The Gruesome Case of the Papin Sisters

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Oddie's Historical Feature - Episode 17
This Historical Features details the the story of the Papin Sisters - their upbringing - the murders - and their trial & final years.
Christine & Léa Papin grew up in Le Mans, France. After a tragic upbringing, things appeared to be going in the right direction for them; they had a good job as head servant/cook & chambermaid in a the house of a wealthy middle class family. By all accounts, they were fed & treated well & had a comfortable heated room on the third floor of the large house of Monsieur Lancelin & his family.
Then one day, the girls snapped...leaving a horific trail in their wake.
No one could quite believe that these two kind & demure young women, could be capable of such shocking & grisly murders.
Many thanks to one of my sweet viewer's 'Melissa Sutton' for suggesting I research this case.
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Music: Sad Ghost Story - by JM Scherf Music


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    • Léa Papin (15 September 1911 - 24 July 2001)

    • Beautiful video!! Great job... Great voice!!

    • ObsoleteOddity I love your accent it’s very nice so please don’t be hesitant or nervous about it.

  • This was a great story.

  • For real?

  • Good girls. Wonderful girls. 😍

  • Gotta do what ya gotta do

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  • Fasinating - well done. Very balanced and informative.

  • I bet the mother also sexually abused them...

  • Another favorite oddie!

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  • That was very, very interesting & I am not even French. You were excellent!

  • Done extremely well and thank you.... there are too many people that should have never had is the foundation, an absolute necessity .

    • Thanks for your very kind feedback Karen - much appreciated! 🎩

  • I enjoyed that story Al though blood curdling 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😙

  • this sounds worse than Lizzy Borden who chopped up her parents while sleeping. Pretty gruesome the world can be sometimes.

  • Scatterbrained woman, how did you leave 2 daughters in one place but the last child to another place? DUMB.

  • Wow,its terrible,

  • How sad for the sisters, but keeping them apart was a smart choice

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  • Patriarchy uses the Cycle of Abuse to Divide & Conquer. Children who are bullied grow into bullies. Ask anyone at Eton. However, as an Adult, Educated, with Lived-Experience, Wisdom, the survivor of abuse CAN CHOSE TO END THE CYCLE OF ABUSE. Just because you were r/ped as a child, doesn't AUTOMATICALLY mean you are a childr/pist, you can elect not to harm anyone.

  • I find it hard to feel empathy for slave owners. Karma.

  • It hasn't Always been a Man's World, before Patriarchy, humans flourished under Matrilinneal societies and also Co-Op. This is what 1000's of years of Male Domination of a species controlled by Women. (Women control reproduction, Men can't reproduce, men are XY not XX, Women created all men, and if god exists, women created god too, males are pretty shit tbf.)

  • Not All Women are mothers, but the system of Patriarchy still forces all women to breed then they complain about population size. Stop forcing "unsuitable" mothers to become mothers.

  • New subbie here! My Sister just showed me your's going to be a long night! 😎😁🙄

    • Thanks for the sub Tammy - much appreciated! 🎩

  • Christine literally starved herself to death. Lea only served 8 of 10 years and not much of her life after release is known. She may have lived to 2001. A very sad story. It is believed the sisters had shared paranoid disorder as a minimum. I believe they suffered from so little love their entire life.

  • You don't have to worry about your french pronunciation, have you heard ours? Great video and great voice.

    • Thanks for your very kind feedback Racina - much appreciated! 🎩

  • Well video games tv and films had nothing to do with their gruesome crime or lesbianism. In deed, gruesome. You have an excellent story telling manner. Always quite interesting to watch your videos. Thanks for your time and the dedication you put into all your vids!!

    • Thanks for your very kind feedback - much appreciated! 🎩

  • Sad life since born until the end...

  • I love your voice And this story was a strange one, I had no idea this type of insanity existed Once again, I like your voice a lot and am happy to have watched this video

  • You just never know.

