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

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κατιε λεε
'κατιε λεε' 10 minutes ago
"that's like a fish drowning"
fish can't​ drown
Karyme Fernandez
'Karyme Fernandez' 2 hours ago
"she served them breakfast". i can't even cook
Kallie Klugman
'Kallie Klugman' 3 hours ago
I am safe in the comments. I'm safe, in the comments. I hope. I'm literally jumping at at the simplest sounds.
iLesti Animates
'iLesti Animates' 9 hours ago
BuzzFeed Unsolved - True Crime S1 o E12
The Odd Escape Of BuzzFeed Recruit Shane
Fame For Weird
'Fame For Weird' 12 hours ago
i would like the mystery death of JonBenet
Unknown Girl
'Unknown Girl' 13 hours ago
This is before i watch this, I really hope there is other human (Interview) before pr during this Crossing Fingers
Mari Moonstar
'Mari Moonstar' 14 hours ago
I'm Marion 😶😥😵😂
Crazy Monkey
'Crazy Monkey' 20 hours ago
Beth Strickland
'Beth Strickland' 23 hours ago
I hate this kinda stuff, I really wanna know what happened so bad that I can't explain it, there are so many possible things for all I know all of these unsolved mysteries criminals could be time travelers hiding in Ancient Greece or something
-Roxy -
'-Roxy -' 1 day ago
C.C Tinsley
'C.C Tinsley' 1 day ago
Don't worry my dear , C.C Tinsley's here
'Kittyofthesea808' 2 days ago
My theory from two minutes in, the five children got out, lit the fire and made it so you couldn't ring the fire department and then ran
dark knight.
'dark knight.' 2 days ago
this is kinda disturbing...but I still enjoy the series.
Meg lol
'Meg lol' 2 days ago
Who's watching this at night?
Bradley Debord
'Bradley Debord' 2 days ago
EZ case the kids ran away because they and set the house on fire in order to fake there death
'SalmaX33' 2 days ago
14:14 could that possibly be an address of some wort or a code?
Ario Rosadi
'Ario Rosadi' 2 days ago
The only good thing about Buzzfeed
Shawn Smith
'Shawn Smith' 3 days ago
9 fucking kids. How would you not just kill yourself to escape that mess?
Erin Briggs
'Erin Briggs' 3 days ago
If the basement was still there, couldn't the kids have ran to the basement during the fire which could be why the lights were on in the ground floor house? The ash could have covered the top of the basement trapping the children inside. Did anyone clear the ash and look inside? Eventually, they would have died leaving they bodies buried in the basement and as the ash and soil was on top of the basement, no one would have ever found them. Therefor their bodies could still be in the basement of the house. This is probably really hard to understand, but if no one looked in the basement after the fire this could be true.
Frankie Devlin
'Frankie Devlin' 3 days ago
Love this👍🏼👍🏼
Harley Louisa
'Harley Louisa' 3 days ago
Why do Americans pronounce the S in Louis?
Jinx The Loose Canon
i love this side talk XD
'professortrois' 3 days ago
You know what's making this creepier for me? I've seen a woman that has an uncanny resemblance to one of the missing Sodder children (jennie, to be exact) somewhere back in LA. I don't know if it was actually her but this just made the video creepier.
Anya Peacock
'Anya Peacock' 4 days ago
Okay but Maurice looks EXACTLY the same as a guy in my class
Eman Kocher
'Eman Kocher' 4 days ago
I have watched???this series???at least three times???and yet I have never come across this?? wtf???
Nis G
'Nis G' 4 days ago
I laughed so hard in this episode, I don't think actual comedy can make my stomach hurt like that.
The Cerabus
'The Cerabus' 5 days ago
Was about to binge watch this series but I just remembered it's 2AM and I'm home alone..
Spikey Saurus
'Spikey Saurus' 5 days ago
Aliens. Goddamned aliens.
mia khalifa
'mia khalifa' 5 days ago
Do the zodiac killer!!!
Ruby x
'Ruby x' 5 days ago
Next season can u do the disappearance of Madeline McCann x
Christian M
'Christian M' 6 days ago
Is there any one here 😶?
Crystal Lemky
'Crystal Lemky' 6 days ago
This was a tragedy. A family lost 5 children. I don't think their laughter and joking well presenting this story as appropriate. If I was a member of the Sodder family, I would be mad, like they aren't treating my family tragedy with the respect it deserves.
Olivia Rowland
'Olivia Rowland' 6 days ago
Just a few months ago a family in Maryland (I believe) lost 6 of their nine children in a fire. Anyone remember that?
