The rumor claims that a child was eaten by a man that shocked attraction visitors. It is not real. It is actually a fake story created by a popular fake news website known as Now8News.com.
“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.”
The photo of the theme park in Ohio where the incident presumably took place, not Texas, and is known as the Haunted Hydro attraction. Be careful when you share stories like this on social media. Just because the website may look legitimate, it doesn’t mean that it real news.
“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. We do know that he was a 17-year-old from the Austin, Texas area. Officers took 28-year-old Philip Harris into custody where he is currently being held without bond in solitary confinement at an Austin, Texas jail under the close supervision of officers and medical staff. The haunted attraction has been closed indefinitely.”
If you have seen this story ( on social media ) of a man eating a teenage boy in a Texas haunted house, let others know it is not real. No child was recently eaten at a Texas haunted house