Lucifer Cabin Mystery Solved in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2): Strange Man Painting and Herbert Moon

  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • Strange Man is an immortal being that has cabin located at Bayall Edge in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). He is also known as the Grim Reaper, Lucifer, or Devil when you look at clues given. Herbert Moon is a person who made pact with Strange Man, and asked for two generations (free from curse) instead of happiness. This indicates that Herberta Solomons (his daughter) is the second generation and Herbert Moon is the first. Video shows all the different stages of the Strange Man Painting from beginning to finished product. After finishing (by visiting the cabin every 5 days), the Strange Man can be see in a reflection of the mirror. Video also shows a camper near Armadillo talking about the curse (like Cholera) on the town and the grim reaper (devil) with a top hat responsible for the outbreak on Armadillo. In addition, video shows all the wall writings, desk carvings, and paintings relevant to solving the mystery. For example, the paintings in the room will change from Elk to coyote if you have low honor. Little surprises will also be revealed like if you take a picture of lucifer's cabin it will have indicate serial killer in the picture, and there is a dead alligator underneath the cabin. Jimmy Brooks also appears as a name carved on a small table (from mission Polite Society, Valentine Style). Later in the video, you can also see the grave of Herbert's brother (Francis Moon), and the hidden changing room on second floor of the general store in Armadillo. Gameplay on PlayStation 4 Pro version of Red Dead Redemption 2 (Red Dead 2).
    Lastly, you finally get the solution to the question: Who is the Strange Man, and how is he related to Herbert Moon?

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Comments • 162

  • edepot
    edepot   6 months back

    Strange Man's Painting, Lucifer's cabin, Herbert Moon, and many mysteries solved in RDR2.
    Another big mystery solved here:
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    • Beelze Bubba
      Beelze Bubba  6 months back

      The Strange Man is also on the gold pocket watch. Hard to see, but he is there. In the center, where the hands of the watch are, is his top hat. Below that is his face. Wrong Roman numeral for 4. I think it’s another clue. Check it out.

  • Hunting Griefers {RDO}
    Hunting Griefers {RDO}  20 hours back

    He ain't the devil if he was why would he make you go help sister calderón in rdr?

    • edepot
      edepot   5 hours back

      The devil works in mysterious ways

    MELEKH HA OLAM  2 weeks back

    "THE WATER IS BLACK WITH VENOM" could also be a reference to...Blackwater.

    • John Marston
      John Marston  3 weeks back

      you can kidnap herbert and take him to the cabin... you will solve the mystery. i’m ain’t gonna spoil anything, try it for yourselfs. but you cant take him alive you have to drag him with the lasso

      • Maja Henriksen
        Maja Henriksen  2 months back

        Nothing is solved here. We already knew all of this.
        Also you need to have 100% completion for painting to be finished.
        Water is black with venom is a reference to Blackwater and Van Der Linde gang, the impact they had on it (remember your last mission in story is called American venom and you collect the money, it can also imply that true poison of American people is money and atrocities done to obtain it)

        • edepot
          edepot   2 months back

          Got the painting completed without 100%. Everything is solved here. You probably came from another channel that spread false info and repeating it here.

      • Where'sTheSauce?
        Where'sTheSauce?  3 months back

        Honestly first time I saw him I got creeped out, I missed my opportunity to mess with his character model LOL

        • Scareface
          Scareface  3 months back

          The changing room is working for the devil

          • PEYTON LONG
            PEYTON LONG  3 months back

            Where the dead alligator is me and my friends did the lantern glitch when it was a thing and got in there

            • Envy Homunculus
              Envy Homunculus  3 months back

              Immortal, except in RDR 1 after his cutscene you can do whatever you want with him.

              • Mat Sosa
                Mat Sosa  3 months back

                This is a great video, good job! Nobody really took it this far (in my research), really great job👍🏽🙌🏽

                • Hypno Bunny
                  Hypno Bunny  3 months back

                  I would like to know how you got the conclusion and what you mean by "Cabin owner's experience" on step 15, writing 2? I gave everything for art and learned too much and nothing at all.
                  When I read this, it made me think about the Face in the Cliff, where the guy hung himself and never finished his rock carving. Since in his suicide letter he said “Whoever finds this, I am sorry. I was worthless in life, and now am even more so in death. I gave my life to my art, to creating a monument to the one I loved, but in doing so I lost her. Great art moves very slowly, but the heart moves very quick. Now I look on her face and I see that terrible French cad, that scribbler, that second rate smearer of colours, that crude little goat. I have been a fool. I will die next to monument of foolishness.”