  • no wonder no one wanted those insane mental cases

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  • How utterly charming and elegant of you to apologise for your French pronunciation, "I hope you can overlook my massacre of your beautiful language" 👏🏻👍🏻. You are a wonderful storyteller

    • Thanks for your very kind feedback - much appreciated! 🎩

  • Great story! Horrific and sad😟 Excellent photography 👏👏👏👏👏👏

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    • Thanks for your very kind feedback - much appreciated :)

  • Ok I'm confused a bit....were they physically involved or not?

  • The story is incredibly interesting! I love the narrator's voice, though, as a French speaking person, the pronunciations of french terms made me cringe a little. 'Le mans' would be pronounced something like 'Lu man', though the n would be harder to detect and kind of nasally. No s would be pronounced. But a lot of french words are super hard to pronounce for english-speakers! And I've certainly heard worse, so cheers to you!

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  • Couple of lunatics!.....interesting video...!

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  • I watched the film based on this story very interesting. Great thank you!

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  • Congrats, Oddie, on another winning video. The story is perfect for a movie! You have the ability to choose incredibly interesting & intriguing stories & bring them to life with your wonderful narration.......

    • +Jenny Williams - thanks, Jenny, I'll check it out..........

    • Much appreciated my friend!

  • I feel bad for these sisters. I know what they did was wrong but they seem so lost and unhappy. What sad lives they led.

  • The one that became a nun with the lucky one what a b**** of a mother she should have got rid of that drunken husband of hers very sad story those young ladies didn't have a chance you can push people too far and they will retaliate and that's what happen to the two ladies I bet in the future when people had servants they treated them better after they heard that story

  • I bet the other people start treating deserve this much better after that incident

  • Hi Oddie, hope you're doing well. This video popped up as a recommendation even though I saw it when you first posted it, almost 2 years ago and now it has over 10M views. Congratulations my friend, that says a lot of how great your videos are, and how lucky I was to have found your channel before you started the narration.

    • I'll be around as long as you keep your channel going.

    • Cheers my friend! Yes this video really took off; unfortunately ID-tv demonetised it several months back in revenge for me complaining about unfair reviewing of other videos that they had demonetised. Thanks for sticking around!!

  • Great narration, had me gripped. More please.

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  • I have watched this once before, what a sad story.

  • Sounds like they couldn't bear anymore abuse. The people they worked for had become very abusive.

  • The only one who deserved to get her eyes plucked out and then butchered was the "mother" of the poor girls. I think the poor things started for the first time to feel loved by the charitable Madame, and that made them resentful as her own daughter grew up.

  • You have such a wonderful voice, tone, and pace for narration. I can't imagine why you would ever do a video without the amazing gift you have 😊

    • Thanks for the great feedback - much appreciated :)

  • By the way loved the film😂😃😃😃😃

  • Them cleaning up afterwards was not evidence of sanity or being calculated. They were maids - they cleaned regularly. In times of shock or trauma, a boring job which you can do without thinking is often calming. I am not surprised that this is what they did first.

    • Retha F you are rite I know this because my parents would argue nearly every night when I was younger and all I could do to cope with this was clean up around the house I often think about this and what an odd human behavior that it is.

  • Lea should have also served life imprisonment like her sister did. They both played an equal role in the crime, so their actions should have had equal consequences for the both of them. It was not fair of Lea of getting to live a life till old age.

  • You have a very sexy and relaxing voice

  • Wow! Wonderful narration! Thank you.

  • I remember renting a movie, Sister, My Sister at Blockbuster (years ago!) And found out it was based on true story. It is NOT a family movie

  • I have listen to several of your stories. Love these type of stories and am in love with your voice. keep up the good work.

    • Thanks for the great feedback Delnora - much appreciated :)

  • I would love to know how much you Patreon site costs. I have gone to look at the site but i have not seen the cost per month?.

