Jack the Ripper was supposedly a serial killer that terrorized the streets of London from 1888-1891. Jack was successful in leaving behind one of the most notorious and still unsolved cases in history. I proposed a completely different scenario.
In the mid 19th century, England was experiencing a large influx of immigrants from the European regions. During this time frame reports of vampire attacks and sightings were widespread in these regions, many cases having been documented by well-known officials began to circulate. It stands to reason that a vampire would take advantage of the opportunity to flee to another region to avoid the increasing number of vampire hunts as they organized and scoured the regions.
The streets of London were crowded with undocumented immigrants. Cheap labor forced many men into poverty and many women into prostitution. Jack having a “taste” for female blood would roam the streets of the Whitechapel district in search of prostitutes leaving behind quite a mess for the officials to clean up. Outrage grew in the slums of London as the Ripper eluded capture at every corner. Authorities having very little to go on were dumbfounded as much by Jack’s ability to escape arrest as they were over the condition of the corpses once discovered. All victims were slashed at the throat. Many were opened abdominally, with Jack sometimes removing select organs or limbs from the victim. Never having been caught in the act suggests to me that the victims were entranced (suggesting that jack may have been an “Elder” vampire). The only screams that brought witnesses to the murder scenes were not of the victim but of the poor suspecting soul that stumbled upon Jack’s aftermath.
With tension building in the streets, the Metropolitan Police sought out the assistance of the Scotland Yard investigators. Meanwhile due to the dissatisfaction of the citizens over the lack of success of authorities, a group of citizens formed the Whitechapel vigilance committee, which began to scour the streets in search of Jack.
After having free reign over London’s east end for 3 years, I propose that Jack moved on to another area to avoid capture as the murders came to an end. It is conceivable that Jack relocated to Croglin Grange, London as the case takes place from 1896 –1900. The Croglin Grange case was said to have proven beyond a doubt that vampires do exist as the Vampire met his demise at the end of the tale. The description of this vampire was that of a browned and mummified creature, which would suggest that he had not fed regularly for some time. Having had to flee Whitechapel and re-establish himself into a new terrain could explain the lack of feeding. The cemetery that the vampire had been tracked to revealed that every coffin of the deceased had been broken into with the exception of one. When the vampires’ coffin was opened, the mummified corpse revealed a fresh gunshot wound on its’ thigh as it had been shot as it fled from his intended victim. The bullet was removed and the vampire was burned to death, thus the end of jack the Ripper?