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Perhaps the most cruel and blood-thirsty homicides ever perpetrated in Britain were the so-called Jack the Ripper murders which occurred in East London during 1888. This was more than just murder. The so-called Jack the Ripper murders were ritual bloodbaths. The victims were slaughtered according to the oaths of loyalty sworn by members of the Masonic religion. Chris Everard, Illuminati III
Diaries written by Inspector Abberline of Scotland Yard at the time of the Ripper murders have been held in safe keeping by Joseph Sickert, whose father [Walter] was an artist who gave art lessons to Prince Albert Victor, the heir to the throne of the British Empire in the nineteenth century. Prince Albert Victor was known as Prince Eddy. ibid.
After Prince Eddy learned of the bloodthirsty campaign of murder unleashed by the Masonic monarchy, and saw the horrific photos of Mary Kelly and her friends in newspapers, he had a nervous breakdown at Sandringham. Sandringham was the birthplace of Princess Diana. When Prince Eddy learned of the evil partial lobotomy performed on his young Catholic wife, it was the final nail in the coffin for his sanity. However, the Masonic murderers had not completed their task. Lord Salisbury, the prime minister, now ordered Lord Randolph Spencer Churchill to kill Prince Eddy’s wife and also their illegitimate bastard child ... Prince Eddy himself then became the victim of a royal conspiracy. The Earl of Strathmore who owned the huge Glamis Castle was employed to imprison young Prince Eddy. The royal family lied to the entire world and announced Prince Eddy’s death on 14th January 1892 whilst secretly keeping him prisoner in secret chambers at Balmoral and eventually later at Glamis Castle ... It was here at Glamis Castle that Prince Eddy, his spirit broke, was imprisoned for the rest of his life. He died eventually in 1933, 41 years after the Royal Family had officially proclaimed him dead. ibid.
Prince Eddy was a regular visitor to the homosexual paedophile brothel in Cleveland Street, London. Aleister Crowley who claims to have been a member of the 1591 Studholme Masonic Lodge, and also a visitor to the Royal Alpha Lodge at Kensington Palace, was in possession of love letters between Price Eddy and a young boy at the brothel. This was a potential scandal for the heir to the throne. But the aristocracy supported the idea of paedophilia at the time ... In fact a much bigger scandal was soon to break when it was revealed that Prince Eddy had made a young girl called Annie Crook pregnant. Prince Eddy had secretly married her, even though he was forbidden to marry a Roman Catholic. ibid.
One of Annie’s [Annie Crook, Catholic bride of Prince Eddy] friends, Mary Kelly, worked part-time as a prostitute in Whitechapel, East London. Mary Kelly and a group of her friends decided to write a blackmail letter demanding money from the Royal Family ... What Mary Kelly and her group of friends had not counted on is that not only were they trying to blackmail royal Masons, they were blackmailing psychopathic crowned killers ... The so-called Jack the Ripper murders were not the work of one crazy individual. These were meticulously planned ritual murders conducted in the Masonic tradition by a large group of aristocrats who hunted the young female victims rather like a country expedition killing foxes. So who was the leader of the Jack the Ripper Gang? None other than one of Britain and Ireland’s most senior Freemasons ... The leader of the Jack the Ripper gang was Lord Randolph Spencer Churchill. It was Lord Randolph Spencer Churchill who sliced Masonic emblems into the faces of the victim. It was he who coordinated the so-called Jack the Ripper murders. And this film puts an end to a hundred-and-twenty-year cover up by the royal political elite of Great Britain. ibid.
