1.) H.H. Holmes

  • 2018-11-29
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Chicago's World Fair, 1893. The scene is a three-story hotel where guests book rooms to attend the grandoise world's fair, but little do they know they'll never see the marvels and oddities on display next to Lake Michigan.

For they have stepped into the Murder Castle. This literal Hell was the brainchild of America's first documented serial killer.

It was a labyrinthine of hallways to nowhere, rooms which could be locked from the outside and trap doors with chutes to the nightmare-inducing basement.

It is unknown how many people Holmes killed but estimates go as high as 200. He confessed to 27 before being hung for his crimes in 1896.
 
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