Many theories remain about the most infamous cold case ever. So why is Jack the Ripper so famous? The answer may be as simple as it was the first big case at the beginning of the media.
One killer made his name in a year that marked Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Called Jack after the common name for a man in Victorian England, Jack would not be considered a serial killer until Robert Ressler conceived the phrase in 1974.
Theories for who The Ripper was, include Royal and Masonic conspiracies and suspects that occupy all social scales and nationalities. One of the strangest theories seems to be that Jack the Ripper was female, but is this theory as big a fantasy as we first thought?