Burned Bodies
Fiend All Roads
Fiend from All Roads.
Game(s) Fallout: New Vegas
Location(s) Tribal Village
Behavior VARIOUS
Existence PROVEN
Tribal Village loc
The Burned Bodies are a myth in Fallout: New Vegas.


In the Tribal Village, located near Goodsprings, the player can find a campsite with multiple dead bodies named Burned Body (even if most of the bodies appear to be unburned). An explanation is given within the expanded universe novel All Roads, wherein the Tribal Village is a territory of the Great Khans gang, but is raided by a gang of Fiends, including one armed with a flamethrower. While not paranormal in-itself, there are strange happenings reported around the bodies. One of the most common glitches in Fallout: New Vegas is that corpses and other items may fall through the game world and glitch out, causing them to move. Some players may misidentify this as the bodies moving. The area around Tribal Village has a lot of bodies and prop items, and could cause a strain on the game's engine, causing the glitch to happen. However, there are many more reports as well.

One of the most common sightings, even with video evidence to support it, is that a "Burned Body" may actually rise from the dead and turn hostile to the player - the reason for these encounters is unknown, and the only way to create a similar effect would be to use the resurrect console command. There are also minor reports of ghostly whispering and apparitions, but these have little to no backing in reality.

Because of the location, this myth is intertwined with the Chance myth.

Video Investigation

Fallout New Vegas - Myth Investigations Episode 1 Burned bodies

Fallout New Vegas - Myth Investigations Episode 1 Burned bodies