I can’t help it, I read the article (below link) and I pictured Tim the Tool Man. A home remodeling technician in Cleveland alleges to have uncovered (literally) a 125 year old mystery that has kept investigators, researchers, and authors at bay.
So, this contractor, Ken Maynard, claims that while they were stripping off old wallpaper they found a message scrolled on the wall that was signed, “Jack the Ripper.” He further claims that the penciled message matches the handwriting found on the Ripper letters.
Furthermore, Mohammad Ias, who lives in the Scranton Road home with his parents, is the individual who conducted the research and went public with the startling evidence.
Okay, now let’s get real. Why are there no pictures of the alleged evidence? Red flag? Claiming this is a message from the late 1880’s written in pencil. In the late 19th Century, red cedar graphite pencils were widely used and they, unlike their current-day cousins, were quite delicate. Ask anyone who has used a graphite pencil; the least bit of pressure and the tip will snap right off. The other flaw with graphite is it smudges. In the rain, graphite pencil will dissolve before your very eyes.
Let me see if I get this. We are left to believe that a message on a wall, which we have not been given visual evidence, and which was written in graphite pencil and covered by wallpaper. Which said wallpaper was adhered by wet paste and removed by steam and water, by Tim the Tool Man. Revealed a message dated “March 16, 89” (18? 19?). The homeowner’s son verified the scribbles on the wall against 125-year-old Ripper letters, which Ripper letter we do not know, as we are not told. And now we are to believe London’s most heinous criminal, the elusive specter who threatened children’s nightmares and became a campfire “spookster” favorite, graced Cleveland, Ohio, just for kicks and jiggles.
Cleveland may Rock, but there is one house in Cleveland that has taken that town’s motto to the enth degree. If they expect us to be gullible enough to believe this rubbish, the must have “rocks in their attic.”