Episode 50 -- "The Man in the Bowler Hat" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the late 1800s, a very strange hotel was constructed in Chicago, Illinois. From the outside, it looked perfectly normal, but the inside of the hotel was anything but. Hallways were a maze of twists and turns, and there were trap doors, sliding walls and secret stairwells everywhere. But the shock factor of this hotel was part of its allure. Walking around and getting lost could actually be kind of thrilling. But, what guests didn't know was that every time they got lost in that hotel, they might never find their way out again...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:Books:Larson, E. (2004). The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America [E-book]. Vintage.Selzer, A. (2019). H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil (Reprint ed.) [E-book]. Skyhorse.Larson, E. (2004). The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America [E-book]. Vintage.Griffith, W., & Selzer, A. (2011). The Murder Castle of HH Holmes: A Scrapbook of Eyewitness Accounts, Diagrams, and Ephemera: Mini Edition (Chicago Unbelievable 3) (4th ed.). Open Etc.History, H. (2018). H. H. Holmes: The Life of the American Ripper (Biographies of Serial Killers). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.Holmes), M. H. H. W., Holmes, H. H., McClenahan, J. E., & Clarke, F. (2013). Confessions of the Serial Killer H.H. Holmes (Illustrated) (3rd ed.) [E-book].Documentaries:H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer Director: John Borowski2004 ‧ Documentary/History ‧ 1h 4mMagazines:Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/enduring-mystery-hh-holmes-americas-first-serial-killer-180977646/Various Online Locations:Library of Congress (timeline)https://guides.loc.gov/chronicling-america-h-h-holmesUpdated list of victimshttps://mysteriouschicago.com/new-master-list-of-hh-holmes-victims/Shmoophttps://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/devil-in-the-white-cityRebecca Frost Writeshttps://rebeccafrostwrites.com/2021/12/21/h-h-holmes-victims-benjamin-pitezel/​​TIMELINES:Famous trialshttps://hhholmestrial.weebly.com/chronology.htmlFamous bioshttps://famousbio.net/h-h-holmes-2362.htmlTimetoast (interactive)https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/h-h-holmes-27f88852-9cfe-4606-a5f0-a2576fef4158Key figures/victimshttps://hhholmestrial.weebly.com/key-figures.htmlBiographyhttps://www.biography.com/news/hh-holmes-victimsGilded Agehttps://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/gilded-age#end-of-the-gilded-ageHistory of forensic sciencehttps://ifflab.org/history-of-forensic-science/Chicago Worlds Fair: the Columbian exposition 1893https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Columbian_ExpositionUnion stockyardhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Stock_YardsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


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