Teresa Fidalgo is a name used in one of the most widespread chain messages in the early 2010’s.
The message was:
“I am Teresa Fidalgo and if you don’t post this on 20 other photos I will sleep with you forever, A girl ignored and her mom died 29 days later. You can even search me on google.”
It stems from a viral video called “A Curva”, featuring a young woman dressed in a white dress, hitchhiking on a dark road in the middle of the night. Things soon turn ugly.
Origin of the term
Teresa Fidalgo was a real person.
She was a young woman that died in a car accident in 1983 in Portugal.
Over 20 years later the footage called “A Curva” was shared on the internet, where the girl hitchhikes and tells the people that picks her up that this is where she had an accident and died.
Later, the woman is covered in blood, screams, and causes the car to crash.
The footage is a video created by filmmaker David Rebordao.
Spread of the term
In the early 2010’s, the chain message and video was spread over social media platforms by teenagers, and even some adults.
It was the most widespread online chain message of all times, but luckily it pretty much died out within a few years.