The Jack the Ripper Experience

The Jack the Ripper Experience Jack the Ripper Welcome to The Official 'Russell Edwards' Jack the Ripper Experience. The Jack the Ripper Experience with Russell Edwards, author of Naming Jack the Ripper.
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Jack the Ripper tours in Whitechapel. Book the official tour today. Using DNA evidence, Russell Edwards is able to conclusively name Jack the Ripper as Polish born Aaron Kosminski. The biggest murder mystery of all time has now been solved, thanks to DNA on a Victorian shawl and forensic science. In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a Victorian shawl at an auction. The shawl was large – over 7 feet long, made of silk, obviously very old, and damaged, with pieces missing. The shawl had been taken by a policeman from the murder scene of Jack the Ripper’s fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes, on 30 September 1888. Since then, aside from a few years in Scotland Yard’s Black Museum, it had been safely stored away by the direct descendants of that policeman. In his book, Naming Jack the Ripper, Russell Edwards details the years of dedicated historical and scientific research that have gone into proving without doubt that Aaron Kosminski was Jack the Ripper.

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08/04/2021

Jill the Ripper!!! On October 24th 1890, Mary Pearcey murdered her lover’s wife and baby at No.2 Ivor Street in Camden Town. Donald Swanson was called to investigate this brutal murder and found Mary Pearcey to be the culprit!!! Links from Whitechapel were inevitable and Mary became notoriously known as ‘Jill the Ripper’... Here is the scene today #jilltheripper #jacktheripper #russelledwards

April 3rd 1888. It begins!!! A horrific series of murders that shake a nation starts today!!! Over a period of 2 years, ...
03/04/2021

April 3rd 1888. It begins!!! A horrific series of murders that shake a nation starts today!!! Over a period of 2 years, 11 murders take place in the East End of London. 5 of these murders were attributed to a fiend the world comes to know as Jack The Ripper. On Tuesday 3rd April 1888, just after the Easter weekend, a 45 year old woman was attacked on the corner of Osborne St and Wentworth St by 3 teenage men. The atrocities were so bad that they assumed she was dead, laying in a pool of her own blood. Emma Smith didn’t die in that terrible moment, she managed to drag herself to her lodging house where she was rushed to Whitechapel hospital. She was treated by Dr George Haslip. Unfortunately the wounds were so severe, Emma died the following day. Was she the first victim of a would be serial killer?!?! Time would only tell... #jacktheripper #namingjacktheripper #london

For my story behind the Mystery of Jack the Ripper, check out the link below🎩🎩🎩 #jacktheripperhttps://youtu.be/dsdS2A3_O...
10/11/2020
#44: Jack the Ripper Revealed

For my story behind the Mystery of Jack the Ripper, check out the link below🎩🎩🎩 #jacktheripper

https://youtu.be/dsdS2A3_OHo

In Podcast 45, Today (9th November) marks the anniversary of the discovery of what would be the last victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Jane Kelly. To mark this...

08/11/2020

On the night of the 8th November 1888, the Ripper was to strike for the final time. Mary Jane Kelly, an Irish woman was to be his last victim. She was only 25 years of age. George Hutchinson, an eye witness, was possibly the last person to her her alive. He saw her with a surly looking man. He gave his statement to the police at H Division on the 12th November. This is that statement. Was the man he saw Mary Kelly with truly Jack the Ripper?!?! Only time would tell... #jacktheripper #namingjacktheripper #London

16th October 1888. A curious package was received by the head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee. George Lusk opened...
16/10/2020

16th October 1888. A curious package was received by the head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee. George Lusk opened his package to find a letter and half a kidney!!! The letter was addressed: ‘From Hell’!!! The Ripper had gone to ground since the night of the Double Event. Now a letter with what could be half a kidney that was taken from his 4th victim?!?! The ghastly message sends shivers down the spine just thinking about this latest communication from the killer!!! Thought to be the only genuine letter. Was this the kidney of Catherine Eddowes?!?! Only time would tell... #Jacktheripper

29/09/2020

29th September 1888. The night of the ‘Double Event!!’ Two days after the name ‘Jack the Ripper’ was revealed to the world, he claims the lives of two Unfortunates!!! Here is one of the remaining streets that he would have stalked his potential victims. Elizabeth Stride was his first on this very evening. Who would be his next?!?! #JacktheRipper

