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Old 07-05-2017, 02:59 AM
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So yet another TV episode saying they have the real jack the Ripper. this claim is HH Holmes. Anyone care to comment?
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So yet another TV episode saying they have the real jack the Ripper. this claim is HH Holmes. Anyone care to comment?
Yep. (Care to comment)

Nope (Holmes as Jacky boy)
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:39 AM
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agreed to GUT´s reply (both)
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:08 AM
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Two completely different killers. HH Holmes killed for monetary profit.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:28 AM
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Two completely different killers. HH Holmes killed for monetary profit.
...and additionally i guess he did not prefer the bloody mess like JtR did.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:46 AM
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It wasn't H.H.H. He was a "thrifty" killer, as he sold the dissected skeletons of his victims to medical schools (supposedly) - they were dissected in special medical surgery rooms in his Chicago Murder Castle, built in the 1890s to get victims (tourists) going to the "World's Columbian Exposition" in Chicago.

Check out Erik Larson's "The Devil in the White City".


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Old 07-05-2017, 09:16 AM
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As far as I know, he wasn't anywhere near London at the time. He seems to have spent a good portion of 1888 being sued.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:11 AM
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I agree with all of the above. And as Mike said, surely he was in The States at the time?

Or is someone planning a Neil Cream-like piece of subterfuge including bribery and doppelgängers.

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Old 07-05-2017, 11:58 AM
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Also, please note it is a descendant of "H. H. Holmes" (who was born Herman Webster Mudgett) who is claiming all this stuff about Holmes is Jack the Ripper.

That tends to make it questionable as a real i.d., I would think.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:16 PM
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About as much evidence for Holmes being the Ripper as there is for Vincent Van Gogh being the Ripper.
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