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  1. #1 Jack the Ripper, solved...? 
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    I just bought a book last night about Jack the Ripper. I haven't read it yet, but thumbing through, it appears the culprit is fingered to be a "Walter Sickert". Apparently this was deduced via modern forensic techniques.


    Does anyone know anything about this?



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    I'm always wary of books written by authors who collect royalties...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I'm always wary of books written by authors who collect royalties...
    don't all authors ?
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    he was laughing
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    There was one written by a woman a few years back that named Sickert as the culprit. But one critic claimed Sickert had already been ruled out & didn't see how the author could've possibly uncovered any new evidence.
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    Walter Sickert was an artist (painter) in london and has been implicated in the Ripper crimes since the 70's with the release of the famous "Royal Conspiracy" theory...
    He became a suspect in his own right in the 90's when a woman named Joan Overton Fullers released "Sickert and the Ripper crimes", and then again more recently by Patricia Cornwell who is said to have found D.N.A evidence linking Sickert to at least one of the Ripper letters(She does not mention which one)...How true that is im not convinced as many of the letters if not all are not disproved a hoax and a few come from different wrighters, also because of the lack of order back then the letters were handled by so many varios people that original prints would probably have been lost among them (including D.N.A)...
    I have other reasons for disbelieving this theory of the letter, but it all depends on how you personally profile jack (educated and wealthy or not)...
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    Thair are about 30 people on record as being Suspectin the Ripper murders, one of my favorite is a one (Aaron) Kosminski...
    Kosminski is one of the PRIME suspects in the veiw of many Ripperologysts, of coarse a few also discredit him aswell (as in all ripper theorys thair is always a for and against) but kosminski seems to have a few more for him...
    ..ARGUMENT AGAINST..
    Apparently Kosminski (who was jewish) was placed in Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylem not long after the last official murder of Mary Jane Kelly, He is on asylem records as being a harmless docile lunatic who would only eat food from the gutters...
    ..ARGUMENT FOR...
    If you really really dig about in the official case notes for the murders (which are available to all) then burried deep in thair Is a witness to the Elizibeth Stride murder, a Mr Israel Schwartz who gave descriptions of two suspect men he saw that night...
    Apparently later on Schwartz confidently identified Kosminski as one of the men he had seen, in a police line up, but refused to testifiy against him as both Schwartz and Kosminski were jewish and Knowing his testimony would see Kosminski sent to the gallows didn't want the blood of a fellow jewish citizen on his hands...
    Kosminski was relised in to his brothers custody and was under police surveilence 24/7 (no other murders were commited at this time) until he was placed in the lunatic Asylem...
    Just after Kosminski was off the streets and in the Asylem the police compleatly reduced the police pressance on the streets back to almost original numbers...
    Less than 3 monthes after the Kelly murder and a shorter time than the dry spell in the middle of the murders, why would they do this if they thought the Ripper was still out thair ...
    Strange yes....?
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    actually your all wrong, jack the ripper was jesus incarnate and he wasnt caught because he jumped back into heaven


    seriously though, Jack the Ripper was the eptimone of efficiency, he had a motive, and left NO traces (aside from a gutted corpse), he was dubbed someone with surgeons knowledge because he gutted the victims, when that failed he became a butcher because obviously that was the only way he could vanish in such obviously bloody clothes

    in truth Jacky boy was simply an intellectual with an insane rage probably not any of the suspects, if the perp is a suspect he is usually convicted
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    Actually i dont agree.... (suprise)...
    I dont think he was particularly itellectual or educated, i think he came from East London (the poor area) and any reading and wrighting skills were self taught, looking through official case notes and letters evidence would suggest he lived in East London, im not sure i'd go along with the Butcher story and definatly not the surgion one but thair was a large slaughter house within 20 mins of each murder in east london, so i suppose he could have worked thair...

    To be honest though it is verry possible that the Ripper crimes have been solved but then discreadeted, This case has become almost a brand name through the years and people are more interested in the mystery of it all rather than the murders themselves, With all the tours and murcendise people come from all over the world to walk the path of the infamous Jack the Ripper and so creates allot of money for London, people dont want the case to be solved they want the mystery to continue to attract tourism, even if you could actually scientifically prove without a shaddow of doubt with hard evidence who the Ripper really was, still nobody would believe it because they dont want to, nobody wants it to be solved...
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    years ago i heard a story about a british man being hanged in boston i believe, doing this from memory, and just as they pulled the lever he started to say ' I am ...' he didn't get to finish and it is assumed he was goig to say 'jack the ripper'

    does any one know of this? is it real? andis their any more credible information about it?
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    I think the ripper was George Chapman, whose real name was Severin Klosowski..
    I posted on this at:
    http://biglinmarshall.proboards.com/...ead=804&page=1
    The tabloids love the claim that Sickert was the ripper, but i think he was just a murderer groupie, who identified with the ripper and lived more in a warped phantasy world..
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    i am starting to think that there may have been multiple ppl posing as "jack the ripper" its just an idea but it might be possible.
    A book is like life because every book has an end. just like every life does.
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    Hi.

    Maybe the killer is sherlock holmes' creator, he was a doctor and perhaps holmes needed a challenge.

    Sorry for the dumb joke. I have philip Sugden's book, and perhaps it is Chapman just because of his eyes. Murderous?

    Will post better insights after i reread that book
    i am hoping,
    therefore maybe trying,
    to be happy,
    while i'm again dying.
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    Has anybody here taken the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour in London?

    Fascinating.
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  16. #15 DRACULA MEETS JACK THE RIPPER 
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    My new book of short (and not so short) stories, DRACULA MEETS JACK THE RIPPER And Other Revisionist Histories, will be published in about 2 weeks by BearManor Fiction.

    To pre-order the book, please visit: http://bearmanorfiction.com/?page_id=125.

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    Well, I'll give you that Michael: at least you tried to make your post not appear like spam by posting a neutral on topic item first. I know you will be keen, as any author is, to see your book successful, but really! Does it not occur to you that the vast majority of people will be turned off by your approach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by william
    I just bought a book last night about Jack the Ripper. I haven't read it yet, but thumbing through, it appears the culprit is fingered to be a "Walter Sickert". Apparently this was deduced via modern forensic techniques.


    Does anyone know anything about this?

    didnt you see twin peaks?
    it was suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite View Post
    Well, I'll give you that Michael: at least you tried to make your post not appear like spam by posting a neutral on topic item first. I know you will be keen, as any author is, to see your book successful, but really! Does it not occur to you that the vast majority of people will be turned off by your approach?
    My apologies if you are "turned off" by my straight-forward approach.

    I just thought that people on this forum might be interested in this book.

    If so, that's great.

    If not, such is life.

    I wish you well.
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