The Whitechapel Murders and the case of Jack the Ripper are known all around the world, and this popularity has meant that over the years, many different Jack the Ripper theories have been voiced. From the identity of the Ripper and the number of victims to conspiracy theories and even the paranormal - there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.
There are three main theories that intrigue those interested in the Jack the Ripper case the most, including the possibility that the unknown East End killer was also the infamous Illinois serial killer, H.H. Holmes. Evidence put forward by Holmes’ great-grandson makes this one of the new Jack the Ripper theories to take traction, but it’s not the only one.
Some believe that Jack the Ripper could have actually been a woman, whilst others think the killer was American. We’ve put together casebooks on the three most popular theories that circulate the murders.
Expert Ripperologists and armchair detectives alike have had their say on the case, but what do you think? Explore three of the most popular Jack the Ripper theories below and give yourself the opportunity to make your own mind up!