With my story/book, im pretty much going to base it around Jack the ripper’s essence possessing people throughout the past few centuries and controlling them to do abnormal duties.
The anonymous serial killer Jack The Ripper is often portrayed as a Victorian gentleman in suit and top hat. Jack the ripper was an unidentified mysterious murderer who was a symbolic state for killing a selective amount of people know all to be female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of the East End of London. The victims throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations and were left on the street in the public. The killer was called ‘The Whitechapel Murderer’ as well as ‘Leather Apron’ according to case files and several journalists. It has been known that Jack the ripper has killed 5 individuals throughout 1888 but there have been similar killing up until 1891 and no one really knows how many people jack the ripper has killed. Also no one really knew who Jack the ripper was or what he looked like and how long he lived for. The name ‘Jack the Ripper’ originally came from a letter that was written by somone who may have been claiming to be the murderer and the letter is widely believed to have been a hoax which may have been written by journalists in an attempt to heighten interest in the story and increase their newspapers’ circulation.
Between August to November in 1888, there were 5 known brutal murders that were in identidied in the Whitechapel area of London. All the women who had been murdered were prostitutes and all were horribly mutilated except a women known to be Elizabeth Stirde. No one knows who was the first victim but people are saying that there was a victim on 6th of August called Martha Tabram who was stabbed to death and thought to have the same M.O as the other murders. But the first known murder took place on the 31st of August and the victim was Mary Ann Nicholls, the second murder took place on the 8th of September and the victim was Annie Chapman. Then on 30th of September, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddoweson were murdered and Mary Jane Kelly was murdered on 9th of November. These are often referred to as the ‘canonical five’ Ripper murders.
There has been alot of speculation as to the identity of the killer. It has been suggested that he or she was a doctor or butcher, based on the evidence of weapons and the mutilations that occurred, which showed a knowledge of human anatomy. Many theories have been put forward suggesting individuals who might be responsible. One theory links the murders with Queen Victoria’s grandson, Prince Albert Victor, also known as the Duke of Clarence, although the evidence for this is insubstantial.
So as you can see with this information, i think Jack the ripper’s evil soul as the hidden essence possessing random commoners to finish his quest is a great idea for a unique and weird story as well as this has gave me a few ideas on what i would like to do for my designs that will be representing my Final Major Project.