Phantom Animatronics Edit
Phantom Animatronics function as hallucinations to scare the player and serve as a mechanism to show your player hallucinating. The phantoms don't kill the player, rather they break ventilation or other systems. Also they give errors to video, audio, ventilation, or an unfortunate combination of all three. Also they serve to weigh out character amount.
All the phantom animatronics appear to be burned in some way. Some speculate that this is Scott trying to foreshadow the end of game newspaper clipping that shows the attraction burning down.