                  • Auron Blade
                    Auron Blade  3 months back


                    • SweetnNasty38
                      SweetnNasty38  4 months back

                      I believe the Strange Man is the Angel of Death, not Lucifer.

                      • MIGUELITO 23
                        MIGUELITO 23  4 months back

                        Maybe the top hat strange man is the grim reaper

                        • rip van winkle
                          rip van winkle  4 months back

                          He looks like josiah trelawny tho

                          • edepot
                            edepot   4 months back

                            Trelawny is here:

                        • Henrik
                          Henrik  5 months back

                          Bells toll, and toll is a kind of cost. Some kind of reference to Micah Bell

                          • λιακος λιακος

                            9:11 and the exact opposite happened

                            • Reddeadfan
                              Reddeadfan  5 months back

                              Mystery man is the devil n jimmy brooks is his pawn body in the game

                              • Was ist das für 1 Life
                                Was ist das für 1 Life  5 months back

                                is it possible that you dont get the last picture with arthur ?
                                chap6, full honor

                                • Nicholas Zsandor
                                  Nicholas Zsandor  5 months back

                                  Lucifer is not the devil. Lucifer is a title that god bestowed upon multiple entities including Jesus Christ (see revelations 22:16) Jesus announces himself as the morning star. Jerome's vulgatte translated the bible into latin so the prophecy in Isaiah about Nebudchazzar the fallen babylonian king was translated into Lucifer. The idea that the name lucifer is the name of the devil was popularized in the poem "Paradise Lost" by John Milton who had no authority to manipulate the bible. The devil's actual name if you go back to the tanakh is helial (which is where we get the name "hell" from)

                                  • Rae Hendee
                                    Rae Hendee  5 months back

                                    Nicholas Zsandor right on

                                • Gennaro Nenna
                                  Gennaro Nenna  5 months back

                                  Stay away stay Awayyy! 😂

                                  • ZABBAS
                                    ZABBAS  6 months back

                                    15:07 What an achievement. Thats some crazy secret room. Perhaps it will be used in the dlc

                                    • Zachary Farmer
                                      Zachary Farmer  6 months back

                                      It is definitely Lucifer. The fact that Armadillo is cursed by Lucifer is implied at the very beginning of the 1st game when you step off the train which is called the Mornin' Star - one of Lucifer's lesser known titles.

                                      Biblically speaking it also makes sense not only because he cannot die when fired upon, seems to be virtually omniscient, and has the ability to make pacts with people like Herbert moon for a longer lifespan, but also because if you loot Herbert moon's body after killing him you find a letter from his daughter explaining that she married a Jew and that Herbert would be disapproving of that because the GOD he worships would be disapproving of it.

                                      This is likely a reference to the fact that the Jews are God's chosen people in the bible and Christ was a Jew, so it makes sense that Lucifer would not be a fan and neither would his followers.

                                      Stack that on top of the fact that he tells John that he will be held responsible for his actions by the proper authority. Satan is called the accuser. He cant remember his name because he has so many names.

                                      The guy at his camp tells you it's something biblical happening. Which is further evidence that it pertains directly to the bible, especially considering they were only recently introduced to it in a way where everyone could read it provided they could read.

                                      Last but not least, the man says in the first game that he finds John fascinating since John has such an ambiguous moral code of ethics like the whole Van Der Linde gang really. He specifically says that John kills without mercy or second thought yet he honors the vows of marriage and that he Hopes that HIS son will be like him. This may even be reference to an antichrist.

                                      Anyway hail Satan my guy

                                      • Pizza Boss Dude
                                        Pizza Boss Dude  6 months back

                                        Huh I just found a way to remove the scopes of the rolling rifle and carcano rifle

                                      • Julien Plv
                                        Julien Plv  6 months back

                                        I went to armadillo as i was exploring with John without realizing it was all a big secret. I went to the general store tho and the guy seemed shady af i thought to myself he had a secret room. It’s kind of weird how youtube recommended this 1 day after i went there a little bit confused

                                        • Agustín Fernández Ibarrola

                                          Great video!! Loved the connection with Rdr1. It is still unclear to me if the Strange Man is Lucifer or The Death (or maybe God in a vengeful form)...spooky either way...Great job!!!

