Wednesday, April 01, 2009

JOHN THE RIPPER

The House of Public Records in London contains over 400 samples of Jack the Ripper’s handwriting, all of which are presumed to be written by imposters.

The subject of Jack the Ripper’s handwriting became one of great interest when the diary of Jack the Ripper–the “Maybrick Diary”– was discovered in 1992 in Liverpool, England.

This diary was subjected to exhaustive ink test, paper examination, handwriting comparison, and ion migration test, none of which led to a satisfactory conclusion. Even the date of composition is in dispute, ranging over a period of 50 years.

Given all the scrutiny, it always confounds me that no one every considered the obvious: Beatle John Lennon wrote Jack the Ripper’s Diary.

Consider this: John Lennon was from Liverpool, he often traveled under the alias ‘Mel Torment,’ His first song was ‘Hello Little Girl’ and he once famously said, perhaps in reference to his work (which perhaps included Jack the Ripper’s Diary): “Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes.”

And if that is not enough to convince you, consider this: sometimes he would sleep until three. When he would awake, he would rise from his white bed, carefully tie his hair in a pony tail, stare out the window at the pigeons in the gardens far below, smile and saying nothing.

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