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Jack the Ripper


Who was Jack the Ripper?  In the late summer and fall of 1888 in the Whitechapel district of London, a series of gruesome murders occurred.  All of the victims were prostitutes whose bodies were ruthlessly mutilated and in a number of cases had organs removed.  It is still a mystery of who Jack the Ripper really was.  Many people around the world are still very intrigued by this mystery and enjoy researching the case in order to better understand it and possibly even solve it.  The community of Jack the Ripper enthusiasts/researchers/authors are affectionately known as ripperologists. My interest is on Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety, and the culmination of my research is published in my nonfiction book The Ripper's Haunts and Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. FrancisTumblety by Sunbury Press.

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On October 8, 2017, I am being flown into Dublin, Ireland, to be filmed for the Travel Channel's Legend Hunter. I will be interviewed by Pat Spain.

                                                       

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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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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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Ripperologist Richard Jones runs one of the top Jack the Ripper Websites, Jack the Ripper Tour, and has honored me by publishing an article of mine: 
                                        The Life and Crimes of Francis Tumblety

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Venture Galleries did a great write-up on The Ripper's Haunts: 
                           
Authors Showcase: The Ripper's Haunts by Michael Hawley

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I wrote and article for 
Historic Mysteries
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Dr. Francis Tumblety - Amongst the Best Suspects

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I published an article called,
 
(1) 
Francis Tumblety and 'The Elixir of Life'  in Ripperologist 116, September 2010.  Below is the front cover.

            



In January 2012, my second article was published in The New Independent Review, Issue 2 (Editor: Don Souden).  The name of the article is,

(2) 
Charles A. Dunham


The following article was published in The Rochester Democrat and Republican (December 1888), which has an interview with Charles A. Dunham, a New York City lawyer who had numerous experiences with Francis Tumblety during the Civil War. 
December 1888 article in The Rochester Democrat and Republican 


In April 2012, part two of my Dunham article titled,

(3) 
Tumblety's Anatomical Collection Reconsidered, was published in The New Independent Review, Issue 3


In the Octobler 2012,

(4) 
Tumblety's Rings was published in Ripperologist 128.


In 2013, I had three more articles published:

(5) 
Chamber of Horrors (Ripperologist 130, February 2013)

(6) 
Tumblety the Woman Hater (Whitechapel Society Journal, April 2013)

(7) 
Francis Tumblety and the Yellow Press (Ripperologist 133, August 2013) 



In 2014:

(8) Tumblety 'Over the Wire' (Ripperologist 139, August 2014)



In 2015:

(9) Anderson's Furtive Mission in North America (Ripperologist 144, June 2015). Below is the cover.

                                    


In 2016:

(10) Dr. Francis Tumblety's 2-Year Sojourn in the Capital (Whitechapel Society Journal, April 2016)




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Here are additional articles I have researched:

1.
Amongst the Suspects

2.
Scotland Yard's Suspicions of Tumblety

3.
Tumblety & the West End Nightlife

4.
Tumblety and Colonel James Sothern

5.
Tumblety and his Uterus Collection

6.
Tumblety the Aggressive Narcissist

 


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Click here to get updates on the latest research in the Whitechapel mystery and information on my fiction series.






In the fall of 2009, I found Francis Tumblety's gravesite, which is about 80 minutes away from my home.  My brother-in-law, Nick, and I created a video tape: 
Check out my first video on Francis Tumblety's gravesite
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