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The Horrifying Unsolved Slaughter At Hinterkaifeck Farm

November 16, 2019

– [Voiceover] So what’s
the name of this one? – [Voiceover] This story,
in my opinion, may actually be creepier than the last one. On the evening of March 31st, 1922 six residents of the Hinterkaifeck Farm in Bavaria, Germany were murdered with a pickaxe. Husband and wife Andreas
and Cazilia Gruber, their widowed daughter Viktoria, and Victoria’s two
children Cazilia and Josef, as well as the Gruber family,
maid Maria Baumgartner. I couldn’t find like a
super credible news source that covered this, but there are so many accounts of it online,
it obviously happened. – [Voiceover] So this is just
fucking, fan fiction someone– – [Voiceover] No! This isn’t– – [Voiceover] Someone just
wrote, haha, of like– – [Voiceover] There’s
picture, there’s pictures And then there’s like
records of it in Germany. – [Voiceover] You work at BuzzFeed! And you don’t know that
you can doctor pictures? – [Voiceover] These aren’t doctored. – [Voiceover] Dude,
okay, let’s get into it. – [Voiceover] Just to give you
a little picture of the scene two year old Josef was
murdered in his crib, the family maid Maria
was murdered in her bed, the rest of the family though had been slaughtered in the family barn. – [Voiceover] So four of the
family’s killed in the barn and then the baby, two year old, and maid are left killed in their beds. – [Voiceover] Exactly. So for some reason the rest of the family was killed in the barn. And they were found stacked
on top of each other. – [Voiceover] Safe to assume
they weren’t already stacked on top of each other
(wheezing) and then killed.
(laughter) but they were killed and then
stacked on top of each other. – [Voiceover] (laughing)
And then he killed them all in one fatal strike. – [Voiceover] (laughing) Okay. – [Voiceover] Yeah, no,
it didn’t happen that way. This is where shit starts
to get fucking creepy. – [Voiceover] Okay – [Voiceover] Whoever did this, and this is actually just disgusting, actually stayed in the house for several days after he
murdered the entire family. And we know that he did
this because in the week that followed the murders
cattle were still being fed, meals were still being
eaten in the kitchen, neighbors reported seeing
smoke rising from the chimney, and then the family dog was
tied up outside the barn when the post man came on Saturday. The bodies were discovered by the way, the next day, on Sunday. – [Voiceover] So that’s why
he moved them to the barn so he could
(laughing) continue living in the house. – [Voiceover] I just feel like,
you murder an entire family you wanna get away from there.
(laughing) This guy felt the need to
make himself a sandwich. Anyways, another creepy detail of this is that Maria, the family maid
that was murdered in her bed, she’d just been hired that day, that was her first day on the job. To replace the previous maid
who quit six months earlier due to the house being haunted. You want to know some of
the things that caused the other maid to quit? – [Voiceover] No. – [Voiceover] The other
maid claimed she heard footsteps in the attic,
voices, things like that. You know, classic ghost story shit. So she quit and the family dismissed her as just another wacky
lady with wacky thoughts. You know, see you later. But surprise six months later now the family starts hearing footsteps in the attic and then Mr. Gruber, you know the head of the household, he finds an unfamiliar newspaper in the house that he’d never seen before. A set of housekeys go missing. – [Voiceover] Hmm – [Voiceover] He also finds
that the family toolshed has been scratched up like
someone tried to pick the lock. – [Voiceover] That where
they kept the pickaxe? – [Voiceover] Exactly. – [Voiceover] Noooooo! Really? They kept the pickaxe in a tool shed? – [Voiceover] Where else were
you gonna keep a pickaxe? And finally footprints are discovered by Mr. Gruber, in the snow, leading to the back of the house coming from the woods, but
there’s no return footsteps. They just go straight to the house. Whoever walked into the
house didn’t walk back. There was no money taken. Because there was large sums
of cash found on the farm. So, they were pretty sure that
this was a crime of passion. For suspects they really
only had one legitimate guy. and it was their neighbor
Lorenz Schlittenbauer. – [Voiceover] It can’t be the neighbor, think about it practically
if he’s running his own farm when does he have time – [Voiceover] Huhuh – [Voiceover] to live
in someone else’s house and like wake up in the
morning and feed his cows? – [Voiceover] Hahuh. – [Voiceover] That’s a six man job that one person was doing.
(laughing) – [Voiceover] Mr. Schlittenbauer believed that Viktoria’s son Josef. – [Voiceover] The two year old. – [Voiceover] Yeah, the two year old. He thought it was his son. He’d been intimate with Viktoria. – [Voiceover] hmm. – [Voiceover] However the
son was later discovered to belong to Andreas Gruber. – [Voiceover] What!? – [Voiceover] Josef was
the product of incest. Meaning Andreas Gruber
played the horrifying role of father and grandfather. Also another little
factoid to round off this week of serious bad luck for this family. When the families heads were removed to be studied in the autopsy, they lost the heads. So that meant the family
had to be buried headless. – [Voiceover] Dude it’s 1922 – [Voiceover] How do you lose? – [Voiceover] Things get lost – [Voiceover] That’s six
heads! That’s so many heads! How do you lose that many heads? – [Voiceover] I, government, man. – [Voiceover] (laughing) The
government (laughing) what? – [Voiceover] What happened
to the house after, did anyone move in? – [Voiceover] They
demolished it a year after the crime had happened. Just so there’s not this
terrible monument of murder in their neighborhood. And they but a, actually
just a monument now, like a literal monument. – [Voiceover] That’s nice. – [Voiceover] To commemorate the family. – [Voiceover] I’m just trying
to find out who did it? Who done it? That’s the question. – [Voiceover] Yeah. I mean still unsolved and I don’t think it ever will be solved.


