San Bernardino National Forest says flyers warning of ‘Satanic Cult activity’ are fake

San Bernardino National Forest officials say flyers like these posted in parts of the forest are false. Valley News/San Bernardino National Forest courtesy photo

San Bernardino National Forest officials were advising the public on Thursday that flyers posted in areas of the forest warning of “Satanic Cult activity” are a hoax.

The national forest disavowed the flyers in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

An image of one of the erroneous flyers shared by the national forest tells visitors “sevral pets have been reportedly sacrificed in satanic rituals” and “several missing persons reports have been filed with local authorities.” It describes these incidents as having taken place in Angelus Oaks, Barton Flats and other areas in the San Bernardino County area of the forest.

“This is not an official Forest Service sign, and there (are) no known threats of this type to visitors,” the national forest said in its tweet.

Officials asked anyone with information on who may have posted the signs to call 909-383-5651.

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