29/09/2020

At this exact location at 1am on the 30th September 1888. A man by the name of Louis Diemschutz discovered a body not far from the entrance of Dutfield’s Yard. It was Long Liz. She had been murdered!!! The Ripper had been interrupted by Diemschutz and did not complete his ritualistic mutilation. As Diemschutz went for help, the Ripper made his escape and went in search for another victim!!! Within 45 minutes another woman was found in another part of the city!!! #JacktheRipper

29/09/2020

29th September 1888. The night of the ‘Double Event!’. The Ripper claims two lives inside one hour! Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes became his 3rd and 4th victims. For the first time ever I will show exactly the movements and locations as they happened!!! At 6.30pm Elizabeth Stride, or Long Liz as she was commonly known, was seen drinking in this pub with Elizabeth Tanner. She then returned to her common lodging House...

27th September 1888. After two women were brutally murdered at the beginning of the month, a mysterious letter is receiv...
27/09/2020

27th September 1888. After two women were brutally murdered at the beginning of the month, a mysterious letter is received by the Central News Agency!!! It claims that more women will fall at the hands of this madman. There was a signature at the end. The name ‘Jack the Ripper’ was born with this letter!!! Commonly referred to as the ‘Dear Boss letter’, the inked red handwriting gave birth to a legend that has been linked directly with this case ever since. Who was this homicidal maniac?!?! Only time would tell...

8th September 1888. The Ripper strikes again!!! Annie Chapman becomes the 2nd victim to fall at his hands. At approximat...
08/09/2020

8th September 1888. The Ripper strikes again!!! Annie Chapman becomes the 2nd victim to fall at his hands. At approximately 5.40am, a resident at no.29 Hanbury Street, John Davis, discovered her body in the backyard. The mutilations were terrible!!! Laid out as if by design, poor Annie had been ‘Ripped’ to pieces. Only a week before, Polly Nichols had been slain by this madman. What was to happen next. The murder of Annie Chapman quite literally gripped the East End with fear!!! Terror had come to the streets of Whitechapel...

31st August 1888. 3.40am. A chilling discovery of a woman’s body in Bucks Row!!! Charles Cross became the first person t...
31/08/2020

31st August 1888. 3.40am. A chilling discovery of a woman’s body in Bucks Row!!! Charles Cross became the first person to find Mary Ann Nichols as he was on his way to work that fateful night!!! Little did the world know that she would be his first!!! The dark unforgiving streets of the East End had a new visitor. A serial killer that London has never seen before. A week later, he would strike again. Who was he?!?! Time would only tell...

07/08/2020

Was she or wasn’t she?!?! On the 7th August 1888, Martha Tabram’s body was discovered in George Yard which was situated in a narrow passage called Gunthorpe Street. Her demise was the worst that the East End had seen up to that point!!! Over the years, many have thought that Martha was the first victim of a fledgling serial killer that in only a matter of weeks after her death, would wreak Havoc throughout the East End. Was Martha the Ripper’s first attack?!?! We’ll never know for sure but one thing we do know, the Autumn of Terror is only weeks away... #jacktheripper

22/07/2020

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of the Ripper?!?! Here is one the pathways that led to the first murder that still exists today. The eerie cobbled passageway that leads the demise of Martha Tabram. A gloomy hidden little place that still gives your chills down your spine as you re-live the Autumn of Terror back in 1888... #jacktheripper

20/07/2020

1888. He came out at night. Haunted the Georgian Streets of Whitechapel. Only weeks from now he struck and struck again!!! In these very streets he terrorised the poor women who inhabited the area seeking out a meagre existence. Who was he you ask?!?! His name?!?! Jack the Ripper...

26/05/2020

Standing in the Heart of the Jack the Ripper story. The road to my right is Brushfield Street. Annie Chapman was seen walking here the night she became the 2nd victim. Further along to the right is Thrawl Street. Polly Nichols used to live here and left these lodgings on the night she became the 1st Ripper victim. The next road along from Brushfield Street was Dorset Street. Mary Jane Kelly lived here when she became the 5th victim. Catherine Eddowes used to doss in Dorset Street not long before she became the 4th victim. The road diagonally opposite is Fashion Street. The Queens Head pub sits on the corner. Elizabeth Stride was seen drinking here the night she became the 3rd victim. Opposite is the Ten Bells pub which overlooks Christchurch... #jacktheripper

