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In this crime thriller documentary series, a man teams up with an FBI agent to try to prove that his ancestor, an infamous American serial killer, and Jack the Ripper, an infamous British serial killer, were the same man. The limited series aired on the History cable network in 2017.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on History
1 Season, 8 Episodes
July 11, 2017
Documentary & Biography
6.3/10
Cast: Jeff Mudgett, Amaryllis Fox, Conor Hall, Mark Granville Merritt
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  • The investigation hunts for proof that Holmes pulled off one final swindle.

  • A trove of mysterious artifacts contain an unexpected link to the U.K. Later, while investigating Holmes' capture and final days on the run, Jeff and Amaryllis find evidence of the Holmes curse and the theory that the killer escaped his own death.

  • Holmes' unraveling schemes sent him on the run, but the investigation picks up his trail and discovers a long-lost crime scene that could hold the key to proving that he is the Ripper.

  • Investigating the 1893 World's Fair that turned Chicago into H.H. Holmes' killing ground, Jeff and Amaryllis discover an unexpected connection to the Ripper in the city's police archives.

  • An investigation into the gruesome details of Holmes' infamous Murder Castle leads to the discovery that he may have been killing victims all over Chicago and beyond; while a report surfaces that the Ripper may have killed in the U.S.

  • The Jack the Ripper letters contain an unexpected link to H.H. Holmes.

  • Revealing the gruesome details of the Jack the Ripper murders, Jeff and Amaryllis challenge Ripper myths in the hunt for a link to H.H. Holmes.

  • Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, was America's first serial killer. No one knows for sure how many lives he took, but it's believed he was responsible for killing as many as 200 people in the late 19th century.

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