I guess the Troxler Effect is that, too?
     
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    Yes, that would be it.
     
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    Stare only at the dot in the center. The rest will shortly fade.

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    Debi trying to hypnotize us:p
     
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