Everyone’s been talking about the Blue Whale challenge that recently took the life of a 14 year old Mumbai boy who jumped off the terrace of his building. This highly influential game is so dangerous that it leads mostly young adults to commit suicide.
Have no clue about the game? Well, here’s taking a look at what it is all about.
The Blue Whale Challenge is a suicide game where the administrators and curators give a particular task to people to complete, at the end of which you are supposed to take your life. This game has been allegedly co-created by a young man known as Philipp Budeikin who pleaded guilty this May.
This 21-year-old man incited young adults (mostly teenagers) to commit suicide and in an interview with the Russian press stated how he was on a mission to cleanse society and that all his victims were “biological wastes”.
According to BBC, he was held in St Petersburg, Russia for charges of inciting teenage girls (at least 16 of them) to kill themselves during the course of the game. For all those who are curious about the game, here’s the gist.
The game comprises daily tasks where all participants have to wake up at odd hours, listen to certain music genres, self mutilate among other things. Slowly, slowly, this escalates to other dangerous tasks and the eventual goal seems to be suicide.
Philipp Budeikin was once asked in an interview whether he pushed gullible teenagers to death and this was his reply: “Yes. I truly was doing that. Don’t worry, you’ll understand everything. Everyone will understand.”
Check out the list of questions:
- Carve with a razor ‘f57’ on your hand. Send a photo to the curator.
- Wake up at 4.20 am and watch psychedelic and scary videos that curator sends you.
- Cut your arm with a razor alone your veins, but not too deep. Only 3 cuts, send a photo to the curator.
- Draw a whale on a sheet of paper, send a photo to curator.
- If you are ready to “become a whale”, carve ‘YES’ on your leg. If not, cut yourself many times (punish yourself).
- Task with a cipher.
- Carve ‘f40’ on your hand, send a photo to curator.
- Type ‘#i_am_whale” in your VKontakte status.
- You have to overcome your fear.
- Wake up at 4.20 am and go to a roof (the higher the better)
- Carve a whale on your hand with a razor. Send a photo to curator.
- Watch psychedelic and horror videos all day.
- Listen to music that “they” (curators) send you.
- Cut your lip.
- Poke your hand with a needle many times.
- Do something painful to yourself, make yourself sick.
- Go to the highest roof you can find, stand on the edge for some time.
- Go to a bridge, stand on the edge.
- Climb up a crane or at least try to do it.
- The curator checks if you are trustworthy.
- Have a talk “with a whale” (with another player like you or with a curator) in Skype
- Go to a roof and sit on the edge with your legs dangling.
- Another task with a cipher.
- Secret task.
- Have a meeting with a “whale”.
- The curator tells you the date of your death and you have to accept it.
- Wake up at 4.20 a.m. and go to rails (via any railroad that you can find)
- Don’t talk to anyone all day
- Make a vow that “you’re a whale”
- – 49. Everyday you wake up at 4.20 am and watch horror videos. Listen to music that ‘they’ send you. Make 1 cut on your body per day. Talk to a whale.
- Jump off a high building. Take your life.
There are a lot of rumours floating about the game. Some say there’s a special app for the game while others believe the game is conducted over social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram. People who wish to participate in the game usually post on social media asking for curators making use of certain hashtags such as #bluewhalechallenge, #curatorfindme, #i_am_whale. And this is one of the ways administrators get in touch with the participants.
But after there’s contact between the two parties, the administrators usually ask participants to delete all forms of evidence from their social media accounts.
While some claim that the game does not exist, others (the families of the deceased) have stated how they have seen them performing the tasks.