Al Hunter’s Story Archive

Tom Petty and Elvis Presley

Like most columnists, I have a large cache of article starts in the can just waiting for me to flesh them out for future columns. I thought I had plenty of time to finish an article I’d started two years ago. Tom Petty’s death a month ago sped up the … Read More

Meet Jeff Mudgett: Irvington Halloween Festival Grand Marshal

In early 2017, I had the rare opportunity to work with author Jeff Mudgett when the History Channel brought him to Irvington to film scenes for their series, “American Ripper.” I was brought into the project in late 2016 after being contacted by American Ripper series supervising producer Tiff Winton. … Read More

What REALLY Happened to the H.H. Holmes House?

Having led ghost tours in Irvington for the past 15 years, I’ve learned a lot about this community’s history, her people and it’s folklore. That learning process continues every time I walk the streets and sidewalks of this historic eastside neighborhood. Some think of folklore and history as being in … Read More

The Black Hat Society Calendar Release Friday the 13th

A dark cave. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. “Round about the cauldron go; In the poison’d entrails throw…Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog,..Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf…Ditch-deliver’d by a drab, … Read More

H.H. Holmes Exhibit Opening & Author Signing

In November of last year, I was contacted by a supervising producer named Tiff Winton who was working on a series for the History Channel called “American Ripper.” At the time, the crew was finishing up episode number five of a projected six part series. Tiff said she was “cold … Read More