Most people think that the first one was Mary Ann Nichols, who was murdered at 3:30 a.m. on the 31st August 1888 at Bucks Row. Her throat was cut and her stomach ripped open ... The second victim was 45-year-old Annie Chapman – the killer mutilated her body and took the rings from her fingers. When they found her, her throat had been cut, her insides ripped out and her uterus completely removed ... Elizabeth Stride or Long Liz – her body was found at 1 a.m. on the 30th of September in Berner Street – although her throat had been cut there were no other marks on her body, and it’s thought the murderer was scared off before he could do anything else to her ... Forty minutes later Jack struck again: Catherine Eddowes was his fourth victim – her face and body were mutilated and her kidney was missing ... Jack’s final victim was different from all the others – Mary Jane Kelly was twenty-five and not a known drinker. Kelly’s body was found at her lodging house on the 11th November 1888, and it was by far the most gruesome murder. She was horrifically mutilated and her organs were spread around the room. Then the murders stopped and the myth of Jack the Ripper was born. Jack the Ripper, the documentary
Men that police investigating at the time suspected might have been Jack the Ripper: Francis Tumblety an American quack doctor who collected body parts for a hobby – he fled to America soon after the final murder. Thomas Cutbush, related to a high-ranking police official who was sent to Broadmoor for the criminally insane soon after the final murder. Montague Druitt: his family thought he was guilty and so did many police investigating the crimes at the time; the murders stopped after he killed himself. Aaron Kosminski, a Polish Jew, arrived in England around 1882: he was thought to be guilty be police investigating at the time. And George Chapman, a Polish barber-surgeon, lived in the area and was found guilty of killing three of his wives. ibid.
77,558. Francis Tumblety did it. Tumblety was in London at the time of the murders, and he fits the description of a strange American gentleman lodging at Batty Street in the heart of the East End. A self-taught doctor he was known to have a macabre collection of wombs, and he certainly had anatomical knowledge. He had a well-documented hatred of women. And the second victim Annie Chapman had two rings taken from her body; Tumblety had two similar rings in his possession when he died. Police at the time saw him as a prime suspect, and he fled to America soon after the last murder. So, Francis Tumblety did it – or did he? ibid.
Q) So, Professor, what are the similarities between the Nichols and Chapman murders?
A) Well, two things. First of all, how the victim was killed because the evidence from both is that the throat was cut; and secondly the mutilations to the body after death ... What he [the Ripper] has is a fusion between violence and sexuality in his mind. So what you see in the crime scene is a living out of his sexual fantasy ... These were very unusual killings in the way the body was mutilated after death, and it had to be the same person. If the killings occurred today we’d be looking at it as a serial killer. Professor Derek Pounder, forensic pathologist, televised interview
Suddenly every newspaper was writing about him in this kind of excited attractive enticing language: it’s a serial killer; no-one’s safe; it’s almost as if it encouraged someone to strike again. Dr Kate Williams, historian
He is a Jew, or of Jewish parentage, his face being of a marked Hebrew type. The Star, article appealing to prevailing xenophobia
Whoever wrote the Dear Boss letter wasn’t the person who killed those women, because it’s just too perfect. Matthew Sweet, writer & historian
The way the letters are formed both in Fred Best’s [The Star journalist] letter and in the Dear Boss letter have a lot of similarity indeed ... There is no energy in this writing – it’s all copybook. Elaine Quigley, graphologist
There was such a slaughter house in Miller’s Court. There is an horrendous mutilation of the body – completely different scale to the other killings. Donald Rumbelow, crime historian, re killing of Mary Kelly
The police would almost certainly have been looking for somebody with anatomical knowledge and surgical skill. The skills would have been necessary for the murderer to have worked in the dark and remove those organs. Donald Rumbelow
Number 22 Batty Street had an American lodger. Who disappears after the Double Event. The reason he disappears is that the landlady discovers blood-soaked clothing and calls the police thinking this might be linked to the killing in the next street of Ms Stride. Donald Rumbelow
One of the more bizarre ones quite recently – I find this really bizarre – is that of Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, has now been named as Jack the Ripper. Donald Rumbelow
The only night when Jack the Ripper left a clue behind ... when he murdered Catherine Eddowes in Mitre Square – it was more than apparent that a section of her apron had been taken away by her murderer, and that portion of apron was discovered at around about [sic] 2:55 in the morning ... There can be no doubt about it – he was heading home. So that suggests someone who lived in the East End of London. Richard Jones, Ripper historian & leader of Ripper walks
Jack the Ripper might have suffered from a sexually transmitted disease like syphilis: now syphilis was certainly endemic. Professor Bob Peckitt, forensic psychiatrist
A psychological profile of Jack the Ripper made by the FBI in 1888, one hundred years after the murders: the profile listed Jack’s likely age, and behaviour patterns and where he might live ... a mention in the report of the killer’s likely occupation – a mortician’s assistant, perhaps, or a morgue attendant. Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed, Discovery 2009