His name was H. H. Holmes and he is also thought to be THE Jack the Ripper because he was in London at the exact same time and was a medical professional. He went to medical school to learn how to kill people. He is fucking scary.
And Supernatural did an episode on him. I first saw it when I was like 10 and it still creeps me out to this day.
I read a book about him. He had multiple wives at the same time, almost all of whom he killed after separating them from and or killing their children. He was said to be incredibly charming and charismatic, and killed almost all the women he seduced.
Fun Fact: His documentary is on Netflix.
Multiple people involved in convicting H.H and sentencing him to death died bizzare deaths shortly afterward including members of the jury, the doctor who pronounced him dead, and even a priest that visited him before he died.
There is now a post office where the murder castle used to stand (it was burned down after Holmes was executed, thought they never determined the cause of the fire) and it is extremely haunted. Other people have claimed seeing him in the Museum of Science and Industry because it’s one of the only building in Chicago left from that time.
The Museum of Science and Industry is in one of the buildings originally built for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. H.H. Holmes exploited the large numbers of young single women coming to town for the fair and preyed upon them. His killing spree largely coincided with the fair, which was a hugely influential event in urban planning and modern trends of architecture.
There is a fantastic book about this, “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larsen. It’s about both the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and about H.H. Holmes, two interconnected events. I originally read the book because I was so relieved that someone had finally written about Holmes (who’s strangely unknown in general knowledge) but I wound up fascinated by all the World’s Fair stuff.
I read that book too! It’s fantastic; I’d definitely recommend it
i think i just myself something fierce
Ylvis, educating people about the female reproductive system.
these guys will be the death of me.[x]
i died at the pH value
I just learnt more about the vagina in like 10 seconds than I have ever learnt in my entire life
Debating whether or not I should share this with my anatomy and physiology professor.
can you imagine them telling the dancers “well ladies, dance while we sing to your vaginas about themselves it’ll look so cool”
how to stay warm in your freezing bedroom:
put on a comfy sweater
put a sweatshirt on over it
put leggings on
put sweatpants on over them
4 pairs of fuzzy socks
light your bed on fire
and a partridge in a pear tree
Hey, put on a coat! It’s like 20 degrees outside!
aww, someone made snow angles
what acute picture
Johanna is incredibly perceptive, sarcastic and brash. She speaks her mind, regardless of the consequences, or who she hurts. While Johanna has a very hard exterior, she definitely understands the greater good of the districts and would lay down her life for freedom.
im lAUGHING SO HARD BECAUSE LOOK AT HOW HARD MARIO IS TRYING TO STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE BACK
BULL SHIT TEN YOU STARTED IT
Anything to knock junior-high students down a peg or two.
Call Me Maybe came out 2 years ago
2 years ago
has anyone called her yet?
more celebrities should donate blood like could you imagine having the blood of meryl streep running through your veins
I’m just kind of marveling at how much Benedict and Martin’s relationship has changed over the years. There they are in 2010 just promoting the first season of Sherlock. They are sitting quite far apart on the couch, very nice but still a bit awkward with each other. Flash forward to 2013 and they are great friends and go on pinching each others bums and fingering each other on live TV and laughing then about it. Lovely…