Between the period of August and November 1888, every night that came by was accompanied with a wholesome amount of fear in the English streets of Whitechapel district, this was because of the Odd number of deceased women that became an everyday discussion, within that period the pseudonymous murderer bearing the sobriquet "jack the ripper" became infamous for murdering a total amount of five women brutally, some other murders between1888 and 1892 have been speculatively attributed to him.
But the death of this very five women; mary Nichols (august 31), Annie Chapman (September ), Elizabeth Stride (September 30), Catherine Eddowes (September 30) and Mary Jane Kelly(November 9) were considered to be canonical, all jack's victims except one were gruesomely murdered while they where on the streets attempting to siphon money from Wealthy or just normal individual seeking for pleasure through sex, he has been known to posses a great contempt for women.
He was never bothered about the size nor age so far his victim has stained herself with the act of fornication he considered them unclean, bearing a strong conviction for the law of moses, he felt obliged to eradicate such uncleanness, on many accounts he mutilated the body of his victim after cutting open the throat in such a manner that protrays him as an anatomist, while depriving his victims of life, he strip of some organs form the body the likes of the uterus and kidney, on one occasion he mailed the kidney of his victim to the police with a taunting note made specifically for the authority it was signed under the name "jack the ripper" and a great portion of it declared him as the perpetrator of such loathsome crime.
Vigorous and active measures were taken to identify and apprehend the ghost criminal, but all efforts made were futile, in no time a large part of that community resorted to a protest expressing their displeasure and venting all frustration on the incompetency and failure of the home secretary and London police commissioner to arrest the serial killer.
The case retained its hold on the popular imagination, known instances of serial killing were infinitesimal, as of that time his little killing streak gave birth to themes for the production of innumerable literally and dramatic works in which many British writers and creators capitalized on and produced a huge amount of revenue, his dark work inspired the creation of varieties of horror novels such as "the lodge(1913) by Marie Adelaide Lowndesthat novel created a path for film producers to generate income as the creation of Alfred Hitchcock's "The lodge, a story of London fog"(1927) became a must watch movie. Some of such books created possessed a lot of controversies, as to how true the jack the rippers saga was, at some point, it was almost believable that his existence was false and it was just a made-up story to scare women away from prostitution, whether it was or not, it indeed scared a lot of women off the street at nights as the total number of harlots reduced drastically.
Some literal fanatics went further to detail the complete episode of all the occurred incidents without leaving aside all that was involved including the true identity of the deceased women some, went further to tag the whole scenario as one carried out by an occult society or a masonic plot, and that the police were covering up for highly placed offenders, perhaps even members of the royal family.
Not much was discovered about jack the ripper after the death of the five women but what was uncovered in that era, was a new tourist attraction and a new means of generating income as the murder site became a new location for a tourist industry in London.
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