Of the millions of conspiracy probabilities floating around throughout history, combined with unsolved crimes and suspicious happenings, none could be more fascinating than that of Jack the Ripper. London, England in the year 1888, Jack the Ripper stalked the east end streets during the late summer and into the early autumn; claiming five victims and then disappearing into the mists of history. His identity has been pondered and theorized over for 125 years, but no one has any real proof to their claims. If it was that easy, then dare I say Scotland Yard would have uncovered his true identity when he was on the prowl? This, my friends, leads us to the main question of this little cut: Was Jack the Ripper a vampire?
Some may say that this idea is preposterous; however, it may not be as far fetched as one may think. Jack the Ripper brutally killed five prostitutes, taunted the police with hauntingly chilling letters, and simply vanished. One could argue that being a serial killer in that day and age was really a new kind of thing to the civilized world. Again, dare I say, even the police of that day and age weren’t completely stupid. He gave them clues, he sent them leads in the mail, and then he disappeared completely. Only a vampire could cover his tracks so easily.
Perhaps the prostitutes Jack the Ripper murdered were simply done in that manner because he was a newly turned vampire who lacked the experience to feed cleanly. The overkill was a result of his learning and I can only imagine it being akin to learning to walk, or ride a bicycle for the first time. He was new to it and maybe his savagery was due to a hatred of what he had become. Knowing he could never be normal again, perhaps his letters to Scotland Yard was a desperate cry to be stopped before what was left of his humanity was gone – forever.
Another nagging suspicion is that, just maybe, Scotland Yard DID find out who and what he was, and out of concern for public safety and their own scrutiny, decided to cover up the truth. In the early fall of 1888, it may be that a group of vampire hunters stalked Jack the Ripper, whilst he was stalking his number six, and drove a stake through his heart. That would explain his abrupt disappearance.
Whatever the case may be the story of Jack the Ripper and his blood-soaked rampage has captured the imagination of generations. With the unsolved murders of this day and age, and throughout history, Jack the Ripper remains the most popular of the serial killers never caught. With that thought, maybe the vampiric Jack the Ripper is still out there; creating more unsolved murders for the world to ponder over, and then simply vanishing in a puff of smoke.