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10 Facts About America’s First Serial Killer - H.H. Holmes

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Check out our New Biography Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/biographics In philosophy, determinists believe that free will is an illusion and that, therefore, human beings can’t be held morally responsible for their actions. As a result of nature and nurture, man’s actions are inevitable. Although he was unable to articulate determinists’ philosophy, HH Holmes believed that he was born to kill. He believed that he had no control over his actions whatsoever, and therefore would not even apologize for the lives that he claimed. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Brutal Historic Serial Killers https://youtu.be/qSZwX8aNhxs?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnIYyd7gYfzJto1ix7J_3r-6 Top 10 Bizarre and Brutal Criminals Cases https://youtu.be/VusJyweaVGE?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnIYyd7gYfzJto1ix7J_3r-6 Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-fascinating-facts-hh-holmes.php Coming up: 10. Nature or Nurture? 9. Crime started at early age 8. Acquisition of Murder Castle 7. Construction of the Castle 6. The Murder Castle 5. Luring his Guests/Victims 4. Holmes’s Arrest 3. Confession 2. Possible Escape 1. Devil in the White City Source/Further reading: https://youtu.be/_zFuC8TFRWA https://www.biography.com/people/hh-holmes-307622 https://books.google.com/books?id=lYUyDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT22&lpg=PT22&dq=holmes+decided+to+enroll+in+the+university+of+michigan%E2%80%99s+school+of+medicine+and+surgery&source=bl&ots=4EJ7wngHKN&sig=DP9BJ77swUYQabmn7LhtMmSqOLE https://youtu.be/4km6ad3Sstc http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-serial-killer-white-city-flashback-1026-20141025-story.html http://www.history.com/topics/murder-castle http://chicagoist.com/2015/11/02/i_was_born_with_the_devil_in_me_a_h.php https://youtu.be/fn5n0dwFOwk https://www.biography.com/news/hh-holmes-victims https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/hhholmes.html http://chicagoist.com/2015/11/02/i_was_born_with_the_devil_in_me_a_h.php https://youtu.be/lCw-JssLBeE http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/HH-Holmes-Gravesite-Yeadon-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Jack-the-Ripper-Dig-UPenn-University-History-Channel-435035933.html?_osource=taboola-recirc http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-devil-in-the-white-city-film-martin-scorsese-leonardo-dicaprio-hh-holmes-serial-killer-movie-a7486186.html http://beach-mcininch.com/mcininch/photos/McIninch-Amanda-Holmes-Wetmore-H.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ac/Dr._Henry_Howard_Holmes_%28Herman_Webster_Mudgett%29.jpg/1200px-Dr._Henry_Howard_Holmes_%28Herman_Webster_Mudgett%29.jpg https://22293-presscdn-pagely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/oily_rag_IMG_0036.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3138/3092240036_03a12801d6_b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Bullying_on_Instituto_Regional_Federico_Err%C3%A1zuriz_%28IRFE%29_in_March_5%2C_2007.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/The_University_of_Vermont_-_My_Alma_Mater_-_panoramio_%281%29.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Experiments_with_cadavers_and_severed_heads_Essai_th_orique_et_exp_rimental_sur_le_galvanisme_1804.jpg http://p4.qhimg.com/t016e637cf6facbc2ac.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/H._H._Holmes.jpg https://content.onliner.by/news/1100x5616/897d86d621a9b92400221f2d8a3b8302.jpeg
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Color Kay (2 days ago)
Technically the KKK was the first serial killers
Accalia Michaelis (3 days ago)
I believe he was also Jack the Ripper, his timelines and some of the stories in Britain makes it more of him.
miyabi timelapse (24 days ago)
again strict religious parents.
Jason Gray (26 days ago)
John Henry Holmes (1857-1935) was an English electrical engineer, inventor, Quaker and pioneer of electric lighting who invented the quick break light switch, the technology behind which remains the basis for modern wall mounted light switches.
Thomas Ferguson (1 month ago)
Jack the Ripper murders happened before the Murder Castle!!! Get your facts straight!!!!!!
James D.C. (1 month ago)
LittleMissLeared (1 month ago)
The real Triple H.
Happibunni Art (2 months ago)
I knew of a family of serial killers before him, he is the first lone known serial killer but there are a few groups before he was around
Vanshik Datta (2 months ago)
This guy looked a bit like Josef Stalin in his youth.
