‘The Midnight Game’ May Be The Most Terrifying Pagan Ritual You Can Attempt

The Midnight Game is, supposedly, a pagan ritual that was used as a punishment throughout history.

Even if you’re not a believer and are just curious about the occult, The Midnight Game is fascinating. After conducting the ritual, many have claimed to be mentally scarred, terrified…and there are some claims that this even causes death.

These are the required items:

  • Candle
  • Piece of paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Salt
  • Wooden door
  • At least one drop of your own blood

According to the Creepy Pasta Wiki, you must start the game at midnight.

Step 1

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Write your full name (first, middle, and last) on the piece of paper. Put at least one drop of blood on the paper. Allow it to soak into the paper.

Step 2

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Turn off all of the lights in the place you are doing this. Go to your wooden door, and place the paper with your name on it in front of the door. Now, take out the candle and light it. Place it on top of the paper.

Step 3

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Knock on the door 22 times. The hour must be 12:00 AM upon the final knock. Then, open the door, blow out the candle, and close the door. You have just allowed the “Midnight Man” to enter your house.

According to the wiki, the last step is the tricky (and possibly dangerous) part.

Immediately relight your candle.

This is where the game begins. You must now lurk around your now completely dark house, with the lit candle in your hand. Your goal is to avoid the Midnight Man at all costs, until 3:33 AM. Should your candle ever go out, that means the Midnight Man is near you. You must relight your candle in the next ten seconds.

If you are not successful in doing this, you must then immediately surround yourself with a circle of salt. If you are unsuccessful in both of your actions, the Midnight Man will create a hallucination of your greatest fear, and rip out your organs one by one. You will feel it, but you will be unable to react.

If you are successful in creating the circle of salt, you must remain in there until 3:33 AM.

If you are successful in relighting your candle, you may proceed with the game. You must continue to 3:33 AM, without being attacked by the Midnight Man, or being trapped inside the circle of salt, to win the Midnight Game. The Midnight Man will leave your house at 3:33 AM, and you will be safe to proceed with your morning.

The final warnings at the end of the instructions may be the most terrifying part.

  • DO NOT turn any of the lights on during the Midnight Game.
  • DO NOT use a flashlight during the Midnight Game.
  • DO NOT go to sleep during the Midnight Game.
  • DO NOT attempt to use another person’s blood on your name.
  • DO NOT use a lighter as a substitute for a candle. It will not work.
  • AND DEFINITELY DO NOT attempt to provoke the Midnight Man in ANY WAY.
  • Even when the game is over, he will always be watching you…
  • Good luck, you are going to need it.

Uh…no, thanks.

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