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Ripper Discussions
Discussion of the various individuals who have been suggested as being Jack the Ripper.
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Barnett, Joseph (30/1,583)
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Discussion of specific victims and information related to their individual murders, both canonical and proposed.
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Motive, Method and Madness
Forum for discussion about how Jack could have done it, why Jack might have done it and the psychological factors that are involved in serial killers. Also the forum for profiling discussions.
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Police Officials and Procedures
Discussion of the various police matters involved in the Jack the Ripper Investigation.
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Scene of the Crimes
Discussion for general Whitechapel geography, mapping and routes the killer might have taken. Also the place for general census information and "what was it like in Whitechapel" discussions.
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Doctors and Coroners
Discussion of the various doctors and coroners who were involved in the original investigation.
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Letters and Communications
Discussion of the letters and communications allegedly sent by the Ripper to the press, police and public.
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Dear Boss Letter (23/1,477)
Discussion of the numerous "witnesses" who gave their testimony either to the press or the police during the murder spree.
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Magazines and Journals dedicated to the study of Victorian England and Jack the Ripper.
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A place to discuss other historical mysteries, famous crimes, paranormal activity, infamous disasters, etc.
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Discussion of other criminal cases that have some relation to the Ripper, including various East End murders, other serial killers (both modern and historical), etc.
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  • Fisherman
    Framing Charles
    by Fisherman
    There are numerous things surrounding Charles Lechmere that point to him as being the Whitechapel killer. I have many times said that they cannot possibly...
    03-12-2021, 09:37 AM
  • c.d.
    If Schwartz Lied ...
    by c.d.
    The Schwartz discussion rages on. But if it were shown conclusively that he did in fact lie what does that tell us about Stride's death and whether or...
    02-14-2021, 06:15 PM
  • John Wheat
    Is it right?
    by John Wheat
    Is it right to build a case against a person with very little actual evidence/no real evidence/very flimsy evidence for being the Ripper? Or are we better...
    05-16-2021, 10:53 PM
  • erobitha
    Whitechapel Murders in Colour
    by erobitha
    As requested, I am now putting all my colourised images that have been spread around various threads. I will now add any more to this thread as I go....
    05-14-2021, 12:35 PM
  • clark2710
    How close have people gotten
    by clark2710
    I know that people have delved into the identity of Mary Kelly nearly as much as the Ripper himself. My question is, how close have people gotten over...
    05-01-2021, 03:26 AM