Crystal Price (3 months ago)
His last name is Price? Oh no! I hope ancestry DNA is not going to say we are related.
Deona (3 months ago)
He didn't buy a mansion he killed people for money and property.
Kari Ann (3 months ago)
Am I the only one who finds this story fascinating? This guy's IQ must have been pretty high, just that "castle" with all those contraptions alone and the way he trapped them and gased em, is it not genius? To say the least? I'm guessing this is one reason leo and Scorsese have been plotting this movie since 2003.
marquackers snackers (3 months ago)
Just Savagely disgusting,ILL GET BROLY ON EM'
Janet Elitzer (4 months ago)
My great cousin, she was killed by him in Chicago.
phoebephoebo .sydney (4 months ago)
Gave up after 5 minutes- couldn't cope any longer with his pronunciation of Holmes.
Marjorie Donnett (4 months ago)
Hmmm...my parents always told us that actions have consequences and now I know they were correct!
King Richard (4 months ago)
He not the Holmes we need but the one we deserve.
Halfstar3 (4 months ago)
Isn't it pronounced "Homes" not "Homs?"
Happibunni Art (2 months ago)
It's his accent, I hear holmes
Keyonni Williams (4 months ago)
His *"murder castle"* reminded me of the *Sarah Winchester* house.
Doc Holiday (4 months ago)
I see him more in a fedora than a bowler.
ShitHead McFuckerson (5 months ago)
H. H. Holmes was a horrible person and a murderer, but he was also a genious.
TopTenz--you need only kill 2 people to be considered 'serial' so lots of famed cowboys & lawmen alike (Billy the Kid, Bass Reeves etc etc ) so hes not the 1st just the most prolific. Ed Gein isn't technically a serial killer, he killed one.
Autumn Yates (6 months ago)
Probably not America's first... but maybe the first KNOWN serial killer. There were probably others but they were just never caught. A lot of serial killers had things happen in their childhoods... while they are still horrible people I feel mildly bad for them because theres a reason they are so messed up mentally.
Philomena Scanlon (6 months ago)
some of the facts on Holmes/ the ripper are off....
vince (6 months ago)
Great piece on HH Holmes.. and the narrator has a great speaking voice, I could listen to anything he has to say...
Bronwyn B (7 months ago)
I really think H.H.Holmes was Jack The Ripper
King revolution (1 month ago)
Your on to something...
Steve Piekarski (7 months ago)
You need to check your facts with Jeff Mudgett himself. The DNA tests were inconclusive, and the corpse exhumed did not match Holmes' physical size. He has a Facebook page, Bloodstains. Look it up.
Robert Folkner (7 months ago)
Holmes did ask for forgiveness. Having converted in jail to Catholicism, he requested the Last Rites and got them.
AngeliqueStP (7 months ago)
Yeah ....like a lot of people are pointing out Mudgett was definitely NOT the first serial killer in America, hell, he wasn't even the 100 & 1st. Violent psychopaths occurred all through history, coming to us in myths of werewolves, monsters, and Grimm fairy tales. People like the Harp Brothers, Thomas Piper, the Bloody Benders, even Jesse Pomeroy were all active slayers during this period of time. Plus, victims only 'counted' if they were fellow white men; if you wanted to scratch that itch for murder, just become one of the notorious 'injun killers' (like the cannibal Jeremiah Johnson) or you could just join the army, butcher to your heart's content, and earn a promotion out of it.
JeepGirl OlllO (8 months ago)
H.H.Holmes did NOT die !!! See the show "American Ripper".
JeepGirl OlllO--they admitted they were inconclusive. Their show ended with 'the identity of JTR continues to be a mystery. - Now they did go further than almost anyone on this cold case but they had lots of circumstantial evidence which is kind of convincing.  **Oddly they did find his bones under 2 burial plots, 10 feet of dirt instead of 6ft with concrete atop. They concluded the dna on the remains was Holmes. * they are the 2nd set of cold case detectives to track the ripper back to HH Holmes.
Oluwatosin Felix (8 months ago)
Came here to research H H Holmes because it was mentioned on Timeless
Doc Holiday (8 months ago)
That we know. There are hints of them even earlier.
