Jack The Ripper Tour with Ripper Vision

Jack The Ripper Tour with Ripper Vision London's number 1 Jack The Ripper Walk/Tour. Every day at 2:30pm and 7:30pm from Exit Three, Aldgate East Station, London. The gruesome tale of Jack the Ripper remains the greatest mystery in the history of crime.
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Our Jack the ripper tour is the only tour to use RIPPER VISION the latest hand held projectors with the latest graphic pictures, some of which have never been seen before. All our guides are dedicated Ripperologists and enthusiasts and each one is a member of the cloak and dagger club, a theatrical performance team who bring old crime history to life. This is the most up to date Jack the Ripper tour anywhere in London; the most exciting, the most shocking and a must for anyone who loves a good gruesome mystery. So join us now as we finally track down the most elusive criminal in history.

Mission: Providing the best Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

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132 years ago tonight, Jack the Ripper murdered 47 year-old Annie Chapman here, in the rear yard of what was number 29 H...
07/09/2020

132 years ago tonight, Jack the Ripper murdered 47 year-old Annie Chapman here, in the rear yard of what was number 29 Hanbury Street in Spitalfields. The original building, along with the rest of the block, was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Truman Brewery car park, but what is now number 29 still stands in the same place.

The murder, essentially, took place about thirty feet behind that black door. Her body was discovered, at six in the morning, by a man who lived on the top floor of the house. She had been heavily mutilated, with her throat cut violently, and the objects from inside her pockets had been arranged neatly and deliberately by her feet. She lay posed on her back, with her head turned to the right and her eyes wide open. Her clothes had been pulled up chest-high, her underwear was missing and her legs were wide apart.

The killer had pulled her intestines from inside her, placed them across her right shoulder, and then smeared the blood across her thighs and her face. The knife wounds to her throat were severe; her spinal column had been severed, along with both carotid arteries, and there were knife marks on her spine, leading investigators to state that he had attempted to behead her. He had then placed her left hand onto her chest, cut out and removed part of her bladder, and walked back through the house to leave through the front door here.

Seventeen people were living in the house at the time, and many had been getting ready for work at the time the murder took place. The sun was already rising, and the building's only water tap stood by the only toilet, which was an outhouse in the yard. Had anyone opened the back door as he was committing his crime they would have trapped him in the yard, fenced-in on every side, and blocked his only escape route through the house. He was also extremely lucky that nobody saw him leave. This was the murder that made him a serial killer, and after the death of Annie Chapman it would be three weeks before he would appear again.

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WE’RE BACK IN ACTION !!!!!  July 10th 2020Yes folks, our World-Famous Walking Tour is Set to Take First Steps Out of Loc...
27/06/2020

WE’RE BACK IN ACTION !!!!! July 10th 2020

Yes folks, our World-Famous Walking Tour is Set to Take First Steps Out of Lockdown

Returning at 7.30pm on Friday 10 July, The Jack the Ripper Tour with Ripper Vision will take to the streets of Whitechapel for the first time since lockdown began.

VOTED THE NUMBER 1 JACK THE RIPPER TOUR IN THE WORLD - Ripper Vision, which has been enjoyed by famous names such as Charlie Sheen, Russell Brand, James Macavoy and Jess Impiazzi, is also a favourite amongst true crime fans both in the United Kingdom and around the world.

HOW WILL IT WORK ?

To ensure that all tours are safe and adhere to the government’s guidelines, all groups will be limited to a maximum of 10, allowing for social distancing between all participants and the tour guide. VIP / Private tours are also available from out website.

HOW CAN I BOOK ?

Grab your tickets now from www.thejacktherippertour.com

North Yorks Enquirer | “On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper” [Book Review]
14/06/2020
North Yorks Enquirer | “On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper” [Book Review]

North Yorks Enquirer | “On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper” [Book Review]

I was seventeen when Wilma McCann was murdered in Leeds in 1975. Following the murder of Emily Jackson in Leeds on the 12th of January 1976, West Yorkshire Police linked both murders. On the 19th of February 1976, it sent an urgent message to all forces asking for information on any other similar pr...

J.J.Hainsworth
28/02/2020
J.J.Hainsworth

J.J.Hainsworth

Our first review is published in Psychology Today magazine!
'Social classes – and families – take care of their own. I doubt that anyone else will be able to offer a more comprehensive portrait of this Ripper suspect than these authors have done.'
https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/shadow-boxing/202002/ripper-suspects-never-die
Dr Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania and has written 66 books.
We are thrilled with such a positive first review!

