5 Disturbing True Crime Stories From History.
This page is an overview of the 5 part series Disturbing True Crime Stories on UnusuallyInteresting.com.
Here you’ll find an overview of each part of the series allowing you to select which disturbing true crime story you would like to learn more about.
I hope you read all five but just in case you don’t, this guide gives you the ability to choose without reading through them all to find the one that interests you.
Most of these cases are unsolved and all of them are disturbing in their own way. If you enjoy true crime, you should enjoy these 5 Disturbing True Crime Stories From History.
Part 1 – Disturbing Disappearance of the Five Sodder Children
It was Christmas Day in 1945 when at 1am a fire erupted in the home of George and Jennie Sodder in Fayetteville, West Virginia.
With one of their sons away in the army the Sodders knew 9 of their 10 children were in danger and began rounding them up and leading them outside to safety. However, five of the children were left behind in the blaze.
In a desperate attempt to save his five children, George tried to enter the burning house using his ladder, which was oddly missing when he needed it most.
He then tried to use his trucks to reach the windows, but the vehicles wouldn’t start. When firemen finally arrived at 8 a.m., things only got more confounding — as there was not a single corpse in the rubble
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Part 2 – Beast of Jersey” The Disturbing True Story of Edward Paisnel.
Edward Paisnel seemed like a loving family man. He lived on the remote Channel Island of Jersey with his wife and her children.
He was always happy to help orphans — even dressing up as Santa Claus for them at Christmas. An arrest for stealing food to share with starving families appeared to be his only blemish.
Then The Disturbing Truth Came Out.
Jersey had been terrorized by a masked figure dubbed the “Beast of Jersey” between 1958 and 1971. The anonymous intruder had abducted, tortured, and raped more than 13 people, most of them children. For years, no one knew that the “Beast” behind these disturbing crimes was Paisnel.
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Part 3 – The Disturbing Disappearance Of The Martin Family
It was December 7, 1958, and Kenneth and Barbara Martin were looking for greenery to use as Christmas decorations to furnish their home in Portland, Oregon.
Together with their three daughters, Barbara, Virginia, and Susan, they crammed into the family’s 1954 Ford Station Wagon and set out for the Columbia River Gorge. They would never be seen alive again.
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Part 4 – The Disturbing True Story Of The Villisca Axe Murders
The small town of Villisca, Iowa, was made for carefree childhoods and peaceful afternoons. But on June 10, 1912, it set the stage for one of the most disturbing crime scenes in the state’s history.
The disturbing story started after Joe and Sarah Moore put their four kids to bed, along with two friends who were sleeping over, before retiring to their own bedroom.
After closing them, no one in the house would ever open their eyes again.
With trusting Villisca locals leaving their homes unlocked, a shadowy stranger had no trouble entering the Moore home in the middle of the night.
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Part 5 – Murdered his own Parents, Disturbing story of Tyler Hadley
While Tyler Hadley had a variety of issues, they mirrored those of many rebellious teens, like cutting class to smoke marijuana.
But his parents Blake and Mary Jo Hadley wouldn’t let him get away with this behavior, and sent him to a psychiatrist and a substance abuse counselor.
After he came home drunk one night, his parents decided to take away both his car and his phone as punishment. His retribution would be unspeakable.