Sunday, 2 August 2009

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a woman of folklore, a monstrous person who kills anyone who calls her. It's one of the most popular urban legends in existance, but is it true?

Bloody Mary is the name of a woman who, it is claimed, appears if you say her name three times in a mirror. Other variations include turning the taps on in the bathroom, saying her name thirteen times over a lighted candle, and rubbing your eyes or spinning around.

No one knows who Bloody Mary refers to, but it could hark back to Queen Mary I, who was nicknamed 'Bloody Mary', whose entire life was marred by repeated miscarriages and false pregnancies. Some have said that the miscarriages were deliberately induced so that she wouldn't bear an heir to the throne.

It is said that once Bloody Mary is summoned, the caller will be killed in a gruesome manner, including having their face torn off, their eyes scratched out, or being pulled into the mirror. Other variations have said that she will allow you to speak to a dead person for a minute, and others yet have claimed that if you look at her image in the mirror, she will show you your fortune.

So far, there have been no factual events to bear the legend out, so this story remains false.

It's a bloody good tale though!

So take it from us...

This is an Urban Legend Revealed!