Real Bloody Mary
No one can forget those days in high school where the horrifying tales about the apparition of Bloody Mary would make rounds.
As the folklore goes, one was supposed to lock themselves in a dark room and stand in front of a mirror with a candle and recite “Bloody Mary” thrice. Many versions also suggested that saying “I killed/stole your baby” also does the trick. The scary part is yet to come.
The spirit of Bloody Mary would appear on the other side of the mirror once someone would utter those words. And do one of this many spine chilling things- make a blood-curdling scream, utter the scariest curses, steal souls or leave the person alive to suffer in agony by scratching their eyes out among others!
While now it has been made clear that the whole Bloody Mary folklore is just that- an interesting story (unless you love to have goosebumps, then you can still believe in its authenticity!), no one can deny a fact that there was indeed a woman known as ‘Bloody Mary’!
Know more about her!
Queen Mary, I of England (18th February 1516- 17th November 1558) was a staunch Catholic Empress in a country that was torn apart by the conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants. She, in order to ensure that her faith continues to persist in the future generations as well, set out to commit a mammoth task.
She eliminated thousands and thousands of Protestants. Sometimes, she burned them at the stake, sometimes drawn, quartered and even beheaded. She showed no mercy to the ‘traitors’. People in England began to refer to her as ‘Bloody Mary’ after her demise in 1558, as they thought that the title was apt for her since her hands were marred with the blood of hundreds and thousands of innocent people.
Oh well, they couldn’t have come up with a better way to pay a tribute to her, could they? (note the sarcasm)
Breathe a sigh of relief. Put your weak stomach at ease since now you know who was the real Bloody Mary.
But be aware, Queen Mary spiraled into depression and ‘madness’ because of her ghost/false pregnancies. So no matter what you must never go in front of a mirror with a candle and utter “I killed/stole your baby!” Or the real Bloody Mary might appear!