You Won’t Believe That This Woman Was The Real Bloody Mary

Real Bloody Mary

No one can forget those days in high school when the horrifying tales about the apparition of the Bloody Mary would make rounds. But do you want to know who was actually the real Bloody Mary?

As the folklore goes, one was supposed to lock themselves in a dark room and stand in front of a mirror with a candle and recite “Bloody Mary” thrice. Many versions also suggested that saying “I killed/stole your baby” also does the trick. The scary part is yet to come.

source- Legends and Myths

The spirit of Bloody Mary would appear on the other side of the mirror once someone would utter those words. And when one of these would work, It was said that Bloody Mary would come and then the next thing that happened was among the many spine-chilling things. A person could be heard making a blood-curdling scream as she would utter the scariest curses, steal the souls or leave the person alive to suffer in agony by scratching their eyes out. Bloody Mary stories usually can scare the hell out of a person. And there was a time when people believed in these stories a lot.

Now it has been made clear that the whole Bloody Mary folklore is nothing like the ones we heard. Instead, it is an amazingly interesting story (unless you love to have goosebumps, then you can still believe in the earlier story as authentic!). The true story is not that much of a horror. But there was a woman looking at whom nobody could deny the fact that she was indeed a woman truly like ‘Bloody Mary’! She actually was better known as Bloody Mary. Let us know why was it so. Why would people call someone equal to such a horrifying personality?

Let Us Know Who Was Real Life Bloody Mary!

real bloody mary
source- History.com

Queen Mary, I of England who was born on 18th February 1516. She was a staunch Catholic Empress in a country that was fully torn apart by the conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants. She, in order to ensure that her faith continues to persist in the future generations as well, set out to commit a mammoth task.

She eliminated thousands and thousands of Protestants. Sometimes, she burned them at the stake, sometimes drawn, quartered and even beheaded. She showed no mercy to the ‘traitors’. People in England began to refer to her as ‘Bloody Mary’, after her demise on 17th November 1558, as they thought that the title was apt for her since her hands were marred with the blood of hundreds and thousands of innocent people. Whom she killed just for the sake of religion and to keep her religious believes alive and high over above.

So now do you see the real Bloody Mary was not the one who came on calling upon thrice in a dark room. Instead she was the queen of England who had a dark heart and religious belief that overshadowed the human within her. Real Blood Mary was a Queen that lacked humanity.

source- The Magazine

Oh well, they couldn’t have come up with a better way to pay a tribute to her, couldn’t they? (note the sarcasm)
But now everyone who knew this story or the folklore can breathe a sigh of relief. Put your weak stomach at ease since now you know who was the real Bloody Mary. And the reason to it as well.

But be aware, as Queen Mary spiraled into depression and ‘madness’ because of her ghost/false pregnancies. So no matter what you must never go in front of a mirror with a candle and utter “I killed/stole your baby!” Or the real Bloody Mary might appear!


As a Literature student, Pooja is passionate about the world of words. Apart from spending hours snuggled up in a blanket with a book in hand, she enjoys digging up facts and theories about historical as well as mythological events. However, sharing them with the world is what keeps her going in life.

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