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Forum: Pub Talk 08-25-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,695
Posted By DrHopper
Love that story, one of my favourite urban...

Love that story, one of my favourite urban legends!
Genuinely saddened - a real, true, hero.
Forum: Other Mysteries 08-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,342
Posted By DrHopper
Here is some more information for...

Here is some more information for you

http://www.scribd.com/doc/94795646/Fortean-Times-Issue-07

I don't have huge amounts of time to look at the moment, but this gives some points for further info...
Forum: Other Mysteries 08-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,342
Posted By DrHopper
Not much information on this, unfortunately. I...

Not much information on this, unfortunately.
I occasionally work in Collyhurst, and the whole place has been transformed (utterly ruined) by Manchester City Council 'urban development' nazis (a...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 08-17-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,106
Posted By DrHopper
And let's not forget the later case of Joseph...

And let's not forget the later case of Joseph Carson who, by his own admission, may or may not have murdered Jane Williams.
http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=6660
Forum: Martha Tabram 08-14-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 30,993
Posted By DrHopper
Thank you Caz for a superb post. You put into...

Thank you Caz for a superb post. You put into words my feelings/suspicions entirely, and in a far more coherent manner than I could achieve. This is why I think Martha Tabram was a victim of JTR.
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-25-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 97,850
Posted By DrHopper
You speak with such authority and such...

You speak with such authority and such dismissiveness.

http://www.catholicdoors.com/misc/names.htm#names2

But you're right, it's much better to imagine her as a French actress and Irish political...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-21-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,207
Posted By DrHopper
Wow, ok. That's more than a passing...

Wow, ok. That's more than a passing interest!
Mycenean stuff I know, but only through the interaction (invasion or influence) in the Late Minoan II/Post-Palatial periods. My speciality is Early to...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-21-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 97,850
Posted By DrHopper
Really? Jeanne is the French form of Jane, as in...

Really?
Jeanne is the French form of Jane, as in St Jeanne-Francoise Fremiot. The simplified Latinised version of Jane is Jeanette, and Marie is, obviously, a no-brainer. I think we are in danger of...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-21-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 97,850
Posted By DrHopper
It's ingenious... for a thriller novel. Surely...

It's ingenious... for a thriller novel.

Surely if we shave with Occam's razor, though, we have a mistaken witnesses, shaky timelines, a whole range of unanswerable questions and a dead woman, who...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
Thanks Phil for a really interesting post - lots...

Thanks Phil for a really interesting post - lots to chew over.
Personally, I do think we are dealing with 2, possibly 3, killers:
Jack (Kelly, Nichols, Chapman, Eddowes, Tabram);
Unknown #1...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,207
Posted By DrHopper
Right down my street indeed, as petrographic...

Right down my street indeed, as petrographic analysis is a tool I use on a regular basis, either directly or by interpreting the work of others. I have to admit, the Amarna Tablets is a little out of...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-21-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 97,850
Posted By DrHopper
The name Maria Jeanette is her baptismal name...

The name Maria Jeanette is her baptismal name given to her at her first baptism, and subsequently used in all official dealings with the Catholic Church - her burial for example. All good Catholics...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 97,850
Posted By DrHopper
All politics is full of intrigue and murder,...

All politics is full of intrigue and murder, especially the struggle for Irish independence (it still is). However, I'm just not sure that even the most rapid Fenian would do what was done to MJK to...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
Ha! I work in the Bronze Age of Greece, so all...

Ha!
I work in the Bronze Age of Greece, so all this Iron Age stuff is virtually modern to me! I go as far as the Proto-Geometric and then stop!

I guess that the differences you perceive are not as...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-20-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
Absolutely not. Firstly the differences between...

Absolutely not.
Firstly the differences between them would be immediately obvious (shape, paint, firing techniques, surface treatment, etc.) differences as obvious as a mutilated prostitute from a...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
Hi Lynn Ok, fair enough. You are right that...

Hi Lynn



Ok, fair enough. You are right that the traditional view is that they were all prostitutes, and that there may be some debate as to whether they were or not. I think a lot (most?) women in...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 97,850
Posted By DrHopper
Yes! This exactly! This is why the "Irish...

Yes!
This exactly!
This is why the "Irish Theory" holds absolutely no water with me.
The line is that she was mutilated to send a message... but to whom?
We don't know who she was, they didn't know...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-20-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
I agree to a point. But this is what I mean about...

I agree to a point. But this is what I mean about not using a macroscopic lens. JTR has a minute or two at most to kill and mutilate and get the hell out of there. He is not going to be delicately...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-20-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
Of course there are differences in the detail,...

Of course there are differences in the detail, but looking through a macroscopic lens what we have is a person killing prostitutes and mutilating them in a gruesome manner. This is the one defining...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-19-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
I'm an archaeologist - actually a pottery...

I'm an archaeologist - actually a pottery specialist. When we are faced with a site with thousands of sherds of pot, we have to try and sort them into manageable categories that we are able to...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-07-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 99,301
Posted By DrHopper
He's a scientist, a medical man. The use of the...

He's a scientist, a medical man. The use of the word 'apparently' there means that he was certain it was faecal matter, but without absolute proof of what it was, he would not state it as such. It...
Forum: Pub Talk 06-18-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,652
Posted By DrHopper
I agree with the sentiment - stinky kid =...

I agree with the sentiment - stinky kid = unpleasant for all, and clearly the parents are too stupid to do anything about it. However, I do think the school overstepped the mark; a letter or meeting...
Forum: Annie Chapman 06-08-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,490
Posted By DrHopper
You have my sincere sympathy. It does get easier...

You have my sincere sympathy. It does get easier and better (no matter which side is 'right', whatever that means anyway), but it is a nightmare. In a few years you will look back and be glad that it...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 05-29-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,081
Views: 2,862,160
Posted By DrHopper
Hi Bridewell It's actually a stone canopy, or at...

Hi Bridewell
It's actually a stone canopy, or at least the remains of one - the 'lead' part is a rounded stone cupola standing proud of the wall.
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 05-28-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4,081
Views: 2,862,160
Posted By DrHopper
I have just checked, and I have only 2...

I have just checked, and I have only 2 photographs on my hard drive from a walk I did a few years ago, should anyone be interested (It's 250 north of Whitechapel, but is sort of relevant, but if...
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