Jack the Ripper - Ghosts of Victims and their Murderer?

 
Woman in the Gutter

Location: E1 (Greater London) - Durward Street, Whitechapel (was Bucks Row)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1888 onwards
Further Comments: The general area is supposedly haunted by the sounds of the victims of Jack the Ripper, thought only in Durward Street has an apparition been observed; the glowing woman lays in the gutter, the location where Mary Ann Nichols was discovered (the Ripper's first victim).


 
Annie Chapman

Location: E1 (Greater London) - Hanbury Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s, reputed to be more common in the autumn
Further Comments: Annie Chapman was murdered by Jack the Ripper at 29 Hanbury Street, and it was said that she haunted the area where she was killed, her phantom accompanied by a man. On one occasion during the 1930s, a witness could hear her murder, but could see nothing at the site. A phantom, headless body in the area is also said to be Annie. 29 Hanbury Street has since been demolished.


 
Annie Chapman

Location: E1 (Greater London) - Ten Bells public house (was Jack the Ripper), Commercial Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The landlord of this pub claimed that Annie Chapman's ghost had taken up residence within the walls. Strange winds were reported, as was mild poltergeist behaviour.


 
Catherine Eddows

Location: E1 (Greater London) - Mitre Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to occur late September
Further Comments: Killed by Jack the Ripper, Catherine's torn body is still occasionally seen laying in the gutter.


 
Leaping Shadow

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Westminster Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 'Ripper' seen 31 December, midnight (reoccurring), woman circa 1900s?
Further Comments: Just as a new year begins, a phantom man is said to throw himself off this bridge - many believe it to be the ghost of Jack the Ripper, taking his own life. Another story tells of a policeman who encountered a woman who pleaded with him to follow her. The policeman did so, and was led to another woman who was in the act of throwing herself into the river. Having prevented her suicide, the policeman realised that the woman looked identical to the girl who had taken him to the spot, who had since vanished.


 
Mary Janet Kelly

Location: W1 (Greater London) - Miller's Court, Dorset Street (street no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: Mary's shade hung around the scene of her death for many months after Jack the Ripper attacked her; dressed in black, she would enter her house and gaze through the windows.


 
Lizzie Stride

Location: W1P (Greater London) - Berner Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: For several months after Jack the Ripper had gone to work on poor Lizzie, her cries and screams could be heard close to where she died.


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