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    Synopsis:
    Man in cave. Trapped.
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    Socials:
    nethistorian
    patreon.com/internethistorian
    Other Channels:
    Incognitomode: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhQL5...
    Storymode: kzclip.net/channel/UCGeI...
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    Collab Boys:
    Wendigoon / Floyd - kzclip.net/user/Wendigoon
    SumitoMedia / Homer - kzclip.net/channel/UC2gv...
    OrdinaryThings / Miller - kzclip.net/channel/UCxLY...
    Rusty Cage / Gerald - kzclip.net/channel/UC5Su...
    ManyKudos / Robert - kzclip.net/channel/UC2Eg...
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    Music list:
    Brothers in Arms - Baker's Dozen
    Brothers in Arms - Hell's Highway
    Conan Exiles - Cave Idols
    Contrast - The Streets
    Days Gone - I remember
    Deadly Premonition - FBI Special Agent
    Doom - At Doom's Gate
    Empire of Sin - Instrumental
    Gone Home - The House Part 1
    Grim Fandango - Temple Gate
    Halo 3 - Asphalt and Absolution
    Katana Zero
    LA Noire - J.J.
    Limbo OST - Boy's Fort
    Little Nightmares 2 - Boots through the undergrowth
    Little Nightmares 2 - One Step, two step.
    Little Nightmares 2 - still life
    Mafia - One Twitch Away
    Mafia 2 - Red Dragon
    Mafia 3
    Medal of Honor - The Motorcycle Chase
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Main Menu
    Outer Wilds (Andrew Prahlow)
    Red Dead Redemption 2 - A quiet time
    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Angelo Bronte Theme
    Red Dead Redemption 2 - House Building Theme
    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Lemoyne
    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Prison Break Theme
    The Last Guardian - Hanging Gardens
    The Last Guardian - Sentinel 1
    The Sims - Main Theme
    The Wolf Among Us - Main Menu
    The Wolf Among Us - Radio
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  • Wendigoon
    Wendigoon 2 ай бұрын +160356

    I’m still not sure if trapping me in an actual cave for 72 hours was necessary to record my lines, but it certainly got results. We should probably go check on the editors though, even if “they don’t deserve food” I don’t think sealing them in was appropriate.

    • Luka Tv
      Luka Tv Ай бұрын

      Look it the man where the auto-generated subtitles work!

    • Drast
      Drast 2 ай бұрын

      .

    • Drast
      Drast 2 ай бұрын

      .

    • Yoshimitsu4prez
      Yoshimitsu4prez 2 ай бұрын +1

      Lol I fully burst out laughing when your face randomly appeared

    • Bad Dragonite
      Bad Dragonite 2 ай бұрын

      Gotta have that authentic feel

  • イゴール / igor
    イゴール / igor 2 ай бұрын +1987

    i was like... "damm three days stuck in a cave must've been terrible, poor guy." and then the hours kept on going and going and going and going

    • MsRoxygirl333
      MsRoxygirl333 2 күн бұрын

      @credit crazy I didn’t even think about that! Now I’m even more sad.

    • Victor Hamacek
      Victor Hamacek 2 ай бұрын +2

      i was sweating my hand HARD at the one week mark .... then i was just downhill for me

    • Marco Bott
      Marco Bott 2 ай бұрын +55

      @credit crazy it is gross and will probably seen as comedic for some people , but he was pissing and shitting himself down there for that whole time he was trapped--which is easy to forget since the video didn't deliberately point that out. wouldn't be surprising if he got infections from his wounds while waiting to die.

    • Hell no remora
      Hell no remora 2 ай бұрын +7

      I've never truly experienced a claustrophobic situation, but I sweated profusely throughout the entire story.

    • credit crazy
      credit crazy 2 ай бұрын +32

      And to make it worse is how little he could move not to mention how he probably couldn't use the bathroom ether honestly I'm surprised how quickly the story blew up most story's today with the internet don't go viral that fast

  • Emma Esta
    Emma Esta Күн бұрын +30

    Homers love and care for his brother makes me weep a little. The fact that he was able to overpower 5 other men and yank the rope from their hands is astounding. I wish this couldve had a happy ending for all of them. I cant imagine the grief and stress they both went through

  • Matt Mann
    Matt Mann 8 күн бұрын +486

    The contrast between the hilarious animation and voice acting versus the incredibly intense story was amazing. One of the best YT documentaries I've ever seen.

    • Benderman
      Benderman 12 сағат бұрын

      For me it's probably the best, when you think the internet historian can't surpass himself, he always does; I used to think the Costa Concordia was the best documentary, then the Area 51 one came up, and then this one came up, longer and with a much more dramatic story (plus it had a huge impact on the United States).

    • Jon Bikaku
      Jon Bikaku 2 күн бұрын

      Forreal

  • Lord Alzorn
    Lord Alzorn 27 күн бұрын +2131

    Two things people also gotta realize: The Turnaround Room isn't really a room. It's a widening of the tunnel that collapses to the 9 inch gap. It's just big enough to get your bearings, decide which way you want to go in, or turn back. It's not a 10 foot tall room that you can stretch your legs in preparation to go into the squeeze.
    The other thing: The squeeze didn't allow you to change directions. The video makes it look like you can go in head-first, turn around at the 10 foot drop, then go down feet first. You have to decide if you want to go in head first or feet first. It's then 20 feet to the drop. Floyd went in feet first to clear it out then got stuck. His brother went in head first to clean out the rubble, then had to climb up the 10 foot drop BACKWARDS!
    Now you know a bit more why people turned back

    • Lord Alzorn
      Lord Alzorn 5 минут бұрын

      ​ @Tethloach1 @Um Zé Niguém Uhh... guys? Really think this is the best place for this? I just made a comment on a video, that evidently a lot of people liked. But, I guess if you wanna discuss the worth of a soul/humanity in general, I can't stop you. But, uh... the rest of us will be over here talking about a man in a cave

    • Um Zé Niguém
      Um Zé Niguém 5 күн бұрын +6

      @Tethloach1 Honestly, i can't respond the first question. I just watched the video and i'm still processing it.
      But the other 2? I can try and give an answer to them.
      I believe so that, yes, some people are worth saving. In my vision, as long as there is just one chance of a good, or even decent, person existing, i think it's fair to fight for it. Without mentioning people like refugees (From wars, abusive households, any kind of "unfair" place).
      Now, is humanity always worth it?
      No. Definitely not. We've seen the absolute worst a human can do. I mean rotten from the core.
      Nazis, Imperial Japan, Italian Fascism, Francoist Spain, and more.
      Yet, we also saw the best a human can do.
      People who protected jews in the holocaust, christians who formed a circle to protect muslim protesters, or even a entire city helping out a kid (Be it reenacting a movie for them, or helping them find their hearing aid).
      is it always worth it? No. But sometimes? I dare say yes.
      Maybe i'm just being insane/foolish. Or maybe i'm just being a romantic. Who knows. Sorry for the wall of text by the way.

    • Tethloach1
      Tethloach1 5 күн бұрын

      Was he worth saving? Are any of us worth saving? Is humanity always worth it?

