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In Mattoon, Illinois, in the mid-1940s, many people claimed they were made sick by a chemical pumped or sprayed into their homes as a gas. The gasser, or the person people imagined was the gasser, was given several monikers, including “the Mad Gasser of Mattoon” Or “The Phantom Anesthetist.”
Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this mysterious case of the alleged Mad Gasser of Mattoon. No physical evidence of any gas was ever actually found, however, leading many to doubt the claims of all of these people who claimed to be victims. So was there really some maniac on the loose gassing people’s homes, or were these events the figment of people’s imaginations? Interestingly, a similar series of events occurred about a decade earlier in Botetourt County, Virginia.
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