26/05/2020

Walking in the footsteps of the Ripper!!! Here are the original streets that still remain from the Autumn of Terror in 1888. The Ten Bells public house was a common haunt for the Ripper victims. Standing next to it is Christ Church, where the poor Unfortunates would stand... #jacktheripper

The curious case of Frederick Bailey Deeming. Born in 1853. Deeming was known to be a charlatan who became a vicious and...
02/05/2020

The curious case of Frederick Bailey Deeming. Born in 1853. Deeming was known to be a charlatan who became a vicious and notorious murderer. Around 1891, he murdered his own wife, Marie, and his 4 children before making his escape to Australia where he was quickly caught after the murder of his second wife Emily Mather. Deeming was claimed to be Jack the Ripper, however there is no evidence to prove this. Deeming’s death mask gave rise to: ‘The Face of Jack The Ripper’ however this claim was rescinded as it became evident he was not the Whitechapel murderer. The house where he took the lives of his wife and children is known as Dinham Villa. No longer standing, a new house standing in its place is pictured here...

14/04/2020

In 1992, a diary came to light that was purportedly written by Jack the Ripper. The said original owner was James Maybrick, a Liverpool cotton merchant who died in May 1889, seven months after the final Ripper Murder. His death caused controversy as it was alleged that his wife, Florence, murdered him by poisoning him was arsenic. What transpired was that Maybrick had overdosed using the drug. The Diary of Jack the Ripper caused ripples in the Ripper case and still sparks controversy today...

3rd April 1888!!! Emma Smith, the first Whitechapel victim is attacked on Osborne Street!!! She crawls back to 18 George...
03/04/2020

3rd April 1888!!! Emma Smith, the first Whitechapel victim is attacked on Osborne Street!!! She crawls back to 18 George Street covered in blood. She tells the Doss House manager that she was attacked by three youths, who left her for dead. She was rushed to the hospital in Whitechapel and treated by Dr George Haslip but sadly, he was too late. Emma died the following day. No-one could ever know what was in store for the Unfortunates of Whitechapel except for one person. That was Jack the Ripper...

20/01/2020

The Mystery of the Ripper Part 1. January 1889. The Ripper has gone to ground!!! It’s been two months since he last visited these haunting and lonely streets of Whitechapel. Where has he gone?!?! The body of a man was found in Thames. He quickly became an official suspect. However, this murder mystery has developed a public thirst that couldn’t be quenched. So what happened to the Whitechapel Murderer?!?! 5 victims in 10 weeks!!! Then... nothing

29/11/2019

1888. A month has passed since the Ripper’s 5th Murder!!! Has he vanished once and for all?!?! Less than 3 minutes walk from the 3rd Murder scene, a grisly discovery was made in a chilling little place. This depicts the depravity of the area at the time. A woman’s body was found with even worse atrocities!!! The Pinchin Street Torso Murder is one of the 11 Whitechapel Murders. Was it at the hands of the Ripper?!?! Only time would tell...

A huge thank you to Corrine Gretton-West who captured some very unique images of me re-tracing the steps of the legend: ...
19/11/2019

A huge thank you to Corrine Gretton-West who captured some very unique images of me re-tracing the steps of the legend: Jack the Ripper. The main image completely portrays the last 19 years of me walking these streets alone, working through very challenging times to conclusively name the man behind the legend...

14/11/2019

And just like that! He’s gone... The Ripper now leaves the streets of Whitechapel and enters into legend!!! Here’s one of the many hidden alleyways he could have disappeared...

08/11/2019

8th November 1888. The Ripper pays a visit to the streets of Whitechapel for one last time. His final victim, Mary Jane Kelly, lived less than 100 yards from this location. Little did the 25 year old Irish girl know that this would be the last night she would walk these lonely, cold streets. Little did she know what He had in store for her. His rage has escalated. It has been 5 weeks since he claimed the lives of two women in one hour. His bloodlust has over spilled. Mary was his last, his pinnacle of insanity. Who was this madman?!?! Only time would tell...

The Jack the Ripper Experience
24/10/2019

The Jack the Ripper Experience

18/10/2019

It’s now been over 2 weeks since the Ripper claimed two victims inside one hour!!! Has he vanished?!?! On the 16th October 1888, the head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, George Lusk receives a parcel covered with blood. It’s contents were gruesome beyond belief!!! Attached was a letter addressed: ‘From Hell’. This was the only letter not signed with the name: ‘Jack the Ripper’. Was this the one and only letter sent by the murderer himself?!?! What is next?!?! Only time will tell...

