Latest Twitter trend ‘Charlie Charlie Challenge’ has teens trying to summon Mexican demon

Posted at 4:47 PM, May 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-25 16:47:46-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Teens are participating in a new social media craze that attempts to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie.

The Charlie Charlie Challenge surfaced Monday on Twitter and has gone viral across social media platforms.

The challenge includes putting two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross. The words "yes" and "no" are written in boxes outlined by the pencils. Then the participants say "Charlie, Charlie are you here?"

Social media users have been uploading videos "summoning" Charlie.

When any challenge goes viral online, the memes and parodies are not far behind.

Some Twitter users have been advising others against the Charlie Challenge with warnings of demons. Users say the craze stems from "an old Mexican game" to summon a demon named Charlie.

The Charlie Challenge is the latest craze to take over Twitter. Recently teens were participating in the Kylie Jenner challenge to plump their lips. The Kylie Jenner challenge led to several injuries.