BLACK WIDOW BY PROXY: THE VIRGINIA GIBBS STORY

September 3rd happens to be my birthday. It also happens to be the date that - back in 1945 - local Cincinnati gal Virginia Gibbs chose to move forward with a rather elaborate plan to get rid of her abusive father once and for all. Unfortunately, in order to do this, another man had to…

SPIRITED SPIRITS: THE GHOST OF IMOGENE REMUS

One of Cincinnati's most popular ghost stories is the one of Imogene Remus. Legend has it her spirit has haunted the Spring House Gazebo in Eden Park for over 90 years. So how did Imogene become a ghost? You see, back in 1927 Imogene was gunned down in Eden Park by her husband, the infamous…

KILLER SEAMSTRESS: THE MURDER OF LOUISE BERGEN

The murder of Louise Bergen back in 1958 was one of the most talked about crimes of its time here in the Cincinnati area. When three young hunters came across the charred remains of a body at Cowan Lake it set into motion a chain of events that would captivate the city for years to…

H.H. HOLMES AND THE DAY LITTLE HOWIE MET HIS MAKER

Herman Webster Mudgett, more commonly known as H.H. Holmes was a notorious swindler, serial killer and designer of the infamous 'Murder Castle. A three story monstrosity built to accommodate guests during the 1893 World's Fair. It was a labyrinth-like structure which covered the entire block at 63rd & Wallace in Chicago. Over 100 legendary rooms…

THE HEINOUS CRIMES OF DR. OLIVER C. HAUGH

Dayton, Ohio physician Oliver C. Haugh was quite an item back in the day. In the early 1900's he made international news for all the wrong reasons. He was accused of murdering his father, mother and brother and then burning down the family home to conceal the crime. Apparently that was just the tip of…