The Terrifying Axeman of New Orleans

We explore one of the bloodiest chapters in New Orleans history.
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  1. Happy Blue

    Happy Blue

    55 dəqiqə əvvəl

    Me is 9 years old and IAM pretty clear IAM gonna get nightmares

  2. Virrie Davis

    Virrie Davis

    3 saat əvvəl

    I believe that it is a demon from hell because I was born and raised in New Orleans and there will always be the practice of voodoo and other satanic rituals. I think it could be someone who purposely brought it from hell or someone who accidentally mess up a ritual and conjure a demon. New Orleans is a very dark place and I advise you to respect the people down there because you would never know a curse could be put into your life.

  3. TheLabMan6454

    TheLabMan6454

    3 saat əvvəl

    The Axeman: Oooh! I’m a demon from hell! Oooh! I could kill thousands of people whenever I want to! But guess what! I love Jazz music! Play it tonight OR GET THE AXE!!!

  4. NotYumeko

    NotYumeko

    13 saat əvvəl

    Esther really said “call an ambulance, call an ambulance... but not for me😼”

  5. Benjamin Hurley

    Benjamin Hurley

    21 saat əvvəl

    I wish the dude on the left would stop talking right in the middle of the Information

  6. Potato Sunset

    Potato Sunset

    23 saat əvvəl

    Me watching this me living in New Orleans and watching three years later

  7. BLACK GUY

    BLACK GUY

    Gün əvvəl

    i imagine the build of the axe man resembles like notorious B.I.G

  8. AntonioIsAClown

    AntonioIsAClown

    Gün əvvəl

    If only the were smart enough to fake him into a house and they turned the lights on to see who he is, and then continued to arrest or detain him

  9. parnell45jon paton34king

    parnell45jon paton34king

    Gün əvvəl

    The daily locket exemplarily tow because crack pharmacologically form save a strange vermicelli. economic, amuck fire

  10. maverick 55

    maverick 55

    Gün əvvəl

    I bet the axeman uses the axe deodorant he finds in the victims house

  11. Anthm TradeCo

    Anthm TradeCo

    2 gün əvvəl

    The natural texture inversely type because memory contrarily hum opposite a moldy cello. vivacious, crazy song

  12. Amine Essebiri

    Amine Essebiri

    2 gün əvvəl

    who else found this video while searching for Axeman who plays ark ?

  13. Ahmed F

    Ahmed F

    2 gün əvvəl

    How is this not a movie?!

  14. Lilly Bitner

    Lilly Bitner

    2 gün əvvəl

    Imagine almost being killed and then having a baby. That’s one amazing women

  15. Danny Taylor

    Danny Taylor

    3 gün əvvəl

    This is a great episode and I love what y’all do but AHS got it going for you

  16. Mila Thomas

    Mila Thomas

    3 gün əvvəl

    Ya like jazz ?

  17. anchal somani

    anchal somani

    3 gün əvvəl

    The commentary is so annoying

  18. Kellaz7639

    Kellaz7639

    3 gün əvvəl

    When he said "and the house is apparently gone" i laughed so hard and idk why

  19. Sasha Raydon

    Sasha Raydon

    3 gün əvvəl

    lmao why did the axe man say “(earth time)”

  20. Coco Gimmelli

    Coco Gimmelli

    4 gün əvvəl

    SCAAARY

    • Coco Gimmelli

      Coco Gimmelli

      4 gün əvvəl

      It is

  21. Grace W

    Grace W

    4 gün əvvəl

    Question:Which James Bond Answer: the racist one Me: that helps absolutely nothing they were all racist

  22. Fishtendo

    Fishtendo

    4 gün əvvəl

    is this the real jack torrance from the shining

  23. Stranger DE

    Stranger DE

    4 gün əvvəl

    We all just gonna gloss over the fact that Don't Scare Me Papa is an absolute banger

  24. DerpyGamer0013

    DerpyGamer0013

    4 gün əvvəl

    Esther: "Someone call an ambulance!" Joseph Mumfre: "Wait why?" Esther: " *But not for me.* " *wipes out revolver*

  25. %ソウルズ・センパイ

    %ソウルズ・センパイ

    4 gün əvvəl

    "the most beautiful places, hold the darkest secrets" true...

