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Jack the Ripper and Freemasonry

Rotating Compass & Square

Mitre Square

Mitre Square
Where "Jack the Ripper" roamed

Pillars of Solomon

Note three 'stepped' placement of phrase

Pillars of Solomon

Note three stepped 'winding' staircase that allegedly existed beneath Solomon's Temple after the supposed discovery by Knights Templar and used in Masonic 'Tracing Boards' to instruct the Three Degree's of Freemasonry

Solomans Secret

'Behold a door'...

'Jubela, Jubelo, Jubelum'

Entered Apprentice Due Guard and Penal Sign First, Jubela—"O that my throat had been cut across, my tongue torn out, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, ere I had been accessory to the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff!"

Fellow Craft Due Guard Fellow Craft Penal Sign
The second, Jubelo—"O that my left breast had been torn open and my heart and vitals taken from thence and thrown over my left shoulder, carried into the valley of Jehosaphat, and there to become a prey to the wild beasts of the field and vultures of the air, ere I had conspired the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff!"

Master Mason Due Guard and Penal Sign
The third, Jubelum—"O that my body had been severed in two in the midst, and divided to the north and south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the center, and the ashes scattered by the four winds of heaven, that there might not the least track or remembrance remain among men, or Masons, of so vile and perjured a wretch as I am; ah, Jubela and Jubelo, it was I that struck him harder than you both. It was I that gave him the fatal blow; it was I that killed him outright;"

'The Legend of the Three Ruffians'

The 'Blood Oaths' for the 1st°, 2nd°, and 3rd°...

You must conceal all crimes of your brother Masons...and should you be summoned as a witness against a brother Mason be always sure to shield him...It may be perjury to do this, it is true, but you're keeping your obligations.

Handbook of Masonry, page 183

"All Roads Lead to Dorset Street and Mary Kelly"

Getting a Grip The following are known facts which point to the existance of a organized planned conspiracy as opposed to the 'lone nut' theories being propogated by "academic" Jack the Ripper researchers, some of whom are known to be actively involved in Freemasonry or Royal circles themselves.

1. There were between 80,000 and 100,000 prostitutes in London at the time of the 'Jack the Ripper' killings yet the five victims personally knew and associated with each other, including routinely socializing with each other at the same pub.

2. The victims bodies were found miles apart from each other and yet lived within the same or adjoining flop house on Dorset Street, a short one block street.

3. The last two victims used the identical name, Mary Kelly. The first 'Mary Kelly' was the street name or alias used by the victim, the second the actual name of the victim. Both victims were the only two to have their faces mutilated. The inference is that the first 'Mary Kelly' was killed in error, the error was discovered, and the second real Mary Kelly killed. The significance of this is that the murderer did not randomly kill for deranged pleasure but had a specific motive - the elimination of Mary Kelly and those in close contact with her.

Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution, by Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight's Bestseller which exposed the cover-up is still available
Knight was a well-known investigative journalist for an East-End London Newspaper

The Case For The Prosecution

"Judge's" Instructions

Inside the Brotherhood, by Martin Short Jack the Ripper is the name applied to the murderer or murderers, never caught, of several prostitutes in London in 1888. There are many theories about this case, including some interesting aspects related to Freemasonry. It is useful for Masons to have the facts about it.

"Prosecutor's" Case

This is what a prosecutor might say to attempt to show that Freemasons were involved in the Jack the Ripper murders ---

Queen Victoria's son, later King Edward VII, was Grand Master of Masons in England in 1888. His son, Eddy, would have become King if his grandmother and father died before him. Eddy, 24 in 1888, aided by a carriage driver, made secret visits to a London artist named Walter Sickert and his friends. Eddy met and had a baby with an illiterate Catholic "shop-girl" named Annie and they were married secretly. Sickert hired a nanny for Eddy and Annie's baby daughter. The nanny was Mary (or Marie) Kelly, who, with Sickert, was a witness at Eddy's and Annie's wedding. Britain then was in great political turmoil, and if the country had found out that someone so close to the throne married someone like Annie it could have led to the end of the monarchy and all those who benefitted from the British political and social system, especially the Freemasons.

