People are going crazy to know what blue whale game challenge is. Blue whale game has become a very hot debate these days. Lots of rumors and facts have been said and told which makes this game very creepy and popular. Parents are concerned about their children. Today we will look into detail as to what this game really is and what it looks like. Let’s dig in to find out who is behind blue whale.
Who is the creator of blue whale?
The creator of this game is a Russian named Philipp Budeikin who is 21 years of age. He has been arrested by the Russian authorities. The creator has also been admitted to a psychiatric hospital in St. Petersburg. Philipp Budeikin is considered to suffer from bipolar disorder.
What was his aim of creating Blue Whale?
Philipp Budeikin claims to create the Blue Whale Challenge game as he wanted to cleanse society. He further insisted that the teenage girls who committed suicide by playing this game were “biodegradable waste,” and not human beings.
Even after months of his confession of Budeikin a Siberian court found him guilty on the suicides of just two girls both in teen age. The game Blue Whale is considered to have claimed almost 18 lives around the world till today. Most of its victims are teenage boys and girls.
What are the tasks in the game?
Budeikin’s Blue Whale Challenge consists of 50 suspicious, bizarre and creepy yet very violently lethal tasks. In this game there is a relationship of the participant with the administrator (which is the game itself). The administrator assigns a series of duties to the players to complete, usually one task per day.
These tasks start from as little as waking up at 4:20A.M to putting a hashtag blue whale, to announce on your social media account that you are a blue whale user. The game then increases the game level to poking a pin in your own hand or foot, doing several secret tasks to standing on the edge of the roof or bridge and watching videos sent by the administrators to the last stage being suicide.
What does the interface of the game looks like?
This game is on Facebook, twitter and also on other media.
According to Wikipedia Reported cases:
There is a list of cases reported in several countries around the globe. Some of the cases as reported by the Wikipedia are as follows:
In San Juan Province, Argentina, a 14-year-old boy was admitted to intensive care after participating in Blue Whale.
In La Plata, the grandparents of a 12-year-old girl complained to a police station and expressed concern that she had wounded her arm with a sharp object due to Blue Whale.
On 27 June 2017, 16-year-old Benjamín Palavecino died in the San Martín de Paraná hospital in the province of Entre Ríos. He had been hospitalized since 31 May 2017, after attempting to complete the final suicide challenge.
In Brazil, the game left victims in Mato Grosso and in the cities of Uberlândia,Manhuaçu, Pará de Minas and Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, as well as in Feira de Santana, Bahia. In Juazeiro, also in Bahia, a girl supposedly disappeared because of the game. In Rio de Janeiro, a mother managed to prevent the suicide of her daughter who played Blue Whale. In the state of Paraná, the game claimed another victim in Florestópolis. In Maceió, Deputy Pastor João Luiz (Christian Social Party) reported in the Legislative Assembly of Alagoas that his niece committed suicide under the influence of the game.
In Paulista (Pernambuco), a girl gave testimony after being threatened in the challenge of the Blue Whale, and in Recife a 19-year-old girl got to the penultimate stage of the game. A 15-year-old student living in the municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho in the Recife metropolitan area was found by a man when she was on the parapet of the Buarque de Macedo Bridge in Recife, preparing to jump from it. With several cuts on her arms, including one in the shape of a whale, she was thought to be attempting to complete the last phase of the challenge.
In the state of São Paulo, in the capital, lovers Luis Fernando Hauy Kafrune and Kaena Novaes Maciel, aged 19 and 18, stayed at Maksoud Plaza, a luxury hotel in the region of the Paulista Avenue, where Luis killed Kaena with a bullet in the head and then committed suicide. Authorities linked this crime with Blue Whale. A 17-year-old boy from Bauru, a town from São Paulo, wrote on Facebook “A culpa é da baleia” (“Blame it on the whale”) minutes before attempting to jump an overpass, where he was saved by firefighters.
In Paraíba, police identified 20 young people involved with the game. In Pernambuco, seven were identified. Altogether, seven Brazilian states had cases of suicide and mutilation thought to be connected with the game.
In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, a mother reported to the police that her 12-year-old daughter had 15 cuts on her arm that formed the design of a whale. After being interviewed by police officers, she confessed that she followed game administrator’s instructions while playing this game.
A 13-year-old girl in Padre Las Casas played the game along with three other friends. The girl reached the tenth stage, making cuts in her arms.
In Ningbo City, Zhejiang, a suicide group was founded by a 10-year-old girl who posted several photos of her self-mutilation related to the Blue Whale. Since then authorities began to monitor mentions of the game on forums and live broadcasts.
On 27 May 2017, Rustavi 2 TV reported that a 12-year-old girl tried to commit suicide, allegedly as part of the game. The girl jumped from the fifth floor but survived and is undergoing medical treatment at hospital with multiple injuries and traumas. Police have launched an investigation into the case, but no official statements have been made.
