jack the ripper victim


The Ten Bells is a historic pub located at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street in London. It’s most likely most notable for its association with infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Two victims of this elusive killer, Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly, were frequent guests of the pub. The two sex-workers would often pick up clients outside the Ten Bells.

On the evening of 7 September, 1888, Annie finished off her drink and walked out into the chilly winter air. Little did she know, she would be Jack the Ripper’s next victim. The following morning, her bloody and mutilated body was discovered on Haybury Street.

It’s no surprise that there is a plethora of paranormal activity reported from the Ten Bells. Staff and guests alike have recalled seeing an elderly man clad in Victorian-era clothing loitering around the pub before disappearing, seemingly into thin air. Ohers have reported that when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December, a shadowy figure can be seen jumping from Westminster Bridge. This shadowy figure is said to be Jack the Ripper himself.


Mary Jane Kelly (c. 1863 – 9 November 1888), also known as “Marie Jeanette” Kelly, “Fair Emma”, “Ginger” and “Black Mary”, is widely believed to be the fifth and final victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who killed and mutilated prostitutes in the Whitechapel area of London from late August to early November 1888.


The Canonical five victims of Jack the Ripper. 

  1. Mary Ann Nichols, 43 - 31 August 1888,  Buck’s Row
  2. Annie Chapman, 47 -  8 September 1888,  29 Hanbury Street
  3. Elizabeth Stride, 44 -  30 September 1888,  Berner Street
  4. Catherine Eddowes, 46 -  30 September 1888,  Mitre Square
  5. Mary Jane Kelly, 25 -  9 November 1888,  Dorset Street
Kuroshitsuji Scenery Pt 1

Yana Toboso pays so much attention to small details in her manga which always amazes me. For example, the scenery is often very accurate to how it looks in reality or in historical documents (newspapers, drawings, photos,…). I’ve made a post about some scenes just recently but there are many more of them. So in this post series I want to collect all these scenes from the manga. Please correct me if I’m wrong about something or if I missed a scene. :)

Here’s part 1: chapters 1-11 (other parts will follow over the next weeks; you’ll find all parts here after I’ve posted them).

Ch 6: Fleet Street, London

Ch 6: Buck’s Row, London (Jack the Ripper murder scene; victim: Mary Ann Nichols)

Ch 8: Hanbury Street, London (Jack the Ripper murder scene; victim: Annie Chapman)

Ch 9: Miller’s Court, London (Jack the Ripper murder scene; victim: Mary Jane Kelly)

Ch 10: A gothic church (where Vincent and Rachel married; I’m not sure which church it is exactly but it could be the Church of Christ the King in Bloomsbury, London, for example)

Ch 11: St Augustine’s Church, Kilburn, London (not sure about whether it’s the right church for this one, either)