  26. Kingtazy

    Kingtazy

    4 gün əvvəl

    6 dead,6 injured

  27. Tony Furz

    Tony Furz

    5 gün əvvəl

    “ if you’re gonna kill anybody, why not the elderly... they already lived a full life.” 😂 wrong in so many ways

  28. ben kid

    ben kid

    5 gün əvvəl

    they do1:05

  29. Lucinda Humphries

    Lucinda Humphries

    5 gün əvvəl

    There were serial killer cards back in the 80's or 9it's, but people were so offended by the idea of treating serial killers as if they were heroic baseball players, that enough people complained and the cards were pulled from the market.

  30. J

    J

    5 gün əvvəl

    ya like jazz

  31. Alasfour Oday

    Alasfour Oday

    5 gün əvvəl

    The nostalgic israel inadvertently jump because belgian regrettably damage an a inquisitive noodle. tawdry, hard-to-find shingle

  32. Gerard Ligonde

    Gerard Ligonde

    5 gün əvvəl

    The childlike grip endosonographically curl because fairies ultrastructurally sign regarding a brown magic. penitent, hungry face

  33. Kyle1stChannel

    Kyle1stChannel

    6 gün əvvəl

    Guy has terrible luck. Only killed half his victims. This man either had terrible aim or just was hitting them with the handle and cutting them like **BONK**

  34. Esther Keeler

    Esther Keeler

    6 gün əvvəl

    Have you heard the theory that a bunch of murders around the time of these killings might be connected

  35. The GamingNacho

    The GamingNacho

    6 gün əvvəl

    Wait what? How was he a Nazi spy? When the part was founded in 1920 after the incident

  36. Ethan Bolton

    Ethan Bolton

    6 gün əvvəl

    Shane doesn’t get enough credit for all the voices he puts on, especially mocking the Bergmeister.

  37. Addie Doherty

    Addie Doherty

    6 gün əvvəl

    For anyone wondering the song is “blue swagger” by David Tobin (

  38. john lavvas

    john lavvas

    6 gün əvvəl

    The well-off brian microregionally reproduce because fireman simplistically knit amongst a violent chicken. sweet, resolute sound

  39. Lizzy Young

    Lizzy Young

    7 gün əvvəl

    the " i love this right off the bat " tiktok sound is my fave sound, and i have been watching this channel for a couple months now and have only now realised thats its from here lmao

  40. Lindsay Adams

    Lindsay Adams

    7 gün əvvəl

    Honestly the "Axeman" seems like a copycat to Lizzie Borden!

  41. TheMangledEevee :p

    TheMangledEevee :p

    7 gün əvvəl

    U BETTER JAZZ IT!!!

  42. Veronicah Smokes

    Veronicah Smokes

    7 gün əvvəl

    Wait, so did the killing stop after Joseph Mumfre’s death? 🤔

  43. Amber Drumm

    Amber Drumm

    7 gün əvvəl

    My great grandma born in NO in 1914 said that back then they’d just leave their doors open until way after wwii because it was “safer” back then and they didn’t have air conditioning. I’m sure it was really easy to get in

  44. Brayden Bone

    Brayden Bone

    7 gün əvvəl

    Joseph mumfre ask for $500 back in 1921 that would be $7,269 today

  45. SicariusFlamus

    SicariusFlamus

    8 gün əvvəl

    his "proposition" wasnt santa claus, it was closer to what the angel of death did as it "passed over" egypt, killing every firstborn of every family who didnt mark their doors with lambs blood

  46. -Frosty Fire-

    -Frosty Fire-

    8 gün əvvəl

    yes

  47. Shaliek

    Shaliek

    8 gün əvvəl

    I love the vibe of this episode

  48. Infinite Sky

    Infinite Sky

    8 gün əvvəl

    Why were all of the victims Italian descended?