Doc Holiday (5 months ago)
I thought of the same quote when I wrote it a defense by a Nazi at Nuremberg that he was no different than Lord Kitchener in his treatment of the Boars or the American Army with Southern P.O.W.s
Doc Holiday-you made me think of a twisted quote by Stalin. "One death is a tragedy, 1 million is a statistic"
Doc Holiday (6 months ago)
I agree with you there are some rulers we could label as such but they used the convention of a fixed trial. There are other men and women that we just don't have enough evidence to definitely say for sure but they are in the 100's if not 1000's.
history is littered with serial killers.
Keith Drummond (8 months ago)
Excellent. I thought I knew everything pertaining to this story. But I learned new things in this story.
Adrastia (8 months ago)
He wouldn't be able to get away with it so long today. Maybe if he built his murder castle in a very remote location with no cell coverage. But with the internet people would quickly find out what was going on. Someone inside would upload pictures and video or call someone. Even if he blocked phone usage inside the building people would complain they had no cell coverage. There's no way anyone today would be able to stand that. Unless of course he simply blocked phones only when he was choosing a victim then claimed technical problems if anyone complained. I think a modern version of this story with stuff like that might be interesting. Especially if they found ways to make everything just so clever that no one figured it out for a long time even if the murder castle was in a big city. He couldn't use gas pipes unless he was advertising the place as a quaint authentic 19th century getaway. But hidden gas pipes would be fine in a modern structure. Also, some old buildings still have remnants of their gas lighting system. I lived in a house like that. The fixtures has been removed and the hardware left over was just painted.
Zach Larsen (9 months ago)
While it is certainly far from an established fact this show does not due the theory that Holmes was the Ripper enough credit. All the crimes that are believed to be attributed to the Ripper happened in the late 1880's so that would mean Holmes was still alive during the crime spree. There is also compelling evidence that Holmes ran off to London during the time frame of the Rippers most famous crimes,.
chimookoman (9 months ago)
I highly doubt he was the first cereal killer. People have been around way too long for him to be the first
anony moose (9 months ago)
So the fact that every one disappearing around him wasn't suspicious ?
Chris Corcione (10 months ago)
I think Tom Hardy would be a better fit for the role of Holmes. I like Leo but I see Tom's face when I see the pictures of Holmes.
Jordan Pope (11 months ago)
Lol we have the same birthday
Jan Brüggemann (11 months ago)
Wow I used to love Triple H
Thomas Ferguson (11 months ago)
Intriguing thought is H.H. Holmes also Jack the Ripper?
Charles Smith (1 year ago)
The ORIGINAL Triple H.!!!!!!
Theresa T. (1 year ago)
its suspected that he was jack the ripper, because he was a doctor, a serial killer and was in europe during 1888
Andreas Ringsby (1 year ago)
Did he have any companions? And what about the staff at the hotel, did they know what Holmes was up to?
Kayla Holmes (1 year ago)
My last name is Holmes.... oops
Rumble Shakes (1 year ago)
There's a theory that H.H. Holmes was also Jack the Ripper. There's a period where he wasn't killing in America but there weren't records of him during this period which was the same time Jack the Ripper was killing.
Patti Morris (9 months ago)
Rumble Shakes The methods of killing by H H Holmes would preclude his reincarnation as the prostitute-gutting Ripper. Holmes murdered by remote means & only “dirtied” his hands to turn the bodies into skeletons for sale to medical schools (or dissolved in acid). The Ripper, while displaying some talent for butchery, seemed to be an opportunistic killer in the dark alleys of the rabbit warren known as 1890’s London. His killings were rushed & furtive, more an act of momentary rage.
Git Wilma (1 year ago)
That would have been a crazy turn of events if H.H. really went on to become Jack the Ripper!
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Deagle Nine (1 year ago)
Could Holmes be Jack the Ripper? There's no evidence of Holmes being in America in the time of the london killings maybe he went on a trip to London?
G F 23 (1 year ago)
Of course this all happened in Chicago 😂😂😂😂
Rhonda C. Willis (1 year ago)
Simon is cool as hell!!!
Crona Dargarth (1 year ago)
No mention that AHS Hotel was based on the H H Holmes Murder Castle?!
Kenneth Null (1 year ago)
Did this remind any one else of the murder house from ghost hunt
Demer Satas (1 year ago)
Most people forget that this was also the first example of an over-sensationalized news story, supposedly "uncovered" by two news companies in a feud for ratings and sales. It secured the reputation of the Hearst news empire and solidified "yellow journalism" in the mainstream press. In the end, only 3 of his murders were ever truly verified. The rest were invented by writers, and by Holmes himself because he was amused by the publicity. It is kind-of sad how many people take the news stories at face value, and get tricked by them.
