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The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Sodder Children -
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By: BuzzFeedBluePublished: 2 months ago

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What happened on the fateful night of 1945 to the Sodder children?

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Annanya Rakhesh
'Annanya Rakhesh' 8 hours ago
Do buzzfeed unsolved video on jonbenet Ramsey
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'[Content Deleted]' 16 hours ago
I have made it a hobby to comment on most of these videos..
'Chief GLACIAL' 16 hours ago
Shane would be the one that would make a pun during interrogation
'Reaver' 17 hours ago
these guys are so much better than shane
Kelly Wright
'Kelly Wright' 18 hours ago
I love these two guys doing these episodes. They are hilarious
Lexi Grimbrooke
'Lexi Grimbrooke' 19 hours ago
It's obvious they were kidnapped. How incompetent are the law enforcers of this town?! My god!
'Ary03' 19 hours ago
The Music and Editing of theses are everything
Alex H.
'Alex H.' 21 hours ago
I just want a series with Shane doing the voice of Private Investigator C.C. Tinsley.
Jenna Viveiros
'Jenna Viveiros' 22 hours ago
Anyone else feel like when he buried the basement the kids were in there??
Janiee M
'Janiee M' 1 day ago
I wish there voice wasnt so creepy 😭
'hotxhotguy' 1 day ago
All this happened to that poor family because of corruption. :( Yay for modern age.
Music 101
'Music 101' 1 day ago
omg I've been there so many times
That whole f-ing town was crazy and CLEARLY did NOT KNEW HOW TO DO THEIR JOB..... 7 hrs late on fire when the place is only 2.3 miles away??crazy salesman that threatened them a member of JURY??Neighbours saw the children but did not felt like stopping the car or doing something???Fire chief boasting about a heart when it was beef live?!?????? Dipshits.....a big ol' town filled with dipshits...smh..
'IamIona' 1 day ago
Really shouldn't of watched that, like i feel so sorry for them all honestly thats the worst day/nightrunning
xxezzie Games
'xxezzie Games' 1 day ago
My dad said he had a huge fire in his home when he visited his cousin and can't remember anything. Except for waking up in France and not being the slightest bit hungry 😳
Alaina Gurl
'Alaina Gurl' 1 day ago
1945? That's a bit ironic since that's when Hitler died, and when Trump was born.

Jk I'm just trying to scare you. But that is actually when Trump was born and when Hitler died.
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Buzzfeed Unsolved should do The Bermuda Triangle.
Josh Legacy
'Josh Legacy' 1 day ago
Who else has to watch cartoons after these?
Anhsay Y
'Anhsay Y' 1 day ago
honestly this story frustrates me so much. like how absolutely annoying is it that law enforcement are incapable of doing their job???? like those parents were close to finding their kids so often and if the police or whatever just helped, they would've been found. but no, they kept searching for their missing children up till death, and even past that...
Alyssa and Friends
Well...goodbye peaceful sleep.
Bailbail andera
'Bailbail andera' 2 days ago
Anyone else think Betty looks like Kristen Stewart? Hahahah
cheyenne northrop
'cheyenne northrop' 2 days ago
They were kidnapped
Emma Revett
'Emma Revett' 2 days ago
I'm scared
Emma Revett
'Emma Revett' 2 days ago
I hate the music they use for these videos like help I think every time I here that music my heart rate goes up
'Yaryna' 2 days ago
Sounds to me like the mafia, or something from George Sodder's past back in Italy.
'매튜스마카' 2 days ago
I love how we sit through this get sscared and then Ashley pops up with flashy music and colors.
Sophie Parente
'Sophie Parente' 2 days ago
Whenever I watch these, I make sure it's still light outdoors. Yet, in the middle of the night I always think my house would burn down and me or my brother would die/go mia/get kidnapped.
This is Stupid
'This is Stupid' 2 days ago
Im that type of person that thinks that it is a good idea to watch this in the middle of the night
'Tingle' 2 days ago
does anyone else think the mother is more scary then the story.
Megan Gainer
'Megan Gainer' 2 days ago
This is one of the saddest stories from my home state. When the billboard was finally removed, there was some disappointment from the community believe it or not. Being from a place where families and communities don't have a lot of money (compared to the rest of the US), really puts how hard they tried and the lengths they went through to try and reunite the family. Even folks from other parts of the state were frantically trying to do what they could to help.
Rodolfo Santos
'Rodolfo Santos' 2 days ago
The bones must be left because then it must be hotter than a volcano if a volcano sprays out lava the bones will be they must be kiddnapped
C Brieeze
'C Brieeze' 2 days ago
so were those shards of backs bones they tested were they serve human? I know they said it wasn't a match but then who bones were they. how did the other kids not see were there siblings were?
