All posts filed under: Jeff Mudgett

Jeff Mudgett Presents: Jack the Ripper Grand Jury in Philadelphia

Jack the Ripper Unveiled Descendent of H. H. Holmes brings evidence to mock grand jury Neumann University and Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion invites author Jeff Mudgett for a presentation based on his top-selling book, BLOODSTAINS, Friday, September 26. In BLOODSTAINS Mudgett describes the discovery of his ancestry as a direct descendent of America’s first serial killer, Herman Webster Mudgett, also known as H. H. Holmes. Holmes was the proprietor of “The Murder Castle” which he designed and erected in Chicago during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. It’s speculated Holmes killed hundreds and disposed of the bodies in the basement. The remnants are currently sitting under a United States Post Office covering the remains of those murdered there. They have never been identified, nor memorialized. Jeff Mudgett, a former attorney, offers his conclusions to evidence discovered from various sources as he investigated his new-found relative, leading him to the real possibility that H. H. Holmes could be the identity of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Mudgett says, “126 years ago, London and the world were shocked by a series of murders …

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Audio Books: Don’t You Love Them?

    In our fast paced and over connected world it’s hard to find time to sit down and read a good book. While painting the living room, jogging, or riding the train, you can have a wonderful experience of old, a story told! Storytelling is an ancient tradition, history passed down, or just funny anecdotes about familiar experiences, listening to someone telling a story is as relaxing and comfortable as hearing a book being read as a child. We understand the importance of reading to our children, making it a bedtime ritual, teaching them language at an early age. We want them to be familiar with words, so we teach them to read. With the advent of radios, computers, and ebooks from the internet, we’ve turned to yet another way to hear the words on a page, audio books. ImaginePublicity clients offering audiobooks Diane Fanning, award-winning true crime author and crime novelist, has several of her true crime books and the Lucinda Pierce series available in audio with more to follow. Listeners will hear the story …

Jack the Ripper & H.H.Holmes One and the Same? Evidence!

H. H. Holmes, photo via Calumet 412   Once all the books and theories are read and discussed, it’s time to read BLOODSTAINS by Jeff Mudgett and take look at plausible conclusions to the identity of Jack the Ripper based on collected evidence from the author, other historians, and historical accounts. Mudgett raises the question of Ripper’s identity in only one chapter of BLOODSTAINS, but within that chapter lies information that, with proper assistance, could develop into one of the best evidence based theories in history. After the book was published, Mudgett continued researching his theory and uncovered even more evidence connecting Holmes as Jack the Ripper, enough to warrant a very close look. What kind of evidence has been collected to establish probable cause? Timelines of Holmes presence in London and the infamous “Ripper Gap” Holmes’ knowledge of investigatory and forensic techniques of the time Photographic comparisons Handwriting comparisons and analysis Information from Scotland Yard Jeff Mudgett makes no claims on the accuracy of his theory, and welcomes professional scrutiny, but presents what he knows …

Jeff Mudgett, Bloodstains, ImaginePublicity

A New Literary World: Success of Self-Publishing, BLOODSTAINS and Jeff Mudgett

What defines success of a first time author? For Jeff Mudgett, author of BLOODSTAINS, his first published work, success comes in various forms; book sales, recognition, and cold hard cash! His foray into publishing his first book took many turns, including turning down an offer by a traditional publisher. To self-publish was his decision, it was good for him, and for his book, which is currently being developed as a major Hollywood movie, the dream come true for most authors. Taking his words from the page to Hollywood, Mudgett has a lot to share and teach, and is willing to do it so other new authors will be able to duplicate his successes, and avoid  his pitfalls and mistakes. He speaks to writer’s groups, classes and conferences, not only about the information contained in BLOODSTAINS, but his process in becoming a successful, self-published author. Anyone who seeks to make a living as an author knows it’s a long stretch to reach a form of success for your first book, especially with the competition which is now engaged, and the …

Jeff Mudgett, Bloodstains, ImaginePublicity

Para-History Con 2 Conference Features BLOODSTAINS Author, Jeff Mudgett

  The intersection of history and the paranormal is just one juncture of the Para-History Con 2 “Preserving the Haunt” Conference May 2-4, 2014 at Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY, and features a presentation by BLOODSTAINS author, Jeff Mudgett. In the company of many of the nation’s best known ghost hunters and paranormal personalities, Mudgett’s ancestral history as recounted in BLOODSTAINS will be revealed to the attendees. For those not familiar with H. H. Holmes and his “Murder Castle” built during the construction of the  World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, Jeff Mudgett’s book, BLOODSTAINS, tells the story from a completely new angle, a personal history combined with methodical research into an ancestor no one would willingly claim. Herman Webster Mudgett was a swindler, a con man, a womanizer and, at his worst, H. H. Holmes, the most atrocious serial killer of all time. At age 40, Jeff Mudgett learned that he was descended from this incarnation of evil and set out to investigate what was known, and unknown, about his nefarious great-great-grandfather. The result was BLOODSTAINS. On July 26, 2013 The History Channel aired the story of Jeff Mudgett’s investigation of long, lost …