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20 Facts You Didn't Know About 'Five Nights At Freddy's'

Updated June 14, 2019 43k views20 items
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Nightmares are guaranteed after playing Five Nights at Freddy's. All three video games set at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza are as full of jump scares, unique design, and creepy atmosphere as anything in the survival horror genre. Even after researching the best behind the scenes factoids, gaming tricks, Easter eggs, hidden minigame triggers, fan theories, and trivia, Five Nights at Freddy's still scares us silly.

The twisted video game series keeps answers elusive, teasing out clues so gamers are curious enough to dig in to the asset files of the game, find cleaner image files of newspaper clippings, interpret minigames, and try to parse Phone Guy's messages into something resembling a cohesive whole. 

This list will have many of these conclusions - some are still theories, but we scrapped anything that could be easily refuted. Concrete answers are in short supply. In fact, many gamers consider Five Nights At Freddy's an almost-unintentional Alternate Reality Game, complete with multimedia clues and hidden details that force gamers to go outside of the game in order to play the complete game.

So go behind the scenes of Five Nights At Freddy's and learn you some interesting facts that will deepen your love and fear of this terrifying point and click series! Vote for your favorite bit of Freddy Fazbear trivia below!
  • Click Freddy's Nose On The Celebration Poster

    Video: YouTube
    Yup, if you click the nose, it'll go honk-honk. Don't do it too much, though, because it turns out, Freddy doesn't like that at all and is likely to rush you in response to all the honking. 
  • Newspaper Clippings Tell Us About The Missing Children

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games

    When pulled from the game files, the newspaper clippings tell us about what happened with the missing children. They read: "Two local children were reportedly lured into a back room during the late hours of operation at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza on the night of June 26th. While video surveillance identified the man responsible and led to his capture the following morning, the children themselves were never found and are presumed dad. Police think that the suspect dressed as a company mascot to earn the children's trust."

    However, in Five Nights At Freddy's 3, we learn that the actual murderer was the Purple Guy, who wasn't captured, but killed. So some innocent sap got arrested for the crime.
  • The Creator Is Horrified Of Bonnie

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games
    In an interview, creator Scott Cawthon stated in no uncertain terms that Bonnie was the animatronic that frightened him the most, triggering many nightmares during his development of the game. "I had several nightmares actually," he said. "I woke up and thought Bonnie was in my closet once. I was scared to death."
  • It Looks Like There's A Handprint On Freddy's Face

    Photo: Five Nights at Freddy's / Scott Games
    With the green overlay, you can clearly see that there's a handprint on Freddy's face. Some speculate that it's Phone Guy's - seeing as how we know that the Toreador March played just before the call cut out, which is right before Freddy strikes during the power outage.