This week a reader named Yash Salva requested a scary story about someone who had died after seeing Bloody Mary in the mirror.
I think Bloody Mary is an interesting subject for stories (especially around Halloween time) so here’s one about a girl who died playing the Bloody Mary game, and what happened to the friends who had pressured her into it…
THE SLUMBER PARTY
Some girls were having a slumber party one Saturday and after it got dark they all decided to play Truth or Dare.
Things were going along normally until it was the turn of a girl named Sonia. Sonia was new to the group and had just moved from another town a couple of weeks before. She decided it was best to pick ‘dare’ because she had a lot of secrets…and she wanted them to stay that way. Picking ‘dare’ would be much safer. After all, how much trouble could you get into doing a dare in a boring old house?
There was some whispering and giggling amongst a couple of the girls for a bit and then it was decided that Sonia’s dare would be to go into the bathroom and call to Bloody Mary in the mirror.
“You have to do it right though,” said one of the girls, “you have to be holding a lit candle, turn off the light, and spin around three times while chanting ‘Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Bloody Maaary’.” She said the last part in a really spooky voice and the girls around her laughed.
She had thought they would dare her to do something like run outside with underwear on her head yelling the words to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or something stupid like that. But trying to summon Bloody Mary was entirely different. Back in the last town she lived in she’d heard stories about what happened to people who were able to summon Bloody Mary and…
“I don’t think I’ll do it,” she said.
The other girls got mad though and started to make fun of her. One girl asked her if she wanted to just go home “since playing Truth Or Dare is obviously too scary for you” and another said that she was cheating, you couldn’t back out of a dare once you’d picked it.
So that was that. Sonia really wanted to make friends with these girls so she reluctantly agreed. They gave her a lit candle and she took it into the bathroom. That was the last time anyone ever saw her alive. When she got in there she hesitated and didn’t go up to the mirror, but the other girls started laughing and just closed the door behind her, holding the door handle so she couldn’t get out.
SUMMONING BLOODY MARY
There was a pause and then they heard a click of the light switch followed by footsteps walking over to the mirror. They heard her turn around three times while carefully saying “Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Bloody Mary”.
There was a few seconds of dead silence and then they heard Sonia drop the candle, scream, and run back to the bathroom door. She pounded on the door and screamed for them to let her out, but that just made the other girls burst into uncontrollable giggling and hold onto the door handle even harder to keep her in.
You see, they thought she had dropped the candle and got scared of the dark, so they were going to have some fun and keep her in there for a minute.
But then Sonia stopped screaming. There was no more pounding on the door, and no more pulling on the door handle. There was just…silence. It was a very eerie silence, and for the first time the other girls felt scared.
They let go of the door handle but she didn’t even try to come out, and when they called to her there was no answer. A nervous argument broke out amongst them about who was going to go in the bathroom and get Sonia. Nobody wanted to do it but one girl (the one who had taunted Sonia earlier with the spooky voice) was chosen. Try as she might though, she couldn’t get the door open.
Finally all of them at once had to push on the door to get it open, and they saw why it was so hard to move the door: Sonia’s body had been blocking it. They found her dead on the bathroom floor with red scratches all over her arms and feet, and as terrible as it was to see her lifeless body it wasn’t until they saw her face that they all started screaming.
Her face was twisted into a sickening look of horror, and both her eyes were now an inky black color.
They just stood there screaming until their parents came to see was happening. The girls never spoke a word about it though, not to the police, not to their parents, not even to each other. In fact not too long after that day they all stopped being friends and started keeping to themselves. Everybody around them assumed they were grieving for Sonia, but the girls who had been there at the slumber party knew it was because of fear.
For the rest of their lives each girl avoided looking in mirrors, especially ones that were very close, for fear that they’d see Bloody Mary. Or worse, see the twisted face and jet black eyes of Sonia…finally come to get her revenge on them.