How Did It Become So Popular?
How Do You Play It?
Is It All Just Fun and Games?
Because while it’s easy to invite a spirit to interact with you, it is way more difficult to ask it to leave... especially when it doesn't want to.
Remember, however, that just because you don’t believe in something--or just because it hasn't happened to you--doesn’t make it any less real, particularly for the millions of reported (and thousands of documented) paranormal phenomena collected throughout history worldwide.
(People didn't use to believe in gravity either, until it was proven by theory, mathematics, and gravity's effects. When it comes to the paranormal, the cases and theories are there: we still just haven't pinned down the math.)
Bottom Line: the Charlie Charlie challenge is a form of ritual that invites a spirit to communicate with the players.
“Charlie Charlie, are you here?” may seem like a simple phrase that won’t harm anyone, but that is not true. That mere phrase is an open invitation to anything that’s out there.
It is okay to be curious, but it is never okay to be stupid.
As mentioned in SPRG Book 1: Voices in the Theater, dealing with the paranormal is not simple:
It is said in recently-published articles that a Vatican-backed exorcist has claimed anyone who performs the "demon-summoning" Charlie Charlie Challenge could end up "harassed" by evil visitors from the other side. Leaders from Catholic groups see this game as a threat, and it is. It is not as harmless as it seems.
And it's very hard to ward away something you have invited out of your own free will.
This is a warning. Stop the Charlie Charlie challenge.