Episode 22 // H.H. Holmes and His Macabre "Murder Castle"


He was born Herman Webster Mudgett, a bright boy beloved by his teachers because of his kind demeanor and thirst for knowledge. Later, the world would know him as H.H. Holmes, a man so determined to murder that he designed a home in Chicago complete with torture chambers, trap doors and a crematorium.


Holmes' tale not only shocked the world, but it forever tainted the legacy of Chicago's 1893 world fair that helped a madman lure an unknown number of victims.