To participate in the #CharlieCharlieChallenge, kids must
first create a makeshift ouija board from a piece of paper by drawing a cross
in the center of it and writing the words "yes" and "no" in the empty spaces so "Charlie"
will have options to answer their questions.
Next they place two pencils on the
cross and ask out loud, "Charlie, Charlie: Are you here?" If Charlie
is present, kids say he will move the pencil to point to "yes" on the paper.
Videos of the #CharlieCharlieChallenge have been a hit on Twitter,
Instagram and Vine showing kids taking on the challenge and running out of the room in fear when they see their pencils move on their own.
If you do decide to play with Charlie, you must ask him to leave—or, allegedly, he and his friends will linger since you have opened the door from their world to ours.
Is Charlie the demon hiding in your closet? You better
go ask your kids.