Did a man named Anthony Hanes participating in the #BirdBoxChallenge try to go around blindfolded in a bad neighbourhood and did he get jumped and robbed? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a site that publishes invented stories about weird crimes, strange sex acts and other odd events but purely for entertainment purposes. It is not real.
Netflix's new horror film "Bird Box" has people online attempting a new kind of challenge: going around blindfolded. The movie has spawned the internet sensation known as the #BirdBoxChallenge, with some people poking fun at the film.
Anthony Hanes tried to do the challenge himself and ended up in a drug dealing neighbor hood know robberies. Anthony says all he remembers is someone screaming "WORLD STAR!!" as he was attacked and robbed by criminals. No one has yet been arrested but Anthony Hanes told police he knew it was a bad idea.
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Netflix's new horror film "Bird Box" has people online attempting a new kind of challenge: going around blindfolded. The movie has spawned the internet sensation known as the #BirdBoxChallenge, with some people poking fun at the film. Anthony Hanes tried to do the challenge himself and ended up in a drug dealing neighbor hood know ...
The image used to illustrate the story seems to be taken from a video that has been circulating the internet since at least 2012, years before the movie "Bird Box" came out.
Huzlers styles itself as a "fauxtire" website and carries a disclaimer at the bottom of each page:
Huzlers.com is the most infamous fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world. If it's trending on social media you'll find it here!
According to Splinter News the site is run by Pablo Reyes and David Martinez and according to Buzzfeed Reyes is involved with several other fake news websites. They tend to shy away from political stories, opting instead to write for a more "urban" audience, with stories about rappers, criminals and celebrities.
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