This week, we’re diving into one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. On Christmas Eve, 1945, a fire tore through the home of George and Jennie Sodder. They managed to escape along with four of the nine children that still lived at home. But what became of the five children sleeping on the top floor? The family and the authorities assumed the worst, but when no remains were found, doubt began to creep into their minds. We’re doing our best to navigate the tangled web of red threads on the board, trying to make some sense out of this bizarre case that has baffled armchair detectives for over a century.


Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 


This week’s episode includes descriptions/sound related the following sensitive subjects. 



Violence Against Children

Burn Victims


Child Endangerment


Human Trafficking


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Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.