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elkempress:

piranhascantsmile:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know more about serial killers (Source 1, 2, 3)

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT H. H. HOLMES’ MURDER CASTLE

HOLMES’ REAL NAME WAS HERMAN WEBSTER MUDGETT AND HE STARTED OUT WITH INSURANCE FRAUD AND STUFF LIKE THAT. HE HAD A DRUGSTORE ON THE GROUND FLOOR WHERE HE WOULD MEET AND GREET WITH PEEPS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS AND GET TO KNOW THEM AND EVERYONE THOUGHT HE WAS SO SWEET AND HE WOULD CHARM THE PETTICOATS OFF LADIES, CONVINCE THEM TO LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS OR FAMILIES, AND MOVE IN TO THE APARTMENTS OVER THE DRUGSTORE AND WORK AS HIS STENOGRAPHER AKA BOOTY CALL

UNBEKNOWNST TO ANYONE, THE APARTMENTS WERE CONSTRUCTED TO BE A LITERAL HOUSE OF HORRORS. THERE WERE TRAP DOORS, THERE WERE STAIRWAYS AND DOORS THAT LED NOWHERE, THERE WERE CORRIDORS THAT WOULD TWIST AND TURN AND DISORIENT WHOEVER WALKED DOWN THEM, THERE WERE AIRTIGHT GAS CHAMBERS, THERE WAS A BODY CHUTE FOR QUICK TRANSPORT OF VICTIMS TO THE BASEMENT BECAUSE HAHA YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS LIMITED TO THE TOP FLOORS? THE BASEMENT WAS ESSENTIALLY AN OPERATING ROOM WHERE HOLMES WOULD TAKE HIS VICTIMS AFTER CHLOROFORMING THEM AND SKIN AND FLAY THEM, CLEAN THEIR SKELETONS, ARTICULATE THE BONES, AND SELL THEM TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS. HE KEPT SCRAPS OF CLOTH FROM THE WOMEN’S CLOTHES, TRINKETS, EVEN CHUNKS OF HAIR AND SCALP TISSUE. THE BASEMENT ALSO CONTAINED A CREMATORIUM FOR DISPOSAL OF ALL THE STUFF HE DIDN’T WANT.

AS THE CASTLE WAS BEING CONSTRUCTED, HE WOULD DISMISS AND RE-HIRE WORKERS CONSTANTLY AS WELL AS HAVE THEM WORK ON UNUSUALLY SMALL PROJECTS LIKE A SINGLE WALL OR A SINGLE ROW OF PIPES, SO THAT HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUILDING’S DESIGN 

AND HE DIDN’T JUST STOP AT KILLING WOMEN, OH NO— HE KILLED HIS PARTNER IN AN INSURANCE FRAUD PLOT AND THEN LED THE MAN’S WIFE, THREE CHILDREN, AND MULTIPLE POLICE OFFICERS ON AN INTERNATIONAL GOOSE-CHASE VIA TRAIN, SOMETIMES HOUSING THEM WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF EACH OTHER. HE KILLED THE CHILDREN AND ATTEMPTED TO HIDE THEIR BODIES BY DISFIGURING, DISMEMBERING, AND/OR CREMATING THEM.

UNFORTUNATELY THE MURDER CASTLE WAS BURNED DOWN IN LIKE 1895 OR SOMETHING, SO NONE OF THE ORIGINAL LOCATION REMAINS TODAY. HOLMES OPERATED LARGELY DURING THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR— WHICH MEANS THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES WITH NO SET TIME OF RETURN, WHICH MEANS THAT THERE WERE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY FOR HIM TO TARGET WITH VIRTUALLY NO WAY OF TRACKING THEM DOWN AFTER THEY WENT MISSING. BECAUSE OF THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE PRESENT AT THE WORLD’S FAIR AND HIS HABIT OF SELLING HIS VICTIM’S SKELETONS, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW FOR SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE HOLMES KILLED— SOME ESTIMATE HIS BODY COUNT COULD BE IN THE HUNDREDS.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE? THERE’S A THEORY THAT THIS GUY MIGHT ALSO BE JACK THE RIPPER, CONSIDERING THAT BOTH HAD SURGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND WERE ACTIVE AROUND THE SAME TIME. (I PERSONALLY DON’T BELIEVE HOLMES WAS THE RIPPER BECAUSE HIS CRIMES WERE METICULOUSLY THOUGHT OUT WHILE JACK’S WERE MORE FUELED BY PASSION, BUT HEY, THAT’S MY OPINION, AND SEEING AS THEY’RE BOTH SUCH OLD CASES IT WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE CONFIRMED EITHER WAY.)

AND ONE MORE THING:

HIS GHOST APPEARED IN AN EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL. LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS ALSO SCHEDULED TO PLAY HIM IN THE FILM “THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY”, BASED ON THE BOOK OF THE SAME TITLE. HISTORY IS METAL AS FUCK, YOU GUYS.

I hate to add to text posts but I went to the place where Holmes’ building use to be and it was just hella eerie.