This Paralyzing Gas Caused Panic in a Small Town | Mad Gasser of Mattoon

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Nov 21 2022 • 1 hr 16 mins

In 1944 the small town of Mattoon, Illinois was in a panic for weeks. A number of residents had woken up to a strange odor which caused alarming symptoms like paralysis, and it appeared someone was attacking victims with gas. Today, we discuss the peculiar mystery of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon. Sponsored by Optimum Chairs (go to and use code redweb10 to get 10% off your Optimum Chair), Raycon (go to and use code EARLYBF to get 20% off sitewide), Shady Rays (go to to shop their Black Friday selections). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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