ExtraEarth 33
'ExtraEarth 33' 2 days ago
A Series Of Unfortunate Events much
Alicia M.B
'Alicia M.B' 2 days ago
Like I really love this series but bloody hell I'm so frustated after watching this BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
Sam Poor
'Sam Poor' 2 days ago
do the amityville house
'butterfly2847' 2 days ago
LittleHinduGirl DoesStuff
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April Pil
'April Pil' 2 days ago
Favorite quote: "...private eye gone missing? that's like a fish drowning. ... When a detective goes missing, you've got some pretty powerful adversaries. I'd say it's time to quit the game"
Antonio Zurusaki
'Antonio Zurusaki' 2 days ago
I have a pineapple, i have a bomb ugh-pineapple bomb!!!
Cris Lowe
'Cris Lowe' 2 days ago
They never even checked the basement like seriously what idiots are they?
Naya Nayak
'Naya Nayak' 2 days ago
I think it is F.J Maurice XD probally not
'TheAwesomeCuber' 2 days ago
Do Otzi The Iceman
Ryann Brazil
'Ryann Brazil' 2 days ago
The mysterious death jonbenet
'bmaze94' 2 days ago
It would take him an hour to run 2.5 miles?!? Wow...that's a real american
foverever cute101
'foverever cute101' 3 days ago
Every time I watch this they always make it funny and scary at the same time it's wierd but I love it
angel delgado
'angel delgado' 3 days ago
9:22 feels like the beginning of a drama.I swear hahha, the text scrolling really sells it😁.
Mike Szawi
'Mike Szawi' 3 days ago
Do the case of Charles Lindberg Jr.
Cheyenne Fernandez
what if the parents killed them
Thomas C
'Thomas C' 3 days ago
Betty looks like Emma Watson.
'Accalia_Lopez' 3 days ago
Aunnika The Fangirl
Please do:
The Russian Sleep Experiment
Area 51
Bermuda Triangle
Ll Hh
'Ll Hh' 3 days ago
I think this should just be buzzfeed. no other videos
Becca smith
'Becca smith' 3 days ago
Did anyone else laugh so hard when they did commentary?😂😂
Serenity Teardrop
'Serenity Teardrop' 3 days ago
Why is that the drawing of the mom's face is smiling while the dad and the other people are not? Is the mom a psycho or did she kill her children, because of the drawing and I heard nothing that the mom did something, but the dad did something.
Taylor Mcginnis
'Taylor Mcginnis' 3 days ago
I listened to this on "Stuff you missed in History class" XD
skyler mchale
'skyler mchale' 3 days ago
The little dialogue pauses give me life thru all the paranoia
Joaquin Genel
'Joaquin Genel' 3 days ago
3:47 dat face doe XD
Alex Exists
'Alex Exists' 3 days ago
I apologize thats sad
DogeWolfRocket Gaming
theory: a strange man had been in their house before. he put bones in there to make it look like the kids were killed in the fire. when the fire began, the man took the kids and escaped with them. he made them believe that the rest of the family died in the fire. they put in a orphanage and were given to other parents.
Iris Marçal
'Iris Marçal' 3 days ago
I gotta say... Shane keeps me sane though I'm so Ryan
Noah Coleman
'Noah Coleman' 3 days ago
This kind of reminds me of Stranger Things
phil zer
'phil zer' 3 days ago
theory... they got help to run away. because of the parents might have a vile sinister past. ??? that's why nobody would help and the investigator disappeared. he learned the truth and wouldn't help. think about that theory with the evidence and see if it could hold up.
'90009kitkat' 3 days ago
What if the kids ran away?? But yeah kidnapping is most likely
Squishters X
'Squishters X' 3 days ago
Or the bones have been placed to look like the kids DID die there. To stop the searching and be left off the hook
savannah erickson
'savannah erickson' 3 days ago
This reminds me of series of unfortunate events
Kymani Runcie
'Kymani Runcie' 3 days ago
Do MK Ultra
Carlee Rautanen
'Carlee Rautanen' 3 days ago
do one on the villisca axe murder house in iowa
Will Bro
'Will Bro' 3 days ago
In the beginning did anybody think that Ryan would say on the night before Christmas and all through the house
クアン ミリ– ナ
I love Shane when Ryan tells him about these unsolved mysteries but when they deal with ghost and the paranormal Ryan is my guy.
These two perfectly balanced each other out.
Hope Weiman
'Hope Weiman' 3 days ago
I love chessburger!🐢
Lu Saeteurn
'Lu Saeteurn' 3 days ago
If the kids were still alive why didn't they try contact their parents ? I'm pretty sure years later when they were old enough they could of knowing they were kidnapped, unless they were killed off
Darian Patet
'Darian Patet' 3 days ago
The police department at that time was crooked😂
Fandom Trash
'Fandom Trash' 3 days ago
Leopard Dragon
'Leopard Dragon' 3 days ago
8:12 Fayetteville?
