All posts tagged: Jeff Mudgett

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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BLOODSTAINS Audio Book Available Now!

Whether in paperback or digital formats, BLOODSTAINS will keep you on the edge of your seat as page by page of Jeff Mudgett’s story of discovery about his great-great-grandfather, Herman Webster Mudgett, who is identified as America’s most prolific serial killer, H. H. Holmes, unfolds.   BLOODSTAINS audio book is read by Kim Estes, star of Criminal Minds, NCIS, House, and more (IMDb listing)! It’s hard to describe how this incredible story sounds! Listen now to a teaser: Far more than a documentary, Bloodstains is precariously balanced on the very edge between non-fiction and the paranormal, as the author’s research of his evil ancestor quickly takes on a personal aspect. Jeff soon fears his efforts may have awakened the legendary ‘Holmes Curse’ of the 1890s, the one investigated and written about by most of the nation’s major publications, including The New York Times. In fact, the deeper he digs into Holmes’ devilish past, the stronger the monster’s hold on him seems to become, testing the limits of his own sanity, as well as humanity. Racked …

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“Haunted History” Explores Basement of Chicago Murder Castle

Watch the episode of Haunted History’s The Murder Castle and see first hand Jeff Mudgett’s journey through the basement as described in Chapter 27 of BLOODSTAINS. http://www.history.com/shows/haunted-history/videos/haunted-history-murder-castle On July 26, 2013 The History Channel aired the story of Jeff Mudgett’s investigation of long, lost relative, Herman Webster Mudgett, aka serial killer H. H. Holmes, by re-creating his experience written in Chapter 27 of BLOODSTAINS.  Viewers were taken down into the bowels of the remains of the infamous “Murder Castle” located at 63rd and Wallace in Chicago, now the site of a United States Post Office. As described in BLOODSTAINS, employees of the Post Office refused to set foot in the basement, the door downward kept barricaded, and only certain parts used as storage, but not many had ventured into the winding hallways built by Holmes in 1893. Contained within those hallways were rooms he used to trap his victims, perform despicable experiments, and ultimately, dispose of the bodies. 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 …