H.H. Holmes: America's Sinister First Serial Killer

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This is the man who Evan Peters' American Horror Story: Hotel character was based off... In reality, H. H. Holmes was way more terrifying and conniving than James Marsh could ever be. America's first true serial killer wasn't even interesting in the killing, but more so making easy money in gruesome ways...

Most Prolific Serial Killer

H. H. Holmes is best known for his bizarre antics in downtown Chicago. He was known around town as a con artist and serial bigamist. He always ran parallel to the law, so why did it take so long for him to get caught murdering innocent people?

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Sneaky Ways

Assuming that Holmes was a sociopath would be an understatement. He was extremely charming and cunning, which is how he usually ended up evading the law (despite having 50 lawsuits on his tail!)

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The More You Know

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  • Danny Devito used to work as a hairdresser. For corpses.
  • The first commercial airplane flight lasted 23 minutes.
  • Commercial flights were allowed to fly any course to their destination and would often detour over points of interest. This ended in 1956 when two planes crashed mid-flight over the Grand Canyon.
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