Five Nights At Freddy's (non-existent early trailer of indie horror game; 2014)
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Five Nights at Freddy's is a point-and-click survival horror video game developed and published by Scott Cawthon in 2014. It is the first installment in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. The game centers around a fictional pizza restaurant called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. The player must act as a night security guard by defending themselves from the malfunctioning, homicidal and haunted animatronic characters by tracking their movement through the facility using security cameras.
Origin[edit | edit source]
On June 14th, 2014, Scott Cawthon uploaded the Five Nights At Freddy's trailer to his channel. Soon after, a user called "WallMeat" comments about another trailer. Years after the original comment was made, on July 15th, 2020, a Redditor named "Salcaliekmek" was able to contact "WallMeat" on Twitter. He said it wasn't on Scott's channel anymore. The trailer featured an endoskeleton that isn't in the final game. A user called "InvisibleFox23" commented with a picture of the endoskeleton. For a while, people kept searching, until another Redditor named "TheFreddyChannel" found a Wayback Machine link to Scott's old Google Plus account. There were 3 deleted videos. Two of the deleted videos were later reuploaded to Scott's channel, but the third one simply called "FiveNights," wasn't. This was believed to be the lost trailer. The link, however, is dead, rendering this video completely lost.
Debunking[edit | edit source]
On July 16th, 2020, "WallMeat" made a post on Twitter, where he debunked the existence of the trailer. He said that when he was making that comment, he accidentally talked about the current trailer. In reality he was talking about the red eyed endoskeleton image, while the regular endoskeleton appeared in the trailer. While the existence of the trailer has been debunked, it still leaves the content of the "FiveNights" video a complete mystery.