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Freddy's Pizza's Dark Truth

All four newspaper clippings, with transcribed text for easier reading.

The Missing Children Incident was an event that occurred at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, committed by William Afton. The incident is mentioned in the first, second, and third games.

Five Nights at Freddy's

In the first game, numerous newspaper clippings can occasionally be seen replacing the Rules for Safety sign, normally appearing in the East Hall Corner. These clippings explain that during June 26th of an unspecified year, long before the events of the first game, a total of five children had gradually gone missing at the pizzeria.

Police suspect that a man had dressed up in a costume resembling one of the animatronics, possibly Spring Bonnie's, as implied on Night 6's phone call in the second game, and lured the children to a back room, where he murdered them.

The four mascots - Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, and Foxy the Pirate had a particularly foul odor and what appeared to be "blood and mucus" around their eyes and mouths, which concerned parents had interpreted as "reanimated carcasses".

Phone Guy remarks in Night 1's phone message that the animatronics haven't been cleaned in their twenty-plus years of service, which would explain the nasty odor. The stench could also be attributed to a popular theory that the missing children were stuffed into the animatronic suits after they were killed, and that their decomposing bodies were producing the repulsive smell. Supposedly, due to the risk of their servos locking up from lack of use, the animatronics have been left in a "free-roaming mode" at night over the years. They used to be able to roam freely during the day as well, but "The Bite of '87" caused the pizzeria to put a stop to this.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

In the "Take Cake to the Children" death minigame in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, the murder of a single child is witnessed. This would indicate that William Afton has struck multiple times and that there is a total of six known children killed. This is supported in the "Happiest Day" minigame in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where the six masked children gather around the cake before disappearing.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Upon the completion of the fifth night of Five Nights at Freddy's 3, the player plays as the soul of a dead child, confronting Purple Guy in a room with the four other dead children watching. Purple Guy attempts to hide inside Springtrap, but once in the suit, he misuses it. This causes the locks that held back the animatronic parts to break, causing the springs and other various parts inside the suit to pierce into Purple Guy's body and cause him to die. This also adds to the theory that the man who was supposedly convicted for the murders (as found in the newspaper clippings from the first game) was not actually the killer, as Purple Guy is supposedly free during the events of the minigame.

The Bite of '87 was an incident that occurred in 1987 at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.


It was briefly mentioned by the Phone Guy in the first game. The details of this attack (and the identity of the animatronic responsible) were not given, but it allegedly caused the loss of the frontal lobe of the victim's brain.

The incident contributed to a loss in the restaurant's reputation, which resulted in a major drop in business.

As a result of the incident, the animatronics were no longer allowed to wander around the building during the day; the management decided to limit their free-roaming mode to nighttime, so as to "prevent their servos from locking up," as stated by Phone Guy.

Similar Incidents

A similar incident, referred as "The Bite of '83", was shown in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 during a cutscene after completing the Night 5.[1] The whole events in the end-of-night minigames took place in 1983. The main protagonist of the minigames, a child who is being thrown a party at the Pizzeria, is being bullied by several older kids and his older brother who want to scare him. To scare him, the gang try to get the victim closer to Fredbear's mouth. Whether by accident or not, the protagonist's head gets stuck in Fredbear's gnawing mouth. The machine's mouth then crunches shut on the victim's head.

Another similar incident took place off-screen in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, according to one of the lawsuits. One lawsuit reports that the male child's head is bitten by the unidentified animatronic and suffered severe injuries, but his frontal lobe remained connected to his brain. Despite this, the doctors are unsure how long the frontal lobe will remain that way.


  • On the A.I. settings for the Night 6 in the first game, entering 1/9/8/7 will cause Golden Freddy's kill screen to appear and crash the game. This was added by Scott to halt rumors about entering 1/9/8/7 to acquire a supposed "secret ending" (a rumor originally started because of information about the Bite of '87 coming to light). This works for the Steam version of the game, the 1.1 version and onwards on Desura, and in the mobile version.
  • On April 27, 2015, the numbers 8 and 7 could be seen within the code and info on Scott Cawthon's website, possibly hinting at the Bite of '87.
    • Some fans have even managed to translate this into coordinates, pointing to a Virginian pizzeria. This stirred up the fanbase to assume this was connected to the game series. This led to the pizzeria being heavily harassed by phone calls, but Scott responded with a Reddit post, dismissing it as a mere coincidence and discouraging fans from calling any phone numbers they may think are associated with the game. He has since removed the numbers from the site to prevent further harassment to the pizzeria.
  • In the deleted mobile port for FNaF World, there is a joke at the end of the Clock Ending where Bouncepot reveals themselves to be responsible for the Bite of '87.




The brightened teaser revealing the reported message of the incident.

The Gas Leaks Incident is an event that happened before Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location.


In other news, the grand opening of Circus Baby's pizza has been cancelled due to reported gas leaks in the building. Sources close to the establishment question the report, saying that strange activity around the area at night suggest something else is to blame.

One local is quoted as saying "Everything just stopped. There was so much excitement built around this place opening and then they just stopped talking about it. There was only a handful of people that ever got a look at the inside, kids from here and there, making sure everything works right, you know. I guess they weren't quite as ready as they thought they were."

A tenant from across the street claims to have witnessed a large group of cars surrounding the building during the night and large pieces of equipment being taken out of the building under tarps. A few weeks later, the building was for sale.

There is no comment yet from the local entrepreneur who financed the venture.

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