This site will feature Bible-based articles some days, silly posts and quotes at least twice a week and facts about Jack the Ripper-to begin with.

Lewis Carroll, author of Alice In Wonderland, became one of the Jack the Ripper suspects in 1996, when Richard Wallace published a book called Jack the Ripper, Light-Hearted Friend.  In the book, he derives anagrams from passages in two of Lewis Carroll’s works that read as confessions to the Jack the Ripper murders; however, Lewis Carroll had solid alibis for at least three of the killings.  During the nights of two of the killings, he was in Oxford and during the night of another, he was in Eastbourne, East Sussex.


Comments on: "Jack the Ripper Fact-Fridays" (6)

  1. I always wanted to write a paper on this in college, but you’re right the alibis are too solid so I never bothered. Good post.

  2. Agreed, but the idea of scouring his works for dark meaning is kind of cool. btw, whose your favored suspect? After reading Patrica Cornwell’s book on it, I think I like Walter Sickert for the job.

    • I saw the show last summer called Jack the Ripper in America and the detective on the show had it narrowed down to James Kelly. I’m reading a book on it now.

      • What’s the title? I saw the program on Discovery. Serious Ripper scholars seem to think the theory holds no weight and that the idea that Norris found the confession in the National Archives to be a lie, as many detectives “public and private” have searched those archives for years and never found it.

        I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book when you’re finished.

  3. The title was Jack the Ripper in America. I have had a hard time getting my hands on a copy of the confession letter also but it was mentioned in the book will be covered in a later chapter. I’ll let you know what the author says about it.

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