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  • Welcome to watch mojo dot com, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 riel stories that inspired American horror story half man, half bull.

  • What happened to the rest of your mask for this list will be looking at various real life stories that inspired or were referenced in the TV show American Horror Story.

  • For the purposes of this list, Onley, riel, historical stories and figures will be included, So mythological figures like Papa Legba will not be included despite their appearance on the show.

  • To us, the greatest killers of our time Number 10 theatrics Men of New Orleans that will I could slay thousands of your best citizens where I am in close relationship with the Angel of Death In Season three, Danny Huston played the Axman, a ruthless serial killer, jazz enthusiast.

  • Scary and absurd as it might sound, he was not the work of fiction.

  • The ax man of New Orleans murdered half a dozen people between the summer of 1918 and the fall of 1919.

  • The axman didn't carry around his own tools.

  • He simply would chisel his way in, usually through a back door, find whatever was handy and goto work.

  • While the murders are very riel, the show took many liberties with the character, given that the actual culprit was never caught, though its legitimacy has been called into question.

  • Ah, letter supposedly written by the Ax Man was published March 13th 1919 promising to spare anyone in the presence of a jazz band that night in fear the citizens went to dance halls or hired bands that evening.

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  • Number nine.

  • The Roanoke Colony.

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  • While there were probably no forest spirits or angry ghosts, there was indeed a real colony on Roanoke that mysteriously up and vanished.

  • The Roanoke Colony was founded by Sir Walter Rally and was meant to be the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

  • The colony was established in 15 85 but when John White returned to the island in 15 90 there wasn't a soul there, and the buildings had been taken down.

  • White found the word croatoan carved in a fencepost, a possible clue that the colony had moved to nearby Croatoan Island.

  • A search couldn't be conducted at that time, however, and the fates of the colony remain unknown.

  • Number eight Marie Laveau.

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  • Hell with the truth.

  • Another popular Coven character is Angela Bassett Marie Laveau, a revert figure in the practice of voodoo.

  • And like the Axman of New Orleans, she is based on a historic figure who lived in New Orleans.

  • In this case during the 19th century.

  • Not much is known about the rial Marie Laveau.

  • What we do know is that she worked as a liquor importer, hairdresser and matchmaker.

  • She also became known as the voodoo queen of New Orleans through her work in Voodoo, and many successful runaway slaves credited Llevo for their escape.

  • However, little is known about this aspect of her life, leaving the real Marie Laveau a tantalizing mystery.

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  • Everyone I have never met and followed after the Grim Reaper, Number seven Barney and Betty Hill E.

  • In the second season of the show, Kit and Alma Walker, a loving interracial couple, are enjoying a night of sex and delicious roast when they're seemingly abducted by aliens.

  • And while it's not a direct adaptation of the real events, this storyline bears a striking similarity to the story of Betty and Barney Hill.

  • Like Kit and Alma, Betty and Barney were an interracial couple who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in a rural area in the early 19 sixties.

  • Their story gained substantial media attention, and it became the first widely known instance of a supposed alien abduction.

  • Yeah, number six.

  • The Richard Speck Massacre.

  • Get Smart In the show's second episode home Invasion to students named Maria and Gladys are attacked by a home intruder.

  • After dragging Gladys upstairs, the assailant forces Maria to Don a nurse's uniform, ties her up and stabs her in the back.

  • As show creator Ryan Murphy explains, the scene was somewhat based on the Richard Speck killings.

  • Spec broke into a town house serving as a nursing student dormitory on the night of July 13th, 1966 and murdered its eight occupants.

  • Spec was sentenced to life in prison and died of a heart attack after serving 25 years.

  • Put it on number five.

  • John Wayne Gacey.

  • I think still, Who were you?

  • Twisty is undoubtedly one of the shows, most grotesque and popular villains.

  • He wears a terrifying mask that hides his disfigured jaw, commits horrible acts of violence.

  • And, uh, he's a clown.

  • It doesn't get much worse than that.

  • Twisty strongly believes that it's his life's work to be a clown and to entertain Children despite being a kidnapper and a serial killer.

  • What the hell is this?

  • What you didn't hire him?

  • And while it's not a direct translation, twisty bears a strong resemblance to real life.

  • Serial killer John Wayne Gacey Gacey kidnapped and murdered over 30 teenage boys in the mid 19 seventies, but he also loved to entertain Children with his clown alter ego, Pogo the Clown.

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  • Holmes Dearest James March is one of American horror stories, most deliciously vile characters.

  • He's a serial killer who constructed on elaborate hotel and used it to murder and dispose of its occupants.

  • However, the story gets even scarier when you realized that he was based on a real person.

  • HH Holmes was 1/19 century serial killer who constructed a mixed use building, including a hotel near the 18 93 World's Fair Columbian Exposition like James March homes when murder tenants and clients in the building, using various devices scattered throughout the elaborate building and send their corpses to the basement via secret chutes where he would either burn or dissolve their bodies in acid Ho e just a hobo.

  • Number three.

  • Delphine Lorry It's because of my Love Your plane faces that you could still draw breath like a lot of characters in the show's third season.

  • Kathy Bates Psychotic, racist, slave killing character Delphine Lori was inspired by a real woman while she was more commonly known as Madame Blanc.

  • Lori was a prominent socialite who was married three times toe a royal officer, a banker and a physician.

  • She and her third husband kept slaves in their mansion, and there were widespread rumors that the slaves were cruelly mistreated.

  • After a fire broke out in their homes, bystanders found seven horribly disfigured slaves suspended by their necks in the slave quarters.

  • Mobs of angry people subsequently destroyed the lorry residents, forcing Delphine to flee to New Orleans.

  • You ringleader of the feebleminded, you've earned a special present Number two, the Cecil Hotel.

  • Welcome to Devil's night at the Hotel Cortez John.

  • Season five's Hotel Cortez not only took inspiration from H.

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  • Holmes Murder Castle, but also the infamous Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.

  • Creator Ryan Murphy told a T C.

  • A panel that the season was greatly inspired by the story of ELISA Lam.

  • Lamb was staying at Ella's Cecil Hotel when she began acting erratically and mysteriously ended up in the hotel's water supply.

  • Sister Lam story isn't the only weird thing to happen at the Cecil.

  • The hotel quickly earned a reputation as a site for prostitution, drug deals, suicides and murders and serial killers.

  • Richard Ramirez and Jack Hunter Vigor reportedly stated the Cecil while conducting their murders.

  • Have a standing reservation?

  • Of course, Mr Ramirez.

  • Well, my pleasure to welcome you to the Hotel Cortez before we unveil our topic.

  • Here are a few honorable mentions.

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  • I was having the most beautiful dream.

  • Why did you wake me?

  • Because I was trapped inside that dreaming.

  • For me, it was a nightmare.

  • If you're a good girl, when I get the powers, I'm gonna buy a big hat for a long, beautiful feather on it.

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  • The Black Dahlia.

  • Dr Current, I presume in the first season on aspiring actress by the name of Elizabeth Short arrives at Dr Currents Doorstep for dental work.

  • However Short is subsequently raped, inadvertently killed and bisected current, then disposes of her mutilated corpse in Leimert Park, where it's discovered by Betty Burr Singer And as grotesque as the situation is, Elizabeth Short was a really aspiring actress who's bisected.

  • Corpse was, in fact, found in Leimert Park.

  • By one Betty Burst Singer in 1947 Short would become known as the Black Dahlia, most likely named after the 1946 movie The Blue Dalia, and her murder remains unsolved.

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