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Jack the Ripper

Officially, how many victims?

MMDE: Jack the Ripper killed 7 women

Current: Jack the Ripper killed 5 women

Jack the Ripper's crimes still send shivers down the spine today. It was a hard life for most Londoners back then, and there were many murders in the extreme-poverty stricken streets. Officially, the police have records 5 as being done by him, but most people remember 7, and some 11.

The press were all over the killings, and, as today, eager to dramatise and exaggerate anything they thought would sell more newspapers. Whilst not as extreme as the hoax War of the Worlds Mandela Effect, it is conceivable they reported more murders as being "by Jack" for this purpose.

The murders were never solved, and although the police did link others to the official 5, that is the number on record.

Whitechapel murders

More than 2,000 people were interviewed, and 80 detained. Even a vigilante group was formed comprised of concerned citizens, who patrolled the area at night. This was partly due to the people's dissatisfaction at the police handling of the sitation.