  • Reply Jurnee Taylor June 20, 2019 at 1:49 am

    The house keys went missing and the tool shed had scratches

  • Reply Hellion June 20, 2019 at 6:21 pm


  • Reply KING QS12 June 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Murdered with a pickaxe. Well the guy who killed them was playing FORTINITE irl

  • Reply Arya star June 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Previous maid was a murdrer

  • Reply blinchik June 24, 2019 at 5:39 am

    yea its simple it was a crazy homeless man that found a place to live he was scared that if they find him they would kick him out and arrest him, so he came to the simple answer of just killing them and his original goal was to find a place to live so he stayed their and moved the bodies that smelled and the other bodies that he didnt move probobly had doors that he closed in rooms he didnt need, the bodies that he moved were probobly killed in places that used so he made himself comfy.

  • Reply ShannenMakesVideos June 25, 2019 at 9:28 am

    “Wanna hear what made the other maid quit?”
    “*proceeds to tell why the other maid quit*”

  • Reply The Daily Rose June 26, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Just the picture of that lorenz is fuckin creepy

  • Reply Ann Lewis June 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    No Shane
    Different unsolved voice
    So so different
    Almost unfamiliar

  • Reply Mikie Mouse June 26, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    All of these pictures look sooo creepy because of how old they are. It gives me chills.

    But imagine how these types videos are going to in some years. Just pictures of everyone's duck face on Instagram or silly filters on snapchat😂

    …or the shamefully cringy videos of tik tok😳

  • Reply Karolyn Edythe June 27, 2019 at 8:15 am


  • Reply 施亮 June 28, 2019 at 1:58 am

    He was such a killjoy. Happy with Shane now.

  • Reply VosQuiTransitis June 29, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Bavaria, man…

  • Reply reevaysunset June 30, 2019 at 5:52 am

    This was when the editing wasn’t as creepy

  • Reply Frank S July 1, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Hey, it’s fucking Germany—whataya expect?

  • Reply Annica Keith July 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Go check out Skinwalker Ranch in Utah!

