As an objective researcher I have always challenged any official story and the 1888 Whitechapel murders are what set me on my path as a diligent 15 year old when my father told me about the book he was reading, Jack The Ripper, The Final Solution by Stephen Knight. For an excitable teenager it was part of a much larger picture that had to be explored and investigated further. A little cabal of now well known authors sprang up as a result of Knights book, all refuting every aspect of his work since his untimely death. This little club aggressively close ranks at any suggestion of the British Royal family being involved. However, since these so-called experts are so well established, any challenge to them is aggressively rebuked, so their position is well defended. Yet, it prevents the most obvious and basic questions from being asked, such as, "How could one person elude, deceive and escape perhaps the greatest police force in the world at the time, which is responsible for protecting the mighty British Empire?" Not only does that make Jack the Ripper an exceptional human being, but how much more of an exceptionally powerful individual does it make him that he is able to defy several generations and history itself? His identity will never be known only because there are people who won't allow it to be known.
I abandoned the Jack The Ripper Casebook forum some time ago due to its arrogant dependence on the so-called club of experts. You may already be familiar with them. When I challenged them, explaining that Jack could not possibly be an individual and was indeed more than one person, forum members immediately attacked me, ridiculing me for daring to challenge these so-called authors. My challenge was the Mitre Square murder of Katherine Eddowes (aka Mary Kelly as given at the police station she had just been released from). In the short space of approximately five minutes and under the noses of a night watchman and two patrolling police officers and in a pitch black unlit Mitre Square, a single killer managed to lure a victim into the Square, render her unconscious, dissect her body, locate her kidney and finally place her body on display, as noted by one of the officers at the scene. It was the fact that both officers passed through the Square during their beat that one of them came across the body. This indicates that the killer either had a lookout man or that the abduction and mutilation took place elsewhere and the body was dumped in Mitre Square. The location being chosen for some ritual reason can be supported due to the killer's willingness to risk being caught.
In a BBC interview in 1973, an elderly nun at the Providence Row Night Refuge claimed that she had been a novice there in 1915 and was told by an old sister who was there in 1888 that "if it had not been for the Kelly woman, none of the murders would have happened".
Both these books support this account as does the Jack The Ripper Casebook forum