Herman Webster Mudgett, known for his pseudonym
H. H. Holmes, was an American killer who confessed having committed 27 crimes, though around
200 are attributed to him. He was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, in
the Northeast of the US, on May 16th 1861. He was the son of Levi Horton Mudgett, a farmer,
and Theodate Page Price, a teacher. He had two older siblings, Ellen and Arthur, and
two younger ones, Henry and Mary. His parents were very religious and faithful, and apart
from a very strict education, it’s likely that he was abused as a child. He was a very well behaved student, and finished
high school when he was 16 years old. At the age of 17 he got married to Clara Lovering,
who came from a rich family. They had a son together: Robert. When he turned 23 years
old he graduated from the University of Michigan with a Degree in Medicine, all while working
at the anatomy lab. His wife separated from him, and got far away,
due to his abuse towards her. He then lived between New York and Philadelphia for a while,
where he was involved in several crimes. In fact, while in university he would steal corpses
and use them to scam insurance companies. He finally settled in Chicago and changed
his name to Henry Howard Holmes to avoid suspicion. He married two other times, both with rich
women. Curiously enough, he never divorced legally from his first wife. And he later
on had another daughter: Lucy Theodate Holmes. He started working at a pharmacy, and became
a respected man in his neighborhood. Taking advantage of this he decided to take a step
forward in his perversity, constructing a building on the front lot he could use for
his criminal purposes. This building went down in history as “The Murder Castle”. It was a building with four floors: The basement,
the ground floor with different commercial stores, a first floor of apartments, and a
second floor with more rooms and private offices owned by Holmes. His plan was to turn that
building into a big hotel, and take advantage of Chicago’s World Expo which would attract
thousands of tourists to the city. To build it he resorted to different companies:
He would stop paying one company so it would stop its work, and then would hire a different
company to take its place. By doing that, only he would know in detail all the ins and
outs of the building. It was filled with secret passages, and spy
holes in the rooms that Holmes used to spy on his customers. There were also hidden trap
doors that led to the exit, a hole in the elevator connecting the basement to Holmes’
office, as well as hidden slides also leading there. There were hermetic rooms, sealed with steel
plates, and gas outlets that could be activated from the outside. Another room was a dungeon
filled with torture machines designed by Holmes himself. Underground there was an electrical
installation connected to a panel in his office, which allowed him to control visitors coming
in and out of the building. But the true hell was in the basement. In
there, he would use surgical tables and medical instruments to dissect his victims and remove
their flesh. He would then sell their organs in the black market, and the skeletons to
medical institutions. Holmes would then get rid of the remains of the bodies by throwing
them to a pit filled with quicklime. He would also use buckets of sulfuric acid, or just
incinerate them in a big crematory oven. Holmes attracted his clients with very cheap
prices, while also offering work to women who stayed at the hotel. Many female candidates
arrived there, and he would keep them occupied with meaningless tasks while he earned their
trust. In exchange of a promise of marriage he would
convince them to transfer their property to him, and he would take out life insurance
for them… to then claim and cash out that insurance using a fake identity. After achieving
his goal with a woman, he would get rid of her by choking or torturing her to death.
Sometimes he would simply drug them with chloroform and then throw them alive to the quicklime
pit while they were unconscious. When the World Expo ended Holmes’ income went
right down. To keep maintaining his lifestyle he simulated an accidental fire in his building
to claim the insurance, but it didn’t burn out completely. The insurance company commissioned
an investigation to the famous Pinkerton detective agency. When he saw himself cornered, Holmes
escaped from the city. While in Philadelphia, incapable of following
a modest and honest lifestyle, Holmes devised a new plan with the help of his accomplice
Benjamin Pitezel: They would simulate Pitezel’s death using the disfigured corpse of someone
else, in order to claim and cash out the corresponding life insurance. But when the time came…
Holmes actually killed Pitezel. He lied to Pitezel’s wife, assuring her that
he was hiding, and managed to get the custody of three of Pitezel’s children: Alice, Nellie
and Howard, until claiming the insurance money. However, the detectives from the Pinkerton
agency were breathing down Holmes’ neck, and he went on the run through different states. Meanwhile, Holmes had to get rid of the kids.
He locked the girls up in a crate and asphyxiated them using poison gas. He then choked the
boy to death. The detectives found the corpses of the children, and started to tie the loose
ends about the criminal history of Holmes. He was finally captured in Boston, in 1894.
He was taken to court and was accused of murdering Benjamin Pitezel and his children. When Holmes came back to his hotel in Chicago,
his network of traps and the horrifying basement were finally discovered… but Holmes could
not be incriminated for that. However, there was no need: He was sentenced to the death
penalty, and was hanged at the Moyamensing prison in Philadelphia, on May 7th 1896. During
his execution his neck didn’t break, so he had to agonize for 15 minutes while strangled. As a last wish he asked to be buried in a
coffin filled with concrete, and at a double depth, so that his body wouldn’t be stolen
or mutilated. The words he uttered shortly before dying are chilling: “I was born with
the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet
can help the inspiration to sing. I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside
the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since.”

100 thoughts on “HOLMES’ MURDER CASTLE | Draw My Life

  1. Soooo creepy and twisted this serial killer 馃槺馃槺馃槺 Did you know about him?

  2. He killed the kills

  3. who likes her accent? I do.

