It was the year 1888, and in the Whitechapel district of London, England, an unknown person or persons were murdering prostitutes in the most macabre manner. What made the crime unusual was that the perpetrator of these atrocities appeared to possess knowledge of surgical skills and quite possibly belonged to the English upper classes. The police investigation, led by Inspector Frederick Abberline, made little or no progress.
Theories about the series of murders that occurred in that year continue to this day. A famous hypothesis suggests that the motive for the murders was to cover up the birth of an illegitimate child of a member of the royal family. The Order of Freemasons is often purported to be the organization that facilitated the crime, on behalf of the crown, and conspired to prevent the guilty party from being revealed.
Despite all the conjectures, the identity of Jack The Rippers was never discovered.
Five deaths have been directly attributed to the same man, although there were other comparable murders that occurred around that time. Five unfortunate women became horrific deaths in a three-month period during the fall of that year.
Unfortunately, birth records were poorly maintained in the 19th century, if full birth certificates for both groups had been available, they would have offered substantial evidence for numerological analysis. As it stands, only the numerological designation for that year remains among the inappropriate information, but this may be enough to provide both the motive for the murders and to come close to revealing the identity of Jack the Ripper.
Numerology analysis of 1888
In Numerology, the digits of the year are studied individually. In this case, the profusion of eights would deserve further scrutiny. They are then added together, so 1 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 25. The number 25 is then dissected for hidden meanings before finally adding 2 + 5 for a grand total of 7. The date hereafter will be referred to as 25/7 years. The following description of that year is narrative in style and stays true to the numerology data that fits that number.
1888, 25/7 years, in London.
It was a dark time in Whitechapel, reasonable for the rich but desperate for the poor. The fate of the years predicted many things, but one of the most disturbing was that the events of the first part of the year would culminate in unbridled violence.
It was a period that required a business-minded approach, but first, one had to have the means to do business. However, the search for money and power prevailed over love and personal relationships.
Mysticism and prophecy distracted people’s minds from the realities of life, and the arrangement of the years favored the keeping of secrets.
Escapist undertones invaded the period, predisposing many to overindulgence in alcohol, sex, drugs such as opium, or occult practices.
A time of spiritual growth had come, but for this growth to occur, fate had declared that many would face personal struggles or forbid trials and tribulations.
The subsequent need for isolation and introspection coupled with impractical perfectionism placed relationships under great strain. The fact that the couple did not live up to each other’s high expectations along with the sexual aspects of the year led to a lot of infidelity, hence the seven-year itch. Weak and sensitive men looked to strong women to satisfy their impossible ideals, but disappointment followed, so an uncertainty or paranoia related to women flourished at the time. An air of loneliness accompanied this set of circumstances despite the need to withdraw from others. A streak of cruelty and impatience, associated with dissatisfaction, was born out of this state of affairs.
The unbalanced people were suddenly filled with marked missionary zeal and carried their message to the world in the harshest of terms. They came from both ends of life. Extreme wealth, power and influence or extreme poverty and a losing streak, there was no middle ground. In any case, they were crafty realists. On the surface, they may have seemed confident and in control of their emotions, but in truth they were given to hiding their feelings due to their innate sensitivity. Their deep ambition and fear of poverty drove them to earn wealth at all costs or to safeguard the wealth that everyone owned. Their outward features suggested that they were rather cool and unrepresentative men with firm moral principles, though they were likely misunderstood and, under the surface, probably lonely and frustrated. They experienced difficulties expressing their feelings to members of the opposite sex, but were not forgiving when they were put down. This would have led them to attempt to completely dominate the object of their affection and they were quite capable of extreme violence.
Their need for sexual gratification was paramount or they were sexually inhibited; in any case, they were possessed of a sexual presumption. One notable character trait would have been his apparent lack of sense of humor and, had he existed, he would probably have been dismissive or sarcastic. In their negativity, they were ruthless and intolerant of the faults of others, therefore they would have been men to respect or fear, but rarely to be liked or trusted. Their emotional problems and sense of loneliness would have alienated them creating bitter, envious and hostile souls who felt stripped of affection or wealth or both. The world owed them and they were not above the abuse of power to achieve their ends.
Once the chosen course of action was decided, inflexibility was established and this led them down dangerous and unpredictable paths, but they were familiar with risk-taking and probably liked danger. They did not seek or accept advice. They may even have been athletes at some point in their lives. Their pasts and ancestors often absorbed their minds. A great concern for the preservation of the family lineage would have given this issue the highest priority.
They were truly complex individualists who stood apart from the crowd and determined to go their own way.
The phrase ‘A Dark Horse’ means, ‘someone who rises to prominence; being previously little known. ‘ This description would have been applied to them due to their reserved nature.
Hasty or impulsive actions were intended to cause these men to undertake a sudden trip, change of residence, or escape.
It’s easy to see how the royal conspiracy became so popular and no matter how fanciful it is, you have to admit that stranger things have happened. The profusion of eight in the year suggests that the reason for the elimination of the five women is due to great wealth and influence or, conversely, the poverty and degradation that Whitechapel was. One wonders if this was the work of a bitter failure that blamed women and specifically prostitutes for their lack of emotional and material well-being or was it a conspiracy carried out to protect a powerful family. There are approximately twenty serious suspects and it is interesting that many of the possible ones descended to the same place at the same time. Among them were characters like Chapman, Cream, and Hyams.
The numerical configuration of the year suggested that the person who was behind the Ripper murders was born with the characteristics of the eight that influence his life, that is, the total sum of his full date of birth or segments of his name added to a eight. . In most cases, it is impossible to determine how many suspects this applies to, but there is one. His hidden nature burned with ambition for wealth and power, but he didn’t want to be tied down to monotonous work or pay too much attention to bill settlement. This often led to the experience of great stress in his life. He would have liked both sports and risks. Her nature was largely sexual, but while she always projected an air of confidence, she lacked enough to express her feelings. He was given an impulsiveness that resulted in sudden love affairs and the woman of his attentions had to fully reciprocate, otherwise this man possessed a destructive streak. To the outside world, he seemed to be an independent soul who withdrew from the crowd and could be a bit of a loner. He was overly aggressive and domineering at times, which prevented those close to him from expressing themselves openly. He was a real man and he needed to be in charge. His destiny proved that he aspired to perfection and was unforgiving when his ideals fell short. The years 1887 and 1888 were the darkest of his life both financially and emotionally, accompanied by many discussions and gloomy moods. His personal record in ’88 warned him against any attempt to impose his ideas on others or to prove that he was the boss, but this would have been against his own nature. A feeling of frustration caused blood to spill. He is to be pitied, as are his victims. His name was Joseph Barnett.
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