The Horrifying Texarkana Phantom Killer

  • Published on Apr 19, 2019
  • A shadowy killer pushes a small town to the edge.
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Comments • 9 278

  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network  5 months ago +4811

    Make sure to leave your questions for our Post Mortem episode down below!

    • ASMR touch
      ASMR touch 13 days ago

      I still haven't been back in a hammock. #murderbag

    • bruh
      bruh Month ago

      Doodie? Why did he have the nickname doodie?

    • cranberry dango
      cranberry dango 2 months ago

      I live within a few miles of the Texarkana park where multiple people were killed :) And Texarkana is still known as the town that fears sundown

    • Renatta K
      Renatta K 2 months ago

      Can we get a time travel related episode? Possible time travelers? And a men in Black extended episode!?

    • Aleida Long
      Aleida Long 3 months ago

      @Abby Holt same

  • matthew judge
    matthew judge 48 seconds ago

    Yo in the 40s was a 29 year old and a 17 year old dating a normal thing?

  • parker frisby
    parker frisby 2 hours ago

    This is crazy, I live like 2 hours from Texarkana

  • Emily SucksAllTheTime
    Emily SucksAllTheTime 7 hours ago

    So they killed mr. Stark

  • Internet patrol Special forces

    Have you done a episode on the Mary Celeste?

  • Aaron Pierce
    Aaron Pierce Day ago

    My great uncle made the movie about this killer.

  • xXTragedy StrikesXx

    "you're a sweet boy with a fuzzy face!"
    me when my guy friends start growing facial hair

  • Wolfy Chan
    Wolfy Chan Day ago +1

    Why does Texas have violent deaths? Man, I need to move states. I live in texas

  • anonymous S
    anonymous S Day ago


  • ZL Shao
    ZL Shao Day ago

    my birthday is march 24 >:(

  • Justin Gilbert
    Justin Gilbert 2 days ago

    I don't know, it seems clear to me that this one was solved, just maybe not on paper

  • Herxmoy
    Herxmoy 3 days ago +1

    It’s funny how the ad played before this was for the Abominable movie. 😂🥳🥳

  • yunji
    yunji 3 days ago

    whenever i see a woman running from something while wearing high heels, the only thought in my mind is “TAKE YOUR HIGH HEELS OFFF”

  • Kylie Glow
    Kylie Glow 3 days ago +1

    Tell me why the thumbnail looks like Hardin and Tessa from the movie “AFTER” 😂❤️

  • bad bitch
    bad bitch 3 days ago

    please do madeleine mccann and peter manuel😩😩

  • Mel Melodies
    Mel Melodies 4 days ago +3

    Am I the only one loving when Shane was being a true cat person?

  • sabertooth 55561
    sabertooth 55561 4 days ago

    Those are kind of boring I prefer the supernatural ones honestly. I'm not from USA and those cases don't mean anything to me just names people being murdered. It happens everywhere in the world not just USA just saying

  • Greg Johston
    Greg Johston 4 days ago

    if u think about it all they had to do is look up who owened thst type of gun in the area or whos baught the ammo for it

  • aesthetic rainb0w
    aesthetic rainb0w 5 days ago

    1:55 tyler joseph🤔🤔

  • Najah-Chan
    Najah-Chan 5 days ago

    Girl please take off your heels

  • TheWizzalt
    TheWizzalt 5 days ago

    You guys are two dorks, very hard to watch making jokes laughing about real murders

  • Mei O’Cummins
    Mei O’Cummins 5 days ago

    when you've been single for too long...


  • Amoy Rowe
    Amoy Rowe 5 days ago

    That’s why japan has the red light district also this dude was probably rejected then got pissed

  • Haidee Cheong
    Haidee Cheong 5 days ago

    is no one going to talk about how one of the victims are called Mr stark

  • Vasil fon Clearasil
    Vasil fon Clearasil 6 days ago

    11:16 I thought this was a common practice in Texas, maybe this circumstances just established this tradition

  • G Davidson
    G Davidson 7 days ago

    Good god just tell the story without cutting in the 'jokes'

  • Sarah Shae
    Sarah Shae 7 days ago

    A hammock is a MURDER BAG 😂😂😂

  • GamerBoy 9000
    GamerBoy 9000 8 days ago

    I live in Texas so all I’m gonna say is they draw straws on cases

  • gus gonzales
    gus gonzales 8 days ago

    katie stark was THAT gurl. y’all could never.

