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The Mystery Of The Sodder Children

On the evening of Christmas Eve in 1945, Jennie and George Sodder, along with 9 of their 10 children (one son had joined the military), had gone to bed as usual. They were awakened around 1 am with their home on fire. The couple grabbed their youngest child, 2 year old Silvia who’d still slept in her parent’s bedroom, and took her to safety; 23 year old John, 17 year old Marion, and 16 year old George Jr all survived…

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The Shocking Case Of The Powell Family

This is one of the most frustrating cases I’ve ever researched, mostly because it could’ve been prevented. My question for you: if a parent is a murder suspect, especially when they’re suspected of killing the child’s other parent, should they still be permitted access to the children?

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The Murder Of Jay & Tanya: Mystery Solved

Tanya’s partially nude body was found in Bellingham, Washington. The teen had been bound with zip ties, sexually assaulted, shot in the back of her head, and her remains discarded in a ditch near a wooded area…

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The Mysterious Deaths Of Kurt & Eugene


Exactly 39 years ago tomorrow, seventeen year old Kurt Sova attended a Halloween party. The underage teen was one of the youngest in attendance that night; the liquor flowed freely and Kurt spent the night getting pretty wasted. After a few hours of partying, a fellow party goer named Sam took Kurt outside in order to get some air and sober up a bit. It was chilly that night and Kurt was cold so that Sam ran back inside for just a few moments to grab his red jacket; when he returned with Kurt’s coat, the teen had vanished…

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The Curse Of The Iceman

It’s believed that the Iceman and a friend had been searching for food when they got into a fight, which is likely how he died. Amazingly there was still an Arrowhead lodged in his shoulder, and plenty of cuts and bruises are still apparent on much of his body. With DNA testing, the blood of 4 other people was found on him.

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The Rickie Ann Blake Mystery

As parents, we like to think that our children are safe in our home when we go to bed at night. We’re right there in the next room, so what can happen – right? When Alicia Blake went to sleep on April 11th of 1986, both of her daughters were seemingly safe, but this mother would awake to an ongoing nightmare…

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Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

Mitchell Clay and his 13 children found some land and decided to build their home there. People familiar with this slice of history say that he truly may not have realized that his new land had been a Shawnee Native American trading post and burial ground; Mitchell may have honestly believed he was the first person there. Either way, this was a deadly mistake, the Shawnee were not happy that their sacred grounds were suddenly inhabited. They quickly decided to do something about it, and Mitchell’s children would pay the price.

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The Texarkana Moonlight Murders

*CAUTION, CRIME SCENE PHOTOS *
The killer was tall, thin, and he wore a white/light gray mask which appeared to be a bag over his face, with holes cut out around his eyes so that he could see. This killer was quickly dubbed “The Phantom”. The Phantom targeted young lovers parked on deserted roads known for making out. There were 5 definite victims, though many say 6, and there were 3 fortunate individuals who lived to tell the tale. All of this occurred within 3 months, in the small, sleepy town of Texarkana back in 1946…

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Haitian Voodoo Zombies

In Haiti voodoo is practiced by at least 50% of the population. There is a type of sorcerer Haitians call Bokor, he is a Voodoo doctor who uses his power for both good and evil. It is said that if you upset someone, they may pay a Bokor to come sprinkle zombie dust on you. The victim will fall what is perceived to be dead, with no detectible pulse. The grieving family will have a funeral, and the victim is buried in the ground.

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Paulette Gebara Farah, The Mexican JonBenet

Paulette was an adorable 4 year old little girl who was initially believed to have gone missing from her bed on Sunday, March 21st of 2010; eventually it was determined that she’d been in her bed the entire time. This case is highly controversial and is often compared to JonBenet Ramsey, and it is just as frustrating – perhaps even more so. I would love to hear your opinion on it. That said, Please beware that this article does include the very upsetting crime scene photos; if this may upset you, it may be for the best that you back away now.

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Jamestown & Cannibalism

It has always been speculated that the early American settlers of Jamestown practiced cannibalism. Finally, just a few years shop, they found the proof they’ve been searching for…

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Sokushinbutsu Monks and Self-Mummification

In North Japan, by the Yamagata Prefecture, are almost 2 dozen mummified Japanese monks called Sokushinbutsu. They are unique, each caused their own death and mummified themselves. The act of mummification would take around ten years to complete. It is believed that hundreds of monks have tried to mummify themselves, but less than two dozen actually succeeded…

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The Death Of Sid And Nancy

On October 12th of 1978, Nancy Spungen was found slouched under a bathroom sink. She had been stabbed in the stomach, just beneath the belly button, with a five inch blade; Nancy bled to death on the bathroom floor. British Punk Rock star Sid Vicious was quickly deemed the killer…

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The Babysitter’s Murder

I love Urban Legends, and looking into the truth behind them – if you do some digging there’s almost always a bit of truth to be found! The case we’re talking about today is said to have sparked several well known horror movies including “When A Stranger Calls” and “Halloween”. Fair warning, you will see crime scene photos in this article.

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Gloria Ramirez, The Toxic Lady

California housewife Gloria Ramirez had been sick, she was dying of cervical cancer. Just after 8 pm on February 19th of 1994, EMS was summoned to take Gloria to the ER at Riverside General Hospital. She’d been suffering from terrible chest pain as well as trouble breathing. Gloria was given multiple meds such as Xanax immediately in order to sedate the poor lady. Gloria’s condition quickly grew worse; within an hour she’d passed of kidney failure.

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“Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?”

Worcestershire, England.On April 8, 1943, 4 young men named Tommy Willits, Fred Payne, Robert Hart, and Bob Farmer were out looking for bird nests on private property in Hagley Woods. The oldest boy, 15 year old Bob, climbed up on the old tree, hoping to find the bird nest he was searching for; instead he…

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Special Delivery

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada- On November 4th of 2018, an unnamed 44 year old woman received a knock on her door. The caller appeared to be a delivery guy; he had dark hair, was wearing a hoodie and gloves, and was holding a large box. Most people wouldn’t think twice of answering their door in this…

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The Terrifyingly Creepy Disappearance Of Maura Murray

Maura had been a 21 year old university of Massachusetts nursing student who disappeared after a wreck on Route 112 in New Hampshire. She’d wrecked her car in the snow around 7 pm; locals called the police, but when they arrived at 7:45 Maura was gone, she’d simply disappeared…

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Kurt Cobain, Suicide Or Homicide

On April 8th of 1994 the most beloved musician of my generation, Kurt Cobain, was found deceased in his Seattle, Washington home. The “Nirvana” frontman had suffered a shotgun blast to the head; there had been blood coming from his ear, puncture wounds near his elbow, and the shotgun used to take his life had…

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The Gruesome Unsolved Keddie Quadruple Murders

This is the crime which the movie “The Strangers” is loosely based on, though this true story is much more terrifying than any movie could ever be. It is, without a doubt, the most terrifying case I’ve ever researched in my life, and the killers are still out there. On April 11th of 1981 in…

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We Need Your Help

UPDATE! These children have been found! Their father had taken off with them, to Florida. He’s now in custody, and the children are safe with their grandparents. We so rarely get a happy ending in these sorts of cases; it’s nice, isn’t it? I want to thank everyone who helped to spread the word about…

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