The tale of Teresa Fidalgo has resurfaced online time and time again – even in 2021.

If you’re a long-time social media user, you’ve likely heard of the name ‘Teresa Fidalgo’ before. So, who is the woman making the rounds online and is her chilling story true? We’re breaking down everything that you need to know.

Teresa Fidalgo story resurfaces

The story of Teresa Fidalgo has become somewhat of an old folks tale online, spreading across social media via copy and paste.

In short, the Teresa Fidalgo ‘chain mail’ threatens that the ‘ghost’ of the woman will haunt you if you don’t repost. It reads: “I am Teresa Fidalgo and if you don’t post this on 20 other photos I will sleep with you forever.

“A girl ignored and her mom died 29 days later. You can even search me on google.”

Although popularised in the early 2010s, it seems as though the warning ‘threat’ is resurfacing over a decade on.

Where did the Teresa Fidalgo tale come from and is it true?

As per The Independent, the story of Teresa Fidalgo is reworked from a viral video by Portuguese producer David Rebordão, ‘A Curva’.

The footage sees a group of friends pick up a hitchhiker, Teresa Fidalgo, who then points to a spot where she supposedly ‘died’. The car then crashes.

Fidalgo’s story is pretty prominent on the internet because, as per reports, many believe that the ghost tale links to an real-life similar accident that occurred on a Portuguese road.

Don’t get too creeped out, though. According to The Independent, the spooky story has since been debunked, with Rebordão admitting that the story is fake.

At the time of publishing, the viral video boasts an impressive 17M views.

What is Rebordão doing now?

Rebordão is behind the legend of Teresa Fidalgo, but what is he doing nowadays?

Well, reportedly, the director was surprised at how much traction the video gained. As of 2014, Rebordão was trying to find funding to make new scripted films.

More recently, the director has posted a video titled ‘A series of tales – teaser’ to his YouTube page.

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