Throughout the UK, there are many enthusiastic Ripperologists waiting to get their hands on new information surrounding the fascinating and rather gruesome history of the Whitechapel murders. Jack the Ripper is without a doubt one of the most infamous murderers to walk the streets of the East End and the history that follows is equally notorious. If you are a fan of the Whitechapel murder case or you’re interested in the Jack the Ripper story, here are just a few activities and media-based stories that you can sink your teeth into.
Jack the Ripper Documentaries
As a Jack the Ripper fan, you can gather lots of information on the subject of the Ripper through various TV and radio documentaries. In addition, there are tonnes of DVD documentaries available along with a variety of information branched across the internet so that you can match the facts and the figures and become an expert in Ripperology.
Jack the Ripper Movies
If you want to add a little more spice to the material that you’ve found on Jack the Ripper then consider watching a few Jack the Ripper movies for a spine-chilling experience. There have been a number of movies released on the topic of Jack the Ripper and though some may have artistic licence and lack factual information they make for a truly bloodcurdling experience. However, it is important to remember that elements shown in the movie may be a little overexerted to create a powerful impact on audiences so if you prefer something a little more precise then you may benefit from the documentaries over the movies.
Walking Tours in London
Jack the Ripper tours are a fantastic way to go back in time and relive the era where the Ripper notoriously reigned. These London tours are known to be one of the most detailed tours and can provide you with a thorough insight of information about the Ripper and the Whitechapel murderers. Your personal Jack the Ripper guide will take you to the spots in Whitechapel where the Ripper carried out his merciless acts and will provide you with details regarding each site as well as show important images using the tours exclusive Ripper vision technology.
Once you have watched the documentaries, movies and taken the Jack the Ripper tour, you can create your own case file of who you believe the Ripper was and the facts surrounding each murder. In order to do so, you will need to extract information using the internet or from the tour surrounding suspects, witnesses, murder sites and so on. You could even collect old newspaper cuttings found online and include them in your file. Once you’re done, you can study everything and come to your own conclusion on who you think really was Jack the Ripper, why he never got caught and the exact number of people he killed in his time.
These are just a few of the activities you can take part in as a Jack the Ripper fan. Don’t forget to share your experiences with us by commenting in the section below.
Richard Cobb – has written 201 posts on this site.
Richard Cobb is a industry expert on everything Jack The Ripper, he is also the founding partner of The Jack The Ripper Tour which has become extremely successful over the last 3 years.