Dave Ewing (1 year ago)
Homes is interesting...to a degree. However, so little of his crimes can be proven even slightly. His own autobiography was mostly lies. Plus pulp magazines of the time and decades later exaggerated his life. The truth will never be known.
LadyVaJedi (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing the history lesson!!!
Gordon Ferrar (1 year ago)
His mum and dad look like fun.
Thyroid Storm (1 year ago)
Who is here because of American Horror Story?
PA Browncoat Brewer (1 year ago)
He was also featured in an episode of the show Timeless. One of the main characters stopped him from killing her by calling him Herman Mudgett instead of Mr. Holmes.
The Creeper (1 year ago)
I like these videos...This one however has so many facts crisscrossed and flat out wrong.....A shame.....!😔
Ç Ø M Ę Ř (1 year ago)
I think I'm born to kill (:
Pip Smith (1 year ago)
Why did he want the Pitzel children?
CC Copy Cat (9 months ago)
Pip Smith probably either to take out insurance policies and/or to torture and kill. Children are more vulnerable and easier to attract.
AWEtistic (1 year ago)
First serial killer? Maybe not. But definitely one of the worst. This guy took killing and torturing to a whole new level.
July Greco (2 months ago)
Ever heard of David Parker Ray? That guy was pure evil. Torturing as it's best.
Timothy McCaskey (5 months ago)
Devo Davis: You beat me to the punch. I remember watching something about the Harpe brothers on the History Channel (back when the History Channel use to actually delve into History). One of the brothers bashed the head of his infant child who was crying against a tree because authorities were nearby and he didn't want to risk getting caught. The brothers were Sociopaths 2.0. It seems to me that their loyalties were with the British during the American Revolution and this certainly didn't endear them to the locals after the war. Being outcasts however certainly didn't justify their bloodthirsty behavior.
Wind (7 months ago)
You have no idea , when you read up on the guy it's waaaaaaaay worse than any video i have seen about him has yet to cover . I's believed he was already killing people for many years , like a boy that went missing after talking to him or one that died after taking medicine from the drug store he worked in .The children he adopted were sold as prostitutes , it's even been theorized he was jack the ripper since this all happened in the same time line . Evil should be abbreviated as HH.
nichtmich (9 months ago)
Devo Davis Would be interested in links to any info on these brothers, as I know a man named Harp whose family stories speak of similar gentlemen. We've done some genealogy on Harp's family who always lived on the river front according to a plaque dedicated to his grandfather in Evansville, IN. He also spoke of vigilante action resulting in a section of an Illinois cemetery (not sure of the name) becoming known as the "Harp's Hill" section. Lol, more research to be done.
Daniel Callahan (10 months ago)
Devo Davis thank you devo Davis ive never heard of these guys i now must investigate. I love discovering new killer's(although technically i didn't discover anything but i think you know what i mean lol)
Brian Brooklyn (1 year ago)
I hear they’re going to do a movie about him this year . Leo decapricio going to actor
CC Copy Cat (9 months ago)
Brian Brooklyn if you actually watched the video, you would know that it's on it.
Teeth Pinata (1 year ago)
Get Game (1 year ago)
Richard K (1 year ago)
Would it be possible for Toptenz ( who apparently think subtitles are necessary due perhaps to the narrator's " foreign accent " ) to use basic punctuation, i.e. periods and capital letters, rather than endless run-on sentences ? How about spell check ? Even Holmes' name is mispelled several times as "Homs" and even "Honza " . Annoying and disconcerting.
Sapier UK (1 year ago)
Jack the ripper was 8 years before he was executed and in the program, they found that Holmes had possibly been to England and could have been there while the ripper was active. Though it could not be proven.
Mandi W (1 year ago)
Simon, you said Holmes was arrested in 1994 for insurance fraud.
CC Copy Cat (9 months ago)
Mandi Wilson no, he said 1894
Siraceman 13420/9 (1 year ago)
He’s actually my great great great uncle, Mudget is my grandfathers mothers last name I hate being related to this monster but it is fact even though I never knew my grandfathers mother was extremely sweet according to my dad so not all mudgets were evil.
jmchez (1 year ago)
Yikes! Treat your children well.
zenfrodo (1 year ago)
"In philosophy, determinists believe that free will is an illusion and that, therefore, human beings can’t be held morally responsible for their actions. As a result of nature and nurture, man’s actions are inevitable" In which case, the only moral & ethical response to folks like HH Holmes is the death penalty. Remove 'em from the gene pool. If they can't control themselves & can't be responsible for their actions, then for safety & to protect the human race, these people should be removed, not allowed to breed, and not allowed to have kids, so they won't pass on whatever it is that determines their actions.
