For years, its owner, Dr. H.H. Holmes – born Herman Webster Mudgett in Gilmanton, N.H.- had invited people, mostly young women, into the hotel he designed, promising jobs and lodging while hinting that he was a wealthy man seeking a bride.
What no one knew was Holmes didn’t merely design a hotel. He fashioned a labyrinthine house of horrors, a “Murder Castle” with trap doors, peepholes and stairways that led nowhere. More…
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