A Scary Home Companion

The Ballad of Barbed Wire Henry

September 22, 2018 Season 1 Episode 5
A Scary Home Companion
The Ballad of Barbed Wire Henry
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A Scary Home Companion
The Ballad of Barbed Wire Henry
Sep 22, 2018 Season 1 Episode 5
Nathaniel Hensley
What he did isn’t nearly as terrifying and why he did it.
Show Notes

Henry Morgan Dempsey terrorized the Philadelphia area for almost two full years, leaving a wake of blood and mutilated bodies. He carried a hangman’s noose made of barbed wire, and wrote rambling notes to the press about his “ascension.”
 
 But after all of that, he proved to be a just a sick man with a massive brain tumor.
 
 At least, so it seemed. When the autopsy was performed, the entire story of Barbed Wire Henry changed.
 
 Revisit the life and death of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, and learn the secret history that started with his autopsy.