A scary scene in El Paso, Texas on Thursday left residents scratching their heads -- not to mention wondering if they were seeing a dead body.

A body appeared to be dangling from the bottom of a billboard that read "pay up or die."

It turns out the body, which has since been removed, was not real. Investigators are looking into the matter.

You can see photos of the billboard below.

Nancy Clark
Nancy Clark
Mike Zuloaga‎