                                          • TKB 141
                                            TKB 141  6 months back

                                            I love the irony of the man saying that tumbleweed will be the only town left and Armadillo will be a ghost town

                                            • TheUnstableGoon
                                              TheUnstableGoon  6 months back

                                              Ok wait what was the significance of the changing room sorry I’m confused

                                              • ENZA ZA
                                                ENZA ZA  6 months back

                                                Well I mean the devil is sometimes referred to as "the man in the mirror"

                                                • Muneh Boah
                                                  Muneh Boah  6 months back

                                                  Your intro sounded a little different from the previous one

                                                  • CakeIsTasty- yy
                                                    CakeIsTasty- yy  6 months back

                                                    I love how your intros start your really creative :)

                                                    • Boss
                                                      Boss  6 months back

                                                      How the f did you figure all this out? Mucho respecto

                                                      • William Acheson
                                                        William Acheson  6 months back

                                                        I wonder why Herbert moon is filled with hate in rdr 1

                                                        • too lazy for a good name
                                                          too lazy for a good name  6 months back

                                                          The number of these steps are equivalent to the amount of plans Dutch has

                                                          • J0sh 2k2
                                                            J0sh 2k2  3 months back

                                                            Nah Dutch has only a few steps. Faith, Money and Tahiti

                                                        • Vault hunter GBC
                                                          Vault hunter GBC  6 months back

                                                          Armadillo will be nothing but ghost Tumble weed ;( am I a joke to you

                                                          • Luis garza
                                                            Luis garza  6 months back

                                                            Does the gun and lantern trick still work in the latest update of the game??

                                                            • serkan saglam
                                                              serkan saglam  6 months back

                                                              @ Rockstargames The gunsmith in armadillo is also closed

                                                              • serkan saglam
                                                                serkan saglam  6 months back

                                                                Give us MEXICO!!!!!!!!! @ROCKSTARGAMES

                                                                • Joynel Bonet Delgado
                                                                  Joynel Bonet Delgado  6 months back

                                                                  No wonder why Herbert Moon liked the portrait. Lol

                                                                  • Daniel Miskei
                                                                    Daniel Miskei  6 months back

                                                                    Seems like the reaper to me

                                                                    • One Man 1970
                                                                      One Man 1970  6 months back

                                                                      For the record..the "bell ringer" is properly called the "town cryer" and historically was an actual job.

                                                                      • Johann
                                                                        Johann  6 months back

                                                                        Really? He called his daughter Herberta? Geez.

                                                                        • Johann
                                                                          Johann  6 months back

                                                                          Maybe, if they make a RDR2 Undead Nightmare, they could make the strange man an important character. Maybe even the cause for this times apocalypse.

                                                                          • The strange Man
                                                                            The strange Man  1 months back

                                                                            Johann I like it but it will ruin the mystery.

                                                                          • Johann
                                                                            Johann  4 months back

                                                                            David Shaughnessy
                                                                            I’m pretty sure undead nightmare isn’t “canon”
                                                                            So it wouldn’t matter if they made one for the prequel as well

                                                                          • David Shaughnessy
                                                                            David Shaughnessy  5 months back

                                                                            I'm so tired of seeing this stupid shit. There will never be an undead nightmare for RDR2 because one already takes place after this game, which is the original undead nightmare. It literally takes place just a few years after this game in the first place. And in the original undead nightmare they had no idea what the zombies were or why they were there, don't you think if there was an undead nightmare taking place sometime before the one from the original game they would recognize the zombies and know how to stop them?

                                                                          • Agustín Fernández Ibarrola
                                                                            Agustín Fernández Ibarrola  6 months back

                                                                            @Johann that would be great!!

                                                                          • Johann
                                                                            Johann  6 months back

                                                                            Agustín Fernández Ibarrola
                                                                            Oh erasing his memory, which is why he can’t remember him. Or Arthur!
                                                                            “You have forgotten far more important people than me”

                                                                        • Cosmic Outlαw
                                                                          Cosmic Outlαw  6 months back

                                                                          The Strange Man is the evil and we can see him in the mirror.... So he is Gaunter o'Dimm, Master Mirror

                                                                          • Beelze Bubba
                                                                            Beelze Bubba  6 months back

                                                                            He’s not the devil. He’s actually a watcher, that also happens to be an alien.

                                                                          • DEATH FAITH
                                                                            DEATH FAITH  6 months back

                                                                            I like to call it afmadildo

                                                                            • ItsOnlyforMeAndUs
                                                                              ItsOnlyforMeAndUs  6 months back

                                                                              Hey edepot. Can you shoot dutch in American Venom when dutch is about to shoot micah? I think what will happen is...
                                                                              Dutch is shot and micah is shot or obly dutch will be shot and yo john is dead

                                                                            • jackums101
                                                                              jackums101  6 months back

                                                                              Are we just gonna ignore the fact that the strange man coughed and infact does have a voice over? (Sounded just like the voice actor from the first game too)