05/10/2019

The Ripper goes to ground!!! It’s been a week since he claims Two victims in one night. The only clue was a piece of chalk handwriting that was destroyed by the Police in error!!! The streets of the East End are gripped with fear. When would he strike next?!?! Who would be his next victim?!?! What is to happen next?!?! Here is one of those streets still preserved in time...

28/09/2019

The Double Event!!! 29th September 1888. The Ripper strikes twice inside one hour. The East End is in a panic. Who knows what will happen to the poor Unfortunates next?!?! Here is a view of one of dark and haunting streets of Whitechapel ending with a glimpse of what the Ten Bells was like during the Autumn of Terror...

This year I’m giving a special tour for charity on the 30th September for the Leavesden Hospital History  Association. J...
13/09/2019

This year I’m giving a special tour for charity on the 30th September for the Leavesden Hospital History Association. Join me and take a journey back into the time of Jack the Ripper and discover the truth behind the legend...

08/09/2019

8th September 1888. The Ripper strikes for the 2nd time!!! A little over a week since he claims his first victim, a second falls at his hands. Annie Chapman was seen at the entrance of 29 Hanbury Street at approximately 5.30am. A little before 6am she is discovered in the back yard of this address by John Davis, one of the residents. The atrocities were worse than that of his first!!! A huge furore ensued. A serial killer was stalking the streets of Whitechapel. Who was to know that in just 3 weeks time he would claim his next two victims inside one hour?!?! Here is a glimpse of the scene today...

31/08/2019

August 31st 1888. At 3.45am on this day 131 years ago, the body of Polly Nichols was discovered by the gates situated in Bucks Row!!! She was the acknowledged 1st victim. Who was to know what was to happen next?!?! Here is the scene of the crime today. The Autumn of Terror is upon us...

25/08/2019

Mitre Square. 1888. This is the actual scene of where the Ripper’s 4th victim, Catherine Eddowes met with her gruesome fate. The 29th September 1888 is known as the ‘Night of the Double Event’. It was this night that Catherine and one other fell at his hands inside one hour!!! He left his first and only clue at this scene. Over a century later we managed to obtain DNA from this clue to conclusively name the man behind the legend of Jack the Ripper...

The Jack the Ripper Experience
17/08/2019

The Jack the Ripper Experience

130 years since the world came to know of the atrocities in Whitechapel. The name: ‘Jack the Ripper’ echoed through the 1888 streets of East End London. Today the story is as gripping as ever. DNA finally named the man behind the legend: Aaron Kosminski. It took me 15 years of painstaking research and 4 years in the forensic labs to concur with Scotland Yard’s prime suspect to close this murder mystery...

01/08/2019

On the Saturday 4th August 1888, the first ever UK production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde premiered at the Lyceum Theatre. The main part was played by Richard Mansfield, (featured here). Only three days later, an Unfortunate was murdered in the heart of Whitechapel. Within a matter of weeks, the world would come to know the legend of Jack the Ripper...

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The Jack the Ripper walk is an absolute must...fascinating and thought provoking and if you think you knew everything about this part of London’s history or you may have your own idea of who Jack the Ripper was...think again
I went to Amazon to buy your book but the Kindle edition is no longer available.
Where can I find your book? :)
Just go there. Here is the true story of Jack the Ripper. I recommend it.
Just finished this tour and cannot recommend it enough!! Amazing tour through old parts of the East-end, led through history by an expert , just fascinating to finally have this case explained and solved!!! Thankyou Russell Stephen Edwards, loved every minute!!
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I went on this walk many years ago. I loved that much I done it twice.
This is one of the photos I took during a tour and wanted to share it with you. I hope you like it. ( I think I was photobombed by a ghost, or is that just me ?! ;-) )
Going LIVE at UK - Midnight, 7PM - Eastern, 4PM - Pacific Tonight Jay Lynch and Kerry Greenaway interview Russell Stephen Edwards from the The Jack the Ripper Experience - Russell Edwards. Russell owns the infamous Catherine Eddowes Shawl and has researched the Jack the Ripper case for many years. Have a listen as we discuss this case and look at where Russell's tireless research and cutting edge forensic examination have led him to draw the conclusion that he knows who Jack the Ripper is! Author of Naming Jack the Ripper - Russell Edwards