The Curse of H.H. Holmesby Adam Selzer
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Did the murderous H.H. Holmes put a curse on all those present at his trial? And did so many of them die that some believed Holmes was taking revenge from beyond the grave? Stories of Holmes and his "Evil Eye" have been circulating since before his execution in 1896. In the twenty years after that, around 30 people were listed as victims of the "curse." Here, for the first time, is the surprising truth - a comprehensive list of supposed victims and their stories, all taken from contemporary sources. Though author Adam Selzer, (Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps, Llewellyn 2009 and the Chicago Unbelievable blog) believes some of the stories were hearsay, some of the evidence is truly shocking. This 17,000 word mini-ebook contains 24 illustrations, including the death certificates of Holmes and several of the curse victims, as well as an active table of contents. Also included is the mysterious 2000 word "missing confession" from the Philadelphia North American.
Meet the Author
Adam Selzer is the author of YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GIVES ME THE CREEPS (Llewellyn 2009), THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE series, and several novels. He has contributed to several Chicago history books and runs the CHICAGO UNBELIEVABLE podcast and blog; he works as a Chicago tour guide at night. He is one of very few ghost tour guides who are prepared to be fact-checked.
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I don't think this book was proof read before printing. Once you get passed the spelling and grammer errors, it's not to bad.
Stories of people said to be victims of the Holmes "curse," told straight up without much embellishment. I went on one of Adam's tours and had a blast.
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