So were people visiting a Texas haunted house really stunned and horrified to discover a man eating a teenage boy inside the attraction? Sure, and pigs can fly.

In October, hoax website, Now8News, posted an article titled “Texas Man Found Eating Teenage Boy In Haunted House Attraction,” but there was just one little problem with their reporting, it didn’t happen.


Texas Man eats Teenageer In Haunted House

Fright junkies discovered more than they bargained for at a haunted house attraction over the weekend, when they stumbled upon what they thought was part of the show. The Fright Night Haunted Dreams attraction in Austin, Texas brought in hundreds of people looking for a good scare this Halloween season. But on Friday night, this “Haunted Dream” maze turned into a reality for one teenage boy. Eyewitnesses say they were halfway through this macabre haunted house when they came across a scene with a crazy looking man biting into his victim that lay in a dirty bathtub. At first, it was just another scene within the haunted maze, but as they looked closer they saw the young boy that was screaming for his life was really in excruciating pain … Police and emergency response teams arrived on scene within minutes, but it was too late for the young teenage boy who’s name has not yet been released. He was dead when medical staff arrived. h/t snopes

Unlike some satirical websites, Now8News doesn’t include a disclaimer informing readers it carries only fabricated news.