Plucking Horror from the Headlines

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Plucking Horror from the Headlines

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Welcome!

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My name is Carla E. Anderton and I’m a Seton Hill University WPF MFA alum. I’m the author of a novel titled The Heart Absent , a tale of Jack the Ripper in love. I’m also what is called a Ripperologist , meaning a person who studies the crimes of the infamous serial murderer dubbed Jack the Ripper . Good AFTERNOON

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Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most notorious serial killer of all time. Many people attribute his continuing popularity and our fascination with this elusive monster to the fact that his crimes were arguably the first to be widely publicized in the form of newspaper accounts of the murders and letters published in the newspaper allegedly penned by the killer.

Ripper Victims:

Ripper Victims Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols Died August 31, 1888

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Ripper Victims Annie Chapman Died September 8, 1888 Elizabeth Stride Died September 30, 1888

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Ripper Victims Catherine Eddowes Died September 30, 1888 Mary Jane Kelly Died November 9, 1888

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There are many suspects, and multiple theories as to why the crimes were committed, but despite the efforts of the police, the killer is never apprehended…

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Many decades before Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson & Casey Anthony… SENSATION Media Jack quickly becomes a media sensation, a century before the advent of Court TV…

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What’s black… and white and read all over?

NEWSPAPERS:

NEWSPAPERS

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Remember when… People read newspapers?

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No iPads for these guys…

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It was a simpler time…

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It was a much more glamorous era…

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In the newspaper i ndustry , there’s a phrase that pays…

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If it bleeds, IT LEADS

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Plucking HORROR

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From the HEADLINES

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H. H. Holmes MURDER CASTLE

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The Sinking of TITANIC

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The HOLOCAUST

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The Attack on PEARL HARBOR

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The Kennedy ASSASSINATION

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THE MANSON FAMILY

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THE WAR IN VIETNAM

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John Wayne Gacy THE KILLER CLOWN

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Ted Bundy THE LADY KILLER

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The Death of PRINCESS DIANA

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September 11 TERROR ATTACKS

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THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME TODAY

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