Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper
An introduction to Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper...

The lifelong project of "Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper" began some forty years ago when I was a mere child.  I was captivated by the specter children 
 to as the "Boogeyman".  As all inquisitive children did, I challenged the adults in my life with "why".  Why was the "Boogeyman" so scary?  Why did he kill all those people in London?  Where did the Boogyman come from?  Who is he?  

I repeated these questions frequently always being met with the same results, "I don't know."  I have never been satisfied with that response.  I knew if I searched long and hard enough, the answers would be forthcoming, but the key was in asking the right questions and diligently pursuing the explanations, even if it meant accepting truths beyond all of my personal biases and beliefs.  

In Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper, I take the reader through a journey, which begins in a quaint little town in the United States, known as Gilmanton, New Hampshire - the birthplace of Herman Webster Mudgett a.k.a. Dr. Henry Howard (H. H.) Holmes. 

Before to long we are settled in the streets of London, on the East End in the Whitechapel District, where a fiendish elusive creature  reigns terror on the downtrodden townsfolk of Whitechapel's cobblestone paths. 

Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper is not a fictionalized characterization, it is a true account of the paths of two diabolic monsters, Dr. H. H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper, and how through thorough examination of case file evidence, the reader is offered the opportunity to weigh in on the facts of both cases and determine for him or herself, if Dr. H. H. Holmes is the prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders on London's East End as the evidence clearly reflects.

Furthermore, in his biggest scam of all, did Dr. H. H. Holmes deceive history for the past 125 years, and was his enigma "Jack the Ripper" nothing more than a ploy?  

In Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper you will be introduced to descendants of Dr. H. H. Holmes and other families who have been impacted throughout the years by the savage beast.  In addition, an interview with a convicted serial killer will petrify you, and at the same time you will desire to know what makes creatures like these commit the awful deeds you and I, by design, are incapable of executing.

Lastly, you be the jury!  No person can be found guilty with little more than circumstantial evidence.  Today, many people claim to have "solved" the Ripper mystery.  They even go so far as to say "unequivocally"  and "100%"  or "I found the real killer".  I say that is one-hundred percent rubbish, and not possible!

The very best we can hope for is proving, through case file evidence, an individual has the Modus Operandi (M.O.) that fits the Rippers description.  Prove the individual was in the area during the Whitechapel murders.  Then show probable cause and the evidence linking the suspect.

In 1888, they did not have things available we have today with sophisticated machinery and computer generated assisting devices.  They were in the dark ages of criminology.

With the assistance I have received from Scotland Yard, The National Archives of the U.K., the National Archives of the U.S., and the Chicago Historic Society, I have been able to piece together enough evidence to show "probable cause" and reflect Dr. H. H. Holmes should be the prime suspect in the case of Jack the Ripper.  Is this enough to rewrite history?  You tell me!  I believe it is enough to issue a warrant for the arrest of Dr. H. H. Holmes if he were living today!         


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