Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 77 Views no discussions NewsRegional Charlie Charlie Challenge craze is demonic activity, priest warns by: Caribbean 360 – May 29, 2015 Caribbean 360PHILADELPHIA, United States – The Charlie Charlie Challenge game that has recently taken social media by storm has been dubbed “demonic activity” by a Catholic priest.In an open letter to pupils at the Saints John Neumann and Mario Goretti Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Father Stephen McCarthy said there was no way of knowing what could happen if they took the challenge.According to a report in Britain’s Independent newspaper, the letter said: “There is a dangerous game going around on social media which openly encourages impressionable young people to summon demons.“I want to remind you all there is no such thing as ‘innocently playing with demons’.“Please be sure to NOT participate and encourage others to avoid participation as well.“The problem with opening yourself up to demonic activity is that it opens a window of possibilities which is not easily closed.”The Charlie Charlie Challenge has been trending online with videos posted of children and teenagers taking the challenge, which involves balancing pencils in a cross, surrounded by the words “yes” and “no,” in what The Independent described as a rudimentary form of the Ouija board.The challenge is allegedly an “ancient Mexican tradition”, which supposedly summons a visit from a demon, the presence of which is said to be indicated by the movement of the pencils towards the word “yes”.In what has been described as a supernatural ritual, players chant “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?” twice, and wait to see if the crossed pencil points towards yes or no. Provided the pencils point towards yes, players are said to be free to ask the spirit questions. At the end of the game, players must ask permission to stop by chanting “Charlie, Charlie can we stop?” They must then wait until Charlie says yes by pointing the pencil to the appropriate square.Players must then drop the pencils to the floor so “the demon portal to his or her own home hasn’t been left wide open forever.”There is also a two-person version of the game that uses six pencils.Not everybody is convinced the game is supernatural in any way, with some suggesting that the movement is a result of nothing more than physics.There have been reports of some participants claiming to have witnessed strange phenomena, such as seeing peculiar shadows or hearing uncanny noises while playing the game, and suffering from nightmares afterwards.Others claim to have experienced no unusual activity in connection with taking the challenge.
Marianne Sotomil. SPIN.PH MANILA – Marianne Sotomil made her collegiate debut in University of the Philippines Lady Maroons as they beat University of Perpetual Help Lady Altas 25-10, 25-12, 25-23 in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the San Juan Arena.A native of Pavia, Iloilo, Sotomil played lengthy minutes in the second and third set to finish with 2 points, including a service ace, while also accounting for a number of assists.“Medyo kinabahan pa ako noong start kaya medyo hindi maganda iyong setting ko but noong nag-settle down na ako naging OK naman na,” Sotomil said after the July 28 match.Isa Molde was the lone double-figure scorer with 14 points while Marian Buitre chipped in 7 markers for Lady Maroons, which played without injured veteran Diana Carlos. Lady Maroons had a strong start in the opening set as it surged to a 15-4 lead and later widening this to as high as 15 points. The same went in the second frame where UP went ahead 20-9.But UP struggled early in the third frame and had to rely on veterans to tie the count 23-all before Molde and Ai Gannaban scored back-to-back to win the match.“In the third set, we were trying to do things in a haste,” said Lady Maroons coach Godfrey Okumu. “We were in a hurry. Those are some of all the small things that happen in the game. We were able to recover because we knew what we were doing right.”Meanwhile University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses continued its winning ways after a 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Rookie Ejiya Laure maintained her rousing performance with 13 points for UST (3-0)./PN