On 30 July 2017, a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of an Andheri (East) building in the city of Mumbai.
On 10 August 2017, a Class VII student in the city of Indore, State of Madhya Pradesh, was pulled away by a group of students, before he could take the final suicide leap, off the third floor of the Chamali Devi Public School. The boy apparently recorded the whole 50 stages of the game, in his school diary.
On 10 August 2017, a 14-year-old boy on the way to finish the Blue Whale challenge was rescued by the Maharashtra Police, who intercepted the bus in which he was traveling to Pune, from his home town of Solapur. After the boy went missing, his parents started enquiring with his friends when they came to know that he was playing the Blue Whale Challenge.
On 12 August 2017, a tenth grade student from Anandpur, West Midnapore district of West Bengal allegedly committed suicide as a result of playing the game. His body was discovered in the bathroom, with his face covered with a plastic bag tied around his neck by a cotton cord.
On 16 August 2017, the family of a 22 year-old man in Kerala blamed the Blue Whale game for his suicide by hanging .
On 27 August 2017, a 13 year old class VI student in the town of Maudaha, Hamirpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, hung himself, after playing the Blue Whale game. According to the police, the boy had his father’s phone in which the game, that directs the player to commit suicide after 50 challenges, was on, when the dead body was taken.
On 30 August 2017, a 19 year old college student in Madurai, Tamil Nadu committed suicide by hanging himself. According to the police, the boy had an image of a blue whale along with the text “Blue Whale” carved on his arm. Upon scanning the mobile phone of the victim, the local police was startled to find a Whatsapp group of 75 members in Madurai District who are actively playing the game.
On 3 September 2017, Satvik Pandey, a class XI student from Damoh, Madhya Pradesh committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train after alledgedly playing the Blue Whale game. Pandey’s school friends said that he used to play the game and asked them to play the suicidal game too.
In Nairobi County, Jamie Njenga, a Form Two student at J. G. Kiereini Secondary School in Kiambu County, had played the Blue Whale challenge. He committed suicide on 3 May. He hanged himself on the balcony of a hotel owned by his grandfather in the city centre.
Federico Pedro Aguilera, a 22-year-old computer scientist, was found with a sprat, a type of sword , that pierced his chest in Coronel Bogado after playing Blue Whale.
In March 2017, authorities in Russia were investigating approximately 130 separate cases of suicide related to the phenomenon. In February, 15-year-old Yulia Konstantinova and 16-year-old Veronika Volkova threw themselves off the top of a 14-story building in Irkutsk, Siberia after completing 50 tasks sent to them. Before they killed themselves together, Yulia and Veronika left messages on their pages on social networks. Yulia published the photo of a large blue whale and then wrote “End”.Veronika had previously posted things like “Do you feel that you become useless?” and “I am just a ghost”. On the day of her death she wrote “Sense is lost… End”.
Also in February, a girl known as Ekaterina, 15, was in critical condition after throwing herself out of an apartment and falling on snow-covered ground in the town of Krasnoyarsk, also in Siberia.
On 26 May 2017, Russian Duma (parliament) passed a bill introducing criminal responsibility for creating pro-suicide groups on social media, in the wake of 130 teen deaths linked to the Blue Whale suicide challenge. On 7 June 2017, President Putin signed a law imposing criminal penalties for inducing minors to suicide. The law imposes a maximum punishment of six years in prison.
On 8 June 2017, Ilya Sidorov, 26, one of the game’s administrators, was arrested in Moscow.
On 5 June 2017, a 13-year-old boy ‘Metlaq Affas Albugami’ committed suicide in his room, where his body was discovered by his mother. The boy used his PlayStation wires to commit suicide. His death has been linked to Blue Whale. He is the first known victim in the country.
A 13-year-old boy in Velika Plana injured his hand, telling his parents that he had done so because of Blue Whale. The parents reported the case to the police.
In Spain, a teenager was admitted to a psychiatric unit of a Barcelona hospital after her family said she started playing Blue Whale.
In the city of San Antonio, Texas, the body of a 15-year-old was found on 8 July 2017. A cellphone had broadcast the teen’s suicide, which is believed to be related to the game.
It is also alleged that the game was tied to a teen’s death in Atlanta, Georgia.
The sheriff of LeFlore County, Oklahoma, said evidence showed an 11-year-old boy committed suicide while participating in the game in August 2017.
In the city of Rivera, 450 kilometers from Montevideo, a 13-year-old girl was hospitalized at a local hospital after employees of the school she attended reported injuries to her left arm.
A 15-year-old student from Nazareth College in the city of Puerto Ordaz committed suicide after taking part in Blue Whale on the night of 27 April 2017.