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You Won’t Believe Who Jack The Ripper Is – New 2019 DNA Test Reveals His Identity

September 15, 2019

In terms of mysteries of the criminal world,
and the “Who done it?” question that eclipses all others, there is nothing more mysterious
then who was Jack the Ripper. You might have seen countless movies on the
subject, read myriad books on the topic, or listened to a plethora of online sleuths that
think they have cracked the mystery, but let’s face it, it was always a guessing game. There has been absurd speculation as well
as more thorough investigation, but the man that eviscerated women on the streets of London
has never had his Scooby-Doo-esque denouement. But as we speak, we are hearing some new pesky
kids are on the block and they might have figured this mystery out. We’ve already done our Jack the Ripper show,
an epic if we say so for ourselves that was welcomed by our viewers. You might not have seen that, so for those
of you who are not versed in the history of this serial killer, we’ll give you a quick
rundown on the strife and crimes of Mr. Ripper. Twas the 1880s in the city of London, perhaps
the center of the world at that time, but also in parts a dirty, rotten, festering maze
of slums replete with wandering gin addicts and foul-mouthed harlots. London was experiencing a population explosion,
with immigrants from around the world coming to the great city to find work. But it wasn’t exactly the land of hope and
glory for everybody, and some of the streets in the poorer East end of the city were a
long way from being a yellow brick road. The rise in population not surprisingly caused
friction between the new denizens and the ones born on those cobbled streets, while
the factory owners were happy for the cheap labor. These were fractious times, and outbreaks
of violence and other criminality were common. This is where our man Jack the Ripper chose
to ply his trade. You might ask what was his trade? Well, that was nabbing mostly working girls
from the streets and brutally killing them. He might tear at their faces with a sharp
blade, like a wild animal might do. But other times he skillfully removed their
organs with the deft hands of a surgeon. For this he became known as the ripper. Other rippers would follow in years to come,
The Yorkshire Ripper up north in Bradford, or over the pond The Ripper of Times Square,
but they were different. Jack may well have been educated in human
anatomy, and as we say, he had the precise skills it takes for surgical exploration and
organ removal. It’s thought he may have murdered 11 people,
but the cops only ever said for sure he killed 5. These became known as the “canonical five.” We don’t often attribute canons to killers,
but Jack was special. The British media lapped it up, publishing
piece after piece on this boogeyman that wandered the dark streets at night. Police interviewed 1000s of Londoners, they
summarily locked people up, hired sleuths and patrolled the streets and alleyways 24/7,
but Jack eluded them. Was he a surgeon, a physician? Was he some educated upper class untouchable? What made things worse is police received
letters, many with atrocious grammar and spelling skills, which were supposedly from the killer. Many were just hoaxes written by bored Eastenders
who had little or no respect for the cops. But one letter, titled “From Hell”, police
believed was real. They never got their man, and the case went
on and on for years. There have been some main suspects over time,
and no, serious ripperologists don’t give credence to the possibility of him being the
aristocrat, Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, the Duke of Clarence. That just makes a compelling tale, and something
the poorer disenfranchised Brits would love to be true because it might vindicate their
conviction of the ruling class being wicked. No one seriously thought it was the creator
of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, despite the clamoring of some rather wide-eyed conspiracy
theorists. Was it a cover-up many asked? Because in such an intractable class system
you just can’t have the people at the top of the pyramid ripping young girls to pieces
and evacuating their uterus. That would have been poor play by the toffs
in charge, so perhaps Jack’s identity was known. But this theory didn’t pass muster, none
of them did…not until now. There has been one name on the list of men
behind the Ripper mask, but he hasn’t been talked about much until now. His name was Aaron Kosminski. Occupation: Barber. Yep, imagine getting a close shave from a
Polish barber with a penchant for slicing people open. How do we know it was him? Well, according to a forensic investigation
published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences in March 2019 they know this because of DNA
found on a shawl of one of his victims. Ok, so you might have heard this before, and
indeed, in our very own Jack the Ripper show we said there was one theory about Kosminski
because of his DNA. But the trouble back then was that none of
the DNA evidence was supported, it was mostly down to a well-off businessman and Ripper
researcher called Russell Edwards. The thing is, that evidence was not peer reviewed