    • Limped Poodle
      Limped Poodle 9 күн бұрын +3

      Not saying it would be easy but I know for a fact that I would do it because I'm a small guy and have done it before (Not save a guy from a cave obviously) in a smaller hole about 7.5in tall 90ft long back and fourth. When you add trying to save someones life vs a simple ball, Hell yea I would do it. I was really wishing this story had a happy ending but life can be cruel 😢

    • Matt561
      Matt561 9 күн бұрын +2

      Definitely a needed explanation

  • copta
    copta 6 күн бұрын +125

    I'm a fairly claustrophobic person, especially about things that pin your limbs to your side, or otherwise limit their movement. Basically, the start of this video was incredibly physically disconcerting.
    However, I basically completely forgot about that and just got sad halfway through. I couldn't really put myself in Floyd's shoes, as I would probably traumatize myself, but I definitely felt the punch to the heart when I realized he wasn't getting out. I'm glad he's finally at rest, even though everything leading up to it was a maddening listen.

  • HI THERE
    HI THERE 2 ай бұрын +12635

    The cruel irony here is that he wanted to turn the cave into a tourist attraction, but instead HE became the tourist attraction

    • qweasdzxcname
      qweasdzxcname 2 күн бұрын

      its not irony.
      it is ironic if you said: "the cruel irony here is that he wanted to turn the cave into a tourist attraction, but instead, the cave turned him into one.

    • Robin Olofsson
      Robin Olofsson 2 күн бұрын

      @Renan Leandro Well how the fuck do you make it a tourist attraction if the hole is so small noone can fit through it in the first place. If you want to make it a goddamn tourist attraction woulden't it make more sense to start making the whole bigger from the beginning? And it would go a hell of a lot faster if you could actually move while clearing shit.

    • Hyperrblu
      Hyperrblu 5 күн бұрын

      @James Sandoval in mother russia, cave turns you into tourist attraction

    • R D
      R D 5 күн бұрын

      @Edzo The Don „Why didn‘t he just get a lucrative job in the tech industry and work comfortably from home on his laptop?a
      - you, apparently

    • Tethloach1
      Tethloach1 5 күн бұрын

      The documentary experience:
      5 min: The tight squeeze, could that cave be a nuke shelter for the end
      10 min: I wonder if a person was upside down 100 feet down, confined
      15 min: What on earth drives a man, why do it?
      20 min: Do we need help, can we get help, are we savable
      30 min: It brought everyone together, it is 1920s though
      40 Min: A noble cause, but is a decent guy? Does it matter?
      50 min: That cave is like a snake, goble goble goble
      60 min: What is the meaning of life,
      All of this has become out of proportion, it loses meaning as time goes on.
      Was he a decent person? Does it matter? It was 1930s ....

  • Kirsten Golnaz
    Kirsten Golnaz Ай бұрын +1438

    The sentence "the cave refuses to let him go" always gives me chills. It's as if the cave is alive, and has a will on its own. On every turn, the cave is just refusing to let him go. Floyd tried to profit off of it, and now it has screwed him right back.
    Probably the closest thing to a real Eldritch abomination as it can be.

    • wrecker
      wrecker 2 күн бұрын

      Thats why this story was so scary. Its a cave, it dosent care about you, it dosent even know your there. It dosent care wether you live or die, its just a cave.

    • That Satirical Guy
      That Satirical Guy 4 күн бұрын

      @Brian Stabile "I told that kid a hundred times don't take the lakes for granted. They'll go from calm to 100 knots so fast they'd seem enchanted..."

    • Daniel Kiran
      Daniel Kiran 13 күн бұрын

      Its like real life 1408

    • OH SHI- !!!!
      OH SHI- !!!! 13 күн бұрын +1

      well you know since the earth itself is a living creature, and cave is part of the earth.. so it is kind of it i think xD

    • PandaCoasters
      PandaCoasters 14 күн бұрын +3

      The man was trapped in the Mystery Flesh Pit.

  • Pontius Aquila
    Pontius Aquila 6 күн бұрын +89

    Man, these are the kind of stories that really remind you how terrifying nature , and the world around us can be. It takes these kind of stories to put in check mankind’s hubris, and remind us that we are not masters of the earth.

    • POWER
      POWER Күн бұрын

      To me this very accurately displayed how terrifying human nature can be.

    • Pontius Aquila
      Pontius Aquila 4 күн бұрын +2

      @Joshua Vidrine I agree, it is our responsibility to cultivate the earth. But I feel like many people interpret the cultivation of the earth as mastery. We care for The earth, and it sustains us, but it can destroy us, and any of our creations in an instant. Earthquakes can level a city, or a cave can grab you, and never let go.

    • rotting
      rotting 4 күн бұрын

      @Joshua Vidrine yeah we suck at doing our duty of watching over the earth we are literally killing it, we would be doing it a favor if we all died but eh no one really cares about saving this planet only about the fulfillment they feel inside themselves doing it. also man just likes to hear himself talk huh? imaooo

    • Joshua Vidrine
      Joshua Vidrine 5 күн бұрын +2

      We may not be its masters, but it is our duty to watch over it and cultivate it and enjoy what comes from that cultivation. How this applies to caves, I'm not sure, all I know is they're spooky and can kill you/can have stuff inside that will kill you, so I'll let other people wander off into that darkness. The surface is much comfier, with fresh air and a lack of miles of bone-crushing rock surrounding you completely in every single direction that you have no hope of escaping. I'll keep those rocks underneath my feet and not all around me, thanks.

  • DustedThrusters
    DustedThrusters Ай бұрын +1127

    Gerald, Homer, and Miller really were the realest here. Absolute Kings trying to get their friend and brother out. And Miller didn't even know the guy but he put his life on the line.

    • Emma Esta
      Emma Esta Күн бұрын +1

      Homers love and care for his brother makes me weepy eyed. I have 6 siblings and i doubt theyd go to the same lengths as Homer did. Hell, i dont even see my friends going through the same lengths that Gerald or Miller did!

    • Earl Hollander
      Earl Hollander 3 күн бұрын +1

      Gerald was a real man

    • BoredAndSleepy 2000
      BoredAndSleepy 2000 10 күн бұрын +12

      Miller is one of the chad journalists that we wish could have today

    • D San
      D San 11 күн бұрын +16

      @R D Another instance of him not really being in it for money or fame was when he declined the lecture deal and just returned to being a journalist.

    • Smac
      Smac 13 күн бұрын +4

      The mvps 🐐

  • Weebu
    Weebu Күн бұрын +5

    as someone with claustrophobia, this has been the most uncomfortable yet most engaging video i have watched in a long time

  • Hunter Hefti
    Hunter Hefti 2 ай бұрын +4923

    Miller was absolutely inspiring. He was a man who came down to get a scoop. Braved the cave when no one else would, to get said scoop. Saw Floyd first hand, and chose to stick around and help him get out. A complete stranger risking his own life over and over again, to help a person in need

    • Earl Hollander
      Earl Hollander 3 күн бұрын +1

      Contrast that with Harry B Thomas, that one POS dentist.