The looming sight of Christ Church, in Spitalfields, marks the centre of Jack the Ripper’s London.   www.thejacktherippe...
12/02/2020

The looming sight of Christ Church, in Spitalfields, marks the centre of Jack the Ripper’s London. www.thejacktherippertour.com

Hi guys.  As promised here is the page link to the new book - On the trail of Jack the Ripper - please like and keep up ...
24/01/2020

Hi guys. As promised here is the page link to the new book - On the trail of Jack the Ripper - please like and keep up to date with the books development plus on the ground discussions and posts. Cheers

ON THE TRAIL OF JACK THE RIPPER - by Richard C Cobb.

A step by step Crime Scene Investigation into the Murders committed by the serial killer known as “Jack the Ripper”, over 130 years ago in Whitechapel, London.

This book offers a unique insight into the world’s most infamous unsolved murder mystery and takes a fresh look at a criminal manhunt that once gripped a nation.

This page will keep the reader up to date with the book’s development plus offer some unique insight to its creation and provide key pieces of information on the Jack the Ripper story.

FOREWORD BY NEIL R STOREY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK DAVIS

IMAGES BY ROB CLACK

RELEASE DATE - 2021

The Dagger Club - True Crime Society
19/01/2020

The Dagger Club - True Crime Society

Tour guides, Johnny and Jamie, from the Jack the Ripper tour with Ripper Vision - www.thejacktherippertour.com

The Jack The Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision
03/01/2020

The Jack The Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision

In 1888, London was struck cold when a man by the name of Jack the Ripper killed five women in the poverty and fog

Over 130 years later and the identity of London’s famous serial killer is still unknown with plenty of conspiracy theories thrown left, right and centre.

But what about if he wasn’t actually from England or even the UK?

Read our blog post on whether Jack the Ripper was actually an American.
https://thejacktherippertour.com/blog/was-jack-the-ripper-an-american/

The Jack The Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision
19/11/2019

The Jack The Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision

Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper?

Our tour will transport you back to a time of gaslight and fog, where poverty was the way of life.

Our Ripper-Vision provides you quality images of Victorian London as our expert guides lead you around the favourite haunts of the notorious serial killer.

We have tours available every day of the week, starting from 2:30pm or walk the streets in the dark at 7:30pm

Book online now
https://thejacktherippertour.com/book-online/

The Dagger Club - True Crime Society
13/11/2019

The Dagger Club - True Crime Society

Who was Jack the Ripper ? Some of the suspects that have popped up over the last 131 years.

The Dagger Club - True Crime Society
29/10/2019

The Dagger Club - True Crime Society

How would the investigation into Jack the Ripper be different today?

In 1888 police did not catch Jack the Ripper and consequently they have variously been called incompetent, indifferent or even party to a conspiracy or cover-up. But truly what they lacked was experience. They were dealing with a new type of killer - a serial killer.

They had little to no experience of this type of murderer (and though Jack the Ripper was not the first serial killer, he is certainly the first to catch public attention). They also were under extreme pressure, both from a highly critical press and an equally pressurised government who were demanding action.

Finally, they did not have the resources or technology at their disposal that a modern police investigation would.

So we now ask ourselves, how would the investigation into Jack the Ripper be different today?

CCTV

London is filled with CCTV cameras. It is estimated there are over 7,000 publicly operated CCTV cameras across London, plus many more owned by private companies and residences. It is likely that one of these would film Jack himself or a vehicle used by him. A vehicle could then be traced, or a CCTV image would be more reliable than eyewitness description. It could also be used to trace the last hours of the victim, a much better system than the unreliable and often contradictory eyewitness statements during the 1888 investigation.

Photofit

If all the investigation has to work from is witness descriptions, then modern photofit techniques would aid to producing an image of the suspect. Using psychological techniques to help memory and reduce bias and interference, an interviewer would work with the witness to produce a description and then a specialist officer would work with the witness again using specially designed computer software to produce a likeness of the suspect that could be used in the investigation. A television documentary in 2006 attempted this using the eyewitness statements of 1888 to produce an image of the face of Jack the Ripper, but produced a result that resembled Freddie Mercury!

Fingerprints

In 1888 fingerprinting was starting to become well known, but it was not used in a police investigation in England and Wales until 1902. Modern police could examine fingerprints on any items left or seemingly placed at the scene. For example, it is possible a bloody print was left on Catherine Eddowes’ apron piece, or if the killer wrote the graffiti in Goulston Street, the wall could be examined. If the killer arranged the items at Annie Chapman’s feet he may have left fingerprints on them, and Mary Kelly’s room could also be checked for prints (with elimination prints taken from the victim, Joe Barnett, John McCarthy, Thomas Bower and anyone else who may have had access). The police could also have used fingerprinting on the various Ripper letters to determine which were sent by the same person (and to possibly identify any practical jokers).