  • Bhokolate Bhip Bookies


  • MF LG
    MF LG 8 days ago

    Came here for the quote and quote.

  • Madi Edwards
    Madi Edwards 9 days ago

    Shane & Ryan being serious about the topic and Ryan brings up the fact that the couple goes to a private place.
    Shane: I know what they’re doing. *gives eye brow and turns around to do the makeout bit*

  • 12D SherLoki'd
    12D SherLoki'd 9 days ago +1

    (13:56) "Mr. Stark..."
    Me: ToNY stARk?! hOWaRD STaRk?!

  • Anna-claire Schluter

    It is a rowdy town people get robbed every night

  • halli nguyen
    halli nguyen 10 days ago

    ryan’s face when shane started doing the makeout bit

  • Alexa
    Alexa 10 days ago +2

    ''too much serum, man. wope." --shane alexander madej, 2019

  • ghosttimer
    ghosttimer 10 days ago

    I think peggy is the real killer

  • Jackson C
    Jackson C 11 days ago

    born in Texarkana gnag

  • Tony Isais
    Tony Isais 11 days ago +1

    Richard Griffin was a child predator

  • SilentlyMysterius1
    SilentlyMysterius1 11 days ago

    It's Anomaly

  • BeeBea
    BeeBea 12 days ago

    The Atlanta Child Murders

  • Just a Random Person
    Just a Random Person 13 days ago +3

    Henceforth and forevermore hammocks will only be known as murder bags. That is all.

  • uhSniY nahCtoB_
    uhSniY nahCtoB_ 13 days ago

    If u were Single in those Times that Phantom Killer was ALIVE consider yourself Lucky Dodging a Bullet

  • Krista Duguay
    Krista Duguay 14 days ago

    In the movie it was the guy based of jimmy, and a cop

  • Kat E
    Kat E 14 days ago

    what's up wiith ryan's hair this season 😂

  • Fidget
    Fidget 14 days ago

    4:45 why did the audio quality change? That's random and it lasted about 2 seconds??
    (edit) it happened again at 15:24 and I noticed both times this happened it was in a date? Did y'all mess up the dates in the original v.o.?
    (Edit 2) 18:14 it wasn't a date this time, it was the book in the bushes thing.

  • Michelle Barnes
    Michelle Barnes 15 days ago +1

    Upon which
    The Town That Feared Sundown was based?

  • Mr. Cartoonist
    Mr. Cartoonist 15 days ago

    Got away with it? He spent 30 years in jail!

  • leave
    leave 15 days ago


  • Tilty
    Tilty 15 days ago

    Ryan: Feb-U-ary 😂 prove em wrong buddy

  • adriana lopez
    adriana lopez 16 days ago


  • Jubbs
    Jubbs 16 days ago +1

    Truth serum is just alcohol

  • KawaiiAllison O,O
    KawaiiAllison O,O 16 days ago

    I live in Dallas-

  • Jubbs
    Jubbs 16 days ago +1

    OMG my bday is March 24

  • Chichalu Demon
    Chichalu Demon 16 days ago +1

    13:55: spiderman: Mr, Stark I don't feel so good!

  • Makyla Beaulne
    Makyla Beaulne 16 days ago

    The reason he would've got away with this is because legally husband and wife are considered ONE person under law. Meaning that they couldn't convict him because she couldn't have testified against him in a legal court. Absolutely insane.

  • Bea Bautista
    Bea Bautista 17 days ago

    Ryan finally didnt say "febiary"

  • K. Barrow
    K. Barrow 17 days ago

    We’re on hi alert 🚨 here!!!

  • Riyanne Rhuma
    Riyanne Rhuma 18 days ago

    im from chicago to