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The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Sodder Children -
Published: 6 months ago By: BuzzFeedBlue

By: BuzzFeedBluePublished: 6 months ago

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

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Nathalie Karouni

'OwenMinogue' 2 hours ago
Is it just me or does the sketch of George Sodder look like Robert DeNiro?
'Awedome99' 4 hours ago
Mussolini :D yeaaaah
Haley Downin
'Haley Downin' 19 hours ago
I freaking love Shane's commentary!!!
_EpicEnderGamerZone _
they are probably dead now. but they were kiddnaped
'森内えり' 21 hours ago
this is so sad and fucked up
Lou. A
'Lou. A' 23 hours ago
The disappearance of my virginity...😎yeah you heard right
wilhelm coq
'wilhelm coq' 23 hours ago
This sucks I should not have selected this version of the story. typically people like forensic documentaries to be more serious without humor spliced into it. Maybe that's just me.
Anaga Maria
'Anaga Maria' 1 day ago
Louis was smokin' hot.
Elizabeth Sanchez
'Elizabeth Sanchez' 2 days ago
Omg this is awesome I love y'all 😂😥😥
'Zugy' 2 days ago
I feel like the mafia payed the authorities and the fire department to not answer any calls that night, and maybe the father had some dept to the Italian mafia somehow and in revenge they kidnapped his children and burned the house down. Then the mafia killed the private detective or offered him more money to give up on the case idk...
'Mari' 2 days ago
just saying but one thing we haven't given much importance and is crucial.... sodder is not an italian name, nor is george. so their names weren't definitely the true ones they had since birth. unless when he came from italy he was already an immigrant from somewhere else...but from the origin of the name and considering that the world was at war during that time, it's highly unlikeable. he probably made that name up to be honest and to do that....he indeed had to be involved in shady business. maybe he was running away from the government somehow? (the italian government at the time?)
'maison' 2 days ago
i REALLY shouldn't watch these at night
'awilliswpls' 3 days ago
They should investigate the Hayward house
Cory Gibson
'Cory Gibson' 3 days ago
Maybe the mafia could have paid off the fire department to not do anything during the fire
ion ah
'ion ah' 3 days ago
just out of curiosity... what happened to Brent?
'cinnamongirl3121' 3 days ago
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house A fire was burning...
'Wolfy' 4 days ago
Anyone else think that the Sodder children still in the burning house could've opened up a window and jumped out and had the eldest children and parents catch them? I mean everyone could've survive then
Because Yolo
'Because Yolo' 4 days ago
It's obvious it was it salesman or something whatever his job was he messed with the coal trucks and probably messed with the wires to the fire station then he took the kids from the fire and drove off with them and one of the detectives search out for the kids he found the kids but the but the abductor nkilled him before he can get back to the parents
'EmmyErikaMakeup' 4 days ago
The bones found must have been the animal bones Jennie Sodder used to test weather or not fire can burn bones to ash
Anastasia Hills
'Anastasia Hills' 5 days ago
Kamil Wieczór
'Kamil Wieczór' 5 days ago
Disappearance of Bruno Borges, please.
Ken Leal
'Ken Leal' 5 days ago
Hey guys what happen to Bert?
Andreas Strauman
'Andreas Strauman' 5 days ago
George had ties to the Italian bad guys. Could he have arranged this whole thing to protect his children from the bad guys?
Omar Gonzalez
'Omar Gonzalez' 6 days ago
What if the bones were just left in the basement?
michelle diaz
'michelle diaz' 6 days ago
it's very interesting>>>> 90135 is a postal code in Italy....kinda makes me think they were taken sent back to be reconditioned because of the fathers' outspoken comments on Mussolini ~~~sounds like he was trying to let his parents know
Julie Kirstine Laier
they should make a video with the man who 80% of humans see in they dreams
Olivia Russell
'Olivia Russell' 6 days ago
The private detective probably found the children and who took them and whoever took the children probably did something to shut the detective up (e.g. killed him)
Brittany Anson
'Brittany Anson' 6 days ago
these videos are so satisfying. until the end.. when it still remains unsolved. I want answers! 🤣
'tinyplutoexplorer' 7 days ago
did literally no one check the basement? he said that the basement wasnt destroyed maybe they hid in there but couldnt get out because of all the rubble?
hispanic! at the disco
I live close to Fayetteville this is great
BuskinsLeggings MySilkyBuskins
Not sure whats so funny about the death or disappearance of a bunch of children and the complete heartache of grieving parents?
