On March 31, at 1:00 PM 5:00 PM, the Great,Great Grandson, of a serial killer will give a short talk and sign books at the Visitor Center of Rockford Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. His name is Jeff Mudgett and his ancestor was the serial killer Herman Mudgett (a.k.a. Dr. H.H. Holmes. This will be the only visit in Rockford, IL.
Jeff Mudgett only discovered his true identity when he was forty years old. His family kept the secret all those years. After Jeff Mudgett’s grandfather died he discovered several diaries of the serial killer, Herman Mudgett. Jeff Mudgett has quoted several of the episodes in his book titled, “Bloodstains.”
Jeff Mudgett’s great-great-grandfather was made famous by Erik Larson’s book “The Devil In The White City.” Larson’s book claimed that Herman Mudgett would have killed more than 200 victims.
According to the diaries his G-G-Grandfather was in London during the “Jack the Ripper” murders. Jeff Mudgett sent the writings from the diaries and found that they were a 97.75% match. Jeff Mudgett was featured on WGN to share his discovery about his G-G-Grandfather.
There will other true crime authors on hand and paranormal authors will also be on site.
The event will feature book signing and a ticket price of $5.00 to attend. The event promises to be exciting and the author will be on hand to answer all of your questions.
Tinker Swiss Cottabe Museum
411 Kent Street
(815) 964 – 2424 or online – www.tinkercottage.com