    • Hannah Pickles
      Hannah Pickles 16 күн бұрын

      And then denied the chance to earn a million dollars, probably because it went against his morals to profit off of the tragedy

    • Grimslade Leviathan
      Grimslade Leviathan 26 күн бұрын +6

      And he tried to use the jack and crowbar for several hours, probably with barely much break. He was a complete stranger, but practically commited to getting Floyd out of there by any means he could. Man's a legend.

    • E
      E 27 күн бұрын +1

      E

    • Durmomo0
      Durmomo0 Ай бұрын +3

      @Nina a imagine if something collapsed and getting stuck reaching for the jack pressed against floyd face down with the weight of the rock above you.
      You know Miller had to have imagined it and still he worked.

  • knight hunter
    knight hunter 4 күн бұрын +32

    I can’t believe that so many things went wrong and the first thing they had to do was clear out the people. And when the Calvary finally came, it was practically too late. I’m thank full to the person that made this video, because as long as the internet doesn’t go down, his story will forever be remembered.

  • bald bread
    bald bread 8 күн бұрын +85

    I was super duper high when I watch this and I sat there for the whole hour waiting for it to get wholesome, and holy fucking shit that was one of the most depressing, terrifying and downright sad hours of my life
    Great video man, fantastic from start to finish 10/10

  • Benderman
    Benderman 13 сағат бұрын +1

    No kidding here, I felt like this when I got "trapped" in one of the Caves in the Snow Canyon Park in St George, Utah, I went to the lowest level and then crawled in a narrow section, got stuck there for a couple of minutes and couldn't find the way back, the only light I had was the one of my phone, lol... It was one of the scariest things ever but now I remember it funly. 😅

  • Jacob Trapp
    Jacob Trapp 3 күн бұрын +21

    Furiously crying and cheering along as I watch on the edge of my GOD DAMN SEAT!! This is amazing and thank you for making this. Like these people could have Very well just said 'eh it's just one cave weirdo, who cares?' But no. Hundreds of people came together for One Man. God damn this is beautiful

  • Louie Delk
    Louie Delk 14 сағат бұрын +1

    Shout outs to Alice Caldwell-Kelly and Internet Historian both making being trapped in clay for an inhumanly king time both terrifying and hilarious

  • Vampire
    Vampire 5 күн бұрын +27

    i wish we could have brought back the technology and new ideas and abilities to help this man out alive. I am sorry for his passing in such a way.

  • Bela Bohlen
    Bela Bohlen Күн бұрын +2

    Great video, amazing quality. I know no one cares but let me give some feedback. I think everyone agrees that those last videos were also amazingly entertaining and people really liked them, tho i think what people really loved, were the episodes aboud internet history. You are by far my favorite story teller, but i think your style will never fit anything better than internet history, maybe really good, but the style of your old videos was the closest ive ever seen anyone come to perfection on this platform.

  • Lazaro Ramirez
    Lazaro Ramirez 5 күн бұрын +17

    The fact that IH managed to tell the story in a way that makes the cave (just a place made of rocks) seem like a monster that ate that poor guy really goes to show to the amazing way he has to narrate stories.

  • strangebrew420
    strangebrew420 2 ай бұрын +7785

    The part where he lied about needing water and intended to trap that other guy down there just to avoid being alone was so fucking dark, and completely understandable

    • PALACIO254
      PALACIO254 Күн бұрын

      @obsessed pathetic troll not if say "no homo"

    • Yami Hatarou
      Yami Hatarou 5 күн бұрын +1

      @somercet1 He was thinking gay

    • Voil Velev
      Voil Velev 10 күн бұрын

      @A.living.1 I mean... "obsessing over profit" is pretty understandable during the freaking Great Depression.

    • Voil Velev
      Voil Velev 10 күн бұрын +1

      @Nauda It DEFFINITELY dehydrated him faster. Sadly it was 1920s and they did not know any better.

    • Voil Velev
      Voil Velev 10 күн бұрын +1

      @CactapusCotton Not to mention that they KEPT GIVING HIM COFFEE, ALTHOUGH COFFEE SEVERELY DEHYDRATES YOU. I get that they didnt know any better, but think about how ACTUALLY dehydrated he was at the time. He wasnt thinking straight and the only thing on his mind was to not be left alone.

  • Chris Grab
    Chris Grab 2 күн бұрын +8

    So sad that he died alone. He probably thought that they gave up.

    • MsRoxygirl333
      MsRoxygirl333 2 күн бұрын

      This is what makes me sad the most 😢 I thoroughly believe that if there was some kind of contact between Floyd and the outside world, he would have been able to hold on a little longer. He probably was done in after his hope ran out.

  • Mothman
    Mothman 15 сағат бұрын +2

    I would love it if you made more long form videos like this every once in a while. You're a great narrator

  • Karma
    Karma Ай бұрын +604

    I think the most tragic part of it all is that, you hear the details of what methods they tried and you think "I could've done that better" which is the exact problem that caused so many to show up and hinder the rescue in the first place

    • StormDog
      StormDog 8 күн бұрын +21

      The lingering sadness is knowing that the brother, the friend, and the journalist, without a doubt, beat themselves up with shoulda, coulda, wouldas for the rest of their lives. Not only that, but his family had to spend the better part of theirs just trying to exhume the body from the cave's gasp.

    • D San
      D San 11 күн бұрын +39

      The most tragic part is all the people just staying there, lighting fires and melting the ice. Leading to the cave ins. They were so close to saving him but the mere presence of bystanders led to Floyd's doom.

    • Wave Luke
      Wave Luke 24 күн бұрын +68

      Yeah, like if it weren't for all the people, the cave probably wouldn't have collapsed/

  • Kaito
    Kaito 2 күн бұрын +2

    This has to be the BEST internet historian video. Please make more similar ones

  • Educationey
    Educationey 2 ай бұрын +6354

    This is straight up a Greek tragedy. Floyd's will and fate was to make that cave a popular tourist attraction, and, in the end, it was.

    • Jason Voorhees
      Jason Voorhees Ай бұрын +4

      greek tragedy?? this was more like the quintessential american comedy

    • Lucas Emanuel
      Lucas Emanuel Ай бұрын +2

      So this is how tales are made, i feel like i'm in 2000bc

    • sunflowerdogs
      sunflowerdogs Ай бұрын

      @Zoe Smith why would you read comments before watching lmao

    • samiamtheman 73
      samiamtheman 73 Ай бұрын

      More like in the end, HE was.

    • Samsara
      Samsara Ай бұрын +1

      Oh wow ...

  • POT
    POT 5 күн бұрын +19

    I have rewatched pretty much all of your vids countless times. But not this one. This one is just to terrifying.

  • I’llKidnap1000ChildrenBeforeILetThisCompanyDie !

    Damn. In hindsight a lot of time could have been saved if they immediately started digging instead of trying to head into the cave. What a story.

  • Christopher Anderson
    Christopher Anderson 3 күн бұрын +1

    You just know when his brother showed up to find his brother stuck in that cave and they got face to face the brother sighed and just said "wtf have you gotten yourself into this time.."
    as family do.

