Bloody Mary Your at you’re best friends 13th birthday party, everyone is downstairs playing games like Truth or Dare?, and Spin the Bottle. Then someone tells of a game they had played at another party called Bloody Mary. The rules were that you had to walk into a dark bathroom with only a candle. You had to stand in front of the mirror and say Bloody Mary three times in a row. Sound familiar? A popular game played at parties, but how did it begin? There are many of theories to who she was. One legend was that she was a witch, another states that she was a ghost and of course the one where she was a queen. In the Bloody Mary story that refers to her as a witch, Bloody Mary lived in a small house in the forest. The town near by had given her the name Bloody Mary. One night, young girls had started to go missing in the town. The towns men knew it to be Mary but had no proof of it. One night the father of one girl saw his daughter leaving from her bed and heading toward the forest. The father alerted neighbors to follow and assist him. As they followed the girl she continued to walk toward Mary’s house. Bloody Mary was standing on her porch with a wand chanting words. The men grabbed Mary and brought her to town to burn her at the stake. As she burned she screeched a curse that any soul would dare say her name three times in front a mirror was to have his or her eyes scratched out by Mary herself. In the Bloody Mary legend where she was a ghost. It says that Bloody Mary was in love with a man. She had been seeing him for many years and gotten engaged to him. About a month before the wedding Mary told her friend that she was planning to call the wedding off. Some how her fiancee found out. The night she was planning to break off from him, he came up to her while she was putting on make up in the bathroom. He acted at first that he was giving her a hug from behind but then snapped her neck. Once he had done this he cut her eyes out and kept them. Because Mary was murdered in front of a mirror her soul was trapped inside. When ever her name is said three times in front of a mirror Mary comes out and scratches your eyes out and of course, keeps them. Another story states the Bloody Mary was a Queen named Mary Tudor. The legend was that Mary was a beautiful woman who continued to age but looked nothing of her age. One day a slave found Mary’s secret room. It was full of dead slave girls and one tub. Mary was in the tub bathing in blood. She was put to death. All thought there is no real connection to this Mary and mirrors, it is still found as a Bloody Mary Legend. All of these stories are different you see. They do have few things in common though . It always involves a woman named Mary, the victim of the mirror summoning has his or her eyes scratched out ,and that Bloody Mary is summoned by saying Bloody Mary three times in a row. Although there is almost no way to find out who Bloody Mary really was, the game is continued to be played my children and teens who don’t really care how the story began, but just want a good scare.