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Jeff Mudgett and picture of his great-great-grandfather, serial killer H. H. Holmes

Jeff Mudgett’s “Grand Jury” Examines H.H.Holmes Evidence as the Identity of Jack the Ripper!

Definition of a Grand Jury The purpose of a grand jury in US law is to decide whether there is enough evidence presented by the prosecutor to file charges and proceed to trial. Typically grand juries are held in strict confidence, without a judge or lawyers present, however, evidence, exhibits, and testimony are held to strict courtroom rules of evidence before admission. Members of a grand jury may ask questions of witnesses and prosecutors to best understand the evidence being presented. Unlike a jury trial, a grand jury does not need to have a unanimous vote, but a majority in order to indict and the grand jury does not determine guilt or innocence, they only decide if the evidence is strong enough to file an indictment and take the case to trial. In his book, BLOODSTAINS, author Jeff Mudgett relates the account of his great-great-grandfather, the notorious serial killer H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett), through the experience of discovering his ancestry, to investigating his every move through long hidden diaries belonging to Holmes. One chapter is …

TEDx Vancouver, Jeff Mudgett

TEDx Vancouver Features Jeff Mudgett for “TILT”

    On Saturday, October 18, 2014 Jeff Mudgett will step into the spotlight of the TEDx Vancouver live event being held at the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, BC. Mudgett has created something a little “tilted” to comply with the theme of the TEDx Vancouver conference, TILT. His presentation will swear in the audience as a “Grand Jury” to interactively conclude a legal decision: if evidence he produces is enough to show probable cause and take his case to trial, something never done at TEDx. What case? The possibility of the true identity of Jack the Ripper, none other than Mudgett’s great-great-grandfather, Herman Webster Mudgett, known in American criminal history as H. H. Holmes, architect of the Murder Castle in Chicago, IL and dubbed “America’s First Serial Killer.” Mudgett’s book, BLOODSTAINS, tells the story of H. H. Holmes 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 swinder, a con man, a womanizer and, at his worst, H. H. Holmes, …

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 …