This two-hour event includes a guided bus tour of the landmark sites of the Kingsbury Run murders, where 13 headless, mostly unidentified bodies terrified a city and shocked a nation. Learn about the gruesome discovery two young men found on a warm afternoon in September of 1935. Listen to the story of the howling dog that awoke an entire neighborhood, and their chilling discovery of a basket full of body parts.
During this event, Haunted Cleveland Ghost Tours™ will retrace the steps of maybe the first serial killer in the U.S.A. Use your own detective skills while we investigate these unsolved murders. Did Eliot Ness know the true identity of the killer?
Our host will give details of the 13 murders while our guided bus tour takes us down Broadway Avenue, retracing the steps of the killer better known as the Mad Butcher. Then we move on to a private tour, at the Cleveland Police Museum. There we will be met by one of Cleveland’s leading experts in the Torso Murders, Dr. James Badal. Dr. Badal is the author of several books including “In the Wake of the Butcher.” There will be a book signing available for those who may wish to purchase one of his books. Use your own detective skills and try to solve the murders as you investigate and inspect the death masks that were made to help identify the unknown victims!
For more reading on the Torso Murder Tours, check out the Cleveland Plain Dealer article: “Cleveland’s Torso Murders continue to fascinate 75 years after first killing”
Once you have completed your transaction you will receive a receipt from Pay Pal. Your name along with the amount of seats your purchased will be placed on our tour manifest. As a reminder we will send you a confirmation letter along with tour information to your email. On the day of the tour you and your guests only have to check in with us prior to the bus departure. Please plan on arriving early for the tour because the bus will depart promptly at the scheduled time.
The tour departs at 6pm from the parking lot of the Powerhouse located at 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The tours concludes at approximately 10:00pm