  • CruSFM
    CruSFM 7 күн бұрын +127

    Man. I was really hoping he would make it. I usually don't feel anxiety about listening to scary stories, but being stuck in a cave really gets to me

    • 「チンチン」
      「チンチン」 Күн бұрын +1

      real!!! i genuenly hoped he would get out and live the rest of his life somewhat normally

    • Yami Hatarou
      Yami Hatarou 5 күн бұрын +1

      I know right? I was legit on the edge of my seat throughout the whole story

  • Michael B
    Michael B 2 ай бұрын +4661

    Miller seems like a real stand-up guy. Did everything he could and put himself in mortal danger to rescue a complete stranger, and then refused to profit off of the ordeal.

    • Voil Velev
      Voil Velev 10 күн бұрын

      @Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin He refused the equivalent of a million dollars during the Great Freaking Depression. Your comment is moot.

    • MegatronHasFallen
      MegatronHasFallen Ай бұрын +3

      @Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin Whoa buddy get off reddit, nothing wrong with helping people and not expecting anything in return.

    • Chao
      Chao Ай бұрын +2

      @Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin He literally denied millions of dollars lol.

    • Ella Karhu
      Ella Karhu Ай бұрын +4

      @Diel I think this story perfectly illustrates how people in "the old days" were people, same as today. For every hero you've got a dozen unhelpful dickheads and greedy opportunists. He was just an exceptional guy.

    • bastiat
      bastiat Ай бұрын +1

      his friend too was a real hero going back in when it was collapsing

  • Lynch Karpenter
    Lynch Karpenter 3 күн бұрын +1

    I just want now to see a film about Floyd with Historian as a narrator.

  • ScarletGhost
    ScarletGhost 4 сағат бұрын +1

    Are you telling me, if they just started to dig down near his foot (as they did while recovering his body), he could be rescued alive AND without losing the foot???

  • Melanie Carver
    Melanie Carver 3 күн бұрын +1

    Even though I am very familiar with this story & don't live very far from Cave City (an actually very pretty small town), I really enjoyed this video. Your videos are always a hoot. When you popped the Subway sandwich up there for reference? Too funny, and why was Peaky Blinders running around there?
    As usual the press is running with fake news. Alas, some things never change.

  • Nara Nara
    Nara Nara 6 күн бұрын +120

    Gerald saying "In one hour, it's gonna be me AND FLOYD" and going in the cave alone was my favorite part of this. Gerald was a real one

    • Earl Hollander
      Earl Hollander 3 күн бұрын

      He was a man of determination, huge respect.

    • Vision of Solace
      Vision of Solace 5 күн бұрын +4

      I admire him more by every single second I hear about the guy.

  • michael
    michael 2 ай бұрын +5488

    I’m shocked that no one’s talking about Gerald. Dude moved 1100lbs of stone in a matter of hours for his childhood friend.

    • vomix
      vomix 17 күн бұрын

      @James Clouse so you admit defeat

    • James Clouse
      James Clouse 17 күн бұрын

      @vomix Jesus I'm not reading all that this Convo was weeks ago.

    • scott man
      scott man 19 күн бұрын

      @michael
      HA HA HA HA..
      I have been asked, like 2 weeks later
      WTF does having an airplane with wings of spaghetti.
      Have in common with the story?
      NOT what I said; but something that really made an obscure point
      IN MY MIND, at the time;' It appeared an analogy that would marvel
      all who were lucky enough to find it.

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын

      @Hambo325 another person commented this wich really puts into context how incredible it was for him to move 500kg in a single session
      "Two things people also gotta realize: The Turnaround Room isn't really a room. It's a widening of the tunnel that collapses to the 9 inch gap. It's just big enough to get your bearings, decide which way you want to go in, or turn back. It's not a 10 foot tall room that you can stretch your legs in preparation to go into the squeeze.
      The other thing: The squeeze didn't allow you to change directions. The video makes it look like you can go in head-first, turn around at the 10 foot drop, then go down feet first. You have to decide if you want to go in head first or feet first. It's then 20 feet to the drop. Floyd went in feet first to clear it out then got stuck. His brother went in head first to clean out the rubble, then had to climb up the 10 foot drop BACKWARDS! "
      under these conditions it would already be hard enough to just be there for and hour or longer but then to move 500kg of rocks and rubble with nothing but a tin can
      that is a friend that i can only wish to have some day

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын

      @Morally Evil another person commented this wich really puts into context how incredible it was for him to move 500kg in a single session
      "Two things people also gotta realize: The Turnaround Room isn't really a room. It's a widening of the tunnel that collapses to the 9 inch gap. It's just big enough to get your bearings, decide which way you want to go in, or turn back. It's not a 10 foot tall room that you can stretch your legs in preparation to go into the squeeze.
      The other thing: The squeeze didn't allow you to change directions. The video makes it look like you can go in head-first, turn around at the 10 foot drop, then go down feet first. You have to decide if you want to go in head first or feet first. It's then 20 feet to the drop. Floyd went in feet first to clear it out then got stuck. His brother went in head first to clean out the rubble, then had to climb up the 10 foot drop BACKWARDS! "

  • yellowelmo
    yellowelmo Ай бұрын +416

    I was shocked as it was slowly explained to me how Floyd was trying to get another man to die with him. Obviously so much of this story is shocking, but that part... I felt like I finally understood the level of torture he was suffering.

    • Mac Chernac
      Mac Chernac 4 күн бұрын +5

      He saw the cave crumbling and didn't want to be alone when it collapsed.

    • blank space
      blank space 8 күн бұрын +21

      dude that part creeped me out, you know he must of sense something was off, just like in goodfellas when robert de niro's charcter is trying to get the wife to go in the alley to look at dresses or something but she looks at it and bolts tf out of there..sheesh talk about intuition

  • Cymes
    Cymes Ай бұрын +590

    Floyd: I'm going to make a fortune with this cave!
    The Cave: Sorry , mate. The best I can do is pay you in exposure.

    • kaguuki googi
      kaguuki googi 4 күн бұрын

      DAWG WTF

    • Darcman Schlosser
      Darcman Schlosser 6 күн бұрын

      Bahahahahhaha

    • Yashirmare
      Yashirmare 10 күн бұрын +3

      The joke works on so many levels, I love it.

    • Verdugo Arulaq
      Verdugo Arulaq 11 күн бұрын +1

      Ah bruh
      You outta pocket for that one
      But that’s a good one, you’re savage but that’s as a good one

    • Jack Bobb
      Jack Bobb 14 күн бұрын +2

      massively underrated comment

  • Jakob Johnston
    Jakob Johnston 22 күн бұрын +651

    The way that Floyd’s body was treated after his death is possibly the most appalling, disgusting and disrespectful things I have ever seen happen to an individual in my life.

    • Kari Runk
      Kari Runk 2 сағат бұрын

      @Azura What are you, some cringe anarchist?
      In what world are market economies bad?

    • TheJumper
      TheJumper 5 сағат бұрын

      @Easy Ukrainians kill Russians too

    • Easy
      Easy 6 сағат бұрын

      @TheJumper Communists killed capitalists too genius.

