So I think there’s a lot of different versions of this story but this is a story about a woman who had specifically three children and these children – it depends on the version – some popel say they were just murdered and some people say that they killed them herself tis just a scary story your family kinda tells you and the thing is if you say – her children died obviously – but when she died her ghost is present in the world so whenever people say her name three times she comes up and haunts you/kills you.
I think it’s in front of a mirror (if you say her name then) cause you have to see her ghost or something.
Why do they know this piece?
Again, from family, they’re always trying to scare you in some way –I remember family gatherings at night the cousins try to scare each other as much as possible at night with ghost/scary stories.
Where/Who did they learn it from?
Cousins, at the end of a party, family birthday party, my 10th birthday party.
What does it mean for them?
Honestly I think it’s just about passing on stories because this significance doesn’t bring up anything particularly for me – I wasn’t really scared of her – but I just played along with the story because everyone did but its just something that our family would do – the adults would be doing something and the children would gather together and tell ghost stories – not sure if this is just a South American thing but we tell a lot of these stories – this was one of the more significant stories we told each other and now it just reminds me of those family gatherings we had.
Also reminds me of / reflects my belief in ghosts/the supernatural – I always believed in ghosts and I always think of tortured souls and souls that could never pass on to peace because they were left with something and it kind of reminds me of how there’s still supernatural activity in the world.
Context of Performance: Sitting inside friend’s room just talking.
I, too have heard of the story/folklore of Bloody Mary and just like the subject said, you’re not supposed to say Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror (I might mention that for my case of Bloody Mary, you’re also supposed to do it in the dark, in the middle of the night).