  • Reply Ri-Ri D July 2, 2019 at 4:54 am

    I listen to a great true crime/paranormal podcast called "and that's why we drink," and they covered this in one of their episodes. i don't have the sources from where they got their info, but i remember hearing from their research that one of the children (could have been viktoria) lasted through the attacks and was stacked underneath. so this child was crying out for mom and dad (who were on top of them, dead, bleeding) because they were so mortally wounded. the poor child succumbed to their wounds eventually (i'm not sure how long after, maybe like 2 hours??).

    another part covered was a theory as to why the killer stayed in the house: they didn't want anything to seem out of the ordinary; they went about living there to dissuade people from thinking something was wrong.

    whatever really happened is still equally tragic and i hope that family is now at rest (except for maybe the dad because i think he was abusive?? which would sort of explain where josef came from). side note: i really love that podcast and you should go check 'em out!!

  • Reply Alexander Posey July 6, 2019 at 12:09 am

    This could have been the axe man

  • Reply Caleb Cain July 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Pile of bodies pile of heads!

  • Reply 01 Fletcher July 10, 2019 at 6:25 am

    i mean i'm interested in this but like am sad yno shanes no here. Pretty stone age if you ask me

  • Reply LuRe July 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

    I only live 10 km away from there

  • Reply Brett Manna July 11, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Do an episode on the Flannan Isles Lighthouse keepers

  • Reply Cale July 14, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    "Dude, it's 1922. Things get lost."

  • Reply manoj joshi July 15, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Whoever did this…..was one lazy person….how much could the rent be in the 20s

  • Reply manoj joshi July 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Ah this dark, stirring music….brings me stimulus

  • Reply ItzS34n July 16, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Do Ed gein

  • Reply dumbbrowngirl July 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Omg revisit this one in more detail tbh

  • Reply strangebrew420 July 17, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    So the grandfather was also the father?

  • Reply Flaubert July 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    The case got solved, but they did not want to release the name as ancestors are still living in the area.

  • Reply isabel July 18, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    theory 3 years too late:
    the old maid had found the guy in the attic, and he threatened to kill her if she didn't quit/ or told people. he was thinking he was in the clear for 6 months, but when he realized they hired another maid, he knew it was only a matter of time before he was found again, so he killed everyone.

  • Reply NONE July 21, 2019 at 5:21 am

    What if it's The Axeman of New Orleans?

  • Reply Cannibal Nectar July 21, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Well that was the worst episode ever made.

  • Reply Kelsey Cobb July 22, 2019 at 4:53 pm


  • Reply - TAYARS July 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    4:30 murderer in background?

  • Reply AMY1213141 July 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Probably someone living in their attic

  • Reply Lavender Honey July 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    4:18 there is a man standing to the left of the photo, it looks as if he is trying not to be seen but making it kinda obvious he's not there

  • Reply Daddylennox July 28, 2019 at 1:36 am

    The murder lived in the attic 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

  • Reply Brenna Thornhill Mcdonell July 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I have cousins in Germany with the last name Gruber😲

  • Reply Castrocuba August 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Nigthmare in 4 minutes ungt 57 seconds 👆

  • Reply SUPREMEless In Kentucky August 2, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    With 1 fatal strike

  • Reply Charles Ferdinand August 4, 2019 at 6:02 am

    You left out the fact that the family members were lured somehow into the barn one by one and killed there but the 6 year old girl didn't die outright, she was left lying all alone next to the bodies of her dead family and took several hours for her to die; she actually pulled large tufts of her own hair with her hands.

  • Reply VitalSpecialist August 4, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    👍: watch at night

    👎: Watch during the day

  • Reply kenna163 August 5, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Don't attack my boy Brent. He was pretty good.

  • Reply Blink Army August 5, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Hey wasn’t Bavaria where spider lady Annalise lived?

  • Reply Vineet0k August 7, 2019 at 11:24 am

    In the Amazon series Lore, they said it's solved and the result is kept secret in respect to the relatives

  • Reply the real XXdemongirlXX MSP August 10, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Id keep my pickaxe in my god damn room 😂

  • Reply Charley Hustle August 11, 2019 at 4:43 am

    I personally hold the father who's the head of household responsible for this! It was his duty to keep his family safe, he had all the evidence he needed to tear that house apart looking for the intruder long before the murders were committed. I had 4 scumbags try to rob my house on August 29th of 2018 with my girlfriend and daughter inside and I sent one of those motherfuckers straight to hell with my trusty peacemaker! I sleep quite well at night knowing I protected my family which is my duty as the male head of household. I would have torn my property apart piece by piece if I'd come home one day to find footsteps leading from the woods to my home. Wtf was Mr Gruber thinking?

  • Reply 90sgrunge Fan August 12, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    This is terrifying

  • Reply Andrew s Hengel August 17, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Do The Glensheen mansion in Duluth Minnesota

  • Reply Jack T Ripper August 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Look at the guy on the left… that’s scary

  • Reply Mythos buster August 21, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Who the hell is Shane?

  • Reply Sav Hannah August 23, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Johnny Gosch PLease!!!

  • Reply C B August 24, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    A can't believe these two fools are laughing whilst telling this story.

  • Reply Jeffery Collins August 26, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Wait. Maybe it was the maid. Like the previous maid who left

  • Reply Hudson Mitchell August 31, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Did you get this from the podcast lore??

  • Reply the borax kid September 3, 2019 at 3:53 am

    So they knew they had an intruder and didn’t anything about it.

  • Reply Tiff MAC September 3, 2019 at 10:08 am

    John Lawson House

  • Reply Ethan Cole September 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    It is thought this was done by someone called Paul Muellier…

  • Reply Edd 1 September 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The man from the train

  • Reply Jegbmf September 6, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I believe the theory that the murderer of this case is the same murderer from the Man from the train case. Same form of murder, same pattern, “same” murder weapons

  • Reply The_real-Dezmon io September 7, 2019 at 3:53 am

    He went minecraft mode on this family he didnt have enough wood for a sword

  • Reply yosua saroinsong September 7, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    I think you guys should revisit this case with the new format of the show if possible…

  • Reply cup of tae with a kookie September 10, 2019 at 6:38 am

    so no head? aggressively yeets phone and jumps on skateboard

  • Reply Deadly Farriswheel September 12, 2019 at 1:06 am

    3:17 are we not going to take a moment to mention there's a body with seemingly no head that one of the little girls is staring up at

  • Reply Lord Voldemort September 14, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Maybe it was a squatter that got discovered and went apeshit

  • Reply Dash Williams September 16, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Am I the only one who doesn't like Brent? Guy is kinda a douchebag.

  • Reply Snek September 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    This is probably the last Buzzfeed Unsolved video I've watched so far, and this is honestly more terrifying than any Supernatural Unsolved videos.

  • Reply SayfRG2874 September 24, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Investigators discovered young Cäzilia had clumps of hair in her hands and bald patches all over her head, causing them to conclude she had ripped out her own hair. The authorities theorize that the little girl probably didn't die right away from her injuries. Cäzilia might have torn out her hair, as she laid, terrified and dying, next to the corpses of her mother and grandparents in the barn for several hours. According to the police, as the 7 year old girl who was alive but fatally injured was dying in the barn, surrounded the dead bodies of her family, the killer or killers went inside the house and murdered the housekeeper and two year old Josef. Then, instead of fleeing the grisly scene, the authorities based on testimony from neighbors and evidence found inside the home concluded the perpetrator or perpetrators didn't leave the Hinterkaifeck farm right away.

  • Reply rahul dipankar September 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    u assholes laughing i will kill u wait8888888888888

  • Reply Shabobo September 27, 2019 at 5:55 am

    My theory: the new maid found him unintentionally as she was discovering the house and she didn’t tell the family because she thought he was a member of the family and he killed them that night

  • Reply tjdiddy September 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    3:16 Does that woman have no head?

