BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Several Caribbean countries are reporting that school children have been rushed to hospital after playing the “demonic” game “Charlie Charlie”.

The game is said to be a simplified version of the “Ouija Board” and summons a Mexican “demon” by the name of Charlie. The “Charlie Charlie Challenge”, as it is being called, entails placing two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of the cross with the words “yes” and “no” written in each quadrant.

Participants then repeat the phrase “Charlie, Charlie can we play?” to connect with the “demon”. The “demon” is then asked specific questions and the top pencil moves in response.

In Antigua and Barbuda, emergency medical services were kept busy after a group of students attending the Jennings Secondary School fainted and had to be rushed to hospital after allegedly playing the game

“Children started fainting and having seizures. Children were fainting while walking home, and some of them were trying to jump out the bus,” one student told the Antigua Observer newspaper.

In St. Lucia, the Ministry of Education is being called upon to issue an official alert after a student began having unpleasant experiences after playing the game. .

“My daughter came home crying and shaking after reporting that she saw desks floating,” the mother of the student, told a website.

“We are Christians and so when she saw what was happening, she began to pray. We also prayed with her and counselled her. She has faced other experiences like that in the past, so she is aware of what this thing is about.

“The thing is, if it is done in the private homes the demon has access to the home with or without the consent of the person who summoned it, but in the school gives access to the entire student body putting other children at risk,” the parent is quoted as saying.

Barbados school teachers have also warned their students from engaging in the game, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the president of the National Parent/Teacher Association, Zena Ramatali warned against playing the game which has been trending globally over the last few days.

“It is a very serious situation right now,” she said, adding that the game taking root locally is an indication of the dangers of the Internet.

Ramatali said children must be taught what is good and what is evil and that clearly the Charlie Charlie Challenge is an evil game.

“We have to teach them that this is not something that they want to dabble in,” she said.

“Children should be supervised at all times. What happens is that they are unsupervised at break time and lunch time and the devil is actually fining work for them,” she added.

7 replies on “Students rushed to hospital after playing with Charlie ‘demon’”

  1. Remember Satan is right here in Saint Vincent, when you have a politician telling us “if I work Obeah, I only work Obeah for the Lord” that kind of statement encourages our children into Satanic behavior, it tell the it’s OK.

    1. C. ben-David says:

      Our Portuguese PM is the last person in SVG to believe in African-based obeah — but he knows that his doltish followers, nearly all the descendants of African slaves — are still superstitious so uses this imagery to keep them in line.

  2. C. ben-David says:

    Why are these students being urged not to play Charlie Charlie and why is this game being called “demonic”? Perhaps they are unfamilar with the following:

    God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea
    And rides upon the storm.
    Deep in unfathomable mines
    Of never failing skill
    He treasures up His bright designs
    And works His sov’reign will.
    Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
    The clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy and shall break
    In blessings on your head.
    Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
    But trust Him for His grace;
    Behind a frowning providence
    He hides a smiling face.
    His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    The bud may have a bitter taste,
    But sweet will be the flow’r.
    Blind unbelief is sure to err
    And scan His work in vain;
    God is His own interpreter,
    And He will make it plain.

    (William Cowper, 1774)

  3. TeacherFang says:

    When you hear kids talking about seeing floating desks and adults talking about a children game as a “serious situation” and the “dangers of the internet”…well we need to take away the CRACK PIPE FROM THESE FOLKS AND DIRECT THEM TO THE NEAREST REHAB CENTER.

    Really people? Really, I can’t believe this ish. People, its call GRAVITY…THERE IS NOTHING DEMONIC ABOUT THE GAME…THE REAL “EVIL” IS THE HARD BACK MAN BREEDING THE 13 YEAR OLD; THE REAL “EVIL” IS ISIS;THE REAL “EVIL” IS THE INDISCRIMINATE SHOOTING OF FOLKS IN VINCYLAND; THE REAL “DEMON” IS A MAN LEAVING HIS BED 4 DAY MORNING TO KISS OFF A FEMALE OFFICER; THE REAL DEMON IS SEPP BLATTER,LOL;

    People, I played the game and I ask Charlie, who is going to win the next elections in Vincyland….and then I heard a loud voice say, HAUL YO MUDDAH…I NAH GETTING INTO VINCY POLITICS…PRIDDY WARNED ME ABOUT ALL YO PEOPLE AND HOW YO CHASE HIM OUT OF VINCYLAND…LOL

    1. C. ben-David says:

      The readiness of our people to believe in such crap is why:

      — our politicians can easily use religious imagery to control the minds of our superstitious masses.

      — our “education revolution” has been such a hoax.

      — our Caribbean civilization is so backward.

      — I mockingly quoted William Cowper’s poem below.

      — we can be fooled into supporting an airport without a cause at Argyle.

  4. You guys are a bunch of jokers. satan is real. why bring politics in this serious situation. If you guys believe this is nonsense then take part in the rituals and get the answer for yourselves. Follow the practice and prove for yourself if it is true or false. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. You guys are writing like a bunch of nincompoops–nicnom f- -t.

    1. C. ben-David says:

      What a backward, superstitious, unscientific, semi-literate people we are. No wonder we can not progress as a society, no wonder the best and brightest of our people have to flee to other lands to fulfill their potential, no wonder we are so fatalistic (everything is God’s will, so don’t try to better yourself because this will be to no avail — just leave everything to fate and chance and keep Charlie-Charlieing with your life).

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