The stories of these women are each extraordinary and unique, and for nearly 130 years the media has over-simplified their true histories. The Five have always been regarded as society’s waste – filthy, ruined, pitiful drink-sodden whores, yet not one of them began life this way and none of them came from the East End. They were from Sweden, Wales, the Midlands. Their fathers and husbands were printers, carpenters, gentleman’s valets, coachmen, and soldiers in the Queen’s Life Guard. Their daughters attended fee-paying schools, their fathers-in-law were property developers. They glimpsed Queen Victoria and rubbed shoulders with Charles Dickens. The Five seeks to restore these women their humanity and reclaim the Jack the Ripper narrative in favour of his victims.
—  Hallie Rubenhold on her new book ‘The Five’ a biography of the five victims of Jack the Ripper, due to be published in spring 2018
10 Serial Killers Never Caught
  1. Charlie Chop-off: The killer had a bad habit of stabbing young African-American boys, and subjecting them to genital mutilation. The killer’s first victim was an eight-year-old African-American boy named Douglas Owen. Owen was found on March 9, 1972 on a Manhattan rooftop. The young boy had been stabbed 38 times and his penis had been mutilated. Over the next year, two other young boys would be found stabbed to death with their penises removed. In 1974, the police arrested a man named Erno Soto after he confessed to the murder of one of Charlie Chop-Off’s victims. However, Soto was considered to be mentally unstable, so his testimony wasn’t taken too seriously. In addition, a survivor of an attack by Charlie Chop-Off could not make a positive I.D of Erno Soto. As a result, Soto was found to not be guilty of the heinous crimes. Even so, the Charlie Chop-Off murders came to an abrupt halt after Soto’s arrest, leaving police to believe that he is still the most likely suspect.
  2. The Honolulu Strangler: The Honolulu strangler is the first known serial killer on the usually peaceful islands of Hawaii. This killer is thought to have murdered a total of five women in the mid-1980’s. The first victim of The Honolulu Strangler was a 27-year-old woman, named Vicky Gail Purdy. Her body was found on May 30, 1985. She had been raped, strangled and her hands were tied behind her back. Then on January 14, 1986, The Honolulu Strangler struck again. 17-Year-Old, Regina Sakamoto’s body was found in the exact same fashion that Purdy’s was. Over the course of the next three months, three more women would be found raped, strangled, with their hands bound behind their backs. The police interrogated a suspect in association with the murders. The suspect’s girlfriend told police that, whenever the two of them would have a lover’s spat, the suspect would leave the house, and then The Honolulu Strangler would strike. Despite this testimony and the fact that the suspect failed a polygraph test, the police were forced to let the suspect go due to lack of evidence. However, strangely enough, the murders in Honolulu stopped right after the police brought their suspect in for questioning.
  3. Stoneman: Stoneman is India’s most notorious serial killer. He is believed to have committed 13 murders in Calcutta, and a possible dozen more in Bombay. Stoneman’s first victim was found in June of 1989. The victim was a homeless man who was sleeping alone in a dimly lit area. He was killed by being bashed over the head with a stone. Over the next six months, twelve more homeless victims would be killed in the exact same fashion. In 1985, there were a dozen homeless people murdered in Bombay, in the same way that would eventually be occurring in Calcutta. This led authorities to believe that the same person was committing the murders, but they couldn’t be sure that the original killings hadn’t inspired a copycat killer. The police brought in a number of suspects but weren’t able to charge anyone with the murders. However, the killings came to a halt after the suspects were brought in for questioning, leaving many to believe that the real killer was part of the group of suspects that the authorities questioned.
  4. The February 9th Killer: The February 9th killer is a serial killer who is believed to be responsible for the 2006 murder of Sonia Mejia and her unborn child, and the 2008 murder of Damiana Castillo in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both of these women were strangled in their apartments and both of these murders were committed on February 9th, hence the killer’s name. The killer would get his victims to open their doors and then force his way into their homes. Investigators were able to link the two cases through DNA analysis, but they weren’t able to get a match. As a result, the case went cold in 2011.
  5. Jack the Ripper: Jack the Ripper is arguably London’s most notorious serial killer. He was active in 1888 and his killing grounds were areas that were fairly poor, in and around the Whitechapel district of London. Jack the Ripper’s name comes from a letter that was written by someone who was claiming to be the infamous killer. Today, this letter is considered to be a hoax but the name Jack the Ripper stuck. Jack the Ripper is responsible for the murder of a possible five victims. All of these victims were working girls who had their throats slit, before being mutilated by the Ripper. In three cases, the Ripper even took a souvenir of his kill, the internal organs of his victims. All of these killings took place between the 31st of August and the 9th of November, in 1888. Although law enforcers worked diligently to solve these murders, and were even sent a letter from the killer himself (which contained a half-preserved kidney), no one was able to discover who Jack the Ripper actually was. Today, there are over a hundred theories as to who the infamous serial killer could be.
