The One Man Challenge??

United States
May 16, 2017 6:00pm CST
Well, this actually came to mind after @celticeagle posted her most recent discussion... I was sitting at the kitchen table the other day, when my niece started to tell me about videos she was watching. Apparently she's been found herself fascinated with youtube a lot lately. There is a challenge, apparently, where a person is to take their (or someone else's DNA) and fill it inside an unstuffed bear.. I think, in her example, it was people's hair. They would then take the bear, sew it back up, and use any instrument to stab into the bear. She said you could use a knife, but she didn't think that would be a good choice... Why she thought that? well because supposedly after stabbing the bear with this implement, you are supposed to set it down and (if my memory serves) leave the room... The bear will then supposedly come alive and try to kill you with whatever tool you left on it. I think she said the means of which to dispel the thing, but I can't recall... The whole idea is ridiculous and the "bloody mary" challenge / legend comes to mind.. However, regardless, I still find the whole thing disturbing. It is akin to some sort of black magick, if one can believe in that. I had to burst my niece's bubble, letting her know that it wasn't real. She seemed crushed by the revelation, though she wouldn't admit to being upset over it. I fear that someone will try this, and then thinking to scare their friends, turn the lights out (as I think might've been a requisite to the challenge) and then proceed to stab the friend with whatever implement was left on the stuffed animal. (It didn't necessarily need to be a bear, so my niece says.) Can we go back to the days when "Bloody Mary" challenges were the worst of it?
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@Deepizzaguy (5265)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 May
Some people do not get it that some challenges can have a tragic ending.
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• United States
16 May
Or that they should be sure to have quite a well understood disclaimer when posting videos about it...
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• Banks, Oregon
17 May
How horrifying
• United States
17 May
Far removed from our "Bloody Mary" dares as children, isn't it?
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• United States
17 May
@chrissbergstrom I was the youngest sibling (but luckily not the youngest of cousins) and was subject to being taunted into doing the "Bloody Mary" mirror game. I was terrified as well. The bathroom they mad me do it in has two doors. When you go into the bathroom it's just the vanity (with a wall wide mirror) but the second door opens up into the toilet and shower area. The bathroom was just creepy!
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• Banks, Oregon
17 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yeah i remember doing it and my cousin pulled the lever on the breaker box in the other room as they told me i needed to scream bloody murder later i found out they wanted me to scream it so they knew when to cut the breaker, yeah i may have wet myself lol
@teamfreak16 (26508)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
17 May
Some of the weird things they come up with these days.
• United States
18 May
I think one of the worst, cosmetically speaking, was the one to do with lips.. I forget the exact details, but it caused a lot of damage to blood vessels around the lips...
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@teamfreak16 (26508)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
18 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum - I don't remember that one.
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• United States
19 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum It was popular a couple of years ago...
@Courtlynn (19328)
• United States
16 May
Thats ridiculous
• United States
17 May
pretty much... but it's still frightening, if not for the fact that it might incite others (kids) to try it out for themselves.. My niece (whose 11) was pretty convinced of it's legitimacy. Without concern for, even thinking of, the fact that harm could come to the people trying it.
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@Courtlynn (19328)
• United States
17 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum but thats why people should be talking to these kids
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• United States
17 May
@Courtlynn I hope others are... These aren't kids that she knows that are uploading these things... I've already talked to my niece, and I can only hope that any of her friends who might be watching these videos have been talked to as well. Talking to my sister directly about this would be of no help...
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@RubyHawk (13119)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 May
This sounds like something too far out for kids to mess with. Someone might be injured It's good that you gave your niece the correct information.
• United States
17 May
Yes, it definitely is. I didn't watch the videos she was talking about myself, however, I get the impression all participants are most likely in their teens... I am glad to dissuade her from it, just as I dissuaded her from the Ouija Board.
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@RubyHawk (13119)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum It's hard for kids to resist what their friends are doing A good thing she listens to you.
@sallypup (16334)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 May
Voo Doo is back? Bored people?
• United States
16 May
Maybe a combination of the two? I am pretty sure, or so I hope, that it's just a silly game... but it's weird enough, and scary enough, that I've warned my niece away from it.
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