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Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-18-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 20,685
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: 781
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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: 21,100
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: 523
Views: 134,137
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: 852
Views: 100,660
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: 852
Views: 100,660
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
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-08-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 100,660
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Trevor, Are you suggesting that these...

Hi Trevor,

Are you suggesting that these "bona fide medical persons with anatomical knowledge" aided and abetted the Ripper myth by leading the post mortem doctors to believe that Chapman and...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-02-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,619
Posted By Simon Wood
Magicians never explain their tricks to an...

Magicians never explain their tricks to an audience.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-02-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,619
Posted By Simon Wood
Jack wore a magic hat fitted with Aladdin's Lamp,...

Jack wore a magic hat fitted with Aladdin's Lamp, which allowed him to see clearly in the dark without being visible to passers-by.

QED.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Gary, You say that other than establishing an...

Hi Gary,

You say that other than establishing an alibi for the murders of Nichols and Chapman, Pizer's appearance at Chapman's inquest was superfluous.

I respectfully disagree. Ponder this.

Just...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi MrBarnett, Nice find. A couple of years ago...

Hi MrBarnett,

Nice find.

A couple of years ago I posted about the Cowan/Cohen homophone and got unmercifully savaged by Lord Snooty.

Bryan Mawer of the Sugar Refiners and Sugarbakers database,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Scott, It's an interesting idea, except that...

Hi Scott,

It's an interesting idea, except that Eye Witness mentions time, place and policemen. John Pizer mentions Church Street, but no policemen, and gets the day right. Gabriel [who is repeating...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
What corroboration? One, two or three policemen...

What corroboration?

One, two or three policemen [take your pick] witness an incident on 2nd September 1888 near the sugar refinery on Hanbury Street. Pizer was last seen [when and by whom?] at the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
"Is there anything that contradicts...

"Is there anything that contradicts that?"

Lots. And nothing to support it.

There is a fourth partial version, that of Sergeant Thick.

The Star, 11th September 1888—

"Leather Apron has not been...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
You're right. The Sunderland newspaper could have...

You're right. The Sunderland newspaper could have got the story from a number of sources. We shall never know which one, but that won't stop hardcore Ripperologists from arguing the arse out of the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
It's fairly obvious that the newspaper was fed...

It's fairly obvious that the newspaper was fed the story by a London Correspondent, of whom there were many. It's how all provincial papers got their non-local stories.

Here's what the Sunderland...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Why must anything have come before? Something has...

Why must anything have come before? Something has to be first.

Yes, the newspaper also reported that Nichols may have been murdered some distance from Bucks Row.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
I didn't say that Eye Witness claimed LA's London...

I didn't say that Eye Witness claimed LA's London debut was on Sunday 2nd September. I merely stated a spurious fact.

How stupid do the police have to be? I don't believe the police were stupid. But...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Three indeed. Allow me to clarify. Leather...

Three indeed.

Allow me to clarify.

Leather Apron as a Whitechapel murderer contender made his world debut on 1st September 1888 in the two northern newspapers previously referenced.

According to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Interestingly, Inspector Helson’s 7th September...

Interestingly, Inspector Helson’s 7th September 1888 report makes no mention of the 2nd September 1888 Leather Apron incident involving the one—or possibly two—J Division constables.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
I have no issue with any of that, but I don't see...

I have no issue with any of that, but I don't see what it has to do with whether or not the Eye Witness incident—which was Leather Apron's world debut—actually took place.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Or the Eye Witness incident was made out of whole...

Or the Eye Witness incident was made out of whole cloth.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Hi Scott, Thank you. I agree with Paul. I shall...

Hi Scott,

Thank you. I agree with Paul. I shall re-visit his Rip article. The whole Leather Apron story has an air of contrivance about it.

The name Leather Apron made its debut in the Sheffield...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
I have my doubts about the incident actually...

I have my doubts about the incident actually having taken place.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,180
Posted By Simon Wood
Yes, siree. That's them.

Yes, siree. That's them.
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