It is at the height of Victorian England, during the year 1888 that these brutal/savage crimes are committed against at least five prostitute women. Britain was at the time, the world's most powerful country, so the newspaper media attention given to the killer and his letters was unprecedented. Photographs of the mutilated bodies were taken, and are quite disturbing to look at even today.
Who was Jack? So many theories, so many suspects, so many ideas, and yet no one has identified who it was to this very day. Author Patricia Cornwell is sure she figured it out, but then again, many others have claimed it so. The terrific 2001 Johnny Depp film From Hell offers its own version as to who did it. With all due certainty, the killer is surely dead by now, but the legend of his murders continues to morbidly fascinate us to this very day: