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.

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Jack The Ripper Fact-Fridays


This is a photo of a copy of a letter that the Ripper wrote to Scotland Yard. This letter, among others, can be pulled out of sleeves of a book that I have on the Ripper, entitled Jack The Ripper: The Casebook.
If you are having a hard time reading it, this is what it says:
October 1888

I take great pleasure
In giving you my present whereabouts for the benefit of the Scotland Yard Boys. I am very
sorry that I did not have time to finish my work with the London whores”?” for a short while. I am now safe in New York and will travel next”?” to Philadelphia and when I have the lay of the locality-I might take a notion to do a little ripping there. Good bye. dear friend & I will let you here from me before long with a little more cutting and ripping. I said so and I fancy I will make it 40 on account of the slight delay in operations
Yours lovingly
the ripper”

This letter, to me, shows that he was planning to kill people in America. Ripper-like murders happened in New York and Philadelphia, later on.

Jack The Ripper Fact-Fridays

Mitchell Daily Republican
South Dakota, USA
22 January 1889

“Capt. Ryan: Do you think that “Jack the Ripper” is in England? He is not. I am right here and expect to kill somebody by Thursday next, so get ready for me with your pistols, but I have a knife that has done more than your pistols. The next thing you will hear of some woman dead.
Jack the Ripper.”
Ryder, Stephen P. (Ed.). “Page Title in Quotes.” Casebook: Jack the Ripper.
Accessed: 13 March 2003.

Jack the Ripper Fact-Fridays

When Carrie Brown, the first victim in New York, was murdered, an X was marked onto her hip. Investigators within the past twenty years found the X and it may have been noticed when the body was first found.
If you count the number of people that Jack the Ripper killed, including the ones that some people do not accept as Jack the Ripper victims, you get 10 when you reach Carrie Brown. The Ripper may have been marking his 10th victim.

Jack the Ripper-Fridays

New information has come out that the Ripper murders not only occurred in Whitechapel but in America, France and Canada.  It is believed that the first murder outside of England occurred in April of 1891 in New York.

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