Man or Myth?

So now the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper has been thrown wide open. He singularly has for over 127 years been credited with the killing of 5 prostitutes in Whitechapel, this may not now be the case as my investigation has cast a doubt about all of these five murders having been committed by the same person, as well as the earlier murder of Martha Tabram and the later murders of McKenzie and Coles who have been suggested as being ripper victims. So it is quite feasible there could have been different killers involved in the commission of these murders in Whitechapel with none of them acting together in a joint enterprise.

My investigation uncovered a total of 17 unsolved Ripper like murders which occurred between 1863- 1894 not only in London but also in Germany and The USA. I suggest that the German merchant seaman Carl Feigenbaum could have been responsible for one, some or all of these murders. That view has not changed.

So that still leaves un-answered questions. Was there such a person as Jack the Ripper or was he just an urban myth? My long and protracted investigation led me to believe that there was no singular Jack the Ripper and that in fact he was nothing more than an urban myth. The police seldom referred to the killer as Jack the Ripper choosing to refer to the killer as The Whitechapel Murderer.

The name Jack the Ripper was believed to have been created by a member of the press by the name of Thomas Bulling. During the murders a letter was sent to The Central News Agency Office purporting to be from the killer, it was signed Jack the Ripper. The letter was dated September 25th 1888 and was received at the press offices on September 27th 1888. Bulling was also believed to have written the “Saucy Jack” postcard also sent to the Central News Agency on October 1st 1888 and also signed Jack the Ripper. The handwriting on both has many similar characteristics and is strikingly similar to the handwriting of Bulling which Bulling wrote in the normal course of his daily press work in 1888.

From that day on the myth was created and has to this day resulted in all of the Whitechapel Murders being attributed to the same killer, whether the police looked upon them in the same light we may never fully know. If the name of Jack the Ripper was removed from the investigation and the longstanding theory that he removed organs from some of the victims at the crime scene what remains. The answer is nothing more than a series of unsolved murders all of which bear some similarities to each other. If these facts in 1888 had been fully known and explored then all of these murders with the passage of time would no doubt have drifted into obscurity.

The search to obtain the truth still goes on however the passage of time has not been kind to my 21st Century Investigation in relation to all of these murders which occurred 126 years ago. However I remain the ever eternal optimist that one day new evidence will come to light to finally close a murder case which has and still does to this very day fascinate people worldwide.