  • Reply Venta Black October 1, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I'm doing a buzzfeed unsolved marathon right now and to me this is still one of the most strange cases that they made a video about! (Besides the dyatlov pass) what is your favorit buzzfeed unsolved case? 🙂

  • Reply Thaamaa Jon October 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    stop laughing

  • Reply Ashley Onix October 4, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I’m scared

  • Reply Raji Venkatesan October 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    If it isn’t Shane who is the other person

  • Reply sequoia bearfoot October 4, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    They need to revisit this one, PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Reply Cold Void October 9, 2019 at 8:14 am

    This has to be longer!

  • Reply Emily Young October 12, 2019 at 1:46 am

    There's a book called The Man from the Train where they hypothesize who did this and a number of other murders. It seemed plausible to me, and I'm amazed that they could track it down so specifically.

  • Reply The American Crusader October 14, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Paul Muller, the man from the train, was the murderer.

  • Reply that one kid in school who eats glue October 15, 2019 at 12:24 am

    My attic door is in my room……….

  • Reply Maddy Stout October 15, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Yooo sis at 8:16 doesn't have a head 😂

  • Reply Yuzuru Otonashi October 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Mattock, not pickaxe, similar but different

  • Reply Katie October 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    “They lost the heads”
    “How do you loose 6 heads?”
    “That’s so many heads”

  • Reply Jasmine October 16, 2019 at 12:11 am

    This is years late but I'm starting from the beginning after a small binge.
    The funny part is that I already a version (nosleep?) that included Maria's writings and what happened, so it was like a kind of de ja vu for me

  • Reply Debby Tbsc October 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    I’m from Germany and I read a book about this case when I was 10/11 years old. It was partially written from the murders perspective though you never got to know who they were. I actually read the whole book, though I had to take a lot of breaks because it was really intense…

  • Reply Kieran Kallechy October 19, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I actually had a hard time sleeping for several nights because of this forever unsolved mystery.

  • Reply Lillie Walker October 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    So no head?

  • Reply Pussy muncher October 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    When are more episodes comin

  • Reply Lex Lou October 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Why isn’t Shane in these episodes

  • Reply Goosethecat 134 October 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t think carbon dating or whatever was too accurate back then maybe they were still alive

  • Reply Dominican Girl October 23, 2019 at 12:35 pm


  • Reply Denita Arnold October 27, 2019 at 2:46 am

    That they lost 6 heads.. That's mind blowing.. 😂
    OK I'll let myself out

  • Reply RETRO KBM October 27, 2019 at 11:42 am

    You guys should do an episode about the time traveler in new York who got hit by a car and died and he was wearing clothes from the civil war and had coins from civil war times in his pockets

  • Reply druisi October 27, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Narrators = the worst people in the world. Thanks.

  • Reply Red Pilgrim October 30, 2019 at 12:55 am

    It was said, their heads were lost during the war.

  • Reply Dungeon October 30, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Wait… Do you want me to have fun sleeping or watch other episodes?

  • Reply Squishy Yoongi November 1, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I think i read a book about this in German class lmao
    It's called 'Tannöd'
    We also watched the movie but i didn't understand everything bc they talked in Bavarian Accent and we didn't put on subtitles

  • Reply Victoria black November 5, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    So obviously someone was in their attic and decided to just kill them all…..

  • Reply ThatOneSlytherin 77 November 7, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Me: I'm gonna go to sleep. My brain: You watched buzz feed unsolved

  • Reply Middy Nighty November 10, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    A theory is that the maid knew they were going to be murdered.. Therefore leaving 6 months earlier, having time to pack up some things and having to never been seen again.. HMMM SUSPICIOUS.. 🤭🤔

  • Reply Lily The weeb November 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I think it was the maid right after she killed everyone in the house she committed suicide idk

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