  6. The Baby-Sitter Killer: The Babysitter Killer, also known as the Oakland County Child Killer, is responsible for the murders of at least four children. The killer was active between 1976 and 1977, in Oakland County, Michigan. The murders took place during a thirteen-month period, causing panic in Southeastern Michigan. During this time, children would not be let out of their houses without a parent or guardian present and the few who were allowed to go out without their parents, had to do so in a large group, where everyone could see them. The Babysitter Killer’s first known victim was twelve-year-old, Mark Stebbins. He went missing on February 15th and his body was found just four days later. He was found laid out on a snow bank with the same outfit that he had on the day he went missing. He had been strangled and sexually assaulted. The next three victims were all found fully clothed, and in plain sight. Although law enforcers brought in many suspects for questioning, they were never able to tie anyone to the crime. The case was reopened in 2012.
  7. Jack the Stripper: Jack the Stripper is the nickname of a serial killer who was active in London, between 1964 and 1965. The reason why his given name is so similar to that of Jack the Ripper’s is because their victimology is so alike. Like Jack the Ripper, Jack the Stripper murdered prostitutes. He murdered between six and eight prostitutes and then dumped their bodies into the River Thames. Jack the Stripper’s first known victim was named Hannah Tailford. Her body was found in February, 1964. She had been strangled and some of her teeth were missing. When a second body was found around where Hannah had been dumped, 57-year-old Kenneth Archibald confessed to the two murders. However, police dismissed his confession when he failed to remember certain facts about the killings and when a third body was found. A total of three more bodies were found, that seemed to match Jack the Stripper’s murders. Around this time, John Du Rose, the head of the investigation, held a press conference announcing that their pool of 7,000 suspects had gone down to 20, then 10, and finally three. After this, the killings inexplicably stopped and Jack the Stripper got away with murder.
  8. The Atlanta Ripper: The Atlanta Ripper was active during the year 1911, in Atlanta. This unidentified person is responsible for the murders of anywhere between 15-21 women. The Atlanta Ripper’s first victim was found on May 28, 1911. The woman was named Belle Walker. She was an African-American woman who was found with her throat slit, just 25 yards from her home. Then on June 15, the body of another African-American woman, Addie Watts was found in the exact same fashion as Belle Walker’s. By the end of 1911, another thirteen African-American or dark skinned women would be found with their throat’s slashed. Although six different suspects were questioned in correlation with the murders, no one was ever convicted.
  9. The Original Night Stalker/East Area Rapist: The Original Night Stalker was active in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, in Contra Costa County. His first victims to ever be reported were Dr. Robert Offerman and his girlfriend, Debra Alexandra Manning. The couple was shot and killed in their home on December 30, 1979. During the next seven years, The Original Night Stalker took seven more victims, all by breaking into their homes, where he would kill them. Around the same time as The Original Night Walker killings were going on, San Francisco was being terrorized by the East Area Rapist. This man would break into the homes of women and then rape them. He managed to do this 50 times. In 2001, investigators made a miraculous discovery using DNA testing. They discovered that The Original Night Stalker and the East Area Rapist were in fact, the same person. Thankfully, this serial killer/ rapist’s crimes stopped in 1986, leaving many to believe that he either died or was imprisoned for another crime. 
  10. The Zodiac Killer:  The Zodiac killer is arguably the most infamous, unidentified serial killer of all time. He was active in Northern California in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Although the Zodiac Killer claims to have murdered 37 people, investigators have only been able to link him to 5 deaths and 2 injuries. The Zodiac Killer’s first known victims were Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday. They were found on December 20, 1968. The couple were on their first date and were planning on attending the Christmas Concert at Hogan High School. Instead, the couple decided to visit a friend and then they made their way over to a gravel turnout, that was well-known as “Lovers’ Lane,” that’s when they came into contact with the Zodiac Killer. Investigators believe that the killer exited his car and made his way over to the couple’s car. He then ordered them to exit their own car. Jensen seems to have exited first but when Faraday attempted to exit, the killer shot him in the head. When Jensen tried to flee from the killer, he shot her as well. The Zodiac Killer would go on to claim five more victims. During his killings, the Zodiac Killer would send letters to the police, taunting them. He would make demands, give them cryptograms to solve in order to reveal his true identity, and he would tell them about upcoming attacks. His final letter concluded with this, “Me=37, SFPD=0.” A number of people were suspected to be the Zodiac Killer but nothing ever came of it. A few people have even confessed to the crimes, while other children have come forward claiming that their father or stepfather was the real Zodiac Killer. However, none of these claims came with much evidence to back them up, meaning that the Zodiac Killer has yet to be identified.

