1 hr 1 min

H.H. Holmes: Myths and Murder Castles Midnight Facts for Insomniacs

    • Comedy

Everything you think you know about H.H. Holmes is probably a lie. Which is appropriate, because "Dr. Henry Howard Holmes" was more of a serial liar than a serial killer. But while the popular version of his story is more myth than reality, the truth behind the legend is equally fascinating. Join the boys as they unearth the disturbing history of Herman Webster Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes. 

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In this episode:  

Herman Webster Mudgett
Myths vs. Reality
Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City vs. Adam Seltzer's The True History of the White City Devil
Yellow Journalism
The "Murder Castle"
The World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair)
Formative Years
Herman Webster Mudgett, "Resurrectionist"
First Wife: Clara Lovering
First Child: Robert Lovering Mudgett
Second Wife: Myrta Zulique Belknap
Second Child: Lucy Theodate Holmes
Englewood, Chicago
The Holtons
Scams and Swindles (Mineral Water and Natural Gas)
Benjamin Pitezel
The Connors: Julia, Ned, and Pearl
The Keeley Cure
The Disappearance of Emeline Cigrand
Third Wife: Minnie Williams
Disappearance of Anna and Minnie
On the Run
Fourth Wife: Georiana Yoke
Murders of Benjam, Howard, Alice, and Nellie Pitezel
Apprehended
The Trial
Executed

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Everything you think you know about H.H. Holmes is probably a lie. Which is appropriate, because "Dr. Henry Howard Holmes" was more of a serial liar than a serial killer. But while the popular version of his story is more myth than reality, the truth behind the legend is equally fascinating. Join the boys as they unearth the disturbing history of Herman Webster Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes. 

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Support the show by becoming a Midnight Minion, Menace, or Maniac, and unlock exclusive bonus content over at PATREON

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In this episode:  

Herman Webster Mudgett
Myths vs. Reality
Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City vs. Adam Seltzer's The True History of the White City Devil
Yellow Journalism
The "Murder Castle"
The World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair)
Formative Years
Herman Webster Mudgett, "Resurrectionist"
First Wife: Clara Lovering
First Child: Robert Lovering Mudgett
Second Wife: Myrta Zulique Belknap
Second Child: Lucy Theodate Holmes
Englewood, Chicago
The Holtons
Scams and Swindles (Mineral Water and Natural Gas)
Benjamin Pitezel
The Connors: Julia, Ned, and Pearl
The Keeley Cure
The Disappearance of Emeline Cigrand
Third Wife: Minnie Williams
Disappearance of Anna and Minnie
On the Run
Fourth Wife: Georiana Yoke
Murders of Benjam, Howard, Alice, and Nellie Pitezel
Apprehended
The Trial
Executed

Join the Midnight Masses!

Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. 

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1 hr 1 min

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