Cerise Hood
'Cerise Hood' 6 days ago
I know for a fact that a parent would still look for their missing children after all those years because my grandma lost my Uncle during a storm while he was fishing [our town was next to a beach] and to this day, even with einsheimer [cant spell. I'm sorry ;3;] she still remembers looking for him, all the information she got about him and still wants to look for him to this day.
ryan yang
'ryan yang' 6 days ago
yeah this case can't even be solved because the children's died so they will have to go to cemeteries everywhere to find them
Juliana Martel
'Juliana Martel' 6 days ago
youre telling me this guy found bones from a 17 year old person that had never been in fire and that they just found it in the pile of dirt
Javier Rios
'Javier Rios' 6 days ago
I am Betty ...
Ethan Devlin
'Ethan Devlin' 6 days ago
Ryan I wish you were my fother pees out homey
Ruben Goyma
'Ruben Goyma' 7 days ago
can we have a buzzfeed solved with the same vibe as this? I would like to see stories with endings.
I love these videos but WHY ARE THEY SO CREEPY???
A. J.
'A. J.' 7 days ago
Those kids were probably taken by the Italian mafia and brought to Italy, that is why there has been a lack of communication. They're in separate countries
Deja Neeley
'Deja Neeley' 7 days ago
they should do the great chicago fire
'Timotheeey' 1 week ago
'Star' 1 week ago
I like how the reason a lot of these cases are unsolved is because people either don't know how to do their fucking jobs or organizations are corrupt af.
lean julius bendanillo
is it just me or is Shane sooo sexy?? his witty banter and side remarks are really a turn on hahahaha..
Mango Gaming
'Mango Gaming' 1 week ago
I f*** live in West Virginia
Mia Alvia
'Mia Alvia' 1 week ago
Keep this duo please
Emmy Plays
'Emmy Plays' 1 week ago
Here's a theory: Someone in the community didn't like the remarks the father was making about that Italian dictator, so they got his kids in on running away and starting new lives in adoption centers all over the world. that's very possible, maybe the kids weren't happy in the house. because it doesnt make sense to me how a 12-year old and 14-year old would just let this happen
Party Poison
'Party Poison' 1 week ago
whats really sad is that probably only betty is still alive (seeing as how she was five) anyone involved in the kidnapping or buying of the children or whatever you believe would have been dead for at least 15 years now. so if betty is never found (and even if she was its likely she may not even know she IS betty) no one can ever 100% say what happened
Cy By
'Cy By' 1 week ago
villalon mansion in cebu phlippines
Omg what if there is secret basement which lead to somewhere else 😱😱😱
noah evers
'noah evers' 1 week ago
this series would be a lot better if they werent trying to be funny all the time
Will Kwon
'Will Kwon' 1 week ago
Seriously, no one in that town knows how to do their job. Just as Shane stated.
Gabs Yo
'Gabs Yo' 1 week ago
Darius Thomson
'Darius Thomson' 1 week ago
The nerdy guy is hilarious!
'paper_planes' 1 week ago
okay but what if... the children planned everything out and started the fire? what if there's some dark family secret that they wanted to get away from and the only way to do it was to fake their own deaths? like, what if the father was pretty intent on solving the case not to just find the children, but to get them back to ensure whatever this secret was stayed hidden? idk I'm too much of a conspiracy theorist
Aqil Afiq
'Aqil Afiq' 1 week ago
The most baffling case in BussFeed in my opinion.
Austin The manbear
mabye they escaped...... i dont know mabye they hate their parents and ran away
'VeeriUn-Epik' 1 week ago
"what are we doing here?" 0.0
Wolf X
'Wolf X' 1 week ago
Did someone saw the gettyimages tag on 9:48? LOL
'CF729' 1 week ago
Anyone else felt horrible the dad died and never got answers 🙁
Anthony Liddle
'Anthony Liddle' 1 week ago
lol @ the insurance salesman
Bonnie Jaimes
'Bonnie Jaimes' 1 week ago
they were taken
Yasin dahmany
'Yasin dahmany' 1 week ago
Plot twist the childred started the fire and escaped
'PE6_5000' 1 week ago
I LOVE this series! Ryan and Shane are excellent hosts- the comedic commentary keeps it fresh. Like a more down to earth "Unsolved Mysteries, though Robert Stack is pretty irreplaceable. Please keep these going :)
Hander Panda
'Hander Panda' 1 week ago
George sodder looks a tiny bit like kevin spacey
'kate' 1 week ago
How has BuzzFeed unsolved not done jonbenet ramsey!!
Lindsey O
'Lindsey O'Brien' 1 week ago
3:20 is definitely a stock photo, never change buzzfeed.
'chouchiha69' 1 week ago
Thank you guys for doing your part in keeping this story alive. Maybe the children of the missing children were told at some point and will one day seek their relatives.
'RedPanda1512' 1 week ago
Ryan and Shane = Scared/Humorous
'RedPanda1512' 1 week ago
Yay Shane
'OctaBlaster' 1 week ago
I met one of those last year ....
Muhammad Shairazi
'Muhammad Shairazi' 2 weeks ago
George Sodder, his a great man. A true father who searched till his death, good job man, good job! He didnt find his kids but he was resilient till the very end!
