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What's interesting (and terrifying) about psychopaths and serial killers is the fact that they maybe insane and extremely violent personality, despite that when they are analysed with a broader perspective, it appears as if they came from completely normal backgrounds. The question that remains is how can a seemingly normal and an ordinary person be one of the biggest and the most documented serial killer of all time! Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, America's first real serial killer, though was notorious for his gruesome acts, however, he had a pretty normal upbringing. When his house was investigated, some really scary and disturbing revelations were made, some of which will make you sick to the bone. Read the story to know more:
Seems pretty normal right? However, it is alleged that after school, he pursued his hobby of disfiguring dead bodies.
He ran a pharmacy and a little far away from that place, he built himself a house, which was called "Murder Castle".
Several women who stayed at his hotel became his lovers, employees... and victims.
Pitezel even built a torture room. Their partnership ended with Pitezel's death..and the death of 3 children!
His daughter's bodies were recovered from the basement however, all that remained of his son's body were his teeth in the crematorium.
In the prison, he confessed to his cell mate Marion Hedgepeth about his murders, who later informed the police and got him arrested.
They found human bones and examination tables covered in blood. 9 murders were confirmed, however, the total number is somewhere between 27 and 100.
Being a surgical student, he had developed deep affection for blood and gore.
His biggest fear was that officers might dig up his body and do what he had been doing to others.
The man has left behind a dark legacy indeed. He was one of the first American serial killers, but surely not the last.