Map of Whitechapel Murder Locations 1888-1891 | Most, if not all, of the victims—Emma Elizabeth Smith, Martha Tabram, Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, Mary Jane Kelly, Rose Mylett, Alice McKenzie, Frances Coles, and an unidentified woman—were prostitutes.
The Bloody Benders were an alleged family of serial killers who owned an inn and small general store in from 1871 to 1873. The family consisted of John Bender (age 60), his wife Mrs. Bender (age 55), son John Jr. (25), and daughter Kate (23). After several bodies were discovered in the surrounding area and investigations began in 1872, the Benders abandoned their home. Over 8 bodies were found buried around their home. The Bender family was never apprehended.
The Murder of Helen Jewett. On the night of April 9, 1836, Helen Jewett was murdered by an ax blow to her head. The murderer then set fire to her body and bed before escaping. A customer-lover who was with her that night was charged with the murder but was acquitted. (Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society, New York City)
Isolator - 1925 Invented by science fiction pioneer Hugi Gernsbeck, the “Isolator” was designed to help focus the mind when reading or writing, by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, not only by eliminating all outside noise, but also by allowing just one line of text to be seen at a time through a horizontal slit.