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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Shirley Winters, The Pyromaniac Killer

Shirley Winters is a pyromaniac, an arsonist, and a serial killer from New York. There’s very little doubt that she’s truly mentally ill, and most of her issues likely stem back to childhood. In 1966, when Shirley was 7, she lost her 3 siblings: a ten year old brother, and two sisters, aged 11 and 4. The children were found dead in their beds, they’d died from asphyxiation due to fumes from the gas furnace. It was believed that a dog had damaged an exhaust pipe during the night, and it killed most of Shirley’s family. Young Shirley had been at her grandmother’s house down the road, which is the only reason she survived. Her mother lived, but of course she had some issues after losing most of her babies…

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