by any number of other scientists. It has been now. We are told that two researchers called Jari
Louhelainen and David Miller ran genetic tests on semen and blood on that shawl we just mentioned
that was found next to the murdered Catherine Eddowes. They then compared mitochondrial DNA from
Eddowes present family members as well as people from the present Kosminski family. They concluded that the Ripper was indeed
one of their ancestors. They also said it is very likely Jack the
Ripper had blue eyes and brown hair. And this is what many mainstream news media
was reporting. Finally, we found our man. Jack the lad was a 23-year old Pole that went
to London and trimmed mustaches, cut hair and also the odd stomach wide open. Researchers wrote in the paper that “the
shawl referred to in this paper is the only piece of physical evidence known to be associated
with these murders.” The DNA found on that shawl should be passed
down from mother to mother, and that DNA could be traced back to the Polish man’s family. We know quite a bit about our boy, who moved
over to the Whitechapel area (slum) in London and there he set up shop. But it’s said in 1891 Mr. Kosminski was
sent to one of London’s finest insane asylums. He was apparently an on and off lunatic, doing
some barber work, then being looked after by his family, and then sometimes he was back
inside with the people screaming at the moon. It’s said he suffered a kind of psychosis. It’s also said that his utterly insane behavior
led to him being sent to the workhouse. What we have is a man who was in and out of
asylums while those murders were going on, so you could say his face now fits the picture. God knows who his customers were at the barber
shop in Whitechapel, or if he had packed that in once he started to hear voices, eat trash
from the streets and… “self-abuse”. That was a fine English euphemism for what
the Brits later would call a five-knuckle-shuffle. There is also evidence in those psychiatric
reports that he had threatened a sister with a knife. The thing is of course is he doesn’t sound
much like a skilled surgeon, nor a man who was adroit enough to never leave any evidence
behind. And then we have the naysayers. These critics were doubtful of the first time
the Polish man was connected to the murders, and say the latest conclusions were partly
predicated on that original 2014 paper. Forbes reported just after everyone was saying,
finally, we have found him, that the new paper contained three-parts hogwash. We are sorry to burst your bubble, but Forbes
cites a group of archaeological geneticists who said that even if the shawl was left behind
by a victim still the “the way it has been handled since would render DNA analysis cripplingly
problematic.” Why is that? Well, it has been an item over the years that
has been passed around, touched by many, many hands, and left in places for people to view. It is hardly a fine specimen for DNA analysis,
said the scientists. Another British geneticist wrote this, “How
did this ever get past review!? Primers not listed, data not presented, was
it done in a proper forensic/DNA lab… Unpublishable!” Steady on old chap, surely you just can’t
discount the new paper? Well, one other person in the geneticist milieu
said this, “The suspect couldn’t have passed on his mitochondrial DNA, as he was a man.” These academics don’t mince their words
either, sometimes sounding like they were prepared to take a straight razor to the jugular
of those that published the paper. “Nonsense like this paper and a gullible
media does nothing but foment scientific and historical illiteracy built upon the grotesque
romanticization of the brutal murders of five women,” said one of them, no doubt words
spat through a mist of strong English tea and bits of scone. But as some academics pointed out, you can’t
just go around saying it was the Kosminski kid without having absolutely irrefutable
proof if only because there are a bunch of people in Poland, or perhaps still in England,
whose friends have suddenly started hiding the knives when they’ve been invited around
for dinner. “The question of his identity, I am confident,
will never be known,” concluded the angry professor we just quoted. As some commenters say, if Kosminski did do
it was he really clever enough to just disappear after each murder? How come he never told anyone else, not even
when he was locked up? Where did he get the surgical skills from? Can we not find out if any one of the murders
happened during the spurts he had outside of the asylum? As for the new evidence, the researchers have
admitted that they would not use it if it were for a present criminal trial. Can we rely on that shawl and the new results? We might tell you what one other scientist
in the bio-game said, and he was less critical than that angry mob of geneticists, “The
data, at least in the weak form presented here, increase the likelihood that Aaron Kosminski,
who was a suspect in the murders, was the killer,” he said. “But we’re a long way from knowing who butchered
those five women. Caveat lector.” What do you think about all of this? Tell us in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our other show
Why Was Jack The Ripper Never Found. Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.


