The Suspicious Death Of Harry Houdini

A famed magician succumbs to his demise- was it an accident or murder?
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  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

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    • Monziditty _1494

      Monziditty _1494

      19 gün əvvəl

      Oh I I don’t know

    • Roman Jay

      Roman Jay

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      Im

    • Roman Jay

      Roman Jay

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      Hey

    • Heather Hooper

      Heather Hooper

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      For the milk barrel trick...if they close the curtain couldn't someone just come with like...1890s jaws of life and snip the padlocks off. Then replace them? Or...trap door underneath the barrel? Floor drops out beneath him along with the water. He climbs up from under the stage

    • WillowLily

      WillowLily

      2 ay əvvəl

      Harry's father's name was not Herman. It was Samuel. His brother's name was Herman. It says so right on the front of Houdini's family headstone. Proof: www.findagrave.com/memorial/13204256/mayer-samuel-weiss

  2. Himiko Toga

    Himiko Toga

    11 saat əvvəl

    Honestly my personal theory is that the punch DID do some damage as I have picked up that a single punch can kill someone if you hit them in the right place. But besides that I think that the hospital never fully treated the injury’s and he either died of that or from an unlucky turn of events such as , a heart attack, medical condition ect. 1 more theory I have is that maybe while he still had his injuries he might have fallen over or tripped making the pain unbearable and then slowly dying for another day or 2. ( Sorry that some parts may not have made sense) That’s just my opinion please don’t take it personally!

  3. Akanksha Singh

    Akanksha Singh

    14 saat əvvəl

    2:45 Chuck-a-chucka-choo-choo. Shane at his best levels of sympathy.

  4. kp

    kp

    20 saat əvvəl

    He waited too late to get to a hospital. My grandfather died of the same exact thing before I was born. His appendix burst and the doctor waited too late to open him up. Gangrene had already set in. All they could do is close him back up and make him comfortable....it’s terrible. But it does happen more often than you think!

  5. Vintage GamerChic

    Vintage GamerChic

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    My grandfather said he's related to Martin Beck on his mother's side. He also said they knew what really happened to Harry I keep asking my grandfather to tell me the story but he keeps changing the subject maybe I can get him to tell it to me at some point

  6. Maurader Tarif

    Maurader Tarif

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    The tricks that Harry did have been known for decades just search up Harry Houdini secrets and click on the Gizmodo article everything is in there.

  7. Mr.Explain

    Mr.Explain

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    This is the only channel created by buzzfeed that I like

  8. Sav TheWriter

    Sav TheWriter

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    Shane: Ryan is that true? Ryan: *all defeated* no.... And his face was adorable!! All bashful lol

  9. F M

    F M

    2 gün əvvəl

    Married couple: let's contact the other when one dies Shane/Ryan: us too Secretly gay couple: let's murder a girl one of us marry and burn down the cabin at the honeymoon Shane/Ryan: you marry this ghost then we murder and burn everyone at the honeymoon (in the Sims) It's just funny

  10. Dragon Killer 5566

    Dragon Killer 5566

    2 gün əvvəl

    If Houdini was in fact murdered, could it have been done on one of the trains he was riding? He could have been poisoned there. I thought this after watching the video 10 times.

  11. Ivanna Alvarado

    Ivanna Alvarado

    3 gün əvvəl

    Ryan should keep his hair long

  12. Levene Grant

    Levene Grant

    3 gün əvvəl

    6:45, awwww cute

  13. Crapiefoods

    Crapiefoods

    3 gün əvvəl

    12:35 Moon River Brewing?

  14. Aj Dutko

    Aj Dutko

    3 gün əvvəl

    i can tell you how he made an elephant disappear a lot of mirrors

  15. SoulRippster

    SoulRippster

    3 gün əvvəl

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also believed in literal fairies... so yeah.

  16. Jake Africa

    Jake Africa

    3 gün əvvəl

    Harry Houdini: I hate you doctor Doctor: F*ck you then

  17. Xitlally Jimenez

    Xitlally Jimenez

    4 gün əvvəl

    I think y’all mean death due to surgical complication... his appendix didn’t rupture. Unless I wasn’t paying attention 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

  18. Danai Meow

    Danai Meow

    4 gün əvvəl

    I think the hoodini dying from a failed trick is from a scooby doo movie yall

  19. I like to eat batteries

    I like to eat batteries

    4 gün əvvəl

    Why isn’t anyone talking about “and that is... drumroll please.... m- in 1922”

  20. Luster Fitness and Cars

    Luster Fitness and Cars

    4 gün əvvəl

    Houdini died by falling over Niagara Falls. I was told this in the 80s 🤨

  21. Ira Khan

    Ira Khan

    4 gün əvvəl

    The most famous Wizard harry..... potter ofc Houdini 🤭😑😑

  22. R E

    R E

    4 gün əvvəl

    Fact check: The ping of Appleton is Green Bay Close but..

