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Subject: Few people know his story, but he was one...sick....puppy! Often called the American "Jack the Ripper", he's said to have killed up to 200 women, though never confirmed. -A film, "Devil in the White City", supposedly in the making w/Leonardo DiCaprio as Holmes, and set w/direction by Martin Scorsese! ...

A Holmes descendent exhumed his body last year to prove innocence. ...He wasn't.
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Date Posted: Monday, May 07, 06:42:30pm
In reply to: Serial killer 's message, "Archive: H. H. Holmes, May 7, 1896" on Monday, May 07, 04:17:15pm

...Henry Howard "H.H." Holmes, a good looking, natural born con man he had a special flair or attracting the ladies of that time. During the Chicago World Fair of 1893 he was the owner/proprietor of the infamous “Murder Castle”. It had hidden rooms, concealed stairways, trap doors, false walls, chutes, an elevator with no shaft and an elevator shaft with no elevator. He ran ads for a secretary in Chicago papers. Once employed he wooed them with promises of marriage. He convinced them to sign over their insurance and savings to him as a part of the “deal”. After spending the night in his bed, he chloroformed them as they slept, dragged them to the open elevator shaft and threw them in. Waiting for them to regain consciousness, he gassed them and watched them die. Afterwards he looped a rope around their neck, pulled them up the shaft, dumped their bodies down a chute leading to the basement and dismembered them. These were the “lucky” ones. Some were simply butchered alive and screaming inside his soundproofed rooms. The estimate is that over 200 women died there.

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His story is widely known thanks to author Erik Larson who wrote the book "Devil in the White City" back in 2003.linkMonday, May 07, 07:58:38pm

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