Bloody Mary is a ghost from American folklore that often appears in mirrors when summoned. Some say her real name is Mary Worth. Some say she was a crazy woman who killed her children, and others believe it is the infamous Bell Witch.
In a dark, isolated room, hold a white candle near a mirror. Stare into the reflection of your own eyes – no blinking or looking elsewhere. Then dare to call Bloody Mary three times. She may appear behind you or in the corners of the mirror. NEVER EVER stop staring into your own eyes and NEVER look directly at her. To end the game, blow the candle out and walk away from the mirror.
(My gravest gratitude to Carol Hinrich,
my friend and neighbor for over 5 years,
for posing for this perfectly dreadful picture.)