    • Azura
      Azura 8 сағат бұрын

      @SpawnGlance now you're just making shit up lmao, "you think capitalism promotes corruption, that means you think there has never been corruption outside of capitalism, I am very smart"
      Elon Musk won't fuck you dude, you don't need to bend over backwards to defend the system that makes the majority's life miserable

    • SpawnGlance
      SpawnGlance 8 сағат бұрын

      @Azura Yup. No other system promotes that behavior. From the beginning we can see, tribes never went to war over territory, the Mongols never tried to rule Asia for resources, Jim Jones' commune never corrupted him with power. Human nature never comes into question at all =)

  • Iliyan Petrov
    Iliyan Petrov 14 сағат бұрын +1

    A bigger thriller than most movies today, nice work done

  • The Hanged Man
    The Hanged Man 2 ай бұрын +9372

    Woah, Miller was hell of a journalist. Actually traversing the squeeze multiple times, then helping with the gravel and keeping Floyd company, so glad he won the Pullitzer prize in the end.

    • Earl Hollander
      Earl Hollander 3 күн бұрын

      Miller was a brave man, a real one.

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын

      @Colbio bro I can only hope to ever meet a man like miller seriously hes what a man should stride to be

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын

      @Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin in exposure sure but he declined the HUGE summs of money he was offered and that truly shows that he is a man of honor

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын

      he even rejected a huge money offer wich just makes me respect that man even more

    • John Anon
      John Anon 2 ай бұрын +2

      Miller trying to wrangle that bottle jack and crowbar for hours in that little gap w floyd, was incredible bravery and generocity

  • Nathan!
    Nathan! 2 күн бұрын +2

    Wait what happened to that one guy who was super successful in digging the rubble? He was like "you'll be a free man tomorrow"

  • XXavierSin
    XXavierSin 2 күн бұрын +7

    That brother was an absolute fucking lad.

  • Disgruntled Cashier
    Disgruntled Cashier Ай бұрын +425

    Internet Historian: *describes the most claustrophobic, horrifying situation I could possibly imagine myself being put in, told in excruciating detail*
    5 minutes later
    IH: Tank you for being a friend.

    • Durmomo0
      Durmomo0 Ай бұрын +2

      Nutty Putty cave was pretty bad too. It wasnt nearly as long as this however.
      I never knew about the gravel in Sand Cave. I had thought he was just trapped by the rock wedged agasint his feet.

  • Nedko Boqnov
    Nedko Boqnov 4 күн бұрын +1

    Thank you for your marvellous storytelling

  • Your Favorite Shiba
    Your Favorite Shiba 2 ай бұрын +2702

    The fact that Gerald moved a half TON of rock is just awe inspiring. The strength and willpower to do that is just insurmountable. I wouldn't doubt that he would have chipped away the whole damn cave to save his friend.

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын +1

      @Artorias Of The Abyss another person commented this wich really puts into context how incredible it was for him to move 500kg in a single session
      "Two things people also gotta realize: The Turnaround Room isn't really a room. It's a widening of the tunnel that collapses to the 9 inch gap. It's just big enough to get your bearings, decide which way you want to go in, or turn back. It's not a 10 foot tall room that you can stretch your legs in preparation to go into the squeeze.
      The other thing: The squeeze didn't allow you to change directions. The video makes it look like you can go in head-first, turn around at the 10 foot drop, then go down feet first. You have to decide if you want to go in head first or feet first. It's then 20 feet to the drop. Floyd went in feet first to clear it out then got stuck. His brother went in head first to clean out the rubble, then had to climb up the 10 foot drop BACKWARDS! "
      now i am imagining you in bed on your phone looking at a comment like this and most likely dropping your phone at times because your grip gets too loose to hold it yet this dude did 500kg of rubble with a tin can and his bare hands upside down in a narrow hole that didint even allow for him to turn

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын +1

      @Jess H another person commented this wich really puts into context how incredible it was for him to move 500kg in a single session
      "Two things people also gotta realize: The Turnaround Room isn't really a room. It's a widening of the tunnel that collapses to the 9 inch gap. It's just big enough to get your bearings, decide which way you want to go in, or turn back. It's not a 10 foot tall room that you can stretch your legs in preparation to go into the squeeze.
      The other thing: The squeeze didn't allow you to change directions. The video makes it look like you can go in head-first, turn around at the 10 foot drop, then go down feet first. You have to decide if you want to go in head first or feet first. It's then 20 feet to the drop. Floyd went in feet first to clear it out then got stuck. His brother went in head first to clean out the rubble, then had to climb up the 10 foot drop BACKWARDS! "
      and he only had a tin can in any other conditions hed prolly have to move 5tons within 3 hours with no tools to even compare to what he did here

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын +1

      @Joe another person commented this wich really puts into context how incredible it was for him to move 500kg in a single session
      "Two things people also gotta realize: The Turnaround Room isn't really a room. It's a widening of the tunnel that collapses to the 9 inch gap. It's just big enough to get your bearings, decide which way you want to go in, or turn back. It's not a 10 foot tall room that you can stretch your legs in preparation to go into the squeeze.
      The other thing: The squeeze didn't allow you to change directions. The video makes it look like you can go in head-first, turn around at the 10 foot drop, then go down feet first. You have to decide if you want to go in head first or feet first. It's then 20 feet to the drop. Floyd went in feet first to clear it out then got stuck. His brother went in head first to clean out the rubble, then had to climb up the 10 foot drop BACKWARDS! "
      now if we were to adjust this to an open space with alot of room to move then it would also be adjusted for you to have to atleast move 4 tons within 3 hours with nothing but your hands thats how impressive that is even just being upside down for an hour is hard enough now doing that while shoveling 500kg of gravel with a tin can and then having to pull yourself up for a 10ft drop is just mind boggling to me yet some people say "500kg is actually not that hard i could do that"

    • Nutzeeb
      Nutzeeb Ай бұрын +7

      Some of The people in this comment is literally the local on the story

    • Abiola Animashaun
      Abiola Animashaun Ай бұрын

      @dandy dasyt You are the biggest excuse for a human ive ever seen

  • Maritza Hernandez
    Maritza Hernandez 4 күн бұрын +6

    poor Floyd he can't catch a break even in death 😭

  • Stoneheart Sailor
    Stoneheart Sailor 20 күн бұрын +174

    I’m part of the Estes family, originally from the Cave City area, and this is an amazing write-up of this story! My grandfather met Floyd Collins when he was young, and we still hold land with caves on it in the area.
    I wish I had found this video sooner, but thank you for making this! ❤

    • Mustofa Akmal
      Mustofa Akmal 19 күн бұрын +3

      That's awesome dude

    • vomix
      vomix 19 күн бұрын +13

      the fact that you are from one of the familys mentioned in this video is a crazy coincidence but the fact that its more of a side character that is only mentioned shortly makes it believable

  • Nell Ross
    Nell Ross 2 күн бұрын +8

    Poor Collins. His brave brother, friend and the journalist and the firefighter really did everything they could; it really bothered me that the public interfered as they did at the cave entrance, but it doesn't surprise me. Too many cooks, spoil the broth and such. Everyone wants to be famous and get involved, almost never for the right reasons.
    I hope Collins story isn't forgotten; I'll certainly be remembering it.

