It's a cruel April Fool's joke: Overnight, your seedlings are chomped down near ground level. It's probably the dirty work of cutworms. Cutworms are the larvae of various moths, and relatives of cabbage loopers and corn earworms. Cutworms love tender seedlings and transplants. These sneaky critters eat primarily at night.
To fight back, make a protective "collar" out of a paper cup, cardboard tube, or old can. Just sink it into the soil around a young transplant. Leave at least 2 inches of the collar above ground. Also, till the soil in autumn and again in spring. This may help kill the caterpillars, since the moths lay their eggs in late summer. You can also lay horticultural-grade diatomaceous earth (DE) around your plants. DE is available from garden centers; don't use the kind made for swimming pools. DE is made of sharp particles that soft-bodied insects can't crawl through without harm. Replenish DE after rains or watering, because it is often washed away.
As a last resort, use an insecticide that is labeled for use on cutworms, and always follow package directions carefully.