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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Simon Wood
And I'll bet they were warm and nourishing.

And I'll bet they were warm and nourishing.
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
He had a parcel wrapped in a newspaper in his...

He had a parcel wrapped in a newspaper in his hand. The parcel was about 18in. long and 6in. to 8in. broad.

That would be a huge portion of fish and chips.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-09-2018, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
It would appear that Abberline wasn't...

It would appear that Abberline wasn't sufficiently savvy to work out for himself the 'arm through the window' trick.

Abberline [inquest testimony]—

"Barnett informs me that it [the key] has been...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-09-2018, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Jon, I do? Kindly explain. Regards, Simon

Hi Jon,

I do?

Kindly explain.

Regards,

Simon
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-09-2018, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
Millers Court tenant, 41 year-old charwoman,...

Millers Court tenant, 41 year-old charwoman, Julia Venturney, testified—

“She broke the windows a few weeks ago whilst drunk . . .”

Happily, the windows got broken before the key...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-09-2018, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Sam, It is in Ripperland. Have a warm, safe...

Hi Sam,

It is in Ripperland.

Have a warm, safe Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Regards,

Simon
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-09-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 628
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Posted By Simon Wood
Strange that the key should be found after the...

Strange that the key should be found after the door had been broken open.

Personally, I do not believe the key was ever lost, nor that the door was ever locked.

Put this together with the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-08-2018, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
On Monday 12th November, the early edition of the...

On Monday 12th November, the early edition of the Evening Standard—on sale before the start of the inquest, and the fifth edition of the Star, on sale before Inspector Abberline gave his evidence at...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 628
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Posted By Simon Wood
A locked room mystery was being sold. If...

A locked room mystery was being sold.

If McCarthy did have a spare key he wouldn't have needed to break down the door, and that would have ruined the denouement of said scenario.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-08-2018, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
You could put it that way. I prefer to believe...

You could put it that way.

I prefer to believe it was a BS story to gloss over the time period between Abberline's arrival at 11.30-ish and 1.30 pm when the door to Room 13 was allegedly broken...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-08-2018, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
On November 14th 1888, the New York Sun's London...

On November 14th 1888, the New York Sun's London correspondent Arthur Brisbane interviewed Robert Anderson.

Anderson told him—

“At 11 o’clock the last murder was discovered, and we knew of it here...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-03-2018, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
I don't recall Hutchinson mentioning the bullseye...

I don't recall Hutchinson mentioning the bullseye on the back of Mr. Astrakhan's long dark coat.

Mr. A. was a mugger's wet dream.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 11-27-2018, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Jon, I call the whole George Hutchinson/Mr....

Hi Jon,

I call the whole George Hutchinson/Mr. Astrakhan scenario BS.

It must be my suspicious nature.

Here's a chart that might be useful.

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Forum: Hutchinson, George 11-26-2018, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Jon, This was a Wednesday newspaper reporting...

Hi Jon,

This was a Wednesday newspaper reporting a statement made last evening [Tuesday].

You're suggesting it was a actually a Tuesday story reporting a statement made last evening [Monday].

This...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 11-26-2018, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Varqm, Evening News, Wednesday 14th November...

Hi Varqm,

Evening News, Wednesday 14th November 1888—

ANOTHER STATEMENT CONFIRMING ONE MADE ON MONDAY

The following statement was made yesterday [Tuesday] evening by George Hutchinson, a...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 11-25-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 628
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Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Varqm, Why do you think this is stretching...

Hi Varqm,

Why do you think this is stretching things too far?

Regards,

Simon
Forum: Hutchinson, George 11-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 628
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Posted By Simon Wood
Sarah Lewis saw the man whom the police wanted...

Sarah Lewis saw the man whom the police wanted everyone to believe was George Hutchinson and point a finger at the equally fictional Mr. Astrakhan.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 11-24-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 628
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Posted By Simon Wood
It might just as well be asked why lodging house...

It might just as well be asked why lodging house deputy Frederick Williamson wasn't asked to take a look at Edward Stanley.
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi All. What makes Charlie Chittenden think that...

Hi All.

What makes Charlie Chittenden think that Mary Kelly will be ether-casting on the FM waveband?

18913

Perhaps it has something to do with the initials on the wall in Room 13.

Sad and...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-18-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 34,380
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Scott, Which of the Swanson family do you...

Hi Scott,

Which of the Swanson family do you mean?

Regards,

Simon
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-18-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 34,380
Posted By Simon Wood
What Anderson didn't know, he made up or cribbed...

What Anderson didn't know, he made up or cribbed from others.

He got his Polish Jew suspect from Macnaghten's memorandum.
Forum: Letters and Communications 11-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,216
Posted By Simon Wood
Donald McCormick was a peddler of dubious...

Donald McCormick was a peddler of dubious facts.

In his biography of Ian Fleming, he wrote that John Dee, astrologer, occult philosopher and advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, used to sign himself...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-09-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 143,383
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Craig H, Is this the guy? 18899 Why would...

Hi Craig H,

Is this the guy?

18899

Why would you even think that this man, or someone of his type, might have been the Ripper?

You do realise that very soon we are going to run out of people who...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 118,300
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Trevor, If these "bona fide medical...

Hi Trevor,

If these "bona fide medical persons" were secretly purloining the organs at the mortuary, why did Doctors Sequiera and Brown feel the need to perpetuate the 'Ripper and his lightning...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-08-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 118,300
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Kattrup, I should have added " . . . and...

Hi Kattrup,

I should have added " . . . and the doctors fell for it?"

Regards,

Simon
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