  • TwistedTKD96
    TwistedTKD96 3 күн бұрын

    I can't tell you how uncomfortable this made me lol. Caves are for snakes and other long slithery creatures who can manoveur with ease

  • Harleymotor
    Harleymotor 2 ай бұрын +7425

    I've heard this story before, and the thing that gets me is just how Homer didn't hesitate to help his brother. He crawled into a cave tunnel, spent hours trying to bury him out with his hands, fed him, chastised everyone who wouldn't help, pulled the rope outta 5 mens' hands, and did his best to get Floyd outta that cave whether alive or dead- like that is some real family. Mad Respect for Homer.

    • Βασίλης Βλάχος
      Βασίλης Βλάχος Ай бұрын

      He was a real bro. Not to mension what he said at the start where he chased the people beating Loyd with a fucking shotgun

    • The Rooster
      The Rooster Ай бұрын +4

      I'm 40 now, but in my early 20's working in a refinery a father/son duo along with a few more coworkers died trying to save the dad after he passed out from vapors in a confined space. We're taught to not go in alone, or at all unless you're part of the rescue team; but imagine standing by wasting precious time waiting on rescue personnel while watching your father passed laid out on the floor. I believe the son, and 1 more guy survived the incident; but the other guys were down in the tank breathing in H2S for too long to be saved. This along with a few more freak accidents have been on my mind everyday since they happened 😪

    • Runewolf77♀️
      Runewolf77♀️ Ай бұрын +1

      Wished it worked but nature is so cruel.

    • fearofchicken
      fearofchicken Ай бұрын +1

      Probably what homer was used to.
      “Oh what’s that? My brothers trapped in a cave again? I bet there’s a growing crowd of people.”
      Even Floyd’s friend seemed like this was a normal occurrence.

    • j v
      j v Ай бұрын

      Homer was actually Chris Redfield's dad

  • Orion ON1-K
    Orion ON1-K Ай бұрын +198

    My stomach dropped during that initial zoom out from Floyd's position to the cave entrance. It was a lot farther, a lot *deeper*, than I had hoped it would be. There is something terrifying about that on a primordial level.

  • William Andrews
    William Andrews 2 күн бұрын +3

    he was down there, alive for 14 days, and got nothing, but whisky, coffee and sausages... The pure pressure of his shits should have freed him.

  • salaryman
    salaryman Ай бұрын +434

    It's very sad story and it actually left me with hard feelings for a couple days after watching. Can't even imagine how horrible this death was.
    However, I'm also thinking about "what would you expect?". You know, it's not like it was misfortune or uncontrollable events that lead to this - going inside a 9 inch hole covered with razor sharp crystals to jump into another even smaller hole covered with razor sharp crystal is basically a suicide. Like, he shouldn't have returned even the first time he decided to go there. And yet he continued to piss off his luck each day. And it also wasn't one of those situations where the person just didn't know how dangerous something is, he knew everything.

    • Treva_Da_Prog_Snob
      Treva_Da_Prog_Snob 4 күн бұрын

      I’m very much having these feelings after watching the video. I truly feel horrible for the guy and the family and everything that they went through, but lord almighty is this a case of “what the Hell did you expect?”. I’m having very perplexed feelings about this whole story.

    • nya~
      nya~ 7 күн бұрын

      @Daniel Smith that is proven incorrect by the fact most people did indeed decline to go as far as he did. unless they were all uncommon folk lol

    • Crispin Roy
      Crispin Roy 7 күн бұрын

      @Relinquish humans were way more educated back then

    • Changing Mind
      Changing Mind 10 күн бұрын

      Honestly, lives back then weren't valued the way they are today.
      This isn't all that much later than times where people sent children into charcoal mines because they were just small enough to fit into tight tunnels...
      If you have good reason to fear starvation, I guess it makes sense to risk your life for the chance to become rich and never worry again.

    • Mitchell Halvorson
      Mitchell Halvorson 12 күн бұрын +3

      @Daniel Smith yea that's not true. If anything people were probably smarter and more capable than the average Joe today. They didn't have the internet, calculators, and computers to rely on. People had to know how to do things and how stuff worked. Do you think that you could have trekked all the way across the country in the 1800s without a car and McDonalds to stop and get food at? No, because very few people in the world can. People weren't dumber, they just didn't know what we do and lived completely different lives.

  • Ace Baltazar
    Ace Baltazar 4 күн бұрын

    I can't tell if this is art that is meme-y or a meme that is artful

  • Huggleberry Hughs
    Huggleberry Hughs 2 ай бұрын +4452

    I think the tragic irony of the whole thing is that he originally went down there knowing he could make it into a tourist attraction, and ultimately it did become an attraction because of him.

    • Noskal Borg
      Noskal Borg Ай бұрын

      @Nicole perfect recap 👌

    • J L
      J L Ай бұрын +2

      A true monkeys paw

    • Ad Boi Production
      Ad Boi Production Ай бұрын +1

      @Renan Leandro Yeah I should've worded it better huh sorry.

    • Renan Leandro
      Renan Leandro Ай бұрын +9

      @Ad Boi Production Why does everyone keep calling it "the cave punishing him for his greed"? He was not greedy, the dude wanted to fucking provide for his family.

    • Brent Schellekens
      Brent Schellekens Ай бұрын

      He became the attraction

  • Thatone Legend
    Thatone Legend Күн бұрын

    Oh i cant wait for another internet historian video so that my favorite streamer person can put the video on while they go for a piss break to shuffle through the empty cans of white claws and hot pocket wrappers littering their floor.

  • Broeckchen
    Broeckchen Ай бұрын +211

    God I don't think I've been affected by a story this much in a while. The constant rise and fall of hope. The desperation. The mere premise, brrrrrr! It shakes me to my core! I legitimately wanna cry for Floyd and I'm not all the way through yet but this makes me feel SO ANXIOUS!

    • Durmomo0
      Durmomo0 Ай бұрын +6

      I knew the outcome already but I still found myself hoping for him to make it.

  • seksiama
    seksiama 4 күн бұрын +2

    How did floyd know there is a amazing cave room ind the end of the cave?

    • Smitty werbenjagermanjensen
      Smitty werbenjagermanjensen 2 күн бұрын

      He was exploring the cave and found it he already had a route to the room what he was trying to do when he got stuck is make the place viable for tourists and not just pro cave explorers like him

  • Webxorcist
    Webxorcist 3 күн бұрын

    Oh man, every synapse in my reptilian brain fired at the same time when I realized what I was watching. And they still are, high alert mode!

  • Orchlon Gala
    Orchlon Gala 2 ай бұрын +11345

    His brother is a real one. Immediately travels 10 hours to the cave, enters the cave still in city clothes, squeezes through a small ass hole no one else wanted to go through and starts digging through a large amount of gravel bare handed for 8 whole ass hours and after all that he raises money to get his body out the cave to properly bury him.

    • Earl Hollander
      Earl Hollander 3 күн бұрын

      A real man and a great brother. I know brothers who would have conveniently stayed in the city.