    • Hi, thanks for your enquiry. Most of the historical features on Patreon are locked, viewable to my Patreon subscribers only. Patreon is developed to give fans a chance to support their favourite creators with donations - once you become a patron, all the locked videos can be accessed. As little as $1 a month will unlock all, but of course higher donations are warmly appreciated. The locked videos on Patreon are not available on ID-tv. Hope this helps.

  • Your pronunciation of the French words is pretty great, except you pronounce the “s” at the end of plural words which is generally not done in French.

  • I love these kinds of stories from the past

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  • As usual very good story telling with the good graphics and illustrations.You do a good job with your information and packing it all into short versions.

    • Thanks for the great feedback Marguerite - much appreciated :)

  • what a good story teller! and real ones at that💛

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  • Wait, the sisters mutilated the lancelin women? Why?!, was Clèmence the French actress and why did Christine unbutton Lea's blouse????

    • Sounds like Christine had homosexual tendencies towards Lea. The Lancelin mother pinched Lea very hard and didn't stop until she picked up a scrap of paper that the missed while cleaning. It sounds like the lancelin woman became an evil bitch who wanted to put physical pain on her servant. Not cool.

  • Wow!amazing - sad story...

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  • Oddie ...... Dear you saved me before from suicide .... No meaning is left to my miserable life ....... Nothing ........

  • They should have left the hammer outside the room and claimed they were hiding from the attacker. This is way before dna.

  • Turn to page Papin.. (You sound like snape)

  • So very sad. Sisters reached their breaking point. How different their lives would have been if they were raised in a loving home.

  • What happen to the older sister or the one who became a nun

  • Hey there. Good video. Keep EM coming. Thanks

  • What a bizzarre story!.. I can't believe they let that's one sister out of jail! after ALL THAT!

  • The commentary at the end was a really nice addition.

  • O the contrary ! Your French is simply lovely. You must not put yourself down , you are wonderful to listen too !

    • Thanks for your very kind feedback Elizabeth - much appreciated :)

  • I like the narrators voice.

  • That was pretty creepy! I saw a movie on these 2 years ago. It's an unbelievable true story.

  • Hello,it was great,you do a good gob,thank you,good night

  • You neglected to mention that the sisters had a sexual relationship

  • wonderfull voice...good timing...and a sad reality... very touching...

  • U need a TV series...😇

  • Oddie, I am the Kansan with story information that you may find interesting and quite similar to some of your storytelling topics, please respond by contacting reply to this email address given. I'm trying my best to reach out to you but I am not impressed with new technology and normally send hand written letters only so please appreciate and understand my attempts are genuine. Please reply if interested. Thank You.

  • Brilliant love your voice great documentary❤

  • This is, of course, the extreme example of result when you have one class of people lording over another class, treating them as objects, not recognizing their inherent value and humanity. The rage that builds up, unrequited, can become a destructive force. We would do well to heed this, as our society now is being torn apart by economic inequality, the false presentation of freedom, and the actual reality that very few have the economic resources to actually be free. Had these girls had the opportunities of their employers, what might they have contributed to society that would have been valuable, instead, their lives, and their employers lives, were destroyed. Thanks, mother. What a witch she was, obviously. I believe there is a movie that was made about this, not a documentary, but still. It is titled, Sister, My Sister.

  • I happened to see this story as a movie called "Sister My Sister" unexpectantly on TV one late night and I'll never forget it. If you were drawn into this, watch the movie, there's no words for the emotions you'll experience.

  • Oddie, I know this is from a year ago, But this is why I follow you. Your voice makes even doing dishes tolerable.

  • I am so pleased to have heard a personal thank you from you Oddie. It was so unexpected, as you must be so busy. I have to say this was by far the most gruesome story yet, and that is what I said of the last one. I generally do not listen to the news because it fills me with dread and the media loves to bombard the public with so much negativity. I think I can listen to this kind of frightening historical and extremely well told gore because you do not throw it in anyone's face. We are free to listen, and look as we choose to or not. This is educational and art, and therefor so very different than listening to the news or fictional gore. Thank you again!