Monday, March 14, 2011

Murder Castle

Dr. Henry H. Holmes was the first recorded American serial-killer, at least in the modern sense of the term. He confessed to have murdered 27 people in Chicago during the time of the World’s Fair of 1893, but the body count is speculated to be much higher.

He designed and built a hotel specifically to torture and kill his victims. The building featured trap doors, hidden staircases, secret passages, a crematorium, rooms without windows, chutes that led into the basement and a staircase that opened out over a steep drop to an alley. Some of his victims were meticulously dissected and the remains sold to medical universities.

Holmes feared some psycho might dissect him. After he was caught and sentenced, his final request was to be buried in concrete.


30 comments:

Astronomy Pirate said...

Sounds like the life of a party... just remind me to not go to any parties at his place.

Jay.CA said...

terrible... at least he was caught.

Shelby Fox said...

That's a crappy world fair....go there expecting to be amazing by technology and crap and you end up getting killed by some lunatic.

The Wired said...

Ha, I like how he created this massive place for sadistic torture, yet was fearful of someone doing the same to him.

Alphabeta said...

Was his request honoured?

baxxman said...

Scary story and picture, indeed

Moob said...

crazy

Erika said...

Creepy... I have a thing for serial killers though. They're hot.

amBored said...

looks creepy really

A Hermit said...

Oh wow, that's quite gory

Tyrone said...

Murder Castle is definitely an appropriate name!

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Tony Storm said...

the fact his last name was holmes makes it even more interesting

Devon Davidson said...

That was really creepy. There are probably tons of people like that who never got caught though.

a noodle said...

That hotel sounds really cool.

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Jung said...

This reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Flanders moves into a killer house.

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Arcita said...

i love these kinds of creepy tales/stories/history. it's always really fascinating for some strange reason.

anyway. followed. get back at me dude

imnotabot said...

Shiiit

Rob said...

What a creepy bastard

David said...

spooky. I'd like to see the place with all the devices and whatnot.

ankmanpro said...

Omg scary...

Something Concupiscible said...

A creepy paranoid person who kills people. How strange.

ExoticBlogger said...

wow that's creepy and crazy!

Nina said...

Wow. He thought this out.

/\ustin said...

In more recent times he probably would have been dissected to see how the mind/body of a serial killer was different to "normies"

Tweeks Coffee said...

great post. looking forward to reading your next one

Adventures of Life said...

thats insane what a psychopath !

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