Texas Woman's 'Harrowing Tale' of 'Alien Visitation' Simply a Hoax
The story of a woman near Lucas, Texas who was harassed by otherworldly beings was revealed to be a hoax on August 23rd.
This revelation came after the seeming climax of the woman's experiences--in which she appeared to have filmed her own abduction--led to a series of bizarre tweets written in the voice of a police officer investigating her disappearance.
The hoaxers, who have admitted that they were running an 'augmented reality game' (ARG) on social media, were forced to admit their deception after a concerned citizen claimed to have reported the young girl in the videos as missing.
The hoaxers posted a message to Twitter in response just after 5 p.m.
"Yes this is a creepy twitter story based on realism and people's reaction to events. Yes everyone is actors. No nobody was hurt. Yes the story contains more disturbing events," it read.
Yes this is a creepy twitter story based on realism and people's reaction to events. Yes everyone is actors. No nobody was hurt. Yes the story contains more disturbing events. Do you want the story to continue?— Nobody (@Nobody120618) August 23, 2018
Reactions to the ARG have been mixed, with serious investigators and students of the unusual outraged at yet another predatory hoax muddying the waters of paranormal investigation, while casual observers have been generally amused.
So far, the poll posted by the hoaxers on whether or not to continue the ARG has been largely in favor of them doing so.