The identity of legendary murderer Jack The Ripper has remained a mystery for centuries, but newly authenticated evidence may help solve the crimes which occurred in the late 1800s.
Doubt had been cast upon a diary which had been made public in 1993, supposedly written by James Maybrick, a nineteenth-century cotton merchant from Liverpool who confessed to a series of killings in the book. Discovered by Mike Barrett — who died before many of the details about the diary’s revelations could be questioned — many considered the text to be a forgery.
Now, according to Fox News, researchers have concluded that the diary is, indeed, genuine. A team led by filmmaker Bruce Robinson claim to have verified the material.
“I give my name that all know of me, so history do tell, what love can do to a gentleman born. Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper,” reads the ominous words of Maybrick, who died in 1889, a