15 Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Fan Theories


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    As we know in the past, Rockstar Games are no stranger to the paranormal. Several Grand Theft Auto games have featured ghosts in the past and Red Dead Redemption 2 even has its fair share. If you go out for a joyride in the Lemoyne and New Hanover part of the map at night you may spot a ghost train riding by. Many have speculated that this train is there to signify a train crash or to represent Arthur Morgan's regrets of robbing trains in the early parts of the game. This isn't the only specter in the game as there is a rumored ghost who haunts Emerald Ranch.


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    The map in Red Dead Redemption 2 is sprawling and large. There was a lot of room for Rockstar Games to put in references and they didn't disappoint.

    One of these references is very subtle but to anyone who finds it and has seen the Lord of the Rings films may recognize it.

    You can find a hobbit house North East of Bacchus Station. The house features a small door and the typical 'build your house in a hill' architecture that we are used to from Hobbits. Does this suggest that the Lord of the Rings and Red Dead Redemption share a similar universe?


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    Two ancient items can be found in Red Dead Redemption 2 that used to belong to the Vikings. These items are an old wearable Viking helmet along with a hatchet that one of them used.

    The hatchet can also be used as a weapon in the game! God of War reference perhaps?

    Nonetheless, these items suggest that Vikings used to roam the area that Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place in. Specifically in the area north of Annesburg in New Hanover. There you will find a small hole in the ground which leads to a table where a skeleton can be seen. Was this one of the victims of the Vikings?


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    It is possible to discover what could be the remnants of a reincarnated Dr. Frankenstein in Red Dead Redemption 2. While this sounds ridiculous, there is evidence to back up this profound statement.

    If you head to Van Horn Trading Post and head west from there you will stumble upon a small house.

    At first, you will notice the house is boarded up, but if you head up to the second floor you can enter the house. You will be greeted with a discount Frankenstein and other strange things in the house. If you explore more it will reveal more about the owner of the house which many people believe is Dr. Frankenstein.


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    A character that players will run into throughout the game is a blind old man that begs for money on the side of the road. If you actually comply and give him the money he will act as a fortune teller and tell you a tidbit about your character. The prophet part comes in when he accurately predicts things that will happen to Arthur Morgan, like predicting the betrayal of Micah and ultimately Arthur's passing. Even later in the game when playing as John Marston the blind prophet accurately tells John things that happened to him in the first Red Dead Redemption.


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    Rockstar Games has never been afraid to put in otherworldly things into their games. You will see many examples of this throughout the list, including vampires! The man of the hour is located in Saint-Denis and you will need to complete a mission to find five pieces of graffiti that lead you to the vampire's location.

    After finding all of the graffiti, a place on your map will be revealed sending you to an alley where you can witness a vampire feasting on a victim.

    Who knows how many other vampires are in the game as they only come out at night...


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    Perhaps the biggest unsolved mystery that players have seen several times among there playtime is the NPC known as Nigel. Throughout the game, he will be found shouting his friend's name, Gavin. When confronted he tells the player that he is looking for his friend Gavin. Near the end of the game, Nigel can be found by the player as John Marston and he looks much worse for wear. Many players speculate that Nigel came through the same portal as Francis Sinclair as another person can be seen on Sinclair's mural. Could Nigel be stuck in this universe infinitely looking for his friend Gavin with no avail?

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    One of the most popular parts of the first game was the DLC that followed it. Undead Nightmare was a DLC that introduced zombies into the western formula and it worked out amazingly.

    The undead John Marston was a great look and now that we know Arthur Morgan's fate then maybe he could come back and warm our hearts one more time in a quest for brains.

    There is even a hint at this coming into fruition in a part of the game where the player can crawl into a cave and look into a mirror and see a zombie looking back at Arthur.


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    Throughout the game, there is a lot of mention to the ferry job or the job that took place in Blackwater. The game starts as the gang is on the run from the police who are chasing them from Blackwater.

    Small details of the job are revealed throughout the game but we never get the full story.

    What really happened in Blackwater? No doubt it was the beginning of Dutch's downfall as many questioned his morals. The gang also never returns to Blackwater to gather the money. There have been many theories as to what actually happened in Blackwater. Prequel DLC outlining the Blackwater event would be amazing to tell what exactly happened that day.


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    Due to the location of the game being connected to the swamps, many people were quick to compare the environment to that of New Orleans. This is also backed up with the fact that Saint-Denis shares many characteristics to New Orleans.

    Many people began to speculate that the Red Dead universe takes place in the same universe as Mafia III. 

    Mafia III took place in a recreated version of New Orleans. It is worth noting that it doesn't seem like Redemption 2 will be the last game in the series and the series is also published by the same publishers as the Mafia series Take-Two Interactive.


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    Near the area of Citadel Rock, you can find a note that doesn't seem to make much sense. However, if you combine the words within it spells out this message: "Waziya comes with winter breath; His trees stand guard whispering all night that we sleep in our grave; Father fought and [perished] so quickly Mother [perished] slow." The note is believed to be connected further as there is a rock on Mount Shann that shows an image of a giant with a pine-shaped head. There is still no answer to what this mystery holds but players are on the hunt.


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    We've covered a whole array of supernatural things that are present in Red Dead Redemption 2, but the thing that may be the best is the 'Nite Folk'. The Nite Folk are a group of people that you can run into near Saint-Denis at night. If you are exploring the swamps near Saint-Denis then you may run into someone hanging high from a tree. If you approach the person three wild people will jump out at you. Their skin will be pale and they won't be bearing any weapons. No one knows who they are and the mystery grows and grows as more people start to find these Nite Folk.


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    Going back to the mystery of the 'Strange Man', a phrase that reads "the moon will shine on in the darkness" can be found in the Strange Man's cabin. If you travel to Armadillo you will find a portrait of the Strange Man in Herbert Moon's general store. When asked about the portrait Herbert says he doesn't know why he keeps it around. Later on, in an establishment in Armadillo, a patron is talking about a disease that has broken out and the only person in Armadillo who hasn't caught the disease is the shop owner. Perhaps this phrase references the shop owner as being the moon and the sickness being the darkness.


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    Rockstar Games has been no stranger to adding Bigfoot into their games. We already know that Bigfoot exists in the Red Dead Redemption universe thanks to the first game where it featured a talking Bigfoot.

    However, now we know that Bigfoot exists or existed in the main timeline of the game and not in the Undead Nightmare universe.

    If you head up to Mount Shann you will be able to find the remains of a large creature that resembles a humanoid creature. Many people have pointed out that this is evidence of Bigfoot existing in Red Dead Redemption 2. 


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    As with past Rockstar Games they have included proof that aliens and UFOs exist in the Rockstar Games universe. Red Dead Redemption 2 goes all out as there are several UFOs you can see in the game. For starters, if you head north of Emerald Ranch you will come across a shack in which you can almost get abducted by a UFO. Another UFO you can see is atop Mount Shann. You will have to arrive at 2 AM in order to witness the UFO. While these are the only two that have been recorded perhaps there are other UFOs waiting to be found.



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