RosesAreRed 462
'RosesAreRed 462' 1 week ago
Jennies daughters daughter is my Aunty! Lol that's my grandmas mums name
Nicole Catlin
'Nicole Catlin' 1 week ago
you guys need to make more videos faster
Kaijah Miner
'Kaijah Miner' 1 week ago
I'm watching this outside (wheeze)
Your Boy Obama
'Your Boy Obama' 1 week ago
9 children huh, Pull out game weak .....anyways buzzfeed should like keep up and update us with some cases
Fenyr Sadaf
'Fenyr Sadaf' 1 week ago
I think The fire department was involved in this.Reason:They denied to solve the case.Mabye i solved it but who knows the truth?
Gavin HBomb
'Gavin HBomb' 1 week ago
life insurance guy:I'm going to burn down your house and your children will go up in flames! everyone: I wonder who did this?
Courtney Adler
'Courtney Adler' 1 week ago
i seriously love you guys. Shane, you crack me up so much. Ryan is just adorable.
Jessica_ermine 2002
ive literally live movies like this and i could never find anything but once i found you guys i cant stop watching thank u soo much i love laughing while watching u guys
'littlefoot' 1 week ago
Those are awesome parents They never gave up looking for answers :(
Aaron Saavedra
'Aaron Saavedra' 1 week ago
buzzfeed unsolved in a nutshell. Ryan telling spine chilling ghost stories and horrifying crimes cases while Shane being a d-bag 90% of the time.
JLDP 32106
'JLDP 32106' 1 week ago
Oh lord my friend lived in faetvill
Boy Of Blue Eyes
'Boy Of Blue Eyes' 1 week ago
The Louis is Cristiano Ronaldo
Jude Sparkles
'Jude Sparkles' 2 weeks ago
Regina Phalange
'Regina Phalange' 2 weeks ago
Out of all the Unsolved episodes, this one is the saddest. Five children in one night, poor George and Jenny😭
Anoymous Unicorns AJ
But How Did They Even Steal Them Their Must Have Been A Question How They Take The 14 year old?
Giselle Sandoval
'Giselle Sandoval' 2 weeks ago
Ryan: I guess you could say it was a.... *heartfelt gesture* Shane: Ryan, no.
Mario Simek
'Mario Simek' 2 weeks ago
Do Michael Jackson!!!
Blue Blues
'Blue Blues' 2 weeks ago
'veronica' 2 weeks ago
Govt abduction.
'Autumnnn' 2 weeks ago
i looked up the photos and 20 yr old louis is finee LOL
Flameheart from Thunderclan
They're probably all dead, at least due to old age, especially because only the youngest child remains to this day.
Is the Artist
'Is the Artist' 2 weeks ago
These are so interesting honestly I enjoy these mysterious even though they are sad it's nice that the stories aren't forgotten
Rolanda Love
'Rolanda Love' 2 weeks ago
People make a conspiracy about everything. Maybe they were burned to ashes. There was no forensic science back then.
Mello Kinger
'Mello Kinger' 2 weeks ago
Not a creature was lurking, not even a mouse
Freya Keegan cullinan
This is so cool
Ali B
'Ali B' 2 weeks ago
love this one, my favourite so far out off the unsolved series 😍
Michele P.
'Michele P.' 2 weeks ago
Can you guys make one on the case of Maura Murray if you haven't done so already? She went missing in 2005 under extremely bizarre circumstances. It almost seems supernatural.
Tim Barzellone
'Tim Barzellone' 2 weeks ago
maybe the kids were in the basement
Dirk Strider
'Dirk Strider' 2 weeks ago
Welcome to the only good series on buzzfeed.
Tsz Ting Huang
'Tsz Ting Huang' 2 weeks ago
I think it was the mafia who did this because when the woman who served the missing kids breakfast, one of the men appeared to be hostile so maybe it is the mafia.
Dat Boi
'Dat Boi' 2 weeks ago
This is the best series on buzzfeed
The Amazing Glitch
'The Amazing Glitch' 2 weeks ago
*(pensive sigh)*
Phoebe _Sol
'Phoebe _Sol' 2 weeks ago
CAN WE HAVE A SEPARATE CHANNEL FOR THIS SERIES?!?!!!?!!?!? AND MAYBE NEW VIDEOS ALMOST EVERY DAY?!??!??!?? PLS👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Maggie McPhail
'Maggie McPhail' 2 weeks ago
ok i live like 2 hours away from fayetteville and i've never even heard about this until i watched Michelle Platti's video and oml im so interested. im boutta hit up the sodder house n find some stuff out !!
Heavy Whipping Cream
I'm just like Shane. Are you Ryan or Shane?
