Ten Strange Facts About Jack The Ripper

It is inevitable that a case such as the Jack the Ripper case should have some strange and bizarre facts and stories associated with it, and so, I decided to make a video covering ten of them.

Now, it has to be said that there are plenty of them to choose from, and when it came to my final selection I was, to say the least, absolutely spoilt for choice.

But, in the end, I managed to whittle my list down to the required ten, and in the video I am pleased to place them before you.



Of course, whether or not a fact is a strange one is, very much a matter of personal opinion. What I might consider “strange” others may consider to be matter-of-fact and logical.

You, may, for example, already be aware of the rumour that the police actually photographed the eyes of several of the victims in the hope that the image of the Whitechapel murderer may have been preserved on their retinas.

Is that, therefore, a strange fact.

Personally, I think that it is, and hence the full story of it is included on the video. along with nine others that tweaked my curiosity.

Likewise, you may well know that, in the hope of catching the perpetrator of the atrocities, some police men are reputed to have dressed up as women in the belief that they might attract the attention of the killer, and thus be able to catch him, quite literally, red-handed.

I include the story of one policeman who did so, albeit the results were not quite as anticipated!


Did you, however, know that one of the victims was, according to newspaper reports, rumoured to have stated that she knew the identity of the murderer and that she was going to reveal it in order to collect the reward?

Of course, the important part of that statement is “according to newspaper reports”, since these reports were only made after her murder, and it is difficult, approaching impossible, to ascertain the veracity of the reports.

But, true or not, it is a strange fact, and is, therefore, included on the video.


Then there is, or was, the report of the funeral procession of Mary Nichols that appeared in several newspapers just a few days before the murder of Annie Chapman.

To avoid the waiting crowds, the body of Mary Nichols was removed from the mortuary via the backdoor, which was situated in Chapman Court, and was then taken to the undertaker’s, which was located in Hanbury Street.

Two days later Annie Chapman was murdered in th backyard of number 29 Hanbury Street,


So, these are the types of stories and facts that are featured in the video.

So, I hope that you enjoy the presentation, and, if you have a strange fact or bizarre story of your own, please feel free to share it with us in the comment section of our YouTube channel.