  • Reply The Infographics Show April 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Jack the Ripper might actually be Aaron the Barber! 🤯 What do you think?

  • Reply MacyUncensored August 27, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    So Jack The Ripper was Sweeney Todd?

  • Reply Your future boyfriends August 27, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Why did they call him jack the ripper even thos his name is aaron

  • Reply Tropical_ Gamer August 28, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Title: we know who Jack the Ripper is
    Video: yes but actually no

  • Reply RAINCLOUD YT August 28, 2019 at 10:37 am

    This theory has been wrong

    Jack the Ripper has proved he was Ted Bundy

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    Jack the Ripper is a loli.

  • Reply Dr pelvic thrust August 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Fake news

  • Reply Savage Daddy August 29, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Jack the ripper aka The thots polisher

  • Reply Stephen Gaming August 29, 2019 at 3:55 am

    The only way I knew about jack is because of assassin creed syndicate:D

  • Reply M7md August 29, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    You dumb people his first name is jack his middle name is the and his last name is ripper so that's it we have him he's jason bourn

  • Reply Pablo Villa August 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Jack The Ripper vs Hercules

  • Reply Cathrine Rose August 30, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Jack the Ripper is H.H Holmes

  • Reply Herm Man August 31, 2019 at 1:36 am


  • Reply RaLLyKaTz OoO August 31, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I Came to the comments to get the answer

  • Reply tricey bear August 31, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Black butler

  • Reply Shelley Taylor September 1, 2019 at 8:34 am

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  • Reply Anh Bui Gia September 1, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Title: You won't believe who Jack the Ripper Is
    Me : Who
    Video : ummmmmmm …….. Jack ?

  • Reply Fluffy Tails Original YT September 1, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    R u also brightside?

  • Reply G P September 2, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Never read the Cornwell book, then, or just trying to be mysterious and sell doubt?

  • Reply G P September 2, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Rick Rolled.

  • Reply Rusty Shackleford September 2, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Actually John Douglas and Roy Hazlewood of the F.B.I. Behavioral Science Unit profiled Jack the Ripper and came up with Kosminsky as Jack the Ripper three decades before the DNA test. I had attended seminars given by Hazlewood when I was in Law enforcement. Helped me greatly with cases I investigated.

  • Reply Isla Dickinson September 2, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Plot twist: Jack the Ripper was a woman.

  • Reply Andre September 3, 2019 at 7:53 am

    We all know Ted Cruz is the Ripper

  • Reply merz pacquiao September 3, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Is he real pls say no

  • Reply Mir S September 3, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Its my uncle…

  • Reply mr rebel September 4, 2019 at 6:26 am

    it's amazing how technology can't provide proof when it could potentially link the royal family.

  • Reply Bethany Walker September 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Pretty sure it was Charles Allen Lechmere

  • Reply VinnyS914 September 4, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Kosminski is WRONG. And it's been wrong for years

  • Reply Curlyhairboi September 5, 2019 at 2:11 am

    You thought it was Aaron the Barber, But it was me! D I O!

  • Reply Charles Dong September 5, 2019 at 2:57 am

    He’s like that character from assassins creed

  • Reply Michael Lee September 5, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Jack the Ripper will die either way of oldness,woohooo!!!!

  • Reply MeanSoybean September 5, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Downvote this video
    OP is clickbaity scumbag

  • Reply dead red September 6, 2019 at 4:07 am

    It’s kind of scary because Jack the Ripper could be related to anyone

  • Reply Oshadha Kodippiliarachchi September 6, 2019 at 11:24 am

    You vs Jack the Ripper

  • Reply Kitty Cooki September 7, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Charles Lechmere is Jack the Ripper. Most detailed evidence given was his.