    • Frank G
      Frank G 15 күн бұрын +1

      Thanks for the spoiler

    • Neith Void
      Neith Void 18 күн бұрын

      @Mason Schmidgall then why are u in the comments-

    • scott man
      scott man 19 күн бұрын

      @Landon Hagan
      Lol, sorry bro. My intent was a quick little story
      Not a confessional, Geezzz...🤐

    • scott man
      scott man 19 күн бұрын

      @Landon Hagan
      I was with mine for sure.
      My little bro got jumped by an older kid when he was around 13?
      I (foolishly) snatched up the first guy with long hair and jean jacket
      I'm 16 / 17? And I hurt that guy (really hurt) 18 / 19?
      Someone that much bigger, would dare do that shit?
      But I never asked him if he had anything to do with it.
      We are in court and his mother was crying upset
      She says, "what did my boy ever do to you"
      I (RIGHTFULLY SO) sank within myself in shame, like the POS I was
      The only bond I felt more was my first child.
      There were a few times, but two notable times.
      I Came very, very close to unraveling everything
      And releasing a psychopath, that I was unaware I owned.
      That's not me being clever with my choice of words.
      That same kid, Is having his first one in 2 months.
      I warned him that a protective mass murderer
      Might be born on the same day as your child.

  • demo ral
    demo ral 2 күн бұрын +1

    I can't be only one who rewatches these videos regularly.

  • Regdu Geht
    Regdu Geht Ай бұрын +79

    Sad as it is that he did not ultimately survive, it is inspiring to see the sheer amount of effort that went into attempting to save him from the cave.

  • Donkeysaurus Rex
    Donkeysaurus Rex 4 күн бұрын

    I believe there is a short boardwalk/hiking trail in Mammoth Cave National Park that allows you to walk to a point above an entrance to Sand Cave.

  • Amber Siddoway
    Amber Siddoway 8 күн бұрын +70

    You managed to make this story feel so intense and gut-wrenching. Also, introducing the squeeze chilled my blood. I never considered myself claustrophobic until this video.

    • R D
      R D 5 күн бұрын +1

      That camera-ride backwards was something else….

    • blank space
      blank space 8 күн бұрын +12

      im watching this at 2am thinking it was going to be a funny segment on dumb cave diver youtubers or something...it was more macabre than planned and i damn near had a panic attack watching the first 5 minutes

  • J L
    J L 2 ай бұрын +1991

    This story shows just how stupid, selfish, and cruel humans can be but also how courageous and selfless. Truly amazing.

    • Lunasa Gaming
      Lunasa Gaming 2 ай бұрын +1

      @JovialDemon01 and who created capitalism? humans

    • JovialDemon01
      JovialDemon01 2 ай бұрын

      this is the system of capitalism, not human nature.

    • Lunasa Gaming
      Lunasa Gaming 2 ай бұрын

      @Cyborg Cuttlefish oki

    • Cyborg Cuttlefish
      Cyborg Cuttlefish 2 ай бұрын

      @Lunasa Gaming oh yea, i know there's plenty of good people. I'm not a cynic or anything. Just thought the other guy was dumb

    • Lunasa Gaming
      Lunasa Gaming 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Spicy Dong it was that guy's last attempt at saving his family's financial situation
      cave tourism

  • lunaticlurker
    lunaticlurker 18 сағат бұрын +1

    So they didn't go into the part of the cave he was originally trying to make a tourist attraction...

  • Comartemis
    Comartemis 14 сағат бұрын

    “I’m going to squeeze myself through tiny holes over and over again, what could possibly go wrong?”
    *gets stuck*
    *surprised pikachu face*

  • plop pill
    plop pill 6 күн бұрын +1

    I’m pretty sure he was at peace one microsecond after he died

  • Yuutaruu
    Yuutaruu 8 күн бұрын +47

    This is the only IH video that I can't rewatch to this day becuase of how sad it is.
    It is however a 10/10 documentary.

    • Jor
      Jor 7 күн бұрын +3

      I came back, thinking of how absolutely fantastic this video is, I watched until minute 5 and decided I couldn't do this to myself again. But damn this is one for the ages!

  • SEBUL
    SEBUL 4 күн бұрын

    that was entertaining as hell thank you IH

  • Sol Sanguis
    Sol Sanguis Күн бұрын

    If all those people who went just grabbed some pickaxes to open it up and didn’t directly affect the strength of the mineral it could’ve gone atleast much simpler if not much more successful

  • SuperActivityLad
    SuperActivityLad 4 күн бұрын +2

    love how you used the Peaky Blinders as extras lmao

  • Sam
    Sam 5 күн бұрын +6

    We're 3 minutes in and my heart is pounding out of my chest

  • Jonathan Price
    Jonathan Price 2 ай бұрын +16141

    I'm in awe of the moral integrity on Miller. He goes there for a scoop but ends up risking his own safety time and again for a man he barely knows. Even when Floyd passed going so far as to decline that million dollar contract to stay humble. He deserved more than just a Pulitzer.

    • Jakub Švec
      Jakub Švec Күн бұрын

      @Feefety1 So you need an award to be a good person?

    • Feefety1
      Feefety1 2 күн бұрын

      Well unfortunately there is no "being good person award" now is there?

    • Jakub Švec
      Jakub Švec 6 күн бұрын +1

      @Jesus Saves! If God is real and as righteous and omniscient as stated in Bible, then he will let you rot in the hell

    • Voil Velev
      Voil Velev 10 күн бұрын

      @Spooky Weeb Debatable. Even before Miller arrived if the useless loitering assholes didnt light dozen of campfires outside, melting the ice, destabilizing the cave, Floyd could've been saved.

    • dachel
      dachel Ай бұрын +1

      @blackneos940i should have been more clear, no i don't want people in echo chambers i just hate when people spam blindly unrelated stuff in the replys

  • Junior KZ
    Junior KZ 7 күн бұрын +2

    Maaan, this was such a neat in depth story telling, I'm not Closter phobic at all, but I was feeling reaaaaaaal uncomfortable there at the start. Descriptions of the crawl space and how small it was, jeez. I feel bad he died that way, but at least eventually he was freed and laid to rest properly.

  • Jaya Anderson
    Jaya Anderson Күн бұрын

    This is the best movie I’ve ever seen in my entire life

  • Oak A
    Oak A 9 сағат бұрын

    This is quite a similar parallel to the Thailand cave rescue for that boys soccer team.

  • AZLANONO
    AZLANONO 6 күн бұрын +4

    can we please talk about how much of a W homer was

  • Art Burnell
    Art Burnell 2 ай бұрын +5140

    One thing you have to acknowledge is just how fantastic a brother Homer was.

    • Z Zs
      Z Zs 2 ай бұрын

      @Pax Just 1 or 2 thin people, mind you. There is a good chance they were more, but could not fit that small hole. And hey, lot of people actually helped the way they could.

    • Billy Jo Jim Bob
      Billy Jo Jim Bob 2 ай бұрын +10

      @jano Gabor Strong sibling bonds often form under terrible fathers.

    • Avalon Justin
      Avalon Justin 2 ай бұрын +3

      We should all be so lucky to have a brother like Homer.💪

    • emart88
      emart88 2 ай бұрын +35

      ​@Pax not only that but had people not camped in the cave entrance the tunnel wouldn't have collapsed.

    • Pax
      Pax 2 ай бұрын +17

      If just 1-2 more people had volunteered to help dig out Floyd, he would've lived.
      That just really hits you in the gut.