  23. Yo Gurl Roko

    Yo Gurl Roko

    5 gün əvvəl

    Nobody: Not a soul: Not a demon: Not even Satan: Not even Lucifer himself: Shane: "Hey there demons, it's me, ya boy."

  24. Jack Vickers

    Jack Vickers

    5 gün əvvəl

    Herman Houdini really got me 😂

  25. GJ McGhie

    GJ McGhie

    5 gün əvvəl

    Why are they sitting on boxes when theres perfectly fine chairs behind them XD

  26. naomi walton

    naomi walton

    6 gün əvvəl

    Arthur and Houdini were like the old timey Shane and Ryan.

  27. Strasser

    Strasser

    6 gün əvvəl

    Would love to see the Bob Crane unsolved murder

  28. Haruna Lean

    Haruna Lean

    7 gün əvvəl

    Who says he died from drowning into a barrel and did not escape? My whole life is a LIE!

  29. Mpiewizard

    Mpiewizard

    8 gün əvvəl

    He died of appendicitis. I think any other theory about it is because people hear the name Harry Houdini and want to believe he died in a really fantastical way.

  30. cat dinosaur

    cat dinosaur

    8 gün əvvəl

    you have the audacity to cut back to the narration half way through saying what you think is not hunted

  31. John Abbott

    John Abbott

    8 gün əvvəl

    Ah yes, very mysterious, death from appendicitis?

  32. dom is a tiny vegan

    dom is a tiny vegan

    8 gün əvvəl

    i wanna know what place ryan doesn’t think is haunted....

  33. Mr.Z7

    Mr.Z7

    8 gün əvvəl

    He literally has a case of reverse dream luck

  34. Kristina Lindsey

    Kristina Lindsey

    9 gün əvvəl

    Ashamed to say that I *did* Google Harry Houdini shirtless 😔🤚

    • Kristina Lindsey

      Kristina Lindsey

      9 gün əvvəl

      He was kinda /fine/ when he was younger.

  35. Glaivz

    Glaivz

    9 gün əvvəl

    Calling this "unsolved" is kind of a stretch.

  36. Miracle Cain

    Miracle Cain

    9 gün əvvəl

    Wait so nobody knew he got punched in the stomach then died like a couple days later😃,Ig I was a little too interested in him😭.

  37. Dhairya Rawal

    Dhairya Rawal

    9 gün əvvəl

    Why didn't Houdini learn a couple of things from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about writing? He really could've been a wordsmith😂

  38. jini

    jini

    9 gün əvvəl

    _why did i think that houdini was a sociopath-_

  39. Niki Biki

    Niki Biki

    10 gün əvvəl

    Houdini's death sus yo

  40. Gemma Jade

    Gemma Jade

    10 gün əvvəl

    love you guys! just a heads up, nobody figured out how he did it "in his lifetime".... it's long since been figured out. not by me or anything but i googled it.

  41. full5un

    full5un

    10 gün əvvəl

    "i've been to the magic castle 3 times" 😭

  42. T

    T

    11 gün əvvəl

    So cool how he and his wife created a code to be used after death

  43. T

    T

    11 gün əvvəl

    I had an appendicitis...it's bad. You can't eat or drink anything, you throw it up, you have intense stomach pains, and just overall not a good feeling.

  44. allie

    allie

    11 gün əvvəl

    14:38 that whole bit is god tier

  45. Csaba Koncz

    Csaba Koncz

    11 gün əvvəl

    I'm hungarian, and in middle school, and I had to go to fkin youtube and watch the ghoul boys to get to know that the most famous magician in the world, was from my fkin country. GG education system...GG. P.S.: You are amazing boys, love your work.

  46. Elaina McCoulskey

    Elaina McCoulskey

    11 gün əvvəl

    The more Houdini denies and hates on spiritualism the more I believe he was actually magic

  47. Lunar Channing

    Lunar Channing

    12 gün əvvəl

    For those who are wondering Ryan is without a doubt saying that Moon River Brewing isn't haunted.

