Ghost stories are a hot topic in the world of practical jokes. And why not? People with ordinary senses, never pay attention to this stuff, and people like me always lower their guard when it comes to this. We are the weak target that ghost stories like the death of Teresa Fidalgo always play upon.
This is because scams like this usually target the major psychological fears we all have. I mean, who would want some strange girl with a bruised and bleeding face in their bed in the middle of the night?
Yes, that’s what the ghost claimed she would do if she was not listened to, and not to mention her threat about killing your mother within 29 days.
So of the weak-ass people, including me, will never take this risk, right?
So, in this segment, you’ll get to know everything about this whole Teresa Fidalgo fiasco.
How Did Teresa Fidalgo Die?
So in 1983, a girl named Teresa Fidalgo was in a terrible car accident near Portugal’s hilly area.
And after the same 20 years of that incident, a video came out on the internet, and the whole wide world got nuts about it and made it viral. What was in this video? You’ll find out, but let’s focus on the fact that you can fool people by creating a make-believe story based on just one point.
After the video went viral, an Instagram post went viral, and people started doing whatever the post said. Let’s start with what was in the video.
Teresa Fidalgo Story
The video starts in total darkness. It was shot by a night camera, so all the stuff seems to be spooky from the very start. There are three friends in the car: there are two boys and one girl. The person holding the camera is in the backseat. One of the boys is driving, and the girl is in the front passenger seat.
They were in the city of Portugal, and according to the background and apparently, the purpose of them going to the hillside was to shoot some scenes for their upcoming movie called “Virus.” Creepy, right?
So they were all chatting and having fun by talking about whether or not they believe in ghosts, when suddenly they saw a girl, who apparently was a hitchhiker. She didn’t want to but stopped the car for her to see if they could help her.
The girl was in a white dress and was weirdly silent. She asked them if they could give her a lift and they said yes.
So, the three of them are inside the car, with the creepy girl, of course. By the look on her face, it was like she had just experienced something really horrible, and she was still in its impact.
The camera-holding guy asked if something happened to her, but she didn’t respond. They asked the girl her name, and she said “Teresa” in a dull voice.
They thought the camera was bothering her, so she wasn’t responding correctly. Suddenly, she points to the spot on the road in front of the car. She says,
“Do you see that spot?”
when they got to where she was pointing, they all said yes and then she came up with,
“that’s where I had an accident,… And I DIED”.
All of them looked at her, and when the camera caught her face, it was all bruised and wounded. The car crashed, and the video ended.
Whoosh… That was a lot for the world to take, and it went viral with the links to the real case that went 20 years back, and everybody believed this story.
What Actually The Instagram Post Said?
After the video went viral, there was an Instagram account with the same name that posted something like,
“If you don’t share this message on 20 posts, your mother will die, and I will sleep with you FOREVER”.
And if that wasn’t the complete drama, a hoax website called Hoax had a post relevant to that which said that a girl ignored this message and her mom died.
And that was it for it; people on social media went nuts about it and started following this stupid trend like a bunch of sheep. Not even thinking about it for a minute. This thing spread like a pandemic worldwide and gathered different versions of the same plot, same story but with different characters.
Who Dropped This Prank On Us?
In 2003, a Portuguese director released a short video titled The Curve. It started as a practical joke on easily scared teenagers, but it ended up being more than that. The simple video went viral like crazy.
Apparently, the director was really proud of himself for pulling off a stunt like that. But everyone else around the world was really pissed off about it.
The story started to unravel when some of the bright minds among us began to find loopholes in this story, like why a girl who died in a car crash wants to take revenge or something. And all of that is happening 20 years after the incident.
In summary, it was a joke and there is nothing to worry about. If you come across any unsolicited nonsense from individuals on the internet, ignore it.