The True Story of Teresa Fidalgo’s ghost: What is known

Teresa Fidalgo’s ghost

Who is Teresa Fidalgo?

The story of Teresa Fidalgo is a well-known urban legend that originated in Portugal and gained international attention through the internet. According to the legend, Teresa Fidalgo was a young woman who died in a car accident on a road in Portugal. Supposedly, she now haunts that road, appearing as a ghostly hitchhiker to unsuspecting travellers.

Part of the story also goes that Teresa Fidalgo’s ghost haunts, possesses and even murders those who refuse to share or repost the videos – leading to the video/legend being circulated more.

The story became a viral internet hoax after Teresa Fidalgo’s ghost was reported to be haunting people who refused to share her story online. The viral video is often shared with a threat message that reads:

“If you stop reading this, you will die. I am Teresa Fidalgo, and if you don’t post this on 20 photos, I will sleep with you forever. A girl ignored this, and her mom died 20 days later. You can search me on Google”.

The truth about Teresa Fidalgo’s ghost

The legend gained traction primarily through a viral video titled “A Curva,” which purported to show a group of friends driving on a dark road when they encounter a mysterious woman, later revealed to be Teresa Fidalgo, who causes their car to crash. The video was presented as found footage, adding to its eerie allure.

However, the truth behind the story is that “A Curva” was a fictional short film created by Portuguese filmmaker David Rebordão as part of a marketing campaign for a horror movie called “A Estrada da Curva” (The Curve Road). The viral video was designed to generate buzz and interest in the film, which it succeeded in doing, but many viewers mistook it for real footage.

Despite the debunking of the video’s authenticity, the legend of Teresa Fidalgo persists as a popular urban myth, often shared online and adapted in various forms of media, including books, documentaries, and even video games. It serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of picking up hitchhikers or driving on isolated roads at night, adding to its enduring appeal.

Was Teresa Fidalgo a real person

There is no credible evidence to suggest that Teresa Fidalgo was a real person. The name appears to have been entirely fabricated as part of the urban legend surrounding the ghostly hitchhiker story. The viral video and associated legend were fictional creations for entertainment purposes, although they were presented in a way that led some people to believe they were based on true events.

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Hannah Idowu is a Mass Communication graduate, writer and tutor. She is an avid reader and book collector.

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