Jack the Ripper, by Stephen Knight Word of all this got to Queen Victoria, who ordered her Prime Minister, the Marquess of Salisbury, to "fix" it. Salisbury, a prominent Freemason, arranged to have Annie placed in an insane asylum where she died 32 years later. Their daughter later became Sickert's mistress, had a son with him, and died in 1950. Sickert died in 1942. Eddy died in 1892.

Marie Kelly became a drunken prostitute and shared her information with three fellow prostitutes, who threatened to expose Eddy's actions. Prime Minister Salisbury decided this threat had to be ended. He called on his high ranking Masonic brethren, particularly Sir William Gull, physician to the Queen, the doctor who certified Annie as insane. Besides being a doctor, politically well-connected, and a high level Freemason, Gull was mentally unbalanced.

Gods Banker Gull decided to kill the women according to Masonic ritual. When Prime Minister Salisbury and other Masons in the government and police recognized what Gull was doing, even though they did not agree with his methods they arranged a coverup because they were required to keep the secrets of a Freemason, and appreciated what Gull was accomplishing. Gull convinced Netley the carriage driver and Sickert the painter to assist him to identify the 4 prostitutes. Then one by one they offered them lifts in their carriage, murdered the women and mutilated their bodies as prescribed in Masonic rituals. They then dropped the bodies in selected locations.

Gull killed the victims in the following manner: (a) On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols' throat was cut very deeply, starting at one ear and circling her throat, and her abdomen was cut open (b) On Sept. 8, 1888, Annie Chapman's throat was "ferociously" severed from one side to the other, her tongue protruded between her teeth and was swollen, her abdomen was entirely opened, all of her small intestines were removed and placed above her right shoulder but still attached, part of her stomach and "pubes" cut out and placed above her left shoulder, her uterus, womb, portion of vagina and most of the bladder removed. Her jewelry and coins were removed and two brass rings were placed at her feet. (c) On Sept. 30, 1888, Elizabeth (Liz) Stride's throat was cut from one jaw to the other. (d) On Sept. 30, 1888, Gull thought he was killing the last and most important victim, Marie Kelly, but he mistakenly murdered Catherine (Kate) Eddowes (who lived with a man named "Kelly," and used the name Mary Ann Kelly). Her throat was cut "from ear to ear," nose completely cut off, part of right ear cut off, severe cutting of other parts of her face in the shape of triangles, abdomen all exposed, intestines drawn out and placed over her right shoulder, a 2 foot piece removed and placed between her body and left arm in a careful manner. Her left kidney and part of her womb had been cut out and taken away. Nearby, police found a piece of her cut apron which fit exactly with the part still on her body. It was wet with blood, and just above it a message was found in white chalk on black bricks saying: "The Juwes are The men That Will not be Blamed for nothing." (e) After discovering the mistake with Eddowes, on Nov. 9, 1888, Gull and his allies murdered the real Mary Kelly in her apartment. Her throat was cut with the tissue severed "all around," whole surface of abdomen and thighs removed and abdominal cavity emptied, breasts cut off, arms mutilated, face hacked beyond recognition. Her uterus, kidneys, and one breast were under her head, the other breast by her right foot, liver between her feet, intestines by her right side, and spleen by her left side. Skin removed from her abdomen and thighs was on a bedside table. Part of one lung was missing, as was her heart. It appeared that the fireplace there had been used.

