Jack The Ripper Case Solved
Posted by LOTGK on October 11, 2007
Grassy Knoll Institute Re-opens Old London’s Jack The Ripper Case
When I think of London, England of the late 1880′s it evokes a surreal picturesque life of people walking down wet cobblestone roads. Of romantic horse and carriage transports adorned with the warm ember glow of gas lanterns. Of thick, cool, damp fog enveloping the entire city rolling down every street and blind alley. Of prostitutes dressed in frilly colorful gowns walking the streets flirting with every man who would happen to fancy them.
And of course, I think of Jack The Ripper. The most gruesome and infamous serial killer London has ever known. A gruesome killer who would seek out the comfort and companionship of the ladies of the evening and then brutally murder them by meticulously carving the victims into pieces with surgical precision. In just several short months, Jack The Rippers reign of terror killing spree elicited more press in London than ever before. Scotland Yard was utilizing every available man and resource to solve this case before another murder occurred that would assuredly incite more panic from the townspeople of London.
Then one day, the murders stopped abruptly. No one was ever brought to justice. Every lead was a dead end. The town of London started to return to normalcy.
Scotland Yard closed the book on the Ripper and one the world’s most talked about and read about conspiracies was born.
The Grassy Knoll Institute researchers has uncovered several startling files that may finally bring this 100 plus year investigation to a conclusion.
To begin, the Grassy Knoll Institute dismisses the theory that a member of the Royal family was actually the Ripper and the Queen squelched the media and to avoid a scandal, locked the family member in the tower of London never to be heard from again.
Another theory claimed that the Ripper was a constable and that enabled him to move around the city at will and blend into the night after the murders. The Grassy Knoll Institute dismisses this theory as well for the targets of the Ripper were prostitutes. One would think that if these ladies of the evening saw a constable coming toward them, they would quickly disperse and leave the area so as not to get arrested.
The Grassy Knoll Institute quickly dismisses the American doctor theory. At the time, there were no registered American doctors practicing in that district of London.
Yet another theory claims that the murders were committed by multiple men. Since the murders left a standard trademark cut, which gave to the name, “The Ripper,” it could only be one person performing the heinous crimes.
And one theory had a man almost confessing to the crimes as he was hoisted up on the gallows pole. Just a split second before the floor was pulled from under him, he began to speak one last sentence. He spoke three words and no more as the rope tightened around his neck extinguishing the life from this man. The unfinished sentence he spoke was, “I am Jack”…..
The Grassy Knoll Institute as usual takes a different approach in presenting our theory. We offer a different spin on the events that took place. We here at the Grassy Knoll Institute like to call this theory…..Jackie The Ripper.
In the year 1888, a little thing called ego was the cause of Scotland Yard not solving the serial killer case as this person stalked the streets carving up prostitutes and leaving them for dead. You see, the law enforcement didn’t even dare to think that a woman was capable of committing such heinous crimes. The detectives concentrated all their energy towards several male leads and pretty much left all other eye witness accounts alone. If only one of the detectives could have paused just a moment to consider the alternatives the case might have been solved. Now, it will forever be a non solved murder case.
As the Grassy Knoll Institute was pouring over all the evidence on the ripper case, a single police report struck one of our reporters right on the nose. The report in question was from an eye witness where moments after the third murder, the witness, who was a prostitute, saw another lady of the evening scurrying away into the shadows and fog of the evening. The detectives dismissed this as just a prostitute running for safety. If this lead would have been investigated these facts would have been revealed.
A woman by the name of Carolyn Ethelburough was that woman fleeing the scene that night. Carolyn was the wife of a very prominent doctor named Edward Ethelburough. Carolyn was Edward’s nurse and assisted him in many house calls as well as surgeries.
All seemed well for this couple until one evening Edward was late coming home and Carolyn, concerned that something happened to him, decided to look for her husband. Much to her surprise, she caught sight of her loving husband Edward in the arms of a prostitute. Carolyn was crushed as hatred and thoughts of betrayal crept into her mind. Not being able to tolerate the scene before her anymore, Carolyn left and slowly walked home.
As she was walking home, she heard the cobblestone road under her feet and she felt an overload of emotion flood her senses. She became calm, focused, and invigorated all at once as her subconscious began formulating a plan to extract revenge for her husbands infidelity.
For the next several months Carolyn secretly charted Edwards nocturnal movements. He would frequent the same haunts and the same prostitutes. She counted five prostitutes in all that entertained Edward regularly. The voice in her mind was telling her that Edward must pay for this despicable act of infidelity. Edward must pay for his sins.
Just as Carolyn was ready to formulate a plan for Edward to pay for his sins, Edward fell ill. It would be an illness he would not recover from. Edward was rewarded with the gift of syphilis contracted from one of the five prostitutes he frequented. Several months later, Edward was dead as he succumbed to the disease.
Upon her husbands death, Carolyn assumed all his possessions including his surgical instruments. For a time, she tried to lead a normal life but the visions of Edwards infidelity kept creeping into her mind until one day she decided to exercise the demons from her mind the only way she thought was possible. She must murder the prostitutes that killed Edward.
The next evening Carolyn pulled a frilly bright colored gaudy dress from her wardrobe and safely tucked a razor sharp scalpel under her petticoat and set out to the lower west end of London to search for her first victim. From her previous missions spying on her husband, she knew the lay of the land and honed in easily on one of the five prostitutes that contributed to the death of Edward.
As she approached the prostitute, she appeared to be just one of the new girls working the street trying to make ends meet. Carolyn struck up a conversation to put the woman at ease. Maybe she asked her advice on where and when the most action occurs. Maybe who to stay away from, and who paid well. As soon as Carolyn procured the prostitutes confidence, she implemented her plan.
Swiftly she stabbed the prostitute and slowly lowered her to the ground in the alley. She then performed her ritual of cutting out the demons from the prostitute in hopes of freeing the woman’s and her husbands soul.
Satisfied that the demons were exercised from the prostitute, Carolyn quickly made her getaway. Since she was dressed as a street walker, she quickly blended into the scene and made her way home.
Over the next several months Carolyn would perform the same ritual four more times until all the woman that her Edward was with were dead. Since she was a woman and dressed like a prostitute, the other victims never became alarmed when she approached them. They knew there was a killer on the prowl, but they all thought the ripper was a man.
Finally, with her mission completed, Carolyn could rest in peace and several months later she quietly moved away from London. Court records tracked her movements for several more years and they indicated that she became a drifter moving from city to city. Her records stop at Londonderry, Ireland in 1912. The last entry in her residence registry revealed she had purchased a ticket on a massive luxury steamship bound for America. No one really knows if she ever boarded that White Star steam ship. If she did, it would be a befitting and Titanic ending to the mystery of Jackie The Ripper.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL