H.H. Holmes: Murder Hotel

Back in 1995 an old antique collector happened to stumble upon a batch of old wax cylinder recordings that dated back a hundred years, as it turned out these recordings weren’t of old tunes but rather one recording was the confession of a man known as H.H. Holmes made by a doctor days before Holmes was hanged for murder.

This recording turned out to be a new clue into one of the most extraordinary yet interesting set of homicides in criminal history. In the late 1800’s Holmes decided to turn his hotel into a sort of production line of murder, where he killed his patrons right up until two sisters discovered a family secret. It is said that Holmes managed to kill up to 200 people here.

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  • Nicki Snyder

    Well I sure hope they donated his body to science.

  • acgogo

    “Devil in the White City” by Eric Larsen. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Leonardo (you know who).

  • H. Jones

    Ok, but certainly not the best documentary on H. H. Holmes I’ve seen. The random unrelated images and barbershop quartet music struck me as both unnecessary and irreverent for such a grave (no pun intended) topic. For more information on H. H. Holmes, I recommend Erik Larson’s book “Devil in the White City”.