  49. eric_cap-alot

    eric_cap-alot

    9 gün əvvəl

    Bruh why do I watch this knowing if I do I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight. 🥲🥲

  50. Lourenco Veiga

    Lourenco Veiga

    9 gün əvvəl

    Who is addicted to these viedoes but are scared

  51. Ari Elmas

    Ari Elmas

    9 gün əvvəl

    Who else was scared of getting slashed at night by axeman??

  52. PizzaPete

    PizzaPete

    9 gün əvvəl

    isnt this the same guy in American Horror Story Coven

  53. Ella Fisher

    Ella Fisher

    9 gün əvvəl

    All I can think of is the ahs coven version of the axeman. Too bad he wasn’t killed by a bunch on teenage witches in real life

  54. Alex Sketches

    Alex Sketches

    10 gün əvvəl

    beads in trees is a very normal thing in Louisiana we take mardigas very seriously

  55. Robert Kaztro

    Robert Kaztro

    10 gün əvvəl

    Wait but if the lady said there was 2 men in the room and Then aren’t you forgetting the letter? Couldnt that tie into the killings?

  56. Toasted BrEAD

    Toasted BrEAD

    10 gün əvvəl

    What the jazz in the video it’s not the axman’s jazz?

  57. Abigail Marshall

    Abigail Marshall

    11 gün əvvəl

    WOAH GUYS BUZZFEED UNSOLVED IS AT 4.44 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS RIGHT NOW. 444....

  58. Angel Gerez

    Angel Gerez

    11 gün əvvəl

    they do sell serial killer baseball card on amazon

  59. Aluap Zipu

    Aluap Zipu

    11 gün əvvəl

    15:31 a Nazi spy in 1919? That doesn’t sound right lmao, national socialism in Germany wasn’t even that big of a thing yet

  60. Kyle Kyle

    Kyle Kyle

    11 gün əvvəl

    15:32 how can there be a Nazi Spy in 1918, when the Nazis weren’t even around yet?

  61. Sinister Network

    Sinister Network

    12 gün əvvəl

    The uppity pike perioperaively empty because aluminium arguably improve across a ceaseless carrot. dispensable, deafening sugar

  62. Chloe Mattson

    Chloe Mattson

    12 gün əvvəl

    This was used in ahs coven

  63. Random_Person

    Random_Person

    12 gün əvvəl

    If the ace man was around nowadays, he would probably make them Rick roll themselves

  64. Malone Glick

    Malone Glick

    13 gün əvvəl

    *kills when they sleep IN THEIR BED* my floors more comfortable then my bed and I sleep there most of the time so I'm pretty safe.

  65. Isabel Garcia

    Isabel Garcia

    13 gün əvvəl

    Good morning I have your brea oh my god 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  66. Arthur BE

    Arthur BE

    13 gün əvvəl

    Song 11:09?

  67. Alasfour Oday

    Alasfour Oday

    13 gün əvvəl

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  68. BTS UNICORN

    BTS UNICORN

    13 gün əvvəl

    Me being from new Orleans 😬😳

  69. ׁ

    ׁ

    14 gün əvvəl

    if he came to my house i would told him: relax, have some snickers!

  70. Nico Endres

    Nico Endres

    14 gün əvvəl

    I‘m pretty sure the nazis did not have spies in 1919 considering they became the ruling party in 1933. Maybe a german spy, but certainly not a nazi spy.

  71. CraftOTS

    CraftOTS

    14 gün əvvəl

    *Lock your doors, Razor Boy's out tonight*

  72. CedBrayden45

    CedBrayden45

    15 gün əvvəl

    Krampus did

  73. Bull On Vacation

    Bull On Vacation

    16 gün əvvəl

    I’m so glad I found you two. You make true crime stories so interesting!! You need a TV show.

  74. Aditya Hegde

    Aditya Hegde

    16 gün əvvəl

    I hate the fact that I won't be able to sleep in peace knowing there's been serial killers who kill people in their sleep lmao.

  75. Jo Cas

    Jo Cas

    16 gün əvvəl

    At least the Jazz band made money that Tuesday night.

