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The midnight game
« on: August 25, 2012, 08:10:34 pm »
Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 08:31:15 pm »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 
Can't say i've ever heard of that one.  However, it sure sounds like a SNIPE hunt to me.  A snipe hunt is where you take a gulliable person out into the woods and leave them at a corner junction of a fence line. They are told to hold the bag and the snipe (a bird like creature) will run headlong into the bag.

Then the rest of the group goes off the run teh snipe to the catcher.  Only thing is in realility they just leave and go off and do what ever.  Sometimes gone till late the next day as the "Fool" is left holding the bag.

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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 09:45:01 pm »
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Can't say i've ever heard of that one.  However, it sure sounds like a SNIPE hunt to me.  A snipe hunt is where you take a gulliable person out into the woods and leave them at a corner junction of a fence line. They are told to hold the bag and the snipe (a bird like creature) will run headlong into the bag.

Then the rest of the group goes off the run teh snipe to the catcher.  Only thing is in realility they just leave and go off and do what ever.  Sometimes gone till late the next day as the "Fool" is left holding the bag.

 
Thats really sad but funny, but ive never heard about the snipe hunt. Like i said thats probably all it is.

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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 10:18:57 pm »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 
Yeah, I've heard of stuff like this before. Seems similar to the Bloody Mary thing, urban legends about the "witching hour", etc.

I still wanna try playing the "lift the table" game. :B

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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 12:05:15 am »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 

Never heard of this one before. It does seem a little too cliche to be based in older lore though (in my opinion).

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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 12:22:04 am »
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As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

 
That's the first time I've heard of this one. It doesn't sound like it's based on anything except crappy movies, though, sorry. Probably be hilarious at a sleepover, though. Screeching teenagers and whatnot. We used to just bust out the ouija board and see who was drama-queen enough to start in with the 'U WILL DIEEEE' crap.

I probably still wouldn't do it, not gonna lie. I'm thirty and I still refuse to try the Bloody Mary thing. Also Slenderman creeps me out and I KNOW that's a made-up one. (But... tulpas! Eeeek!)

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 01:21:15 am »
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I still wanna try playing the "lift the table" game. :B


That one was a staple for our slumber parties growing up. If you really want a training bra to freeze, you have to invite more than five people so four can do light as a feather while one secretly dips the bras and puts them in the freezer. These things must be planned and timed carefully.

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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 06:58:28 am »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 
Sounds like the stuff of bad B-movies to me (and not even the 'so bad it's good' kind). I mean, what if you don't believe in demons?
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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 08:03:43 am »
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As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I don't recall ever hearing of this one before, but it sounds more like the plot of a really bad horror novel/movie than any actual ritual.
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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 08:46:30 am »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 
Biggest reason there's no way that's an old thing - 3:33 is a time you can only get with modern watches.  Can't be any older than accurate to the minute timepieces.

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 11:12:17 am »
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Biggest reason there's no way that's an old thing - 3:33 is a time you can only get with modern watches.  Can't be any older than accurate to the minute timepieces.

Excellent point.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 03:22:19 pm »
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Excellent point.

 
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Re: The midnight game
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 04:00:56 pm »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 

The pagan ritual part is utter tripe otherwise, that sounds really, really fun, but maybe instead of a demonic entity, you have someone with a nerf gun...

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 04:06:26 pm »
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Excellent point.


Yes it is.

The first thing that came to mind when reading the OP was having to run from anything for 3 hours 33 minutes.  I'm out of breath already.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 05:24:12 pm »
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Just be warneD this might be ridiculous or give someone a facepalm but I'm just a confused and curious teenager.

As a teen you hear a lot of urban legends, the new one is the midnight game. Apparenlty it's supposed to be an old pagan ritual where at midnight you summon a demonic entity and you're  supposed to basically play a game of hide and seek with it until 3:33 am. if you survive till then you win but if it catches you, you have hallucinations of your worst fear or possibly death.

I want to know if there is truth or history behind this...

Thanks, nadkins

 
Never heard of that, before. Although, in the gray-and-white version of Occultforums, I did read this account of Western ceremonial magicians (actually it sounded like a mix of other magickal traditions and styles) taking turns to stand in front of a summoning triangle and banish a demon that a designated (definitely ceremonial) magickian had summoned from the Goetia. A different demon every time, and a different banisher to show off their own banishing ritual or technique every time. If I recall, there was not only a designated summoner, to keep the demons coming consistently, but each banisher would of course have varying degrees of success. So, they had a designated backup-banisher too, in case the banisher who stepped up to the plate just wasn't up to snuff.

So, obviously the ceremonials had set it up and controlled the field, but I can't recall if that was a particularly exhausting final exam in some group magick class (it certainly sounds more hip than the Rite of Abramelin, making up your own banishing ritual and all and seeing how well it works,) or if it were an experiment (which banishing ritual is most effective?), or a bet (psions are better than chaotes? wanna get the ceremonials to judge?), or just a way for all these occultists to meet and get to know each other and show off.

It just sounded similar, to me.
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