Ding Dong Darkness Time

DDD: The Sodder Family Mystery

September 28, 2022 Allison Dickson Episode 9
Ding Dong Darkness Time
DDD: The Sodder Family Mystery
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Twas the night before Christmas in 1945, and the Sodder family was settling in for the night at their Fayetteville, West Virginia home. However, in the wee hours of the night, a fire broke out, and five of the nine Sodder children were never accounted for after the blaze.

Over the decades, speculation raged as the family continued to believe that the children were taken, and there were plenty of suspicious events leading up to the fire that caused them to believe that way. After the fire, things only got weirder with the investigation, including sightings of the children and a mysterious photograph sent to the family more than twenty years later.

But what really happened to the missing Sodder kids? Allison does all her best to break it all down and comes up with a theory, but she realizes there are many who may not agree. This one is a bit of a head-scratcher, to say the least.

Additional Info:

Unresolved Mysteries Link on Reddit (Lots of links within)
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/cpvxde/the_sodder_children_new_leads/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Stacy Horn's NPR Article
https://www.npr.org/2005/12/23/5067563/mystery-of-missing-children-haunts-w-va-town

Smithsonian Magazine Article:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-children-who-went-up-in-smoke-172429802/

Show Credits:
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Intro and Background Music -- Spencer Morelock

Ding Dong Darkness Time Media:
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Gmail: dddarknesstime@gmail.com

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Show Credits:
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Music -- Spencer Morelock, Ken Dickson

Ding Dong Darkness Time Media:
Twitter: @dddarknesstime
Instagram: dddarknesstime
Gmail: dddarknesstime@gmail.com

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