There are many different variations of the legend of Bloody Mary, from the legend itself to who the legend is really about. So stay with me and don't get scared because we're going to dissect one of the most popular urban legends out there.
Some say that the connection of the mirror and seeing your future in the Victorian Era has a connection with the Bloody Mary legend which makes sense because in that time period and before many believed that the mirror was a gateway for spirits. Now the legend that I'll be talking about doesn't necessary say Bloody Mary but it is a spooky legend nevertheless and it has the similarities. The ritual has a young woman walk up a flight of stairs backwards while holding a candle in a darkened house. Once they did that they would gaze into a mirror and could catch a glimpse of their husband but if they saw a skull in the mirror they would die before they married!
According to most legends you have to stand in the mirror with one candle lit and say the name Bloody Mary three times into the mirror. Of course there are variety of gruesome consequences that could happen to one who has summoned the vengeful spirit.
Instead of saying of just saying Bloody Mary there are different sayings such as, "I believe in Mary Worth," "I stole your baby Bloody Mary," and "I killed your baby Mary Worth." Also in some legends turning around several times in the front of the mirror can summon the spirit.
You'll disappear and end up trapped in the mirror with the ghost for eternity which is nothing after you read the rest of consequences. You can be found dead with claw marks all over your face and body. Your eyes could be ripped out and your face horribly scarred.
Who was Bloody Mary?
Now that we know what can happen and how it happens who is this vengeful spirit that kills off people who summon her? Well that really depends who you are talking too. One version tells us that Bloody Mary was a woman named Mary Worth who was a witch. Since she was a witch she was found and executed.
Bloody Mary aka Mary Tudor, the daughter of Henry VIII has been associated with the legend, she's known in history for her brutal executions. A more modern look at who she was is that she was a local woman who was killed in a car accident and her face had been horribly scarred.
So now that we've relived this urban legend it might be tempting to be preteens again and say Bloody Mary in the mirror but if you're superstition you probably wouldn't want too, either way this legend is quite interesting!