Few Facts About The Scary Momo Challenge

Momo is a game that went viral this year where kids are dared to message the character on WhatsApp, a WhatsApp user is asked to add “Momo” and is soon bombarded with messages encouraging them to commit violent acts, including suicide.

The appearance of the horrifying character is known as Momo, it is very scary with two eyes bulge out of their sockets, a distorted smile stretches out over a gaunt, pale face and underneath black hair is a grotesque mixture of human and animal parts. It’s a terrifying image and it’s being used as the face of a sick game that has been linked to the suicide of a 12-year-old girl.

However, the creepy image of the woman wasn’t designed with evil intention and has unwittingly been used in the sick online game. The picture is actually of a sculpture created by Japanese special effects company called Link Factory.

The real title of the artwork is Mother Bird and was on display at Tokyo’s horror art Vanilla Gallery. But as pictures were shared around social media the story of its origin quickly became distorted and it was soon associated with the Momo game.

The sculpture became associated with Momo Challenge, created by Midori Hayashi

The sculpture was initially thought to be created by Japanese artist Midori Hayashi who is known for making bizarre dolls using different animal parts.

The viral game gained major attention after a 12-year-old girl was found dead in her backyard near Buenos Aires, Argentina, after allegedly having an online conversation with Momo. This is the first suicide connected to Momo, but similar stories are being reported around the world. 

After examining the girl’s phone, police are now questioning an 18-year-old the girl allegedly met on social media, local media reports.

“The phone has been hacked to find footage and WhatsApp chats, and now the alleged adolescent with whom she exchanged those messages is being sought,” police said in a statement.

They believe the teenager’s intention was to “upload the video to social media as part of a challenge, crediting the Momo game” for the suicide.

Other people have claimed their interactions with Momo included being sent violent images during the night and the unknown person threatening to appear while they are sleeping and curse them.

If it sounds familiar, some are comparing it to the Blue Whale Challenge of 2016. That one was allegedly started in Russia on the Russian-based VKontakte social network by a group called F57 which sent out increasingly difficult challenges over a 50-day period which culminated with a challenge to commit suicide. While there were reports of up to 130 Blue Whale Challenge suicides, none have been substantiated.


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1 comment

Unknown said...

Momo really good Thanks for sharing. I will download it immediately to play it.

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