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Jeff Mudgett, Bloodstains, ImaginePublicity

Jeff Mudgett Talks About Jack the Ripper Grand Jury on The Roth Show

The back story of Jeff Mudgett’s BLOODSTAINS has been told many times over the last two years since its publication, but the recent news of DNA proof of the identity of Jack the Ripper has “Ripperologists” all abuzz about its veracity. Could bloodstains on an alleged victim’s shawl contain DNA evidence of the Ripper? The controversy continues to be debated. (Check out the Twitter hashtag #JackTheRipper for all kinds of opinions!) During presentations in Philadelphia September 26, Mudgett will use the audience as a “grand jury.” He will present the evidence collected through his research since writing BLOODSTAINS that the true identity of the Ripper may be his great-great-grandfather, America’s first serial killer, H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett). Dr. Laurie Roth has welcomed Jeff Mudgett as a guest on her nationally syndicated The Roth Show several times. He has talked about his nefarious ancestor and the heinous crimes he committed in Chicago’s infamous “Murder Castle.” He’s related to listeners his personal encounter with the ghosts that haunt him in the form of remembering victims, …

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 …