1. Van Gogh Hid Ripper Victim in Painting
Dale Larner, the author of VINCENT ALIAS JACK, discovered the face and body of the Jack the Ripper victim, Mary Kelly, hidden in Van Gogh’s Irises painting. Mary’s mutilated face is shown outlined above.
The same mutilation of Mary’s face and the positioning of her body are seen in a photo of her on her deathbed. See the photo and painting comparison on the book website at VincentAliasJack.com
2. Van Gogh’s Handwriting Matches the Ripper’s
This side-by-side shows just how well Van Gogh’s handwriting matches to Jack the Ripper’s. Characters on the left were pulled from a Jack the Ripper letter, and characters on the right from a Van Gogh letter. Even an untrained eye can see that the characters are strikingly similar. Additional matching characteristics are covered in VINCENT ALIAS JACK.
3. Van Gogh Killed for His Mother’s Birthday
Four London murder victims were discovered just before and on Van Gogh’s mother’s Sept. 10 birthday:
Sept. 5, 1873: While living in London. His first murder.
Sept. 8, 1888: The third Jack the Ripper murder.
Sept. 8, 1888: Same night, a Torso murder.
Sept. 10, 1889: His final murder, deposited body on Mother’s 70th b-day.
(photo of Van Gogh’s mother)
4. Van Gogh Lived in London
Many don’t know Vincent was transferred to London from Holland at the age of 20. The body parts of a woman were found in the River Thames just a few months later. Vincent had made his first kill. He made his second kill nine months later after he was rejected by his landlady’s daughter. (photo of Vincent at 19)
Additional details at VincentAliasJack.com
5. Ear Cut Matches Gap in Ripper Letters
Sept. 24 to Dec. 23, 1888
157 Ripper letters received during this time, with the longest gap of not receiving a letter being 5 days.
Dec. 23, 1888 to Jan. 8, 1889
16 day gap between receipt of Ripper letters.
Dec. 23, 1888 to Jan. 7, 1889
Van Gogh cut his ear on the night of Dec. 23 and was admitted to the hospital the next morning. He remained in the hospital until his release on Jan. 7. The 16 day gap in the Ripper letters matches to Van Gogh cutting his ear and being in the hospital, unable to send his Ripper letters. Vincent van Gogh was Jack the Ripper!
(image: Van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889)
The book is not yet available, but you can see more matches and hidden images at VincentAliasJack.com
This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!
- France and Russia have agreed to coordinate their airstrikes with the U.S. against ISIS. ›
- Adele's record-breaking album "25" has now sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S. ›