  48. jar jar bink

    jar jar bink

    12 gün əvvəl

    10:15 that guy looks like the flip side worlds Nigel farage

  49. Kapil Shroff

    Kapil Shroff

    12 gün əvvəl

    MD here...It sounds like he died of appendicitis. It's possible he had developing or mild appendicitis already and then this med student punching him could have caused his fragile, inflammed appendix to rupture, which could have rapidly worsened his condition...or it could have just been bad luck/timing with the punches and the appendicitis. It sounds like in the OR, they found him with a ruptured appendicitis, but that would have happened without trauma anyway if he was ignoring his symptoms. Thanks for the show, I didn't realize that's how Houdini had passed away!

  50. Tenshi Sawada

    Tenshi Sawada

    12 gün əvvəl

    My god, I missed you guys; I haven't laughed so hard in quite a while on this channel.

  51. SynxIsComp

    SynxIsComp

    12 gün əvvəl

    Hi

  52. jacobthd

    jacobthd

    12 gün əvvəl

    Where is Penn?

  53. NWPlayzTv

    NWPlayzTv

    12 gün əvvəl

    What do you call a magic owl? WHOdini

  54. Johany Botero

    Johany Botero

    13 gün əvvəl

    No I’m just uninsured, I’ll stick with my pain for now!

  55. Catherine Jimenez

    Catherine Jimenez

    13 gün əvvəl

    shane kinda cute🙈

  56. Levi Ledford

    Levi Ledford

    13 gün əvvəl

    Harry Houdini is now one of my heros

  57. Zig

    Zig

    13 gün əvvəl

    He tried to dissapear himself, the end

  58. Hilary Weitze

    Hilary Weitze

    13 gün əvvəl

    Houdini is my great Uncle

    • ビープビープレタス

      ビープビープレタス

      12 gün əvvəl

      yeah sure thing

  59. aisha

    aisha

    13 gün əvvəl

    pink fuzzy ones ljhdf

  60. kiarra.0

    kiarra.0

    13 gün əvvəl

    12:28 It’s moon river brewing

  61. Morgan Riddlr

    Morgan Riddlr

    14 gün əvvəl

    It’s the demons you don’t play with witch craft

  62. vanessa rodrigues

    vanessa rodrigues

    14 gün əvvəl

    Houdini looked like he shoud jave been a vampire in another life. He looks kinda terrifying. Or maybe it's just ryan's voice that makes everything look kinda scary

  63. Dnightshade100

    Dnightshade100

    14 gün əvvəl

    soooo houdini copied other magicians and improve on their tricks but he doesn't like it when other people try to copy HIS tricks? *cough!hypocritecough!* I can see where he'd get enemies. someone comes up to harry, asks if he could punch him in the stomach and he says "YES"?!?! WTF?! and seriously, "whitehead"??? *snicker* lol, more lol, lmao I bet he was a real eye sore XD lol he definitely made houdini sore XD that guy should have been arrested for assault . I don't care that he "had permission " to punch harry. you don't go around punching people, your still guilty because you committed the act of harming someone, with the intent to cause harm. also, I thought houdini died during a performance. doing an escape trick involving a water tank.

  64. I'm Sorry Rumham

    I'm Sorry Rumham

    14 gün əvvəl

    Houdini started cancel culture.

  65. Victoria Bitong

    Victoria Bitong

    14 gün əvvəl

    Shane looks so good w long hair

  66. Justus

    Justus

    15 gün əvvəl

    David blaine is alive ??

  67. sidni white

    sidni white

    15 gün əvvəl

    i know the milk can trick. the top twists off under the pad locks

  68. Kate

    Kate

    16 gün əvvəl

    The milk can escape has been explained. The rim of the milk can was removable from the inside, so you could easily take it off and put it back on without disturbing the locks.

  69. emily x

    emily x

    16 gün əvvəl

    “you’re not part of the league” 😭😭😭

  70. Rachel Rodgers

    Rachel Rodgers

    16 gün əvvəl

    I freaking love these guys they’re so funny I’m constantly laughing out loud and the content is well put together

  71. Elizabeth Gonzalez

    Elizabeth Gonzalez

    16 gün əvvəl

    😒🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷👻🦕🦖🦎🐍🐢🦟🦗🦗🐞🐜🦉🐴🦈🐋🐠🐟🐬🐳👾👾👾👾👾👾👾

  72. Kate Allanson

    Kate Allanson

    16 gün əvvəl

    A good episode would be the Knotty Ash Murder (Murder of Maureen Ann Dutton) in Liverpool in the 60s. She was found stabbed 14 times in her home and her toddler son witnessed the murder bur was too young to remember. Remains unsolved

  73. Lincoln Powers

    Lincoln Powers

    16 gün əvvəl

    Ye- punch punch punch punch punch

  74. Nobell Prizz

    Nobell Prizz

    16 gün əvvəl

    The ghoul boys banter in this episode was adorable. I live for their friendship.