'Simfully' 2 weeks ago
I would enjoy these more without the absurdly loud and obnoxious music.
Sierra Robertson
'Sierra Robertson' 2 weeks ago
how many sodder children were there?
Ysabell Courtney
'Ysabell Courtney' 2 weeks ago
Ligit this is the core to my happiness
Brandon Sherman
'Brandon Sherman' 2 weeks ago
Kadenn Miersch
'Kadenn Miersch' 2 weeks ago
Can u do Michael jackson
'Awkward™' 2 weeks ago
Ooh I read about this like 4 years ago lmao
'Ria' 2 weeks ago
Imagine watching this video and seeing a sketch of yourself as a child in one of these videos...
Pretty lil PSYCHO!!!
I had a friend before he was a boy he was 14 years old he's name was Maurice he didn't even want to talk me the thing is that I don't remember how he look like but I'm pretty sure that it was The boy that you're talking about I remember dad Betty was my BFF but I point he she didn't look anything like you're describing by that time but she had five years old I remember her but then like two years she disappeared from Italy
Stormcloak Raichu
'Stormcloak Raichu' 2 weeks ago
I think the a pretty good Theory is that the Police Department and Fire dpt. were working together to silence these people.
Sophia DeliMeat tvTM-
The youngest daughter is only 72. If somebody makes a documentary about this tragic story they could interview her about what she thinks.
Soph P.O
'Soph P.O' 2 weeks ago
What if the detective were caught and? killed or at least made not to continue the case
Soph P.O
'Soph P.O' 2 weeks ago
I feel so sad to the father and the family, they mustve faced huge emotional breakdown. but props to them for not giving up untill the end
i made it
'i made it' 2 weeks ago
i think the father made a big mistake by doing something bad with a powerful man in italy.the powerful man must have been the salesman who burned the house and kidnapped the children.later he might have thought ,why not sell the children for money.therefore selling the children throughout many different countries.
biscuit for you
'biscuit for you' 2 weeks ago
Shane is so hot <3
'HOLLOW' 2 weeks ago
the dumbest people
The Random viewer
'The Random viewer' 2 weeks ago
My name jeff
Alexandria Hyers
'Alexandria Hyers' 2 weeks ago
would anyone agree that the number on the back of the picture sent to Jennie (A90132 or something like that) is similar in format of the numbers tattooed onto the victims of the Holocaust in concentration camps? I dunno. time period fits...
George Williamson
'George Williamson' 2 weeks ago
This sounds like the best damn southern gothic story of all time. Crazy life insurance salesmen, odd occurrences, towns with secrets, outsider family. Now all we need is a plantation and we're set.
World Craft
'World Craft' 2 weeks ago
Ooh I Have an Idea WHAT IF THE KIDS RAN AWAY HATED EVERYONE ELSE IN THE FAMILLY AND SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE sounds reasonable doesn't it? It would also lead to the reason why when a picture of them popped up and their family tried to find them they made sure others denied them information
Milo H
'Milo H' 2 weeks ago
I love the fact that there are subtitles
'Nitro' 2 weeks ago
My theory.:

The life salesmen is obviously the culprit. I believe that George Sodder, was involved with Mussolini, or some "Shady Buisness". Now because of his rude remarks against Mussolini's dictatorship, creating heated debates in the Italian immigrant community. This is why he left Italy, and this is the reason he never revealed why he left. The life insurance salesmen, literally stated every aspect of the fire. I think the bombshell thing, was what the life insurance salesman used to light the house on fire, and because it was an ignition bomb, it gifted the salesman with a few minutes to grab the children from inside the house, escort them outside, put them in his car and leave, kidnapping the children. It also explains the strange rolling and dropping of an object that Jennie heard. He obviously couldn't care less about Jennie, as she woke up while the fire was happening. The reason it couldn't be faulty wiring, is because the lights were on during the burning of the fire; the power would be off if this was the case.
Chloe Jacobs
'Chloe Jacobs' 2 weeks ago
wai wai wai.....I live in Fayetteville
Chloe Jacobs
'Chloe Jacobs' 2 weeks ago
On the night before Christmas, when all through the house, a fire was starting, as quite as a mouse. The Sodder Children, 9 I belive, where all asleep. But when the Family got out, 5 of the children, left without a doubt. It was said the fire burned and creamated them, there where no bones left, for they where stolen. The family hired a detective, but he never came back, for though my sences tell me he found them, and left. The case is still alive, and the man is unknown, who will find them, nobody knows.
Grace Swinton
'Grace Swinton' 2 weeks ago
The only bit of buzzfeed I like
Haley Copeland
'Haley Copeland' 2 weeks ago
What if the parents were horrible people so the 5 kids faked there death in the fire so they could run away
Freddy Thornton
'Freddy Thornton' 2 weeks ago
i have such a crush on shane
Felix Sanjay
'Felix Sanjay' 2 weeks ago
Was every official in this town really that inept at their jobs?
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