In 1895, investigators realized that the building H.H. Holmes operated in Chicago was a chamber or horrors, full of trap doors, secret passages, and everything you could need to dispose of a body. This is NOT another retelling of the Holmes case, but a dossier of contemporary information about the infamous castle. Here, Chicago Unbelievable collects original eyewitness accounts of the building and its evil designer, along with photos, diagrams and ephemera. If DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY made you curious, this e-booklet will take you inside the building from the time it was built to its destruction in 1938 (yes, it was still standing in 1938 - and rumored to be haunted!), as seen by many of the people who rented rooms, worked on the building, or assisted with investigating its secrets - and lived to tell about it! Includes an active table of contents, an introduction, a timeline, several eyewitness accounts of life in the castle, reports from the 1895 excavation (as well as an account of the police's first encounter with the secret rooms in 1893), diagrams, photos, and more! A must for people curious about what the "castle" was REALLY like. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN AN EXPANDED EDITION NEARLY THREE TIMES AS LONG WITH NEWLY-UNCOVERED INFORMATION.
The Mini Ebook / Dossier Includes:
-Accounts of the interior of the castle from reporters and tenants.
-A account of the crowd that gathered around the castle on the day of Holmes' execution.
-Pictures, drawings and diagrams from both Holmes' heyday and following its 1896 renovation, including several floor plans.
-Reprinted interviews with witnesses describing near-miss encounters with Holmes.
-Ads, artwork, and ephemera related to the castle.
Many mysteries relating to Holmes have never been solved. This is information knowing wishing to know about Holmes and his remarkable, mysterious career should be without!
REVISED in 2012 with new sections, including a detailed account of the castle/basement site today; minor corrections made in 2014.