  4. Is it just me or did the audio change to sound bad two minutes in? 馃

  5. 1:57 ur voice changed

  6. I'm getting Holmes' Hospital vibes馃槀馃憢

  7. Roblox Holmes hospital

  8. At first, I thought you were talking about Sherlock Holmes.

  9. Can you do albert fish man pleasee

  10. Sharlock Holmes exe.

    Sharlock Holmes is my favorite book

  11. Ooo so holmes in roblox is REAL!?!?

  12. Not being offense but may I ask you where is that beautiful accent from

  13. why does he look like sherlock holmes

  14. Wait…
    He made a fake name that has Howard, and Howard is Tony Stark's father and the actor of Tony Stark is Robert Downey Jr and Robert was Sherlock Holmes…
    This could mean he is HHH

  15. I love how casually after the jump-scare and creepy music a fun guitar music plays 馃樄馃樄


  17. Philadelphia cheese spread?!

  18. Like Henry the eighth

  19. It reminds me of that roblox game Horror Portals.

  20. Whats wrong with your voice

  21. Ed Gein – Leatherface
    HH Holmes – Jigsaw
    The Night Stalker – Freddy Krueger (um just … just freddy ok)
    Ted Bundy – ???

  22. This explains holmes hospital on a game

  23. Can you do about alastor from hazbin hotel?

  24. Is this "holmes' hospital" from roblox?

  25. 1:05 that scared me because I used to live in Michigan

  26. this is a happy story…=)

  27. Wow, he did it all for money-

  28. 馃檨

  29. Omg she is awesome I watch her all the time

  30. Wait is he died?

  31. * see鈥檚 Holmes in the name of this video *
    GoZ hOlMeS?

    (That is a Roblox myth )

  32. Like the roblox holmes family

  33. Who know robloc horror portals holmes hospitsl

  34. Can you do slenderina?

  35. I love how little children are drawn.

  36. I thought Holmes Hospital

  37. There was Sherlock holmes
    Holmes Hospital in Roblox

    | this is how much people are called Holmes 0-0

  38. can you make a video of albert fish please he is my favorite serial killer

  39. Did you say… Holmes?

  40. You know about Sonic.exe 馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懝馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞馃懞

  41. E

  42. Bruh I'm stupid af, I thought Sherlock Holmes is actually a murderer XD

  43. Uhmmm when I watch the voice change

  44. There's no reason to kill people for no reason

  45. I thought of Holmes hospital in rblx xD

  46. The shit I watch before bed馃懟馃懟馃槀

  47. Sherlock holmes was the detective

  48. Is H.H homles Related to sherlock Holmes but His Cousin?

    Or is He Jack the Ripper to

  49. 馃懟馃懟馃懟馃懟馃槇馃槇馃拃馃槼馃槼

  50. R.I.P dead people馃檹馃檹馃檹

  51. Holmes鈥檚 is my last name

  52. My world history teacher name is Mr. Holmes…….

  53. Same

  54. For some reason I just thought of the game Holmes Hospital in roblox.

  55. It鈥檚 on roblox…..

  56. Happy Valentines Day everybody, I hope you have the best Valentines Day, And I hope you enjoy it! Xoxo! 鉂わ笍馃挐

  57. :O i was born on May 16th :O :O :O

  58. It鈥檚 ironic that Sherlock Holmes is a detective and H Holmes is a criminal

  59. This is goz鈥檚 dad

  60. The death house was kinda like granny鈥檚 house to be honest xD

  61. Investigation Discovery (ID) how do you sleep馃槀馃槀

  62. Sherlock watches video

    Sherlock: If he鈥檚 one of my relatives, the my whole career has been a lie…

    H.H.Holmes breaks in

    Holmes: HELLO BROTHER!!!

    Sherlock: Ned Flanders鈥 girl scream

  63. How is the video creepy. Plus I think it is cool.

  64. What country is the narrator from?

  65. He's a player

  66. I didnt know about him 馃槺馃槺馃槺馃槺馃槺馃槺馃槬馃槬馃槬馃槬馃槬馃槬

  67. Holme鈥檚 hospital

  68. He does stab by stabby

  69. What kind of accent is this? Where are you from?

  70. i'm SICK of him 馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃あ馃あ馃あ馃あ馃あ馃槨

  71. WHAT He do this only for MONEY 馃槇馃敧馃敧馃拃馃挷馃挷馃挷

  72. John/Arthur ITS THE PINKERTONS! BETRAY DUTCH (who is a lil crap until he helped kill Micah) AND RUNNNN!

  73. How many people who want Arthur back alive

    ! (I can鈥檛 get the arrow so..)

  74. When ur to high to help people in a hospital

  75. Hooooow can you sleep at night!!!!!!!!

  76. The thumbnail looks like mumbo jumbo XD

  77. Holy Moly, He Went To The University Of Michigan!? I Graduated Their!

  78. Dr. Holmes… Like in Roblox

  79. First of all in the book I was reading he was 19 when he married his wife and he divorced his wife

  80. My mom told me about him

  81. That story is at Roblox if you want to play it it's : Alone in the Dark House

  82. "Remove their flesh and sell their organs and bones"

  83. do you know why this is fake , you cant get married at 17

  84. Wow that scared meh

  85. The heck sherlock 馃槀

  86. My last name is holmes

  87. So We All Know 鈥淗olmes Hospital鈥 On Roblox

  88. Legends says that this girls hand is never dirty

  89. This reminds me of the Roblox game Holmes' Hospital

  90. My last names Holmes omg I鈥檓 scared


  92. sees the title saying holmes
    me: instantly remembers the story in roblox about hope holmes

  93. its murder not marder -_-

  94. I love your voice

  95. Is your audio ok?

  96. H H Holmes murders like a jigsaw saw movies '_'

  97. Title: H.H. Holmes murder people in castle
    Me: a few seconds before reading Sherlock Holmes novel

  98. I鈥檓 watching this at night 馃槮

  99. is he real ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *