Jack the Ripper Newest Theory.Was a London newspaper behind the murders?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in 322, Conspiracy therory, History, Jack the Ripper, Mysteries, Strange news, Thomas Schoenberger | 1 comment


We all know the legend of Jack the Ripper,the elusive and horrifying stealth murderer that haunted London’s East End in the terrible autumn of 1888. Over 2500 suspects were accused of the sensational crime. The sheer media frenzy of the press whipped up the public to a pitched fever, and at it’s zenith, even Queen Victoria was upset, having been the recipient of a petition signed by 40,000 London women, with a demand for the immediate implement of “safety measures”. In short, Jack the Ripper was the first gory media sensation. It has never been the same since.

Whitechapel living:

Soiled Doves:

Life in the East End was brutal and often short. It has been said that half the children born in the area died before the age of 5. Police were over their heads trying to catch the elusive fiend, since fingerprints were not yet developed into a science, and in 1888, no blood tying technologies existed in criminal investigations.Most women in the area resorted to prostitution because of such extreme poverty., Small pox,Cholera, and T.B. were common killers and most people rarely lived past 45. This was a place to die, a skid row of broken dreams and lesser honor, a slum for as far as the eye could see. A perfect hunting ground for rapists, thieves and criminals.

The media roars…..

The Ripper murders mark an important watershed in the treatment of crime by journalists While not the first serial killer, Jack the Ripper’s case was the first to create a worldwide media frenzy.

Tax reforms in the 1850s had enabled the publication of inexpensive newspapers with wider circulation. These mushroomed later in the Victorian era to include mass-circulation newspapers as cheap as a halfpenny, along with popular magazines such as The Illustrated Police News, which made the Ripper the beneficiary of previously unparalleled publicity.

The first victim:
Prostitute Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer “Jack the Ripper,” is found murdered and mutilated in Whitechapel’s Buck’s Row on August 31st 1888. The East End of London saw four more victims of the murderer during the next few months, but no suspect was ever found.

The second victim: Anne Chapman:

Annie Chapman led a somewhat nomadic existence around Spitalfields. Dorset Street. She was 45 years old, a short plump, ashen-faced consumptive who for four or so months prior to her death had been living at Crossingham’s lodging house at number 35 Dorset Street where she paid eight pence a night for a double bed.

She appears to have enjoyed a cordial relationship with the other tenants and the deputy keeper, Timothy Donovan, remembered her as being an inoffensive soul whose main weakness was a fondness for drink.

Like many of the women in the area Annie supplemented the meager income she obtained from crochet work and making and selling artificial flowers with prostitution.

She had two regular clients, one known as Harry the Hawker, and the other a man named Ted Stanley, a supposed retired soldier who was known to her fellow lodgers as “the Pensioner.” As it later transpired, Stanley was neither a retired soldier nor a pensioner, but was in fact a bricklayer’s labourer who lived at number 1 Osborn Place, Whitechapel.

The media frenzy ups the anti.:

After the murder of Nichols in early September, the Manchester Guardian reported that: “Whatever information may be in the possession of the police they deem it necessary to keep secret … It is believed their attention is particularly directed to … a notorious character known as ‘Leather Apron’.” Journalists were frustrated by the unwillingness of the CID to reveal details of their investigation to the public, and so resorted to writing reports of questionable veracity. Imaginative descriptions of “Leather Apron” appeared in the press, but rival journalists dismissed these as “a mythical outgrowth of the reporter’s fancy”. John Pizer, a local Jewish worker who made footwear from leather, was known by the name “Leather Apron” and was arrested, even though the investigating inspector reported that “at present there is no evidence whatsoever against him”. He was soon released after the confirmation of his alibis.Business was brisk for the newsboys. Newspapers could not keep up with the public demand for these “gruesome murders” And then, the letters started arriving at police stations and newspapers, in a way similar to the notorious “Zodiac killer” 85 years later.

Missives from hell……

After the publication of the “Dear Boss” letter, “Jack the Ripper” supplanted “Leather Apron” as the name adopted by the press and public to describe the killer. The name “Jack” was already used to describe another fabled London attacker: “Spring-heeled Jack”, who supposedly leapt over walls to strike at his victims and escape as quickly as he came. were any of these letter’s actually from the so called “Ripper”?

What if the only true ripper murders were the first two victims? Here is presented a theory that promises not to clear up the mystery, but probably deepen it.

Could the media have been behind the “Double Event murders and the final murder?

After the first two murders, London papers enjoyed a huge bonus in readership, so much so that many were selling out of their papers in such a degree that they were now doubling and tripling their printings, and finding 100 times the readership. Horror Journalism was born! The adage,” if it bleeds, it leads, comes from the Ripper murders and the sensationalism surrounding the publics unending appetite for shock.News boys on every corner shouted “Orrible murder” and newpapers sold 400 times faster than in any time previously. Editors became right seemingly overnight.

The only thing more valuable than human life is profit


I have just read a most impressive book on the press in London during this period. The author is Paul Begg.Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fifteen London newspapers – dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow – presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social norms.
L. Perry Curtis surveys the mass newspaper culture of the era, delving into the nature of sensationalism and the conventions of domestic murder news. Analyzing the fifteen newspapers – several of which emanated from the East End, where the murders took place – he shows how journalists played on the fears of readers about law and order by dwelling on lethal violence rather than sex, offering gruesome details about knife injuries but often withholding some of the more intimate details of the pelvic mutilations. He also considers how the Ripper news affected public perceptions of social conditions in Whitechapel, the toughest part of the city.

If we look at the explosion of press that happened after the first two murders,, could it be possible to assume that a newspaper, wanting to continue keeping it’s readers in horror, had given instructions to one or more people to “commit some carnage in the East End” therefore tightening the grip of fear on Londoners and making a windfall at the same time? If the “double event” was staged by two “guns for hire” paid by a newspaper, it could explain the inflammatory note written on a wall blaming “Juwes”, a note that was washed off by police because they feared it could lead to civil unrest. There were a sizable portion of Whitechapel’s population that were immigrant escaping from the pogroms of Russia,so police were fearful that tensions would boil over.

Is it possible that even this note, written above a bloodtstained article of clothing from one of the victims, was an attempt by a newspaper to incite further fear and sell more papers? It is not out of the realm of possibility to assume such scenario’s, since we know that is exactly what Hearst did when his sensationalistic “Yellow” journalism led to the Spanish American war of 1898. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword. Would a psychopath also be intent upon writing such a note on a wall? It seems…staged..as if the author was really hoping to cause some type of public backlash….Could the offending missive have been written by a member of the London media?

Selling the news…

We must always ask, who profited from the Ripper murders? Examining the slew of letters to the press and police, which may have all been fraudulent, I would kindly suggest that a Victorian newspaper editor or editors might be given the same scrutiny as other ripper suspects. perhaps 15 papers witnessed a good 1000% profit during the Ripper panic.They had motive, opportunity and method, and “staging events” or to put it in popular rhetoric “False Flagging” would not be beyond the morals of some of these sordid publications. If this theory is to be tested, I leave it at the hands of the “Ripperologists” The first place to look is to see if any criminal history exists with any journalists/editors of the era.And then..

Follow the money…..



Thomas Schoenberger

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Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in 322, Art History, Creative people, Creativity, Free Will, History, Humor, Mysteries, Privacy, speech | 0 comments

Want to see a conspiracy theorist? Look in the Mirror

Benjamin Franklin

A conspiracy theory purports to explain a social, political or economic event as being caused or covered up by a covert group or organization. On April 15th 2013, Conspiracy theories went viral on the internet, alleging that the Boston bombings were a ‘false flag’, an event hoaxed on the unsuspecting public with the aim of fooling the American public into allowing Big Government to leave the people unarmed and therefore unable to defend themselves against tyranny.

This notion is not a new one to the American people, nor is it foreign to humankind. I propose that most human interaction involves conspiracy. When a woman wears lipstick, is she not conspiring to simulate estrus in order to appear attractive? Is not the Hair Club for Men a conspiracy by the male species to fool strangers into believing male pattern baldness avoided you? Would Ben Franklin be a member of Hair Club for Men? I do not doubt it. Ben was a master conspirator, and is beloved by the American public because of his ability to outwit the British.

Anytime Anderson Cooper speaks out against bullying cases, he is a conspiracy theorist because he postulates that multiple antagonists actively sought to harass a certain person. And military history is replete with disinformation, false flags, strategies and tactics meant to fool the enemy. Anytime any group of people wage war on another, you will find conspiracy. As far as the media, they are masters of conspiracy. Anderson’s “keeping them honest” segments are a conspiracy by CNN content providers to make us believe that CNN has the monopoly on integrity. Same goes for Fox with their ‘Fair and Balanced’ motto. Same as Alex Jones and Piers Morgan, having a verbal slugfest on national news some months back. Piers sees a conspiracy of gun crazy Americans and Alex sees an evil Government out to enslave us. I am, like most of us, a spectator. I am neither a Republican or Democrat and I have the same low opinion of politics as the next person…Its almost like we have a conspiracy as a nation to hold our elected leaders in low regard. We, the American Public, are quickly becoming tired and suspicious of mainstream media. I guess we all better get the CT branding irons out and offer up our foreheads…….

Have you ever felt like your parents were “ganging up on you”? Well, look in the mirror. You will see a conspiracy theorist staring back at you, unless, of course you are a vampire and therefore have no reflection. In that case, beware of conspiracy theorists bearing torches and pitchforks.

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And now the moral of the story. We are all conspiracy theorists, everyone of us. So is the Government. So is the media. So are the banks. We are all conspirators, as well. Every secret society, every sister whispering in another’s ear, every parent who conspires to hide the ugly truth from the ears of their children, too tender in age to process sex or violence, are conspirators . Every party we throw, ever secret we tell, every meeting we take, its all conspiracy…. Conspiracy defines us. Our nation was borne of conspiracy. Did not Paul Revere conspire to alert Boston that the British were coming? Does not every parent “conspire” to lie to their children when they propose the reality of Santa Claus? Isn’t every fiction writer on earth conspiring to teleport its readers’ minds to another realm? Name a behavior between two people that is not a conspiracy. Calling someone a conspiracy theorist is pretty redundant….

On another April 15th, back in 1865, the shaken and angry leaders of our Government sat around a bed too small for the gaunt figure sprawled across it. That dying figure was Abraham Lincoln and in the coming days, the Government denounced the “Conspiracy of Evil men” who had plotted his assassination.

In fact, the FOUNDING FATHERS put forth the unpopular conspiracy theory that England planned to raise taxes, leave the people poorer and keep them in the dark about their long term nefarious goals. The Founding Fathers were proven correct and were the Government of Lincoln’s. So before you write someone off for their conspiracy theories, perhaps you should glean that humanity, every nation and ever age has been inspired, changed and furthered by conspiracy theories.

Labels should not imprison us. In the end, all of us come from a long line of conspiracy theorists. Please tell nobody you read this blog……………..

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Back by Popular Demand, The Great Comet of 1680.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in 322, Biblical prophecy, Creative people, Creativity, History, Mysteries, Science | 77 comments

Great Comet of 1680

1680 was a very interesting year for star gazers.A comet so large, so brilliant and so visible blazed across the sky, inspiring astrologers, soothsayers ande even Issac Newton !C/1680 V1, also called the Great Comet of 1680, Kirch’s Comet, and Newton’s Comet, has the distinction of being the first comet discovered by telescope. Discovered by Gottfried Kirch on 14 November 1680, New Style, it became one of the brightest comets of the 17th century – reputedly visible even in daytime – and was noted for its spectacularly long tail.

In America, it caused a sensation.This is what the first Dutch settlers of Esopus, New York, saw in the sky over 300 years ago!

Excerpt from The History of Kingston, by Marius Schoonmaker, 1888, at page 70

On the 9th of December 1680, there appeared an extraordinary comet, which caused very great consternation throughout the province, with forebodings of dreadful happenings and divine punishments. It is described, in a letter dated January 1st, 1681, as having “appeared in the Southwest on the ninth of December last, about two o’clock in the afternoon, fair sunshine weather, a little above the sun, which takes its course more northerly,and was seen the Sunday night, right after about twilight, with a very fiery tail or streamer in the west, to the great astonishment of all spectators, and is now seen every night with clear weather. Undoubtedly, God threatens us with dreadful punishments if we do not repent.” The letter then suggested the propriety of proclaiming a day of humiliation and prayer.

Now we enter the spring of 2013.The sky is bringing use surprises every month. Asteroids,. meteors, fireballs,locusts drones,…..Ray Bradbury must be turning in his grave !

It seems to me that this same “Great” Comet of 1680 will be coming our way once again.Soon.. Real soon. As in before November 28th 2013.I suggest this comet will encounter the sun, survive for a day, and then break up.

This time, the comet has been renamed ISON. Of course the “authorities” are busy “spinning” the usual drivel, assuring the public they know everything about the comet, and always have. But the facts speak otherwise. The comet was only rediscovered in September of 2012. Just like nobody saw the Valentines meteorite that struck Russia so violently last month,it is becoming increasingly evident that the finest scientists on the planet can only predict a fraction of future events, and have varying views of past astrophysical events.

So, in the coming month’s I will post on Comet ISON. I do not believe the comet will be 15 times brighter than the moon, as Brian Williams reports. Nor do I think it will die as it approaches the sun. I think it survives, but just for a mere 24 hours after the encounter.

The bet is on…..

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The day I released my New CD “322”, a Meteor over New York Streaks across the Night Sky

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in 322, ancient melody, Biblical prophecy, Classical Music, Composition, Creativity, Features, History, music history, Mysteries, Orginal Music, Sountrack, Strange news, Thomas Schoenberger | 26 comments

There are no coincidences…….My new CD entitled 322 deals with the coming of asteroids, meteors, and comets, things falling from heaven…..My first single called Jerusalem was launched the morning of 3-22. Last night, I noticed a slew of hits on my Youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrcuQ6Zbfjk Now I know why….

I guess this is a first..Having a meteor arrive just in time to help market a new CD that deals with ….Fiery stones falling from the sky!

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Meteor lights up night sky over eastern United States
March 22, 2013|Daniel Trotta | Reuters


(Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A meteor bright enough to be classified as a fireball lit up the night sky over eastern North America on Friday, providing a spectacle witnessed in at least 13 states, Washington, D.C. and two Canadian provinces, the American Meteor Society said.

The society verified more than 300 witness sightings from Ontario and Quebec down to the southern U.S. state of North Carolina with more than 100 reports yet to be reviewed, said Mike Hankey, an observer for the American Meteor Society.

More of an update New fireball seen over Argentina April 22nd 2013



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Jerusalem by Thomas Schoenberger

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in 322, ancient melody, Art History, Biblical prophecy, Classical Music, Composition, Creative people, Creativity, History, music history, Mysteries, Orginal Music, Thomas Schoenberger | 4 comments

    New composition “Jerusalem” on youtube: This is my first release from my CD entitled “322” The theme is fireballs falling from the sky….The arrival of such things is here, I feel, despite the oddly disconnected utterances out of Nasa that “everything if fine”. Is it? Something is happening in the sky and from the meteors seen in Russia,Cuba, and even here in Northern California, more are coming.. I personally think it is connected to a comet called ISON, a comet observed in 1680, and prior to this as the Comet of Destruction mentioned by Roman historian Josephus as the harbinger of the destruction of Israel.This comet is back….and I am not joking.. The meteors are it’s calling cards,and more fireballs are coming….sooner than you think. By the third week of November,you will look up in the sky and it will appear as if we have two moons…Remember this post……..I hope you enjoy the music….

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