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In Ghostly’s first BONUS EPISODE, Pat and Rebecca go deeper into the history of H.H. Holmes, one of America’s first serial killers. Holmes was a murderer and a con man who almost got away with escalating his killing to even worse levels, but his greed got in the way. We told you part of the story in our main episode – here is the rest. Listener beware – this is a disturbing story and may not be appropriate for all ages/constitutions.

Questions explored in this episode: How many people did Holmes actually kill? How many wives did he have? How did he kill his victims? What do we know for sure and what don’t we know?  

Newspaper Article on the Murder Castle

Pat tells more of Holmes’s murderous history in this episode, with Rebecca providing commentary, and, of course, some debate on what we know and what we don’t know about H.H. Holmes and his gruesome crimes.

Confession of H. H. Holmes

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Sources for this week’s episode:

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann

Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music) by George Crumb

Bumper: Ghost Waltz by Lowell Liebermann

The post Bonus Episode – Completing H.H. Holmes appeared first on Ghostly Podcast.

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