Jack the Ripper, Part VII – “a vampire, a werewolf or a ghost”

The Jack the Ripper Dossier.

This is the seventh episode of Richard Walker’s new podcast series on Jack the Ripper.

It’s the third and final part of his three podcasts on “Polly” Nichols, the first “canonical” victim.

It is a comprehensive, very detailed, forensic look at Polly’s movements in the final hours of her life – and at what happened to her in the final moments of those final hours.

It ranges across “the possibilities” – who did it, how it happened.

It is very exacting, covering everything from Richard’s personal, first-hand experience – “it took me six and a half minutes” – to evidence statements such as, “it was as if they were trying to remove the woman’s head completely.”

The keynote for the three Polly Nichols episodes* is, in Richard’s words, the question: “how did this 43-year-old woman end up alone in the early hours of August 31st, 1888 on the mean streets of Whitechapel? What happened to her? How? Why? When? And who was ‘the other?'”

This final podcast in the mini-series goes a long way toward answering those questions

Richard Walker is the actor, adventurer (he sailed across the Pacific in a tiny two-man skiff) and veteran, high-powered guide who’s created a new version of the Ripper Walk. His walk is called Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel. It’s an exclusive VIP Ripper walk (it’s a guaranteed small group tour – the numbers are strictly limited).

*N.B. Richard’s “biography” of Polly Nichols is a three-parter. This podcast is the third and final part.

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