Of all the infamous serial killers and murderers ever throughout history, Jack the Ripper stands out from the crowd. Even though it’s been over 125 years since the horrible saga unfolded, people are still captivated by the events. There still remains great curiosity about the case and to this day, Ripperologists are still searching for clues that could lead them to the real Ripper. Below we will point out some of the reasons why people are so intrigued by it.
A Gruesome Killing Spree
From Many Ann Nichols, to Annie Chapman, to the double murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, Jack the Ripper moved from one victim to the next like people go through a groceries list. What was even more disturbing was the fact that each murder was more gruesome than the first which created massive panic not just in Whitechapel but all over UK.
Despite having the best detectives on the case along with literally an army of constables, police were unable to crack the case. They discovered some leads, a few key pieces of evidence and a letter allegedly written by the killer himself but nothing could lead them to the notorious Jack the Ripper. To make matters worse, in a severe lapse of judgement, a key piece of evidence was eliminated in order to avoid spreading mass panic. This evidence was writing on a chalkboard also allegedly written by the killer but was later erased after taking snapshots of the board.
The Killer Managed to Escape
Without a doubt, the most intriguing part of the whole Jack the Ripper Saga is that the killer managed to evade the grasp of the law and escape without leaving a trace. This is a tough pill to swallow not just for law enforcement officers but for any citizen who believes crime does not pay. Many believe that Jack the Ripper was just too smart for the law at that time.
These are just some of the things that make Jack the Ripper Tours so popular. Hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to meet the faceless face of terror of the 19th century. If you’re visiting London, be sure to check it out and share your experience!