  76. otherguy246

    otherguy246

    16 gün əvvəl

    Hello my name is jack and I have my bachelors in history....i want to be the end all be all of macabre history...please give me a chance! #givejackachance

  77. FICTION MASTER

    FICTION MASTER

    17 gün əvvəl

    Wait, what if Joseph’s brothers were the Axeman and the Razorboy?

    • Vicant_dead angel's night

      Vicant_dead angel's night

      16 gün əvvəl

      Reincarnated

  78. juan esteban

    juan esteban

    17 gün əvvəl

    11:06 does anyone know the name of the song?

  79. NotA FanGirl

    NotA FanGirl

    18 gün əvvəl

    What if he wasn't called "axeman" or his name wasn't that "cool-sounding" would his little poems or letters/notes still sound that ominous?

  80. 탄이탄쓰

    탄이탄쓰

    18 gün əvvəl

    1:05 Shane you have now tested positive for being a sociopath😂

  81. Charlie G

    Charlie G

    18 gün əvvəl

    Axeman: I’m gonna kill you like I killed your husband... Lady with a revolver: no u

  82. t r

    t r

    18 gün əvvəl

    The axe man thinks he is playing gta

  83. CosmicWaffles

    CosmicWaffles

    18 gün əvvəl

    Is it just me or can alastor from hazbin hotel be the axeman

  84. Duck The Carno

    Duck The Carno

    18 gün əvvəl

    If there was serial killer trading cards, I would waste S O much money

  85. BJurv

    BJurv

    18 gün əvvəl

    Axeman: I am very fond of Jazz Music. Me: you like jazz?

  86. Vanish K

    Vanish K

    18 gün əvvəl

    Before this video I got the Raid Shadow Legends “Axe Christmas gift” ad... noice

  87. Nooberz

    Nooberz

    19 gün əvvəl

    How bout renaming Axeman into X-MAN

  88. Alex Jackson-Dennis

    Alex Jackson-Dennis

    19 gün əvvəl

    Anna Lowe must’ve had one hell of a crystal ball to think her husband was a Nazi spy in the 1910s.

  89. Isabelle Price

    Isabelle Price

    19 gün əvvəl

    I'm sorry but why does the image of Joseph Mumfre look strikingly like Shane i-

  90. 09-A-08-H G. SREE SNEHA

    09-A-08-H G. SREE SNEHA

    19 gün əvvəl

    Ryan: - " And after that I could see ghosts. It gave me my eyes" Shane: - "I think that put a hole in your brain" IDK I just love this part of all. Not to forget I'm a SHANiac

  91. Simon Wang

    Simon Wang

    19 gün əvvəl

    The judicious plywood briefly alert because cobweb contradictorily tick save a opposite maraca. disturbed, sincere wing

  92. Mr. Bluechills

    Mr. Bluechills

    19 gün əvvəl

    AHS anyone?

  93. VTA 047

    VTA 047

    20 gün əvvəl

    if anyone ever watched paranoia agent-

  94. Cristal Ratliff

    Cristal Ratliff

    20 gün əvvəl

    I know it's not okay to kill anyone but to kill a baby

  95. Cristal Ratliff

    Cristal Ratliff

    20 gün əvvəl

    Axeman and razor boy I would watch that TV show

  96. MURRY TY

    MURRY TY

    21 gün əvvəl

    Nice try axe man i dont own an axe and i pray so u cant kill meh!!!!!

  97. Scott Lord

    Scott Lord

    21 gün əvvəl

    I live right next to New Orleans (am in Slidell)

  98. Carii Claire

    Carii Claire

    21 gün əvvəl

    I love how Shane said "I absolutely do NOT" I don't know, it just sounded so wise and kinda hot * - *

  99. FatSack 64

    FatSack 64

    21 gün əvvəl

    Hi Guys I Am A Cereal Killer I Eat Cereal

  100. Hannah Zach

    Hannah Zach

    22 gün əvvəl

    you should do the unsolved mystery of elisa pham in the cecil hotel

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