Top Humor

Fun Facts

Weird Laws

College Quotations

Michael Jackson

Student Cookie Recipes

College Quotations

Halloween Costumes

Top 100 Optical Illusions

Nicki Minaj Lyrics and Pictures

Cheryl Cole Lyrics and Pictures

Weird Laws

Cat poems and quotations

Sexiest Girls in the World

Joke Collection

Job Jokes

Joke Collection - 1

Joke Collection - 2

Joke Collection - 3

Joke Collection - 4

Joke Collection - 5

Joke Collection - 6

Joke Collection - 7

Joke Collection - 8

Joke Collection - 9

Joke Collection - 10

Joke Collection - 11

Joke Collection - 12

Joke Collection - 13

Joke Collection - 14

Joke Collection - 15

Weird and Wonderful


Halloween Costumes

Anime Girls Pictures

Aliens & UFOs

Wet Bikini Girls Fighting

College Girls Pictures

Student Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Recipes


Tongue Twisters

Serial Killers

Song Lyrics


Barbra Streisand

Beach Boys


Bob Dylan

Buddy Holly


Elton John


Led Zeppelin

Michael Jackson

Paul McCartney

Paul Oakenfold

Paul Simon

Pink Floyd


Simon and Garfunkel

Simple Minds

Simply Red

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

Great Sites


Our Other Websites

Free Diet Plans

Weird Websites

Scottish Proverbs

Guide to Sex

Love Poems

Inspirational Poems

Funny Poems

Famous Poems

Free Dating

Funny Jokes Online


Ghost Pictures

Ghost Stories

Hilarious Horoscopes

Bizarre Webcam


Cheap posters

Raunchiest Riddles

Top Paying Keywords

Keyword Suggestions


Weird eBay

Children's Books

Scottish Jokes

Robert Burns Poems

Midge Jokes

Fathers Jokes

Funny Jokes

Love Quotes

Famous Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

Funny Quotes

Movie Quotes

Friendship Quotes

Birthday Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Quote of the Day

War Poets


Complete Nonsense


Serial Killers . . . Mass Murderers . . . Spray Killings . . .

The worst murders and murders from our planet's evil history.

Name of Killer : Herman Webster Mudgett



Category: Serial Killing

Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date: 1888 - 1894

Crime: One of the most bizarre Serial killers of all time, Mudgett had a special 'murder house' constructed in time for the Chicago Worlds Fair. No builder ever worked on the property long enough to piece together the purpose of the macabre residence that was being built. Police believe as many as 250 young women were tortured, raped and killed in the hotel.

Biography: Also known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, he was born in May 1861 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. As a child, he was often bullied by both neighborhood toughs and his own father who was known to be strict disciplinarian. He went to medical school at the University of Michigan and while there, devised a scheme whereby he would steal corpses and collect insurance money on policies that he took out on them. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and began practicing pharmacy. In 1886, construction began on his three-story building, which he planned to use as a hotel for the World's Fair in 1893. The ground floor of the block-long edifice contained storefronts and his own relocated pharmacy. The upper floors were a maze of odd hallways, windowless rooms, doors that opened to brick walls and stairways that led to nowhere. The basement of the facility contained a huge acid pit and two large furnaces for body disposal. Mudgett would select his female victims, and torture them in a variety of ways in any one of the rooms in the upper floors of the building. He had constructed soundproof rooms fitted with gas-lines for asphyxiation, others were locked in an air-tight vault where they suffocated, others were tortured to the point of death. Some of the bodies were stripped of their flesh and sold to medical schools, other bodies were sold to institutions for organ study. After the World's Fair, he abandoned his hotel and fled to Texas where he murdered two sisters who were heiresses to a major railroad. He then moved about the United States and Canada where he continued to claim victims. Throughout 1894, Mudgett continued to work various insurance scams and was eventually tracked by authorities and arrested in Boston, on November 17, 1894. Once in custody, police investigating his case were led to the hotel in Chicago where they discovered the most gruesome evidence of his prior crimes. He was sentenced to death and hanged on May 7, 1896.

<-- Previous     |     Next -->



If you found the biography of "Herman Webster Mudgett" interesting then check out the bios of other Murderers  . . Serial Killers

Biographies reprinted by permission of Worst Killers and are subject to copyright.

Note: This bio was written by a contributor to the website - we assume that facts are accurate but they have not been verified. It is not our intention to cause offence to anyone - if you discover anything on the site that you consider offensive please contact our webmaster and we will have it removed.



College Humor website is brought to you using 100% recycled electrons.

Please help the environment - recycle this website by send the link to all your friends.





Free Diet Plans



<< Note: Many of the jokes, poems, pictures etc on this site have been contributed by visitors - if you find anything that should not be here please contact the webmaster   >>  

Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.