DNA Evidence

The killer may have left DNA evidence at the murder scenes. He may have left saliva, hair, or even blood or semen. This evidence could be examined for DNA and used to determine a DNA profile of the killer. He may already be on a DNA database for another crime, or if not, the police would need to use the DNA to eliminate potential suspects or ask all men in the area to provide a sample voluntarily. They may also have used DNA evidence to determine if the kidney sent to George Lusk was genuine (in 1888 they couldn’t even determine between human and animal blood and blood typing was still several years away) and if real, they could have focused the investigation on that particular letter.

Other forensics

It is highly probably the killer may have left fibre traces from his clothing. Such evidence, combined with footprints or tyre treads at a modern crime scene are often vital for securing a conviction. The police could use this information to determine details about the killer - perhaps he owned a distinctive coat or shoes?

At the very least they could determine a shoe size or make of car. This could then be used to help eliminate suspects or build up a portfolio of evidence against the guilty party.

Criminal Profiling

Modern criminal profiling was developed by the FBI in the 1970’s (they also coined the term “serial killer”) but early attempts had been made as early as 1888.

The earliest attempt was made in the Ripper case by Dr Thomas Bond who in a report to Sir Robert Anderson detailed the following:

“The murderer must have been a man of physical strength and of great coolness and daring. There is no evidence that he had an accomplice. He must in my opinion be a man subject to periodical attacks of Homicidal and erotic mania. The character of the mutilations indicate that the man may be in a condition sexually, that may be called satyriasis. It is of course possible that the Homicidal impulse may have developed from a revengeful or brooding condition of the mind, or that Religious Mania may have been the original disease, but I do not think either hypothesis is likely. The murderer in external appearance is quite likely to be a quiet inoffensive looking man probably middleaged and neatly and respectably dressed. I think he must be in the habit of wearing a cloak or overcoat or he could hardly have escaped notice in the streets if the blood on his hands or clothes were visible.

“Assuming the murderer to be such a person as I have just described he would probably be solitary and eccentric in his habits, also he is most likely to be a man without regular occupation, but with some small income or pension. He is possibly living among respectable persons who have some knowledge of his character and habits and who may have grounds for suspicion that he is not quite right in his mind at times. Such persons would probably be unwilling to communicate suspicions to the Police for fear of trouble or notoriety, whereas if there were a prospect of reward it might overcome their scruples.”

The FBI in such a case would use their experience of similar offenders and their behaviour to develop a profile detailing facts that they feel may help direct the investigation.

A UK profiler, however, would enter the features of the crimes (indoor or outdoor, weapon used, types of mutilations, etc.) into a piece of statistical software that would use a database of similar offenders to produce a profile of the type of offender and key features and personality traits.

A geographical profiler would input the locations of crimes into a specialist piece of computer software which would produce a probable ‘hot spot’ for the offenders’ home or base of operations based on the behaviour of previous offenders. In 2008 and 2014, geographical profilers attempted to profile where the Ripper lived using this technique and both attempts concluded that Flower and Dean Street (that notorious street for crime and violence, long since demolished) was the most likely address.

So as we can see, the 21st century investigation into Jack the Ripper would be very different from its 1888 counterpart.

But would it be more effective?

It’s hard to say - most serial killers are still caught through routine police work and being picked up for other crimes (for example, the Yorkshire Ripper was caught due to having false number plates).

24/10/2019
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Our Jack The Ripper Walk runs 7 days a week at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. All tours depart from Exit Three of Aldgate East Station. Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes Price: £10

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Great fun, topping off the tour with a solo stroll around White Chapel. Recommended!
Attended the Jack the Ripper tour with Ripper vision last night at 19:30 .. tour guide was great very well researched and really passionate made the tour really enjoyable for all people really brought history alive . The Ripper vision added further depth and enhanced the tour highly recomened xx
It was a great tour, but be prepared to speed walk. I have mobility issues and I had great difficulty keeping up, as did others in our group. Would be nice if they would have slowed down a little after noticing about 10 in the group were having difficulties keeping up. The guide was funny and personable and he did slow down but only about the last third.
It was very very informative, fun and the guide called Jonny was very charismatic. Well worth the money.
Brilliant much more interesting then I expected and Jamie was very knowledgeable and great with the group, would definitely recommend doing a walk!
Nice detailed stories as we strolled down the streets of White Chapel/London. John did a great job presenting the material and I would highly recommend anyone interested in the history of the murders to take the tour!
This was an awesome tour. Jamie our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining and the inclusion of the visuals really made it come to life. Highly recommend!
I had a family emergency come up, and was unable to attend the tour we booked. I called the company, was told to email them instead, and I never got a single response, even after sending 2 emails.
Johnny was an amazing tour guide. It was very informative and entertaining. He also ended the tour in a very grounding way that we should be remembering the victims. Would highly recommend it if you are in London!
We had Jamie and they were amazing. So informed and very welcoming
Really informative and great fun.
Brilliant tour, very informative and knowledgeable. Loved every second. Thank you Johnny! Very good memory!