“What I saw when I pushed back an old coat and peeped through a broken pane of glass was….too harrowing to be described. It remains with me - and always will remain - as the most gruesome memory of my entire policing career”.

- Officer Dew, on his discovery of the mutilated corpse of Mary Kelly - the final victim of infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper - on November 9, 1888

anonymous asked:

Have you ever been to any murder/death/crime related places like the lizzie borden house?

Yes, I’ve been to the Lizzie Borden B&B! I’ve also been to Ground Zero and The World Trade Centre (before 9/11, obviously). I’ve been to Barrowlands, where Bible John picked up his victims. I’ve been to the apartment of Mary Sullivan, the final victim of The Boston Strangler. I’ve been to the apartment of Dr. George Parkman, who was killed by John Webster. I’ve seen where the Black Dahlia was discovered. I’ve been to the home of George Hill Hodel, who was one of the suspects in the Black Dahlia case. I’ve been to the home where Ramon Novarro was killed. I’ve been to the home where Erik and Lyle Menendez killed their parents. I’ve been to Alcatraz. I’ve been to the house where the Wonderland murders took place. I’ve been to the house where Bugsy Siegel was killed and the house where Rebecca Schaefer was killed. I’ve been to the Viper Room, where River Pheonix died. I’ve been to the restaurant Sharon Tate had her last meal. I’ve been to the home where 14-year-old Cheryl Crane stabbed Johnny Stompanato to death. I’ve seen where Jack the Ripper picked up, and dumped, some of his victims. I’ve been to Sachausen Concentration Camp and the spot where Hitler’s Bunker once stood. I’ve been to Tianamen Square. I’ve been to The Last Resort bar where Aileen Wuornos often drank and was eventually apprehended at. I’ve seen the Dakota where John Lennon was killed.

I think there’s definitely more than this but I am having trouble remembering everywhere…


October 15th 1888: ‘From Hell’ letter received

On this day in 1888, the infamous ‘From Hell’ letter, allegedly written by serial killer 'Jack the Ripper’, was received. The letter was sent to George Lusk, the head of Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, who were investigating the Jack the Ripper murders. These sensational murders rocked London in 1888, as an unknown attacker killed five prostitutes in the Whitechapel area, often brutally mutilating their bodies. The ‘From Hell’ letter told how the killer had supposedly taken a kidney from one of his victims and eaten one half, and another half was sent with the letter. It said: “I send you half the Kidne I took from one women prasarved it for you tother pirce I fried and ate it was very nise”. Of all the letters sent claiming to be the murderer, this one is most often considered legitimate, as it did not use the pseudonym 'Jack the Ripper’, and the most recent victim had had her kidney removed.

“Catch me when you Can Mishter Lusk”

anonymous asked:

Can you give us a list of left handed serial killers, please?

Sorry anon, I dont know anyone 😓

Apparently Jack the Ripper was left-handed, as the injury patterns on his victims matched someone who wielded a knife in their left. But who knows?


Jack The Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer or killers active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district in the East End of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter written by someone claiming to be the murderer that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by journalists in an attempt to heighten interest in the story and increase their newspaper’s circulation.

Attacks ascribed to Jack the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of London and whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. This modus opperandi, the removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumours that the murders were connected intensified in September and October 1888, and letters from a writer or writers purporting to be the murderer were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard. The “From Hell” letter, received by George Lusk of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, included half of a preserved human kidney, purportedly taken from one of the victims. Mainly because of the extraordinarily brutal character of the murders, and because of media treatment of the events, the public came increasingly to believe in a single serial killer known as “Jack the Ripper”.

Jack The Ripper is said to have had five victims, known as the canonical five: Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, all murdered between 31 August and 9 November 1888. As the murders were never solved, the legends surrounding them became a combination of genuine historical research, folklore, and pseudohistory.

The term “ripperology” was coined to describe the study and analysis of the Ripper cases. There are now over one hundred theories about the Ripper’s identity, including, widely believed (at the time) that Queen Victoria’s grandson, Prince Albert was infact the Ripper. Although recently anouced was that Aaron Kominsky, a Polish Jew whose name appears in many historical registers of lunatics and in multiple asylums, was Jack The Ripper, this is yet to be approved by everyone.

Perhaps most interesting is a fairly recent suspect that has come to light, James Maybrick, a factory owner from Liverpool, who’s wife was said to have poisoned him. He is said to have had a dairy, writing in detail the murders that “Jack” carried out, however the is disregarded by many historians as there are erroneous statements(about where he placed the organs etc) that render this diary a fake. However, in 1993 a man was said to have purchased a golden pocket watch with the five vicitims initials carved into it, along with “J. Maybrick” and the words “I am Jack.

Jack The Ripper is to this day, one of the most infamous serial killers in history.

Can we talk about how gorgeous this cover is?

A TASTE FOR MONSTERS is set in the London Hospital during the Ripper murders. Illustrated in the background is London, 1888. Big Ben is only 29 years old. Top hats are still a thing. Oh, and Jack the Ripper is terrifying the city’s people and his victims’ ghosts are haunting Evelyn, a young woman who just wants to be locked away from the world.

If “Victorian ghost story” sounds like your thing, this book will be just your…taste.

Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim in 1888 - a prostitute in London’s East End know as ‘Polly’, though her real name was Mary Nichols. Her throat had been cut and there were various stab wounds to her stomach and genitals. About a month later, prostitute Annie Chapman was found disembowelled, her entrails laid across one shoulder. In a patter that was to prove horribly familiar, parts of the body, in this case the bladder, vagina, womb, and ovaries, were missing. The murders continued, each one more gruesome than the last; in the case of victim Catherine Eddowes, a kidney was removed and then half of it sent to the police with a letter bragging that the killer had eaten the other half. Finally, with the murder of Mary Kelly, the Ripper reached new depths of violence and madness: her dead body was disembowelled and her hand had been inserted into her stomach. In addition, her liver had been placed on her thigh, while her breast had been cut off and laid out beside her severed heart, kidneys, and nose. Strips of flesh were hung from nails around the room in which she was murdered. A post-mortem discovered that Kelly had been three months pregnant, but the Ripper had taken her womb and fetus with him. Jack the Ripper was never found, and speculation about him (or, according to one theory, her) continued to abound, casting a long shadow over the inhabitants of London for many years. Every time a fresh murder was committed, people would fear the hand of the Ripper; murders that had happened before the Ripper’s reign of terror were also re-examined. Currently, the case is still open, and the lists of suspects contribute to grow as the evidence is repeatedly sifted, in the hopes of one day solving the mystery.

On 29 August 2016, Gao Chengyong, 52, was detained by Chinese law enforcement officials for the rape, murder, and mutilation of eleven women in Northern China from 1988 to 2002. Authorities state that he would follow women dressed in red back to their homes, where he would rape them, slit their throats, and mutilate them. He earned the nickname of “Chinese Jack the Ripper” by cutting off the reproductive organs of his victims. It is unknown why he stopped his killing spree in 2002.

How many pounds do you want to lose?

What would you have been named if you had been born the opposite gender?
Daniel, probably

What’s one thing that makes your heart ache?
Lots of things

Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight?

Do you like curly or straight hair better?
Straight. It would be awesome if I could just get out of bed in the morning and not have to straighten my hair, but it is what it is. 

Do you find skinny jeans comfortable?
Only if they’re jeggings

What’s one unpopular opinion that you have?
Black Swan was a terrible movie. 

Have you ever tried Bible art journaling?
No….do I even want to?

Were you born in the 90’s?

Were you born in the 80’s?

Which American Girl doll did you have, if any?
I had all of them. My grandparents live in Chicago near the AG store and spoiled the shit out of me when I was younger. 

What color is your cell phone?
White with a tinted see through case

What color was your first cell phone?

Have you ever been abused by a pastor?
Jesus, what a dark question. No, I have not. 

Have you ever been bullied by a teacher?

Do you have memories that torment you?
Kind of. Yeah. 

Have you ever read a book that gave you nightmares?
Yes, actually. It was a biography of Jack the Ripper and it had pictures of his victims and everything….it was disturbing. 

What was the name of your first imaginary friend?
I never had one. 

What was your best subject in elementary school?

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Do you consider yourself gifted?

Do you feel that people appreciate you?

What’s your passion?
Helping my fellow humans

Are you living your dream?

What is your dream job?
Professional blogger or YouTuber. Too bad I have nothing interesting to contribute to the world. 

Ever had a crush on a teacher?

How do you react when you get stung by a bee?
I think I’ve only been stung once in my life and I just said “ow” then starting rubbing it. 

Have you ever been obsessed with a celebrity? If so, who?
No, not really. 

Have you ever been raped?
No, thankfully

Have you ever been accused of being gay?

Are you heterosexual?

What’s one thing that makes you swear?
Stubbing my toe/hurting myself on accident. 

What Disney princess do you look the most like? (if you’re female)

What are you known for?
I don’t know. 

Do you enjoy camping?

What color shirt are you wearing?

Do you wear yoga pants?
I wear leggings as pants. I guess that’s close enough. 

Do you take vitamins?
I used to, then stopped abruptly. But every now and then I take Vitamin C tablets. 

Does your heart ache for the past?
Always :/

Are you lonely?
Not really. I wish I had better friends though. 

Were you lazy today?
I mean, I got up and went to work so I guess not. Even though I kind of looked like a mess this morning. 

Did you leave the house today?

Are you hurting?

Do religious people piss you off?
People who use religion to enforce prejudiced and hurtful beliefs do, sure. But I could care less if somebody is religious, just be a good person, that’s all I ask. 

Do you feel shy around certain people?

Do you look your age?
I think I look slightly younger. 

What was the last restaurant you ate at?
El Rio Grande

What’s one word to describe your room?