  • Christopher Green
    Christopher Green 2 сағат бұрын

    The scenes in Huck Finn terrified me, as well as a couple tourist trips underground.
    Nope nope nope nope NOPE.

  • Cesar Alvarado
    Cesar Alvarado 28 күн бұрын +71

    Ive watched every IH video at least 4 times, but this may be the most difficult to rewatch for me. Floyd's story is just so sad, he just wanted to have something of his own and suffered on life and after death

  • Katherine Styf
    Katherine Styf 4 күн бұрын +1

    What if they did a video on D.B. Cooper? There are so many theories as to what happened.

  • v8matey
    v8matey 2 күн бұрын

    This cave is the dark side cave from The Empire Strikes Back. 😳

  • Michael McDoesn'tExist
    Michael McDoesn'tExist 2 ай бұрын +2434

    This story both demonstrates humanity's best, and humanity's absolute worst. *That part where two random losers just lied that he was fine, is so disgusting.*

    • C Porter
      C Porter Ай бұрын +1

      It was far more than just 2 losers, but it was mostly teenagers that had done this. Though that wasn't as bad as Clyde Hester who told everyone Floyd had died around this same time.

    • Liam
      Liam Ай бұрын

      @Steve Harvey Nothing is more sad than a person who is incapable of distinguishing between feeling special and important, or actually deserving to feel special and important

    • Hera
      Hera Ай бұрын

      @nikki terry They wanted to be right so badly they made fake evidence to “be right” about it being a hoax, it’s pathetic.

    • Steve Harvey
      Steve Harvey 2 ай бұрын +1

      You are 100% correct. It happens in murder cases all the time.
      People call in and confess to crimes they have nothing to do with.
      I guess it makes them feel special or important.
      Cheers from Canada

    • forSaturn
      forSaturn 2 ай бұрын

      there's always a balance

  • geniusface
    geniusface 14 күн бұрын +29

    I knew how this story ended but it was still grippingly well told. that nightmare sequence was one of the most effective bits of horror I've seen in years

  • poro poro
    poro poro Ай бұрын +33

    Floyd was blessed with such amazing friends in the worst time of his life. His death was so incredibly cruel though that I'm really sad.

  • empercat
    empercat Күн бұрын

    Saw this video listed on my people's "top video essays of the year" and finally came to watch. 100% AGREE TOP VIDEO ESSAY OF THE YEAR

  • mir st
    mir st 2 сағат бұрын

    Instead of crawling through a small 10inch he he should have work on making that hole first taller. Thanks making this story. Sad ending.

  • J Hawkshaw
    J Hawkshaw 2 ай бұрын +2662

    I became so invested in this storytelling that I actually felt my heart shatter in two when I found out that Floyd couldn't make it. I just assumed that he somehow miraculously survived in the end because of how you narrated the rescue in such detail and it completely caught me off guard when he died anyway. There has literally been no other documentary I have watched that played with my emotions as much as this.

    • bastiat
      bastiat Ай бұрын

      @Kevin Reilly weakness is everywhere now

    • Kevin Reilly
      Kevin Reilly Ай бұрын

      Your emotions are frail

    • Nick Nailer
      Nick Nailer Ай бұрын

      Same to all of this

    • bastiat
      bastiat Ай бұрын

      @Geri Ott nihilistic drivel, you get youre morals from super hero movies unreal levels of stupid in our society.

    • RAЯ
      RAЯ Ай бұрын +3

      From the way it was narrated i could tell he wouldn't survive tbh. I can't really pinpoint any exact timestamps(i'm too lazy) but he kept giving the audience hope in a way that hints the opposite will happen

  • Christopher Anderson
    Christopher Anderson 3 күн бұрын

    We just have Cave of the Mounds here in Wisconsin. Thank god no Floyd Caves
    Edit: rofl wtf two guys threw his body off a Cliff into a bush? Wtf..
    Double edit: Jesus they put him BACK in the cave??

  • Cheeselover
    Cheeselover Сағат бұрын

    So 20+ people couldn't get him out in 2 weeks, but a group of miners at the end recovered him in 7 days? Wtf

  • Max Goldsbrough
    Max Goldsbrough 14 сағат бұрын

    Moral of the story, don't go in caves

  • Bobby D.
    Bobby D. 6 күн бұрын

    "He gave his life, for tourism."
    -Steve Martin, "King Tut"

  • Jgt612
    Jgt612 2 ай бұрын +678

    For essentially a random journalist with no personal stake in this story, Miller is an unbelievable badass

    • Ant
      Ant Ай бұрын +2

      it's literally crazy especially when he was like, 22?????! What a guy

    • Coffeeisnecessarynow
      Coffeeisnecessarynow 2 ай бұрын +1

      Hasan

    • John Reed
      John Reed 2 ай бұрын +77

      For real, man could've just gone back after being turned down, after getting enough material to write his article or even after it gained national attention, but he stayed and he actually helped instead of gawking and asking pointless questions. All for the sake of some stranger that wasn't even important.
      Forget about being a great journalist. Miller was a great guy, period.

  • Smashen
    Smashen 7 сағат бұрын

    26:30 Where did I already hear this chase music?! Damn I heard it somewhere else!!

    • Smashen
      Smashen 6 сағат бұрын

      OMG ITS LITTLE NIGHTMARES I FOUND IT well in his descripton of the video. BUT STILL SO NICE HE USED SO MANY GAME SOUNDTRACKS I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE except LN2 of course.. this one I did notice because it was still so familiar with me

  • Bruhbba Wallace
    Bruhbba Wallace 5 күн бұрын +27

    i watched this entire thing laying on my back with my brightness actually turned down like you suggested at the beginning and my blankets completely covering me so that i was laying in my own little cave so to speak, and i have never been more terrified by a real life story than i was by that whole opening segment

  • Alex Lesca
    Alex Lesca 6 күн бұрын +3

    "until someone hatched a plan"
    was waiting for "4chan had an idea"

  • H B
    H B 18 күн бұрын +24

    We need more people like Homer, Miller, and Gerald. Truly amazing selfless individuals! They made this very dim and tragic story somewhat bright.

  • astrohaute
    astrohaute 2 ай бұрын +1506

    this story really showcases the best and worst of humanity all at once. what a tale

    • eat hot chip and lie
      eat hot chip and lie Ай бұрын

      What really gets to me was Lee taking "donations" at the fair grounds. No doubt in my mind he swindled people by saying the money went to helping Floyd, then he kept it all to himself. Sickening.

    • Uhh.... hi?
      Uhh.... hi? 2 ай бұрын

      There were like 3 people going through that cave, something so scary I can’t imagine doing it. Then there’s mfers ruining the structure of the cave so they can camp outside is basic graveyard

    • Gojo Sensei
      Gojo Sensei 2 ай бұрын +57

      my man was out here dying and they had a clown juggling. bruh

    • Luis Antony Otto
      Luis Antony Otto 2 ай бұрын +30

      @Kola I don't think that's a good comparison

    • Kola
      Kola 2 ай бұрын +15

      I think that’s usually the case with these crazy situations. Just look at the pandemic 😅