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What They Found In This Old Hotel Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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:

What They Found In This Old Hotel Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

What They Found In This Old Hotel Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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Holmes was a good student who graduated with a surgical degree

Holmes was a good student who graduated with a surgical degree

Seems pretty normal right? However, it is alleged that after school, he pursued his hobby of disfiguring dead bodies.

He moved to Chicago in 1885 and abandoned his 3 wives

He moved to Chicago in 1885 and abandoned his 3 wives

He ran a pharmacy and a little far away from that place, he built himself a house, which was called "Murder Castle".

He advertised his castle in newspapers and several guests used to stay in his "hotel"

He advertised his castle in newspapers and several guests used to stay in his "hotel"

Several women who stayed at his hotel became his lovers, employees... and victims.

Holmes took help from Benjamin Pitezel, a carpenter, to bring his fantasies to life

Holmes took help from Benjamin Pitezel, a carpenter, to bring his fantasies to life

Pitezel even built a torture room. Their partnership ended with Pitezel's death..and the death of 3 children!

Pitezel's daughters and sons were brutally murdered by Holmes

Pitezel’s daughters and sons were brutally murdered by Holmes

His daughter's bodies were recovered from the basement however, all that remained of his son's body were his teeth in the crematorium.

Holmes was arrested later, ironically not for his murders, but for horse swindling

Holmes was arrested later, ironically not for his murders, but for horse swindling

In the prison, he confessed to his cell mate Marion Hedgepeth about his murders, who later informed the police and got him arrested.

When police investigated the castle, they found Holmes' sick torture maze.

When police investigated the castle, they found Holmes' sick torture maze.

They found human bones and examination tables covered in blood. 9 murders were confirmed, however, the total number is somewhere between 27 and 100.

Holmes killed men, women and children mercilessly

Holmes killed men, women and children mercilessly

Being a surgical student, he had developed deep affection for blood and gore.

Holmes was executed in 1896

Holmes was executed in 1896

His biggest fear was that officers might dig up his body and do what he had been doing to others.

His castle was destroyed by an arsonist in 1895

His castle was destroyed by an arsonist in 1895

The man has left behind a dark legacy indeed. He was one of the first American serial killers, but surely not the last.

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