Rising Above Evil, Living Life in Spite Of…..

Bloodstains,Jeff Mudgett

“I trust everyone. I just don’t trust the devil inside them.” Troy Kennedy Martin 

Trust and overlooking the devil inside was the way that “evil personified” was able to continue his infamous murder career interwoven with doctoring, insurance sales and fraud.  Women were captured by his charm, good looks and intellect, tortured in acid baths and a myriad of other barbaric ways…. tossed away like so much trash with the use of a highly skilled scalpel and perhaps a skeleton kept as a souvenir to sell to laboratories and medical schools. But it is in the long range planning that this evil genius was able to become the mastermind and most prolific serial killer of all time!!  http://bloodstainsthebook.com/introduction/

HH Holmes… AKA Herman Mudgett Holmes…, AKA Jack the Ripper… AKA… 31 different aliases…  This story has so many layers… and although not for the faint of heart, it represents a metamorphosis for many readers to re-examine their own lives…

jeff mudgett,bloodstains,shattered lives, donna r. goreBUT…the real story here is that of direct descendant, Jeff Mudgett, the great- great grandson of the evil doer…. coming across a tackle box and diaries that literally transform this man’s life FOREVER! How does one deal with such realizations? He goes about validating the trail of clues like a great detective despite the naysayers… in order to live with the knowledge.   Jeff’s heritage torments his life beyond belief…. wrestling with his heart, mind and soul…and some medical conditions that may have served as a “window to his true world.”

Jeff talks about the personal aspects of his “Shattered Life” with hosts Ladyjustice and Delilah.  A process of sifting through the myths, the folklore to the truth has taken Jeff ten years… with the discovery of irrefutable evidence and more to come… The listener comes away with shock, amazement and respect for this courageous man!


  • Introduction to our guest;
  • Delilah reads some of the introduction of the book “Bloodstains”;
  • Jeff explains why and how he didn’t “leave well enough alone…”
  • Background information on HH Holmes…and movies in the making…
  • An attorney on the rise…but not a happy man – a different man….
  • And then one night…. Owing your existence to a monster…
  • HH Holmes – a historical overview
  • Making $3-400,000 in the 1890’s
  • The Chicago World’s Fair- a perfect venue for his Master plan.
  • Movies and Jeff’s outreach will illustrate what the capabilities of human beings are and the true definition of evil;
  • Holmes’ childhood and a devastating choice…
  • Delilah on “a precursor to Hitler;”
  • Clarifying what “Bloodstains” is truly about…
  • A roller coaster psychological story…and where to get it:
  • Delilah on the reader wanting more…. the human condition,  and it being Jeff’s true reality;
  • Jeff’s personal cause…. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/;
  • What is it like to have epilepsy?
  • Giving the reader a choice….Coincidences or fact?
  • Jeff’s brain tumor….
  • Delilah asks about how he was able to cope with the content of the diaries?
  • Starting over with a pathological liar and Jeff’s research…
  • Digging up his concrete grave to prove Holmes was not actually executed….
  • Walking out amid gunfire and a guard who may have been hanged;
  • DNA testing and the Involvement of the Smithsonian Institute- over $100,00;
  • Jack the Ripper- images and direct handwriting evidence….
  • DOJ, the University of Buffalo and a special computer program on handwriting analysis- 97.95% similarity!
  • Ladyjustice asks about the “coming out process”- to himself, his family and the community at large;
  • A revelation by Ms. Chris Williams host of radio blog of Ancestory.com;
  • “Look who we were as good people”…in spite of Holmes….
  • Proof positive that it doesn’t matter where you come from….
  • The NUMBERS… 200 mistresses, 6 wives, 30, 40, 50, 60 kids…
  • Jeff as the messenger for the proof and why…
  • Ladyjustice asks about genetic counseling and questioning whether to produce offspring;
  • Delilah on the pleasure of talking with Jeff and voraciously reading Bloodstains;
  • Jeff on “This book is not for everyone;”
  • “Devil in the White City” discussion and a reader’s tolerance;
  • http://www.amazon.com/The-Devil-White-City-Madness/dp/0375725601
  • Hollywood connections and making a different kind of movie… What a surprise!
  • The historical thing and trouble finishing the movie re “Devil in the White City;”
  • What is the process of writing for Jeff?  A plug for self-publishing…
  • The book writer’s circuit …. and the movie studio;
  • A discussion of Facebook and other social media as promotion;
  • Delilah’s advice regarding authorship and social media;
  • Ladyjustice asks about Jeff’s future relationship with “Bloodstains” versus moving on to other things;
  • Jeff’s future destiny…. Multi-faceted;
  • Ladyjustice on no matter what  cards you’re dealt…. Paying it forward is so rewarding;
  • Delilah… is “Jeff’s pot of gold.” A wonderful recommendation for ImaginePublicity….The future is bright!
  • Jeff on “the pressure is gone” etc….
  • Writing a book is a hobby…. A road to success
  • http://bloodstainsthebook.com/ also available on Kindle.
  • ***Special Offer: For friends  and listeners of Shattered Lives” you can request a special signed copy. Listen to the podcast for details towards the end of the show.
  • Plans for the future… Another Shattered Lives” show with Jeff discussing the movie process!

HH Holmes, Herman Mudgett, Jeff Mudgett, Shattered Lives

Questions, Questions and More Questions…

  • Was this journey a mistake in Jeff’s opinion?
  • What would have been the consequences had the secret have been unveiled earlier?
  • What did Jeff do about physical inklings and pulling back on the anger?
  • What were Holmes careers and how did he perfect his crimes?
  • What was the Murder Castle and how was it constructed?
  • When did Jeff’s personal demons occur?
  • When did Jeff develop epilepsy and what were the ramifications?
  • Is there a true link between Jeff’s voices and vision with his epileptic seizures?
  • Do the former books and Holmes’ memoirs reveal the truth about what happened?
  • How will it be proven that Holmes was not actually executed?
  • How many eye witnesses were there to Jack the Ripper?
  • Are handwriting experts accepted in court?
  • How did Jeff’s family react to his work?
  • A good upstanding family versus not so good….  Would that have been used as an excuse?
  • What have been the responses by the public who have read his book?
  • How does “Bloodstains” assist with self-examination?
  • What is the future of publishing and how is Amazon involved?
  • What’s Jeff’s attitude regarding the content of his upcoming movie?
  • What is Jeff’s current project with “Bloodstains” and what are his plans for a new book?
  • What were the three movies Hollywood discussed with Jeff regarding the future format ?

Jeff Mudgett is available for keynotes, speaking engagements, workshops and presentations including not only the book Bloodstains and the information contained, but he also speaks to audiences about writing, publishing, and epilepsy.

Suggested topics:

  • BLOODSTAINS,  Journey of the Decendant of serial killer H. H. Holmes
  • Evidence of Jack the Ripper and H. H. Holmes, Are They One and the Same? You Decide
  • Epilepsy: The Hidden Diagnosis
  • Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing: Pros and Cons

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