  • Reply • Slim3slimeyy • September 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Clicked on the title: .o.
    Finished the video: ._.

  • Reply Mad Hatter September 7, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    anyone think old Jack was working with a Frankenstein style mad scientist and took the organs for research?

  • Reply Juan Gris September 7, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Try Reading Bruce Robinson's THEY ALL LOVE JACK. You'll be compelled to update this particular inconclusive Infographic Show.

  • Reply Richard September 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm


  • Reply TOUGH MAN RANDY SAVAGE September 8, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Democrats would blame it on trump

  • Reply lps gameslilyanna September 8, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    if we dont know who jack the ripper is, it could be a girl. If a girl named herself jack so she wouldn't be found, or called herself jack as a shortened version of her name, then the police would have literally nothing to go on. maybe she was one of the people working at the place the barber went to, or maybe she worked at a hospital nearby. All we know is that the murders happened, and we know nothing else.

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    Its actually dio

  • Reply luke mcmillan September 8, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    We will never know!

  • Reply Yeshaswi Chawan September 9, 2019 at 6:48 am


  • Reply Manjit Kaur September 9, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    That was so crazy

  • Reply Matthew Yonke September 10, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Hmm should do a video about ed gein the guy who inspired leather face, norman bates, and buffalo bill In silence of the lamb

  • Reply Gregg Hill September 10, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Talk about a misleading headline.

  • Reply JohnnyBadnews September 10, 2019 at 10:04 am

    H.H.Holmes could have been him. There’s a interesting theory for it too

  • Reply The Red Bard September 10, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    No, it was


  • Reply Joshua Selves September 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Could it be possible it was HH Holmes?He was in London at the time the murders were happening,and they stopped around the time he went back to the U.S.Its circumstantial but i believe it’s a strong possibility it was him.

  • Reply jason cheng September 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    click bait title, unsubscribe

  • Reply CanneDragoon Skywalker September 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Not gonna lie I thought of Sweeney Todd when they said he was a barber

  • Reply Muzan kibutsuji September 10, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Plot twist: Jack the Ripper was actually a loli that Love's daggers

  • Reply ayan abdi September 10, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I watched a show connecting Conan Doyle and jack the ripper

  • Reply TranscendentSol September 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    The comment’s lack of knowledge of DNA is horrendous, it’s very bad.

  • Reply NGMonocrom September 11, 2019 at 6:08 am

    It's important to keep in mind that back then, Barbers did far more as a part of their trade than simply cut hair and give close shaves. Blood letting for medical treatments were common. As were other medical and surgical practices. All done by barbers. Nowadays, a barber (or hair stylist) having advanced knowledge of anatomy and quite a few medical procedures, would be seen as incredibly odd. But not back then. Back then, it was just part of the job.

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    cmon lads, ain't jack is a one assassin loli that loves to eat her victim's heart to replenish mana?

  • Reply Kyle Vervuurt September 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Plot twist Jack The Ripper is a girl

  • Reply AnimeIzMyLifeCauseImAWeeb September 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Woman: Exists
    Jack the Ripper: Imma boutta ends this whole woman’s career

  • Reply K O September 11, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    You know who did surgery in ye olde times? Barbers. They had the tools and knew how to use them.

  • Reply LeSmallPotato YouTube September 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Or Walter Sickert.

  • Reply Matthew Rhodes September 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    maybe it was a women and thats how that dna was down but "she" went by a mans name "jack the Ripper" because constables would be searching for a man not a women.

  • Reply Franz Vilan September 12, 2019 at 10:12 am

    J. R. must have studied surgical medicine, and probably a genius who studied his victim

  • Reply KillaCrossover318 September 13, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Aaron Kasminsky.