Brian Jackson (1 year ago)
Damn he died on my birthday
MikeKye200 (1 year ago)
"It was reported that Holmes' neck did not break quickly on the gallows, and that he stayed alive for nearly twenty minutes, before finally suffocating".   Excellent.
CC Copy Cat (9 months ago)
MikeKye200 my exact thoughts
AWEtistic (1 year ago)
Considering how much he enjoyed suffocating people, it seams like an appropriate death.
Mae Michelle (1 year ago)
I heard a year or so ago from a friend that Leo DiCaprio is going to star in an adaption to this story. I was very pleased with this, but I haven't heard anything about it since. Someone please tell me that my friend didn't make this up !
Jose Alanis (6 months ago)
It starts filming next year Martin Scorsese will be directing
Remedy (1 year ago)
Fun fact: the guests staying at Holmes Murder Castle would leave the first ever "yelp" reviews, the problem those yelps would never be heard beyond the soundproofed walls of the killing rooms.
CC Copy Cat (9 months ago)
Remedy umm, but really fun if that were to be a fact.
capyboof (1 year ago)
For some reason whenever simon talks I can't help but be mesmerized by his facial expressions
IoEstasCedonta (1 year ago)
Hang on - I think you're conflating two notions with #2. The Ripper murders took place before most of the Murder Castle murders, didn't they?
Adam Ethridge (1 year ago)
Herman Mudget what a terrible name
Siraceman 13420/9 (1 year ago)
Adam Ethridge I agree doesn’t sound right, my ansectors gave it to him my grandfathers mother was a mudget (the exact same family)
Drea Jeffries (1 year ago)
History channel needs to hire Simon to narrate for their doccumentaries.
Dont Trip (1 year ago)
Triple H the cerebral... I mean serial assassin
H VonWolfenstein (1 year ago)
Robbie berg (1 year ago)
i wonder if there are some crazies out there that still think he is alive
Greatest Queen (1 year ago)
Devil in the White City is a great book.
Caesar2k1 (1 year ago)
The servant girl annihilator and the bloody benders were American serial killers that existed before hh Holmes, the only reason they aren't usually considered Americas first serial killers because they lived in what were backwaters at the time and Chicago was cosmopolitan
miyabi timelapse (24 days ago)
Caesar2k1 never heard of. interesting
McGuinty2 (1 year ago)
Based on that photo of him in the bowler hat, Chris Pine should play this dude in a movie. Their facial features are eerily similar and Chris is a character actor stuck behind a leading man's face. He could totally pull a Charlize Theron in "Monster".
busey boo (1 year ago)
McGuinty2 Leonardo DiCaprio is going to play him, not sure when the film is due for release though
Jack Williams (1 year ago)
No one is born to kill. It just depends on whether or not they've seen the Emoji movie...
Valincia Pruitt (3 months ago)
😂😂😂😂 I agree that no one is born a killer. But the second part of your statement..😂😂😂😂😂
Christi Coxx (9 months ago)
Jacob Robert (1 year ago)
Chicken Fries as Did i🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
G F 23 (1 year ago)
Jack Williams honestly I thought u were gonna write a serious comment until I got to the emoji movie bit 😂😂😂😂😭😭😭
Pezled (1 year ago)
In the Top Tenz video released Jan 1 2018, you state that HH Holmes parents were cruel and strict and that his father held kerosene rags over his children's mouths. The BIOGRAPHICS video, also narrated by YOU, states that the tales of HH Holmes father using chloroform soaked rags as punishment was bad reporting and that his parents were fine upstanding people.. So which is it?
Christopher Ellis (1 year ago)
The thrill of evil?
Mike Sabbe (1 year ago)
How can you hang for 20 min........ Smells like BS to me xD
NukaColaQT (1 year ago)
Hanging, if done right, is supposed to snap the neck and kill the person instantly. However, if it is not done properly, whether it be bad/new rope, knot placement, wrong knots, etc, it is very possible for a hanged person to survive the initial hanging and then slowly suffocate as the windpipe is squeezed due to the weight of their body. There are cases of people actually surviving hangings and others taking several minutes or longer to die. Whenever you see a hanging in a movie and the person struggles and flails, that's a hanging done poorly. I can't remember what year my parents were born but this is what sticks in my head... Ugh.
