There's a new article from me at Mysterious Universe that starts as follows...
In the latter part of 1888, a deadly figure roamed the shadowy and
foggy back-streets of Whitechapel, London, England by night. He
violently slaughtered prostitutes, provoking terror throughout the
entire capital. He quickly became – and still remains to this very day –
the world’s most notorious serial-killer. He was, in case you haven’t
by now guessed, Jack the Ripper. But, what makes the Ripper so infamous,
more than a century after his terrible crimes were committed, is that
his identity still remains a mystery. And everyone loves a mystery. So,
who might Jack have been? The theories are almost endless. Indeed, more
than thirty potential suspects have been suggested. They include a
surgeon, a doctor, a poet, and even a midwife.
Without doubt, the most controversial theory for whom, exactly, Jack
the Ripper might have been, is that he was a member of the British Royal
Family (an outdated, irrelevant entity that should be abolished, in my
opinion). The suspect: Prince Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence. It is, however, a claim that has no basis in fact.
And here's the link...