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What????? You mean Ancient Aliens isn't HISTORY????

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Huh-- how did YOU celebrate World UFO Day (July 2), Steady?

I like UFO lore, but the "ancient aliens" mythology is just too much, sometimes.
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Remember when The H in History Channel stood for Hitler (that was a joke in the US for years, that the only thing ever on the History Channel was Hitler documentaries....) but damn.. at least that WAS HISTORY!!

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And by the way PCDUNN... I celebrated World UFO day like we all should have..... wearing my tin foil hat, chanting lyrics to Klaatu songs and trying to telepathically contact Art Bell....duh!!
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Remember when The H in History Channel stood for Hitler (that was a joke in the US for years, that the only thing ever on the History Channel was Hitler documentaries....) but damn.. at least that WAS HISTORY!!

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And by the way PCDUNN... I celebrated World UFO day like we all should have..... wearing my tin foil hat, chanting lyrics to Klaatu songs and trying to telepathically contact Art Bell....duh!!
Hey, leave Klaatu out of your warped theories, I remember when they hit the stage and the theories were that they were the Fab Four reunited.
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Episode 3 of American Ripper was another disappointment. The DNA test on Eddowes' shawl from last episode yielded no match to H.H. Holmes, no surprise there. But the real disappointment was that they resorted yet again to things like "language analysis" of the Ripper letters and making composite sketches from eyewitness descriptions. No one says these things aren't useful, but they are supposed to serve as AIDS to an investigation, not as proofs of anything. Every time someone has a theory about JTR's identify, they almost always use these two means to buttress the theory, because they know these are the two easiest things to be made to appear convincing.
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Agreed, YomRippur, but at least they have been talking to real Ripperologists-- Stewart Evans!-- and not making them out to be weirdos.

Mudgett is rather credulous, positively depressed when the DNA test failed, and too excited when the language analysts told him the Dear Boss letter used Americanisms. Now it's back to the U.S. for next week's​ episode where they apparently plan to look for missing victims of the Murder Hotel.

What do you think of the creepy photo of Holmes they keep using? His eyes seem unusual to me, rather dead-like. I can't imagine a Ripper witness not remarking on them.
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Holmes suffered from Esotropia and was apparently ashamed enough of it that one of the most remarked upon things from people throughout his life was his unwillingness to make eye contact. This eye condition of his is apparent in some photographs.

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Holmes suffered from Esotropia and was apparently ashamed enough of it that one of the most remarked upon things from people throughout his life was his unwillingness to make eye contact. This eye condition of his is apparent in some photographs.

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Thanks for that reply, JM. I see from Wiki it means he had an eye condition in which one or more eyes turned inward. It mostly happens when the person tries to focus, so that would make a certain amount of sense.
You wouldn't think he'd be so charming with the ladies, would you?
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They never acknowledged in the show that the Ripper letter are generally not believed to have come from Jack.

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There is a great Youtube video by Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson on why the whole UFO thing is so farfetched. I love Neil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BRDCxNEuyg

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