There are few names in United States history that evoke as much dread as H.H. Holmes. You might know him better as the "Devil In The White City". While Chicago was pulling out all the stops for the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes was building an inescapable death trap for his victims: the infamous Murder Castle. Holmes was eventually caught, but rumors persisted that he had somehow slipped the grasp of the authorities and escaped to another country. So in 2017, a team of scientists from Penn State exhumed the alleged body of "Henry Howard Holmes" to test its DNA — and what they found was truly bizarre.
The Worlds Fair Murder Castle
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Written by Reuben Westmaas September 17, 2017
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