The “One-Man Hide and Seek,” aka the “One-Man Tag,” is a ritual for contacting the dead.
The spirits, which are wandering restless on the Earth, are always looking for bodies to possess. In this ritual, you will summon such a spirit, by offering it a doll instead of a human body.
Warning: If you’re a “psychic”, you can “see” the dead, or are considered to have any other supernatural senses or abilities you may feel sick or unwell, hallucinate, or be prone to accidents or possession during the ritual.
There’s even a chance of letting something through from the 4th demension that’s hard to get rid of. If you need to, seek help from the church to get rid of it, preferably a Catholic Church because they have a long history of dealing with this kind of shit.
Things You Need:
One stuffed doll. It must have limbs.
Rice, enough to stuff the doll full.
One needle, and one crimson thread.
One pair of nail clippers.
One sharp-edged tool, such as a knife, glass shard, or scissors.
One cup of salt water. Natural salt would be best.
A bathroom, with a bathtub and some form of counter.
A hiding place, preferably a room purified by incense and ofuda. There must be a TV in there.
Take out whatever the doll is stuffed with. Once all of its stuffing is removed, re-stuff it with rice.
#1. Clip off a few pieces of your nails, and put them inside the doll. Your nails, no one elses. Sew up the opening with the crimson thread. When you finish sewing, tie up the doll with the rest of the thread.
#2. Go to the bathroom and fill your bathtub with water.
Return to your hiding place, and put the cup of salt water on the ground.
How to do it
Give a name to your doll. The name can be any but your own.
When the time is 3 AM, say “(your name) is the first it,” to the doll three times.
Go to the bathroom, and put the doll into the water-filled bathtub.
Turn off all of the lights in your house, go back to the hiding place, and switch on the TV.
After counting to ten with your eyes closed, return to the bathroom with the edged tool in your hand.
Go to the bathtub, and, say to the doll, “I have found you, (the doll’s name).” Stab the doll with the edged tool.
#3. Say, “You are the next it, (the doll’s name),” as you take the doll out of the bathtub and leave it on the counter in the bathroom.
As soon as you have put the doll down, run back to the hiding place, and hide.
How to finish
Pour half of the cup of salt water into your mouth. Do not drink it, just keep it there.
#4. Get out of your hiding place, and start looking for the doll. The doll is not necessarily in the bathroom. Whatever happens, do not spit out the salt water.
When you find the doll, pour the rest of the salt water in the cup over it. Then, spit out the salt water in your mouth onto it as well.
Say, “I win,” three times.
This is supposed to end the ritual.
After this, make sure you dry the doll so it will completely burn, light it on fire and discard it.
Other Things to Keep in Mind:
Do not leave your house until you have done the finishing ritual.
You must turn off every single light in your house when told to do so.
Play alone, playing with 2 or more people gives the demon/entity choices other than the doll making it much easier for someone to become possessed.
You must keep quiet while hiding.
You do not need to put the salt water in your mouth during the beginning. You only need to do it during the finishing ritual.
Remember, if you are living with someone, you might put them in danger too.
Keep the ritual/”game” under two hours, or else the spirit will be too strong to remove.
For safety reasons, it might be best to keep all the doors in the house unlocked, including your front door. As well, have friends close by, so that they can come and help you at a moment’s notice, if you ever need them. Keeping a mobile phone close at hand would be a good idea too.
– The rice represents innards, and also has the role of attracting spirits.
– The crimson thread represents a blood vessel. It seals the spirit(s) up inside the doll.
– By cutting the thread off, you break the seal and release the spirit(s) you have trapped.
– If you go out of the hiding place without salt water, you may encounter “something wandering around” in your house, which may harm you in some way. The way to feel the presence of “something wandering around” is to watch “what happens to the TV.”
While it was mainly used as a scare tactic to not disobey the gods, there is still a very existent chance of death to those who play the Midnight Game.
There is an even higher chance of permanent mental scarring. It is highly recommended that you DO NOT PLAY THE MIDNIGHT GAME.
However, for those few thrill seekers searching for a rush, or for those delving into obscure occult rituals, these are simple instructions on how to play AT YOUR OWN RISK.
It must be exactly 12:00 AM when you begin performing the ritual. Otherwise, it will not work.
You will need a candle, a piece of paper, a writing implement, matches or a lighter, salt, a wooden door, and at least one drop of your own blood. If you are playing with multiple people, they will need their own of the aforementioned materials and they will have to perform the steps below accordingly.
Write your full name (first, middle, and last) on the piece of paper. Put at least one drop of blood on the paper. Allow it to soak into the paper.
Turn off all of the lights in the place you are doing this. Go to your wooden door, and place the paper with your name on it in front of the door. Now, take out the candle and light it. Place it on top of the paper.
Knock on the door twenty-two times. The hour must be 12:00 AM upon the final knock. Then, open the door, blow out the candle, and close the door. You have just allowed the “Midnight Man” to enter your house.
Immediately relight your candle.
This is where the game begins. You must now lurk around your now completely dark house, with the lit candle in your hand. Your goal is to avoid the Midnight Man at all costs, until 3:33 AM. Should your candle ever go out, that means the Midnight Man is near you. You must relight your candle in the next ten seconds.
If you are not successful in doing this, you must then immediately surround yourself with a circle of salt. If you are unsuccessful in both of your actions, the Midnight Man will create a hallucination of your greatest fear, and rip out your organs one by one. You will feel it, but you will be unable to react.
If you are successful in creating the circle of salt, you must remain in there until 3:33 AM.
If you are successful in relighting your candle, you may proceed with the game. You must continue to 3:33 AM, without being attacked by the Midnight Man, or being trapped inside the circle of salt, to win the Midnight Game. The Midnight Man will leave your house at 3:33 AM, and you will be safe to proceed with your morning.
Indications that you are near the Midnight Man will include sudden drop in temperature, seeing a pure black, humanoid figure through the darkness, and hearing very soft whispering coming from an indiscernible source. If you experience any of these, it is advised that you leave the area to avoid the Midnight Man.
Only read the poem with your mind, and never out loud. If you were to read it out loud, then you must take responsibility for your own actions. “Tomino’s Hell” (トミノの地獄) is written by Yomota Inuhiko (四方田 犬彦) and was included in Saizo Yaso’s (西條 八十) 27th collection of poems in 1919 with a warning that said “If you read this poem out loud, tragic things (凶事) will happen.” It asks to not be compared with common legends or myths and warns that it is dangerous.
This story used to be very popular on 4ch, and there were many people taking pictures and videos as proof and posting them on 4ch. Some users said that nothing happened, but there were also many posts that didn’t have the user come back to post the results. That’s scarier than someone posting about a friend someone else that did it and got sick or someone passed away. But if you were to read it out loud, it’s better to read the Japanese version rather than the translation, but do so AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Tomino no Jigoku
ane wa chi wo haku, imoto wa hihaku,
– His older sister vomited blood, his younger sister vomited fire,
kawaii tomino wa tama wo haku
– And the cute Tomino vomited glass beads.
hitori jihoku ni ochiyuku tomino,
– Tomino fell into Hell alone,
jigoku kurayami hana mo naki.
– Hell is wrapped in darkness and even the flowers don’t bloom.
muchi de tataku wa tomino no aneka,
– Is the person with the whip Tomino’s older sister,
muchi no shubusa ga ki ni kakaru.
– I wonder who the whip’s shubusa(?) is.
tatake yatataki yare tataka zutotemo,
– Hit, hit, without hitting,
mugen jigoku wa hitotsu michi.
– Familiar Hell’s one road.
kurai jigoku e anai wo tanomu,
– Would you lead him to the dark Hell,
kane no hitsu ni, uguisu ni.
– To the sheep of gold, to the bush warbler.
kawa no fukuro ni yaikura hodoireyo,
– I wonder how much he put into the leather pocket,
mugen jigoku no tabishitaku.
– For the preparation of the journey in the familiar Hell.
haru ga kitesoru hayashi ni tani ni,
– Spring is coming even in the forest and the stream,
kurai jigoku tanina namagari.
– Even in the stream of the dark Hell.
kagoni yauguisu, kuruma ni yahitsuji,
– The bush warbler in the birdcage, the sheep in the wagon,
kawaii tomino no me niya namida.
– Tears in the eyes of cute Tomino.
nakeyo, uguisu, hayashi no ame ni
– Cry, bush warbler, toward the raining forest
imouto koishi to koe ga giri.
– He shouts that he misses his little sister.
nakeba kodama ga jigoku ni hibiki,
– The crying echo reverberates throughout Hell,
kitsunebotan no hana ga saku.
– The fox penoy blooms.
jigoku nanayama nanatani meguru,
– Circling around Hell’s seven mountains and seven streams,
kawaii tomino no hitoritabi.
– The lonely journey of cute Tomino.
jigoku gozarabamo de kitetamore,
– If they’re in Hell bring them to me,
hari no oyama no tomebari wo.
– The needle of the graves.
akai tomehari date niwa sasanu,
– I won’t pierce with the red needle,
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