Another thing that greatly scared people was the fact that letters were sent to the central news agency all claiming to be from the Ripper. All but three are now considered to be false but of the three the letter titled “from hell” is mostly considered to be genuine. Addressed to Mr Lusk a vigilante heading the “vigilance committee” there was, with the letter half a kidney, believed to be that of Kate Eddows who was another prostitute murdered brutally by Jack the ripper.
Jack the ripper was the first famous serial killer up to 1888 no one in England had heard about serial killers. The story was very frightening as well as interesting because jack the ripper had no motive which scared the people even more.
So what managed to achieve such hype about a brutal and disgusting story. Well Jack the ripper was a serial killer with no motive he also played with the police and sent those letters which were describing what he would do next so he was psyching them out. Here is an example of how he did that ‘’ I was not codding dear old boss when I gave you the tip, you’ll hear about Saucy Jacky’s work tomorrow double event this time number one squealed a bit couldn’t finish straight off, ha not the time to get ear for the police, thanks for keeping the last letter back until I got to work again’’ this letter was received by the police the same day the murders were committed which was very dramatic. However the police do not think this letter was actually written by the real Jack the ripper because he the person who sent this letter could have read it in the newspapers. Whether these letters were genuine or not, the effect that they had was dramatic and it had made all of the people to be afraid when they walk at night.
In my conclusion I would like to say that all of the reasons I have stated above are making the murderers so popular but maybe the detail in which the newspapers presented the story to the people was the biggest factor as to why Jack the ripper murderers were so popular.
By Tony Baranov 11AN