Random Person
'Random Person' 2 weeks ago
These videos are brilliant,but scary. Harry Potter reference.
Ciaran McCormack
'Ciaran McCormack' 2 weeks ago
this is my favourite of the series.
iLove GaMiNg
'iLove GaMiNg' 2 weeks ago
Mid 20s?Its not possible lol and it is said to be 23 yrs later and if you add 23 and 9 it would be 32 lol
Sachi productions Stop Motion Vids
And a person did this
Sachi productions Stop Motion Vids
I mean it could possibly just be a coincidence but I think not. I believe they were kidnapped.
Sachi productions Stop Motion Vids
Someone obviously set this up. The ladder that the dad tried to use was not in its usual place and the car was not working on that same day...
Lorena Jordan
'Lorena Jordan' 2 weeks ago
Shane is hot
Christian Panduro
'Christian Panduro' 2 weeks ago
so will there ever be a buzzfeed solved ?
Roland Mendoza
'Roland Mendoza' 2 weeks ago
santa took them *case closed*
TBiggie 27
'TBiggie 27' 2 weeks ago
This was really interesting!
Leuk Hood
'Leuk Hood' 2 weeks ago
who's blue and who's yellow???? they sound too similar to me
Jada B
'Jada B' 2 weeks ago
What if the children did it? What if they started the fire and left,That would explain why they were never found.I know if my house caught on fire I would stay with my other siblings🤔speaking of the other siblings where were they bc I thought only ONE child went to the neighbor
Camo J
'Camo J' 2 weeks ago
This is my theory is that the kids were kidnapped by the salesman because he could of used the ladder to get the kids out before he started the fire and he left with the kids after he started the fire and he might have tampered with the engines in the cars and then he took the kids possibly back to Italy
Sofia Serratos
'Sofia Serratos' 2 weeks ago
This is my favorite unsolved mystery yet
Ted Cantu
'Ted Cantu' 2 weeks ago
Glad you both find this hilarious you two bumbling giggly girls
tay doc
'tay doc' 2 weeks ago
My thought on this is why did the kids never try to reach out to their parents? They were all old enough to remember being kidnapped, even the 5 year old. They could've easily contacted ONE of their family members when they were older. I think, either the 5 kids had planned something to get away or they never made it to adulthood. But then that also raises the question of, if the kidnappers had taken and killed the kids to make George Sodder suffer, why didn't they gloat about it? I don't know, just my thoughts. But I love a good mystery debate, anyone wanna chime in with your thoughts?
Quacking Duck
'Quacking Duck' 2 weeks ago
Well I can run 2 miles in about 14 mins on average so...that's pretty sad
'NAYLA' 2 weeks ago
What if those children set the fire snd ran away?Is no one thinking of that
'morgulorc' 2 weeks ago
I wonder if the mafia kidnapped the kids just to sell them to childless couples/orphanages or if they had moral scruples with killing little kids.
No Name
'No Name' 2 weeks ago
I love love love the true crime episodes. Eerie, creepy, intense stuff.
'Charlotte' 2 weeks ago
Guys can I just mention something about the photo of who is assumed to be Louis that Jennie got in the mail The code on the back, 90135, is the zip code for Palermo, Italy. Palermo is the capital of Sicily. It is suspected that the Sicilian Mafia had some involvement in the kidnappings. Sooooooo I don't know, make of that what you will.
Oreoz Gaming
'Oreoz Gaming' 2 weeks ago
I think they solved the case
Oreoz Gaming
'Oreoz Gaming' 2 weeks ago
I love the white guy he's funny
paytharr529 HUR
'paytharr529 HUR' 2 weeks ago
You know, the firemen could have done it. Or the Wiring Company. Or the Firemen and the Wiring Company. Or the children could have sneaked downstairs. Or Italy
Bob Xie
'Bob Xie' 2 weeks ago
Didn't they say that the ladder was missing 🤔
BTS infires Chey
'BTS infires Chey' 2 weeks ago
That moment when you live in West Virginia
luca trulyworth
'luca trulyworth' 2 weeks ago
That puns tho hahah
Marisa Hutch
'Marisa Hutch' 2 weeks ago
They were probably sold into the pedophile ring...
Cameron Howard
'Cameron Howard' 2 weeks ago
Do a video on the vallisca axe murder house in Iowa
Janice barry
'Janice barry' 2 weeks ago
The picture of the orphanage is in my town which funnily enough burnt down
Savannah Pentecost
'Savannah Pentecost' 2 weeks ago
why aren't the children who survived faces' showing completely?
Victoria Idek
'Victoria Idek' 3 weeks ago
This is some Lemony Snicket crap
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