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Forum: Other Mysteries Today, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Not sure about inanimate objects can be...

Not sure about inanimate objects can be bewitched, but I once had a tadpole that was turned into a frog.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Sorry, the sigs do match, and emphatically so....

Sorry, the sigs do match, and emphatically so. And the fact that a silly Royal conspiracy theory was cooked up in the latter half of the 20th Century can't have any bearing on Topping's being on the...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There is far, far more in favour of George...

There is far, far more in favour of George William Topping Hutchinson being the Miller's Court witness.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Boy-fiddler, so not Jack. Not even the witness...

Boy-fiddler, so not Jack. Not even the witness George Hutchinson.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride Yesterday, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Calm down, dear! I don't have a preconceived...

Calm down, dear! I don't have a preconceived theory; just trying to reconstruct her final movements, that's all. If she wanted one final sweet before death, or fished out the packet mistaking it for...
Forum: Bury, W.H. Yesterday, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Excellent work, Wyatt. Nice looking site, and...

Excellent work, Wyatt. Nice looking site, and very informative.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
That was "a" George Hutchinson. ...

That was "a" George Hutchinson. Whether it was "the" George Hutchinson is another matter.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride Yesterday, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not sure either, but I think it's unlikely...

I'm not sure either, but I think it's unlikely she'd have lost consciousness right away in any case, even with a swift cut to the throat. Besides, I'd guess that letting go of a packet of sweets...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride Yesterday, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
No time to react? How long does it take to let go...

No time to react? How long does it take to let go of a packet of sweets?
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 01-15-2019, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Agreed about the possibility of cadaveric spasm,...

Agreed about the possibility of cadaveric spasm, although that doesn't always happen. However, I still wonder how she could, or would, have held onto the sweet packet before death, let alone before...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 01-15-2019, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Maybe, but I find it likely that she'd let them...

Maybe, but I find it likely that she'd let them go as she died, put up a defence and/or struggled for her life.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 01-15-2019, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
That crossed my mind, too, Caz. But why was she...

That crossed my mind, too, Caz. But why was she still holding the packet when she was found dead?
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 01-15-2019, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
My puzzlement isn't so much to do with the fact...

My puzzlement isn't so much to do with the fact that she had cachous, but that she happened still to be holding a packet of them whilst in her death throes. Unless her killer struck at the exact...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 01-15-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 367
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Posted By Sam Flynn
What was she doing with the cachous to begin...

What was she doing with the cachous to begin with? Did she perhaps fish them out of her pocket after her assault, in a futile last grasp at normality before she expired? Might she, in a daze, have...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-14-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,025
Posted By Sam Flynn
It says precisely that: "In the doorway of...

It says precisely that: "In the doorway of the deceased's house I saw a man in a wideawake hat standing"... Really?!! Perhaps Mr Blotchy stayed longer than we thought ;)

The Daily News' report of...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-14-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Sam Flynn
"Another man with a woman passed along"...

"Another man with a woman passed along" - not "Another man with a woman entered Miller's Court".

One passes along a street; one doesn't "pass along" by turning into an entrance passage.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-14-2019, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Even clearer? Got it right, more like. The Daily...

Even clearer? Got it right, more like. The Daily News would have us believe that the couple was drunk, which is a clear sign that its account of Lewis's testimony had been trimmed to the point where...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,025
Posted By Sam Flynn
The source you provided in response to Daryl...

The source you provided in response to Daryl above:
You mean he suddenly started watching the court only when Lewis approached, prior to which he was looking elsewhere? Don't think so.

Besides, when...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-13-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I certainly wouldn't expect to rewrite history on...

I certainly wouldn't expect to rewrite history on the basis of a Daily News report that doesn't tally with 99% of our other sources or, frankly, logic and common sense.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-13-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,025
Posted By Sam Flynn
Lewis's testimony should stand on its own, and it...

Lewis's testimony should stand on its own, and it does so pretty coherently in spite of what the isolated Daily News (mis)report might say.

You may take it in conjunction with Hutchinson's if you...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-13-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,025
Posted By Sam Flynn
Yes, but it contradicts all the other reports of...

Yes, but it contradicts all the other reports of the same part of her testimony. An elementary ability in comprehension and logic will tell you that, when Lewis saw Wideawake Man and noticed a couple...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-13-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,025
Posted By Sam Flynn
A couple of mentions in the press, which fly in...

A couple of mentions in the press, which fly in the face of more logical and coherent accounts of what transpired in all the other reports, and which directly contradict Sarah Lewis's saying - quite...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 01-12-2019, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
A few people argue that, but I'm not one of them....

A few people argue that, but I'm not one of them. To my mind, there's no way he could have missed the body.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Exactly what I thought, Richard. Fascinating.

Exactly what I thought, Richard. Fascinating.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 01-12-2019, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Here's a view of the eastern horizon from London...

Here's a view of the eastern horizon from London - with a generic, rural background image I hasten to add! - at 5:30 on that morning, using the astronomical software "Stellarium"

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