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In villages across the United States, the Amish people live a peaceful and old-fashioned existence. In 2004, however, a series of unexplained tragedies began stalking the community. First, two children from the same family suddenly dropped dead – with more soon following. And for years, experts couldn’t figure out what had happened. Now, though, scientists have discovered the terrifying truth.

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Yes, while the Amish mourned these inexplicable events, the death toll continued to heartbreakingly rise. And as the tragedy continued, investigators were still unable to find any obvious cause. According to autopsies, the young people appeared to have been in good health with no known afflictions or diseases. And so one question remained: what exactly had happened to these children?

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