  75. Quinton Blake

    Quinton Blake

    17 gün əvvəl

    Since you guys did Forrest Fenn you should tackle Oak Island.

  76. Lívia Danielle Gomes

    Lívia Danielle Gomes

    17 gün əvvəl

    everyone in the comments thinking that he died during a magic trick because of the movie “now you see me”...

  77. boby bob

    boby bob

    17 gün əvvəl

    Or he faked his death..........

  78. acid trip

    acid trip

    18 gün əvvəl

    if you guys have ever watched psych shane reminds me of shawn and ryan reminds me of gus 💀 oddly accurate tbh

  79. Zoe Tremain-Woodcock

    Zoe Tremain-Woodcock

    18 gün əvvəl

    2:58 14:40 14:52 19:28 19:34 27:50

  80. Zoe Tremain-Woodcock

    Zoe Tremain-Woodcock

    18 gün əvvəl

    houdini's settled in wisconsin, which is the state where i was born

  81. Codyasian Rice

    Codyasian Rice

    18 gün əvvəl

    Jesus loves everyone

  82. Iconhulk

    Iconhulk

    18 gün əvvəl

    27:53 I- tol-d yo-u th-at gh-ost we-re rea-l suc-k -m-y bal-ls Shane: I don't know, Dude.. Turns dial to off casually. 😅🤣😂

  83. Amy Webb

    Amy Webb

    18 gün əvvəl

    He was a very handsome man, I never realized he was quite so jacked. I figured it was more lean muscle so that he could fit into small spaces and be able to wiggle out of restraints.

  84. Miku

    Miku

    18 gün əvvəl

    6:44 the way he said no is so cute lmao

  85. Unbeaten Gamer

    Unbeaten Gamer

    18 gün əvvəl

    13:30 what is Ryan talking about? What does he mean by vision?

  86. Kayli Everitt

    Kayli Everitt

    19 gün əvvəl

    When I was younger I learned he died after punched by a student

  87. Karam ali

    Karam ali

    19 gün əvvəl

    always heard about him but never knew how much great he was sad ending

  88. Meegz Chap

    Meegz Chap

    19 gün əvvəl

    I MISSED TOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!!!!

  89. Kaitlin Baumgarten

    Kaitlin Baumgarten

    20 gün əvvəl

    Me hearing his original name: is that jewish or just eastern european? Not 30 seconds later: his father was a rabbi me: knew it New favorite jewish celebrity

  90. christopher dior

    christopher dior

    20 gün əvvəl

    4:41 have you guys heard of david laid

  91. Sinister Network

    Sinister Network

    20 gün əvvəl

    The abject cover externally blink because playground thankfully camp excluding a utopian parsnip. tasteless, energetic ankle

  92. Occam's Razor

    Occam's Razor

    21 gün əvvəl

    Dude... I understand why you guys are outside, but its October! One of you is in a heavy wool coat and the other a dress shirt!

  93. Shagun Mehta

    Shagun Mehta

    21 gün əvvəl

    It is said he was a secret agent too.

  94. Alasfour Oday

    Alasfour Oday

    21 gün əvvəl

    The weak great-grandfather histochemically end because payment dolly stuff around a lovely powder. penitent, serious segment

  95. Andy

    Andy

    21 gün əvvəl

    i think he was gonna say moonriver brewing company but who knows. anyway, houdini code sounds badass.

  96. oo oxygen

    oo oxygen

    21 gün əvvəl

    this is so cool, i really like this

  97. Red X

    Red X

    21 gün əvvəl

    You guys should do the mystery of Amber Hagermen

  98. Red X

    Red X

    21 gün əvvəl

    There is something about his death that rubs me the wrong way. More than any other mystery they have reviewed.

  99. ghost p

    ghost p

    22 gün əvvəl

    plot twist the guy who punched him was actually performing a spell with the punch after hearing how much houdini hated spiritual people

  100. ghost p

    ghost p

    22 gün əvvəl

    how is this suspicious

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