The Elevator Ritual is a game that originated in Korea and has slowly spread around the world.
The myth goes that if you enter any elevator and ride it to various floors in a very specific order, the doors will eventually open to another world. This ‘other world’ is reported to be like our world, except everything is black and you are the only person there – kind of terrifying.
One of the theories behind Elisa Lam’s mysterious death is that she was performing the Elevator Ritual.
It’s been reported by those who’ve successfully made the trip that it’s very easy to become disorientated in the other world, so make sure you have your wits about you, and don’t stay for too long.
Without further do, here are the instructions for how to play the Elevator Ritual. If you’re trying this yourself please be cautious.
There are conflicting reports about whether phones and other electronic devices work from the other world. It’s also said that when you try and make it back to the lift it can seem to get further and further away from you, so be careful.
The return trip to our world must be performed using the following steps:
- Using the same elevator as you entered with, press the same buttons in the order you did to arrive, starting with the 4th floor and ending with the 5th floor.
- When you arrive at the 5th floor, press the button for the 1st floor. The lift will begin to ascend to the 10th floor – you must stop it from arriving there by pressing any other button.
Before stepping out the elevator make sure you are definitely back in our world. If any small details are not correct, do not exit the elevator. Instead repeat the steps again until you’re sure you’re back in our world, and only then step out of the elevator.
If you decide to play this game, stay safe and let us know what you find in the other world.