Was Jack The Ripper really a Jill? A new book about the most celebrated unsolved murder mystery in the history of crime reporting proposes that investigators have long overlooked the real killer. Simply because he was a she.
And guess what? It seems to make sense.
The book, by British author John Morris, and titled rather obviously Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman, claims that a woman named Lizzie Williams was the real fiend behind the Whitechapel Murders during several terrifying months in 1888.
She happened to be the wife of the Royal Physician at the time and presumably had more than average knowledge of human anatomy.
Specifically female anatomy. The book claims that the disembowelment of the victims was actually a psychopathic reaction by Mrs. Williams because she was incapable of having children.
Also, as proof, the fact that some other woman's clothing was found on the scene of the last ghastly murder by the supposed Jack The Ripper should lead to the obvious conclusion that the murderer was actually a woman.
Seems like a stretch, but after nearly 130 years of speculation, any new theory is as good as any old one because the mystery may never be solved.
What's that old saying?
"Hell hath no fury..."
Stranger things have happened.
Here's a video from a YouTuber with his own humorous slant on the theory: