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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 01-15-2016, 03:51 AM
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Sorry for the necro, but: I found this a month...

Sorry for the necro, but:

I found this a month and a half ago -

http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=9293

That figure is listed as Mary Jane Kelly on a number of different sites, though...
Forum: Bury, W.H. 01-15-2016, 01:42 AM
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I mean, it isn't beyond the realm of possibility,...

I mean, it isn't beyond the realm of possibility, but I'd consider it unlikely.

I certainly don't think that a john would have learned a bangtail's name just in the course of a typical encounter....
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 12-15-2015, 04:34 PM
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This case is really, really starting to remind me...

This case is really, really starting to remind me of Jennings, Louisiana.
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 12-15-2015, 12:45 AM
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What serial killers were inspired by others?

Either in their MO or victim selection or other miscellany.

I can think of only two that are known with certainty - Dennis Raeder was inspired to write his taunting letters to the police by Zodiac...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 12-03-2015, 05:16 PM
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I guess I didn't answer my own question, which is...

I guess I didn't answer my own question, which is impolite of me:

I think that the smallest possible set is two - Nichols and Chapman. No matter how much I squint and tilt my head when looking at...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 12-03-2015, 04:48 AM
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Victim minimalism

Here's a thought exercise it might be instructive to engage in, even if you accept (as I do) that all or most of the canonicals, and even some of the noncanonicals, were killed by the same...
Forum: Letters and Communications 12-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
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I asked the same thing when the existence of this...

I asked the same thing when the existence of this letter first came to my attention.



And the user Caligo Umbrator came up with what I consider a very reasonable explanation.



I'd add that the...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 12-01-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,297
Well, ****, you got me then. It's either a...

Well, ****, you got me then. It's either a mock-up/hoax (a realistic-looking fake, but not one resembling any of the canonicals) or a photo from an unrelated, but Ripper-like, murder.

The face in...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 12-01-2015, 03:54 AM
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Eddowes misidentified as Kelly, p'raps?

Eddowes misidentified as Kelly, p'raps?
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 12-01-2015, 03:30 AM
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It's certainly possible. The inside of the face,...

It's certainly possible. The inside of the face, where the exposed skull should be, has a vaguely metallic sheen.

It's really good if it is a mock-up, though.

Here's...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 12-01-2015, 02:22 AM
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Where the Hell does this photograph cone from?

I did a Google image search for "Kosminski", and found this, of all things:

https://firstlightforum.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/jacktherippervictim.jpg

Though it's probably old-hat to most of the...
Forum: Bury, W.H. 12-01-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 106,519
I'd question the idea that a prospective client,...

I'd question the idea that a prospective client, Ripper or not, would even necessarily know the name of a prostitute he intends to use. It very possibly wouldn't come up in conversation.

That said,...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 12-01-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
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My strong impression is that serial killing...

My strong impression is that serial killing peaked in the mid-1980s through the early 1990s and has been on a steady decline since, along with much other violent crime, ticking upwards only slightly...
Forum: Letters and Communications 12-01-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,456
I must correct myself on a point in the OP: the...

I must correct myself on a point in the OP: the Openshaw letter is signed off as being from 'Jack The Ripper'. I'm not sure how I missed this. It certainly does make it more questionable to me...
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
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I don't actually disagree with you, in that I...

I don't actually disagree with you, in that I also consider the Lusk letter the likeliest communication from the killer. My point is only that several of the other letters have qualities to recommend...
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 08:35 PM
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Here we are. Page 142 hardcover:

Here we are. Page 142 hardcover:
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 08:11 PM
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"AND HAS SOME ONE HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO...

"AND HAS SOME ONE HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME THE NAME OF "JACK THE RIPPER" I'LL ACCEPT IT AND ACT UP TO IT"



"From Hell" wasn't the only ostensible communication to come with a cold cut....
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 07:06 PM
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Some of them certainly are - "A...

Some of them certainly are - "A WARNING" and its threat to a murder on the High Level Street which never happened.

But the September 24 letter doesn't bother me in this respect. Its author said he'd...
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
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My personal opinion is that 'From Hell' is much...

My personal opinion is that 'From Hell' is much more likely to be an authentic communication from the killer than 'Dear Boss', for the given reason.

That said, some of these others strike me as...
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
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Ah, haha, quite. >.>

Ah, haha, quite. >.>
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 01:59 AM
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By "the first one", do you mean 'Dear...

By "the first one", do you mean 'Dear Boss' (the first letter to use 'Jack The Ripper'), or the 24 September letter, which to my knowledge is the very first letter written to claim responsibility for...
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-30-2015, 12:31 AM
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'Ripper' letters which disavow or don't acknowledge the 'Ripper' sobriquet

A vast majority of the crank letters sent after the 'Dear Boss' letter of 25 September 1888 used the 'Jack The Ripper' title to identify its author. This is useful, as the preponderance of evidence...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 08-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,748
Looking into the Process Church, I definitely...

Looking into the Process Church, I definitely feel there's something there, no matter how conspiratorial that sounds.
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 08-27-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,748
This isn't a new observation either - I'm pretty...

This isn't a new observation either - I'm pretty sure it was made before in this thread - but the Lake Berryessa attack is so close to the Phantom killings that I have to think there was some sort of...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 08-27-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 122
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I'd like to get a show of hands on this: Would...

I'd like to get a show of hands on this:

Would it be fair to say that the closest point of comparison to the Zodiac would be David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam? As far as a killer with a relatively...
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