Tyler Patch (1 year ago)
Mike Sabbe Then I suggest you learn why nooses aren't the most effective suffocation method.
mythologynut (1 year ago)
So glad you mentioned Supernatural, that's where I first learned of H. H. Holmes.
Tina's baby (11 months ago)
Yeah Supernatural is an awesome show. They did a great job with not overselling the Holmes story/episode so much it overshadowed the show. I love Supernatural.
Thomas Ferguson (11 months ago)
mythologynut, same here.
JoJo Merriman (1 year ago)
Jordan Newman (1 year ago)
The timeline in # 2 makes no sense. Jack the Ripper killed between 1888-1891. Yet he claims that in 1896 he escaped hanging in Philadelphia and fled to London to continue killing as Jack the Ripper.
humberto Santos I was going to say the same. I watched that whole season, and I found it intriguing. In the show, they were following a paper trail of H.H. Holmes and theyy lost track of him in late 1888. They got a list of names from a port in London around the time that they believed Holmes left, and found 3 names that Holmes also used as aliases that were aboard the ship. The paper trail of Holmes picks back up in the US a few months after The Ripper killings ended in London. Newspaper articles published after Holmes' execution claimed "Ripper style" killings were going on in the US. Many believe it was just hype and/or amateur copycats, since they proved that Holmes did die at his execution.
Jordan Newman (1 year ago)
That makes more sense.
humberto Santos (1 year ago)
Jordan Newman Actually I saw that episode and the guy did not say that. He said H.H.Holmes first started killing in london and then moved to america, it was the episode where they checked the ship logs for holmes name. Simon got it wrong.
Eddie Brock (1 year ago)
He was definitely one of the worst.
Siraceman 13420/9 (1 year ago)
Eddie Brock agreed my Uncle was terrible.
Carlton B (1 year ago)
Much of the information in this video comes from Twentieth century fiction writers. His victims had names didn't they? What is the name of the boy who disappeared in New York? What is the name of the boy who died in Philadelphia? If 200 persons disappeared attending the Chicago World's fair, the relatives would have made inquiries. The Chicago police would have records, and their names would be known. The owner of the Drugstore wasn't a widow, she and her husband are known to have lived into the 20th century, well after selling the drugstore to Holmes. When Holmes was selling his story to tabloids from prison, he invented the stories about his bad childhood, and about the torture items in the basement. There is no independent evidence of any of this. If he advertised heavily, where are the ads in newspapers? The say so of fiction writers isn't enough. A number of person he confessed to killing were found alive. I like your channels, but this was below standard. Next, you're going to talk about gold trains, bigfoot, and Yamashita's gold. YouTube is riddled with these types of substandard stories, and telling the truth about HH Holmes would have made a much better video than the dozen or so videos about him already out there.
AnnaAnnaYes (1 year ago)
"Who ever sheds the Blood of Man,shall his own blood be Shed" Genesis 9:6.
Nobody Knows (1 year ago)
Cut my finger, guess I'm doubly screwed?
Vicky Wiley (1 year ago)
Was Holms a drug addict or an alcoholic?
CC Copy Cat (9 months ago)
Vicky Wiley does it matter??
Minnesota Fatz (1 year ago)
food deprevation and isolation are pretty solid ways to drive someone crazy, especially if that someone is a child.
Chris Suponcic (2 days ago)
A favorite tool of the communist party throughout history. Slowly painful stripping people of their humanity
Victory UTA (1 year ago)
Sounds like he had severe frontal lobe issues but thats not enough to want him to walk freely among society. I think there is only one solution to the murder of a child, and it was implemented appropriately.
SandyzSerious (1 year ago)
Another sicko.
javi m (1 year ago)
the harpe brothers were the first documented serial killers around the 1790s
Caesar2k1 (1 year ago)
javi m funny thing is, if you look up toptenz video about the top10 most brutal serial killers, they mention that
Dawn Morris (1 year ago)
It is pronounced Homes not hoLmes...as in Sherlock Holmes.(Homes)
Nobody Knows (1 year ago)
Maybe you pronounce it wrong because where I come from, the L isn't just there for looks.

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