Article Archives: Bumps in the Night

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

Abraham Lincoln Grave Robbers, Part 2

Last week, I told you the story of the failed attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body from it’s final resting place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. The attempt took place on November 7, 1876; Presidential election night in America. The covert-cadaver-caper was concocted by a group of bumbling … Read More

Abraham Lincoln Grave Robbers, Part 1

    The details of Lincoln’s death by assassination are well known by Americans young and old and need not be recounted here. I have done my level best over the years to inform Hoosiers of the mournful Lincoln funeral train that brought Mr. Lincoln through Indiana and Irvington, so … Read More