THE LEGEND OF BLOODY MARY
By Julian Vargas and Eliana Castaño
Bloody Mary is a legendary spirit conjured to reveal the future. The legend says that she appears in a mirror when her name is called multiple times. The Bloody Mary apparitions could be benign or malignant, often as part of a game of truth or dare
Most people heard the Bloody Mary legend when they were children, listening to spookyghost stories around the campfire. The tale is still told at campouts, late-night bonfire parties and sleepovers.
The legend claims that the evil woman can be summoned by chanting "Bloody Mary" into a mirror anywhere from three to one-hundred times in a darkened room lit only by a candle. (Thirteen seems to be the most popular number of chants). The bathroom is the most popular executing placefor testing the legend, but other dark rooms seem credible. After the name is said amount of times, the spirit will appear in a mirror to claw its eyes. Then, death will follow. Other variations are she could drive you insane or pull you into the mirror, and never to be seen again.
“Who Bloody Mary really is” remains a mystery. While there are many versions of this story, many stories point atwoman named Mary Worth, who was horribly disfigured in a car crash.
It is said that was Queen Mary I of England, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. In other cases it is told that she was a witch who was burned at the stake and has returned for revenge, or it may be the devil himself who comes for her soul.
Other story, explains that Mary was killed behind Elementary School Pine Roadand she was called by girls in the bathroom puncturing their fingers with a needle extracting 2 blood drops, and after they say with their close eyes “we believe in Bloody Mary” ten times. When they open their eyes, they would see a girl with long black hair, white skin and a cut forehead where blood flowed.
However, one of the most credible and with more reasoning is the story told in a regionfrom the United States: At the old closed down Tri Community Elementary School near Caroleen, North Carolina; people have always claimed that Bloody Mary can be seen in the bathroom mirrors. She was always described as a woman standing looking out the mirror dressed in a bloody dress and several rusty chains were draped around her neck and shoulders.
On hill behind the school is located a very oldgraveyard with a lot of tombstones, most of them have been long time ago there, and the names on the stones cannot be seen anymore. It is said that in this graveyard is where a witch was hung and buried in the 1780's. A historical fact, that several women were hung in this area for practicing witchcraft. At one of the trials the old transcripts said, that a woman was hung for making her neighborscows go dry, for driving crazy a young woman and to have provoked her to throw herself into river and drown. Her name was Mary Holescloth, and she was hung by a rope around her neck until she was dead, it happened on Christmas Day, in1781, near to Tri Community School; three days before, she had been tried by the High Sheriff and eleven of her neighbors testified against the old woman.
At thetime that Mary Holescloth was buried, it was believed that if you buried a witch wrapped in chains, the witch’s ghost could not come back and bother anyone. But, It is strange that through years, when the old woman's ghost has been seen in the mirrors of the school, she was wrapped in chains. It was also said that witches were always wrapped in chains and buried facing down.
Over the years, peoplehave left offerings of candy, flowers, and dolls at the gravestone from the old witch. Her gravestone is a large red tombstone without writing on it. Through years, they have drawn three crosses in a row on the tombstone for luck. Also, there are rumors that people often practice witchcraft at the old witches’ tombstone. They light candles and leave offerings such as: dead chickens; you can...
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