Episode 14: The Axeman of New Orleans: Jazz Gets The Axe

Cover of "The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz" composed by Joseph John Davilla

Cover of "The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz" composed by Joseph John Davilla

Over an 18-month span in 1918 and 1919, an ax-wielding boogeyman had New Orleans in a state of fear. He committed twelve attacks and killed six people, usually letting himself into his victims' homes in the dead of night and butchering them with an axe while they slept in their beds. Who was the Axeman, and why did he kill?

Resources:

Buzzfeed Unsolved True Crime - The Terrifying Axeman of New Orleans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axeman_of_New_Orleans

http://www.oddlyhistorical.com/2015/01/05/hell-earth-axeman-orleans/

Music:

Devil's Blues by Blanket Barricade

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

New York, 1924 by Ross Bugden

Batty McFaddin by Kevin MacLeod

Unknown Fear by Darren Curtis

The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz by Joseph John Davilla

Jazz In Paris by Media Right Productions

The Rover by S Strong

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