Im sorry
its lafayette
'Blossom14456' 3 days ago
When they keep talking about Italy I think of hetalia XD
The Bryanna Channel
they were kidnapped😱😯😯
Aurora Maxwell
'Aurora Maxwell' 3 days ago
Who else gets nervous just because of the music than the video?
Penelope Brandenburg
I knew all along that it was set up,because of all of the crazy stuff happening,😬yeahhh,it wasn't just a coincidence.
Zunaira Quraishi
'Zunaira Quraishi' 3 days ago
okay but why didnt the children go for help????? like the eldest child was 14 ...
Juliaroxall AJ
'Juliaroxall AJ' 3 days ago
wtf is a Mafia
btw what if the Children ran away?
Josie Cobb
'Josie Cobb' 3 days ago
I live in West Virginia
Ashley Smith
'Ashley Smith' 3 days ago
"Ah darn it, that's my darn sandwich!" lmao 😂
'Hannah's Corner' 3 days ago
Person: Missing children one left and found
Me:*looks them up on facebook😂
Tiana Morgan
'Tiana Morgan' 3 days ago
If u r a sodder child plz comment or get ur grandkids to or something just to see (the five that "died")
Lord Fisty Cuffs
'Lord Fisty Cuffs' 3 days ago
Yeah, that entire community set that family up. Even the firechief was in on it, I bet. Poor kids...
KawaiiPinkPanda :3
Hahaheh Love These
'KABOOM23617' 3 days ago
I think the Italians were trying to kill George so he ran away but then they found him and the salesman worked for the Italians and threatened him and set his house on fire and took the kids never to be seen again
'Eszra' 3 days ago
Here's the thing I don't get. The oldest son was 14 years old, most if not all those children would be old enough to remember what was going on.
Now I figured they were told their parents and siblings were dead from the fire, but again at some point the oldest boy would some how try and get away to call for help.
If the children had actually been seen with a group of people the only thing logical is that the children were kidnapped by the Italian spies.
They either lied or threatened the children to keep them in line.
But it still does not add up why emergency vehicles took 7 hours to reach a home so close. My own home is less then 6 minutes by car to the nearest hospital, and less then 4 minutes for the fire station. The Hospital is nearly 2 miles away. Christmas or not the fire truck should have arrived 400 times faster then what it did.
This leads to believe that authorities were bribed, blackmailed, or threatened if they didn't cover up the loss of the children.
I for one am very interested in what happened to the neighbor that found the Chief himself and why they did not hurry them, and if they too were silenced.
If the children are still alive but much older the only reason they have not tried to go back to their family is clear that they were brainwashed. More then likely given drugs to alter their memories with suggestion. Or were beaten so badly they feared to even mention it. Though afterwards they would need reconditioning before returning to outside life.
The other option is that the children were either sold or returned to Italy, where it is very likely the eldest children were thrown in prison or killed. The only one that could have lived would be the 5 year old who would have been the perfect age to forget her other life if treated the right way.
Though they're are other things that don't make sense. One being the possibility that one daughter was in another family. If the family had nothing to hide it would have been easier to just let the man see her, have a blood test maybe. But they didn't and nothing more was said. It's possible to also believe these people could have been paid off to raise the youngest child. Which like I said before, could easily forget her past life due to her age.
The real question is, why not just kill the father out right. Even though he suffered with the loss of some of his children, he still had the others and his wife, and with them could still have something of a happy life together. It would have been better to kill him then let him live.
Bliss Madness
'Bliss Madness' 3 days ago
Not going to lie this one creeped me out a bit.
Georgia Gradler
'Georgia Gradler' 4 days ago
My dog stared silently snoring and legit I freaked out😂😂
Ch00se AJ
'Ch00se AJ' 4 days ago
Wow okay😂
'natasha' 4 days ago
WHAT A COINCIDENCE Some one screaming I'M GOING TO BURN DOWN UR HOUSE AND MURDER UR CHILDREN. Who burnt down the house? It's obviously the Salesman. IT'S SO OBVIOUS!
Alex Chung
'Alex Chung' 4 days ago
How about Jack the Ripper
Manuel Almanza
'Manuel Almanza' 4 days ago
Betsy George
'Betsy George' 4 days ago
These videos are very interesting and as a fan of buzzfeed , I just feel like there should be more respect for the stories that are presented. These are real stories of humans who went through terrible events in their lives. At Least be respectful when have a discourse with one another. Kindly a buzzfeed fan.
Christopher Crews
'Christopher Crews' 4 days ago
Have they made one about the lawsonville murders
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