Fact Check: Was Teen turning into vampire died, being bitten bat
Viral Message: A California teen has died from an infection from rabies after he was bitten by a wild bat he was trying to domesticate.
eMessage on – Social media and internet
Fact Check by Ayupp– Fake
Viral message example- Stanford Guterson, 17, died from medical complications at San Diego’s Scripps Mercy Hospital this week after showing advanced symptoms of rabies.
Guterson was allegedly the victim of bullying at school and believed he could reenact revenge upon his enemies through the process of acquiring supernatural powers by “turning into a vampire” said one of his close friends.
According to his friend Jackson, he also frequently drank blood from his 56-year-old unemployed girlfriend who did not respond to media requests for an interview and was not available for comments.
Viral Message Verification:- As viral on the social media the message regarding a teen death after being bitten by a bat is totally fake. The pictures used as a representation is also fake and is quite old and are from different sources. The pictures used here are also not related.
The picture of the girl is just a costume with title “Funny Looking Goth Kids” , this picture is quite old taken from ebasumworld.com from the year 2009.
The news was published in the satire website worldnewsdailyreport , with the title Teen trying to turn into vampire dies after being bitten by rabies-infected bat.
It is clearly mentioned in the site worldnewsdailyreport in its disclaimer section “World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.”
Hence the story needs not be believed and it is a good art of fiction