Charlie Charlie: The Pencil Game is an old Mexican tradition. It is a supernatural ritual that is used to contact a ghost. It is sometimes called “Six Pencils”, “Charlie Charlie Are You There?” or “The Charlie Charlie Challenge”. Some people believe that you are contacting the spirit of a young boy who killed himself. Others believe this ritual is dangerous and that you are, in actual fact, contacting a demon.
How to Play Charlie Charlie
You need a sheet of paper and two pencils.
Step 1: Take the piece of paper and draw two lines on it, forming a cross. Write “Yes” in the top left and bottom right squares and “No” in the other two squares, as in the picture above.
Step 2: Place a pencil on the line going left and right and balance another pencil on top of it, along the line going up and down.
Step 3: Say the following chant twice out loud: “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?”
Charlie will make the pencil point to either “Yes” or “No”
You can now proceed to ask questions and Charlie will answer them with either “Yes” or “No”.
To end the game, you must chant “Charlie, Charlie, can we stop?” When you get a “Yes”, you say “Goodbye” and remove the pencils from the paper to break contact. If he says “No”, keep trying until you get a “Yes”.
How to Play Six Pencils
The Pencil Game can only be played with two people. You need six unsharpened pencils.
Step 1: Each person takes three pencils and arranges them to form three sides of a square (as in the picture above). The ends of your pencils should be touching. You should be holding the pencils at the sharpened tip.
Step 2: Both of you say the following chant twice: “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?”
If the pencils move inwards, the answer is “Yes”.
If the pencils move outwards, the answer is “No”.
If one side moves inwards and the other moves outwards, it means “Maybe”, or that the question cannot be answered.
Also, up means “Yes” and down means “No”.
Step 3: You ask the spirit of Charlie Yes or No questions. He will indicate his answer by moving the pencils.
To end the game, you both must chant “Charlie, Charlie, can we stop?” When the pencils move inwards or upwards, you drop them to the floor and say “Goodbye” to break contact.
Stories and Experiences with the Charlie Charlie Pencil Game
“When I was younger, we used to play a game called Six Pencils… They truly moved! It was crazy. They answered questions that nobody could have known. My Mom told me it was demons we were talking to, so I stopped.”
“My friends played the Pencil Game and they got in contact with a ghost named Charlie that had died of child abuse. But things soon went bad. One of my friends saw a dark figure on her roof when she was home alone. Another heard scratching on her bathroom door and dark laughing. Another felt her blanket on her bed being pulled down when she was sleeping and then she also heard laughing. Another saw a dark shape hanging from her roof. All of these things happened when they were alone. Soon they got scared and stopped playing the game and put up crosses in their rooms and never went near that stuff again and it all stopped.”
“The game “Charlie, Charlie” was a big thing at my school, and I came home and played it with my Mom. My Mom and Dad got all mad and said that the game was just like the ouija board. Supposedly it’s a call to the devil… No offense, but it’s scary… I started hearing things around my house after I played it”
There are no reports of anyone dying or being possessed by demons after playing the Pencil Game so it is considered quite safe. However, we still advise you not to play it, just in case.