View Full Version : Jack the Slasher in Fortean Times.
08-20-2011, 06:43 AM
This morning I took delivery of the September 2011 issue of Fortean Times, (FT279) and was quiet suprised to see a two page article, by Theo Paijmans, on Philadelphia's Jack the Slasher. The article, part 32 in the Blast from the Past series, looks at the press, the public, and whether or not the case was one of a genuine madman, the sensationalism of the press or the mass hysteria of the locals.
08-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Give us a review,Covell-Cremers...give us a review !
08-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Thanks to Mike for generously sending the scans over.
Right off the bat, it's startling because I do not recall reading or hearing about this case...and yet, one of the early 'victims' was a local girl from Wissahickon ( the neighborhood in Philly in which I just moved from ) named Quinn. The article also mentions the Slasher appearing in NW Philadelphia, which is Roxborough,Wissahickon,and Manayunk.
Quinn's are like horseshit in Wissahickon...even today...pretty common surname. I know one or two.
08-28-2011, 06:53 PM
Good news regarding the Fortean Times article, Mike....
The author, Theo Paijmans, has joined the Forums.
08-29-2011, 02:45 PM
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