  • Reply Vinnie Pooh September 13, 2019 at 8:56 am

    But how do he know body organs? No one think that he could be a butcher the only person that can walk thru town with blood

  • Reply Zak retsas September 13, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Infographics show: "We finally know who jack the ripper is!!"
    Me: "Really??!!!!!!"
    Infographics show: "no, not really"

  • Reply Proud Liberal Dad September 13, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Click Bait, your title is misleading proven by the fact we don't know who did it. Your not the only channel to give in to misleading titles but that does not make it any better. I'm sure you do not care with over 6 million subs but I for one am out, I don't like being misled.

  • Reply robertg305 September 14, 2019 at 12:42 am


  • Reply STEPHEN SULEY September 14, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Isn’t it possible he was a customer of the lady?

  • Reply Swampy September 14, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Wasnt barbers also surgeons in the 1800s and thats what the barber spinning sign represented

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  • Reply Ally kat September 14, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Was jack the ripper actually a woman?

  • Reply Johnny Midnight September 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Wait, I thought Jack the Ripper was the Loch Ness Monster.

  • Reply Tj4y September 14, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Make an "I am" episode out of this…?

  • Reply VEGETA September 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Caveat Lector : means beware reader which was used specifically to indicate that something is biased or has inaccurassies,that probably means that this video is biased and they cant reveal the real murderer or that the investigations were biased and inaccurate and we still dont have a clue about who the true murderer is

  • Reply trusoujah2002 September 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    If you guess have to resort to click bait videos then i will unsubscribe infographics 👀👎

  • Reply passtheBuck Canuck September 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    So Jack the Ripper is actually Sweeny Todd???? (Insert MIND BLOWN gif)….

  • Reply superadudu September 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Jack the nibba

  • Reply Julia Williams September 14, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Plot twist Aaron was just the woman’s client 😂

  • Reply Some dinokid September 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    And i have revealed this as clickbait.

  • Reply MarieOk September 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Did they forget that he murdered prostitutes? That DNA could be from anyone.

  • Reply Carlos Sanchez September 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    They don’t know: 9:45, you’re welcome.

  • Reply GD Diggy September 14, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Took us 130 years

  • Reply col0000 smith September 14, 2019 at 9:30 pm


  • Reply Juan Gabriel Gultiano September 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Clickbait lol

  • Reply AOB September 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I saw an A&E show like 10-15 years ago where an FBI profiler reviewed the Ripper case and said basically “Yeah, it was this guy named Kosminski.” Guess he knew what he was doing.

  • Reply Ser Bronn of the Fookin Blackwater September 14, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Click bait

  • Reply Drew Saluk September 15, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Plz do a DB Cooper if u haven’t already

  • Reply Adam Sanchez September 15, 2019 at 12:57 am

    You thought that you'd find out who Jack the Ripper is

    But it was me Dio

  • Reply Duke WhoDis September 15, 2019 at 1:36 am

    What about Allen lechmere? Studies show he has a grear case to be the ripper

  • Reply Eric Beckstead September 15, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Listening to the mangled pronunciation of "denoument" and "foment" from this video while the speaker is quoting someone about illiteracy is hilarious. Thanks for being ludicrous!

  • Reply Klarence Shinohara September 15, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Jack the ripper vs L

  • Reply Angela Carillas September 15, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Some conspiracies says that jack the ripper is Jose Rizal

  • Reply Jacob Shinn September 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Anyone agree with me that The Infographics Show is full of clickbait?

  • Reply kemal sayisli September 15, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    After whatching till the end your title turned out to be A CLİCK BAİT

  • Reply Niko September 15, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    He was in
    Assassins creed

  • Reply jackstracks September 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    i know who jack the ripepr is it is so obvoius

  • Reply stokesie23ls September 15, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I know who Jack the Ripper is

    Search on google sir William gull

  • Reply George Daddy September 15, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    tv documentry last week showing charles lechmere was the killer, was in a short radius of each of the chononical five and a couple other unconfirmed ripper victims, also 'the first one to find the body' after someone walked up on him stood over a just murdered women

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