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Lectures/Events


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I was flown to the UK, and filmed for the Jack the Ripper episode of Legend Hunter, hosted by Pat Spain. The Travel Channel began the series on January 8, 2019, with the Ripper episode third shown on January 22, 2019, at 10 PM. Watch it on Amazon Prime

         


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                                                               Upcoming Events:
             
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On Sunday, November 17, 2019, I will be participating in a local author book signing at the Audubon Library.

                                       

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On November 30, 2019, I will be participating at the Local Author Book Signing at the Buffalo History Museum.

                                            


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In February 2020, I will be giving a lecture at the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia, New York.

                                

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Irish film director Jason Figgis has reached out to me. He is in the initial stages of producing a documentary on Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety and asked that I be involved! Filming will begin 2019/2020.


                                

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                                                                     Past Events:

International:


On September 23, 2017, I was honored to speak in Liverpool, England, at the Jack the Ripper Conference: 


                                            

I met some outstanding experts in the field: 

This is the expert of experts researching for over 50 years, Stewart Evans.


                                        
                      Historian/Author Neil Storey               Researcher/Author Robert Anderson


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National:
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On October 19, 2019, I was flown into St. Louis to give a lecture at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion/Museum and it was a sold out crowd! Loved it!

                    


 Met up with Rippercast moderator/Ripperologist editor Jonathan Menges.


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On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Brian Young and I gave a lecture at the Audubon Library in Amherst, New York, and we were received with open arms. Loved it!

                                         


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On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, I gave a lecture at the Kenmore Library, which had many inquisitive audience members! 

                             


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On October 10, 2019, I spoke at the Aurora Town Library. I introduced new discoveries. It was a very inquisitive crowd. Loved it!


                      


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On August 19, 2019, I gave a lecture and book signing at the Clarence Public Library in Clarence, New York. Brian Young helped out. We received lots of great questions!

                     

I was interviewed in the local Clarence Bee newspaper. Click on the pic to read it:

                                            

                            
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On August 13, 2019, I gave a lecture and book signing at the Grand Island Public Library in Grand Island, New York.

                    


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 On May 19, 1019, I returned to Mystery Books in Mechanicsburg, PA, and gave a lecture. It was a great success. I also had it videotaped, so if you click on the image, you'll see the section of my lecture I spoke on the supposed DNA of suspect Aaron Kosminski found on the shawl of victim Catherine Eddowes. It was not, but it made national news. 

                                         

If you want to watch me speak on the shawl/DNA claim at my Mystery Books lecture in Mechanicsburg, PA, on May 20, 2019, Here it is: Mystery Books Lecture
  


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Friendship Central School District in the state of New York has adopted my book for their forensics class. On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, I visited Friendship Central and gave a lecture to the forensic class. Three other local school districts were invited. 

                                 


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On November 24, 2018, I participated in an author book signing with local Buffalo authors at the Buffalo History Museum. 

              


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I gave a lecture at the Brighton Place in Kenmore (Tonawanda), New York, on Jan 15, 2019, and the audience was very involved and had a ton of questions. It went so well that we gave a second lecture on April 2, 2019. Nice to have my name in the paper and on the front sign!

                

                                              


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Our encore lecture and book signing at the Cro Club on Friday, October 26, 2018, went quite late thanks to outstanding questions!  
                                                                                                                        
                                                 


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On October 17, 2018, Brian Young and I gave a lecture at the Buffalo History Museum. We received outstanding feedback! 

                 

                                                     


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On April 22, 2018, I lectured at Mysterybooks in Mechanicsburg, PA. Outstanding feedback!

                                                 

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On Monday, October 30, 2017, I gave a lecture/book signing at the Cro Club in Buffalo, New York, with Jack the Ripper and Sports historian Brian Young. 

                          

The lecture can be heard here on Rippercast


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In April 2016, I was honored to speak in Baltimore at the Jack the Ripper Conference (RipperCon) on my research.


                                                       

The following is the first 17 minutes of my Rippercon lecture: Here 

Jonathan Menges on Casebook.org has created a podcast of my entire lecture (along with the PowerPoint slides): Here 

The following is a Rippercast (podcast) episode dedicated to The Ripper's Haunts.

The following is a video researcher Brian Young and I shot at Francis Tumblety's grave on November 19, 2016.


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I have visited Francis Tumblety's grave site in Rochester, New York, twice, and I have a YouTube video of both visits.

1. My first visit was in 2009 with Nicholas Rastelli:

                                         

2. My second visit was in 2016 with Brian Young:

                                         



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