The Brotherhood, by Stephen Knight If these were ordinary murders the mutilations would have placed the murderer in danger of being caught. (Stride escaped mutilation because she refused the carriage ride and had to be killed quickly in the street.) The only reason for the specific types of mutilations was to inflict Masonic penalties. We should note the way the throats were cut, removal of the heart, removal of intestines (bowels), triangular cuts, cutting and removal of part of a victim's apron, divesting of minerals and metals with brass rings looking like the pillars at Solomon's temple placed at the feet. Eddowes, who was thought to be Kelly and thus the last victim, was left in "Mitre Square." The mitre and square are Masonic tools and Mitre Tavern was a well known Masonic meeting place. When the "Juwes" message was found on the wall, Sir Charles Warren, the head of the police and a Freemason, personally went to the scene to order it to be washed off, even though he had never before gone to the scene of a murder. He did this because the "Juwes" was too clear a reference to the ruffians who in Masonic legend murdered Hiram Abiff.

Freemasons have murdered those whose actions angered them, including Mozart and William Morgan. Masonic writings and history show that 33rd degree Masons crave absolute power and are willing to use murder.

Dr. Gull was said to have died in 1890, but he really was put into an insane asylum under the name "Thomas Mason" and died years later.

Rule by Secrecy, by Jim Marrs Sickert told the true story of the Jack the Ripper murders to his son Joseph (with Eddy and Annie's daughter). Joseph told the story to Stephen Knight, who found evidence to support it, especially the part about Masonic control of the police, judiciary, and government in Britain.

A big fraternal thanks to Paul Bessel for this noted work

Murder by Decree, 1979

The superb star studded 1979 Hollywood
blockbuster, with Sherlock Holmes
exposing the Masonic-Royalist conspiracy

Christopher Plummer, James Mason, Donald Sutherland, Genevieve Bujold

The film also starred James Mason, Donald
Sutherland, and Genevieve Bujold.

Opening in North America on Oct. 19, 2001
is the Hughes Brothers film 'From Hell' by
Fox Films that explores in rich detail the
Masonic Royalist Conspiracy known as
'The Jack the Ripper Murders'

'From Hell' Trailer
The Film Stars Johnny Depp
From the Occult Thriller 'The Ninth Gate'

Masonic Information Center

August 21, 2001

MEMO TO: Grand Secretaries of North America

SUBJECT: New Movie: From Hell

The Masonic Information Center has learned that a new movie titled From Hell, starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham, will be released on October 16, 2001. The book From Hell, upon which the movie is based, purports to tell the Jack the Ripper story as involving ritual killings performed by a Mason at the request of Queen Victoria.

In an effort to help Masons more fully understand the alleged connection between the Jack the Ripper murders and Freemasonry, the Masonic Information Center/Masonic Service Association will publish a Short Talk Bulletin dealing with this subject in October 2001. The bulletin consists of an essay prepared by Brother Jay Kinney, a member of Mill Valley Lodge #365 in Mill Valley, California. Portions of this letter (including the following quotation) have been taken from information provided by Brother Kinney.

"Efforts to link the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 to Freemasonry are nothing new. A four-part 'docutainment' on British television in the early '70s first floated the notion, which was then turned into a sensationalist book, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution, by author Stephen Knight in 1976. This was followed by the 1978 movie, Murder by Decree, starring Christopher Plummer and James Mason as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, where Masonic connections to the killings were also alleged."

How the movie will portray the Fraternity is not yet known. However previews now being shown in theatres have distinctly negative Masonic references. You very likely will start receiving calls from Masons concerned about this movie. As additional information becomes available, the Masonic Information Center will share it with the Masonic community.

Most sincerely and fraternally,

Executive Secretary

Online "E-Masons" have reported(Sept. 26, 2001) that the pamphlet has already been mailed out to this "Service Association's" Grand Lodge Members, with an unknown number forwarding it on to their subordinate lodges.

Eddie Campbell had difficulty getting his graphical novel distributed in Australia, and suspected Masonry, whose power is very strong 'down under', had something to do with this.

The film is an adaption of Eddie Campbells well-referenced graphical novel 'From Hell'

Additional Resources

Holmes meets the Ripper, the Movie 'Murder by Decree'


From Hell - Entertainment Weekly Review

THE REIGN OF TERROR - A Reminiscince of Sherlock Holmes

What price Masonry?

Further Reading:

Craftyness - Obelisks, Statutes & Plots: The 'Master' Planned Community