Jack is an entity of unknown origins, it’s described as a semi tall humanoid with pale skin, long arms, a face whose only features are long black hair and two large black orb-like eyes. It is said to wear clothing that consists of a large black cloak, shirt, and pants. All of which are black. It hides its inhuman hands and feet by wrapping them completely with strips of cloth.
Nothing is known about the origins of the creature known as Jack, others say that he is a demon that forever haunts the world feeding on the fear of its victims. Others say that it is a member of a species that consists of only one individual, and there are others that say that it was once a human who was cursed by a witch when he dared to incur her anger. What is known is known is that it has been here since the very early ages of the world and is possible immortal, the earliest evidence of its existence is found in a single cave painting that depicts a tall humanoid with large black eyes chasing a group of hunters. Many mysteries surround the creature known as Jack, what does he eat, where did he come from, what are his origins, and thousands of other questions. There have been thousands of recordings of its runs with humans throughout the world that suggest that it is nomadic. Jack’s actions and habits suggest that it is extremely intelligent, as in some accounts it is able to understand and communicate with humans.
Though there have been many accounts of Jack’s attacks on humans one of the most famous is its killing spree in Whitechapel, London which are famously known as the Jack the Ripper murders hence the creature’s name. Though most people have attributed the murders as the work of a serial killer they were in fact committed by Jack. The reason being most of Jack’s previous attacks on humans have been mistaken by professionals as the work of a killer or madman, this is due to the fact that the wounds that are inflicted by Jack’s claws are often mistaken for knife wounds as they are almost indistinguishable in their infliction. Eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen the women’s killer following behind them, the suspect was described as a pale man with a disheveled appearance with long black hair, a large black cape which was common at the time, gloves, worn down clothes and a scarf that almost completely covered his face. Eyewitnesses also described being overcome with the feeling that there was something wrong with him, something sinister, these feelings were mixed with a sense of dread about the figure. Even though police tried to find the mysterious man that was seen with all of the victims before their death they were never able to find him.
Years after the Whitechapel murders, Jack later appeared in America, though how and when he got there is a mystery. Throughout the 1800’s Jack was never seen or heard of, though it is more than likely that Jack was responsible for the many disappearances that occurred throughout the old west, though it has never been proven. However countless disappearances of people, ranging from children to adults suggests that Jack is still alive and continues to stalk and kill humans, some of them have reportedly complained that they were being stalked by a pale figure with a hidden face and large black overcoat. Only time will tell if another killing spree form this deadly and violent creature is forthcoming.
Jack appears in two forms, a human guise, and his true form.
His human for is described as being a tall man with pale skin, and an emotionless face. This form also retains hints of his true nature, namely pure black eyes, long black hair, and longer than normal arms. In both forms he retains his long black hair and, long arms. While in this form, Jack's height is slightly more in proportion to that of the people that surround him in order to blend in more with the human race throughout his wanderings.
Very few people have seen Jack's true form and lived to tell about it. Those that have describe him as a tall humanoid, with pale grayish skin, disproportionately long arms, and long bony hands ending in black, razor sharp claws. The wounds left by these claws tend to resemble those inflicted by a knife, and have been easily mistaken as such. His face is almost devoid of any features with the exception of the previously mentioned long black hair, and two large black ovular shaped eyes resembling those of an insect.
The rest of his body is covered with tattered black clothes, obscuring the rest of his features. The clothing contains features taken from trench coats, over coats, and cloaks from different eras of time. Other items of clothing include dark pants, and large black boots.
Jack’s actions and habits suggest that he is extremely intelligent, having been shown be able to understand and communicate with humans in a variety of languages, even write letters. Interactions with potential victims show him to be completely devoid of emotion, speaking in a cold, monotone voice that rarely betrays any emotion. Extremely sadistic, Jack prefers to psychologically torture his victims over an extended period of time before finally killing them. With the exception of the Ripper murders, this form of psychological torture can take place for years, sometimes starting when the victims is a young child and continuing into adulthood.
Every once in a while, Jack has been known to take an interest in a particular victim to the point of obsession as with the case of Mary Jane Kelly. For reasons unknown Jack has become obsessed with recreating his Ripper murders, especially Kelly's. Every 25 years he "recreates" these murders in a possible attempt to relive them. At one point Jack took an interest in a private investigator who was investigating one of these recreation murders. In a conversation with the investigator, Jack stated that he was amused by the man's blind determination to uncover the truth behind the murders, even going so far as to give him pieces of information about himself. In the end, Jack murdered the investigator and framed him for those murders.
Jack has several preferred methods of killing his victims, one is to take them by surprise, lifting them up by the throat, he holds them in the air for a while until the victim is at the height of their fear an then proceeded to absorb the victims’ fear before breaking their neck, this process also unintentionally leaves slashes on the victim’s neck which is the result of Jack’s claws slicing into the victims’ throat as he releases the deceased victim these are often mistaken for wounds inflicted by a knife, or blade.
Another method that Jack has been known to use is to snatch the victim and teleport them to an unknown location where he disembowels them.
During the Whitechapel Murders for which Jack is best known for, he would slash the victim's throat and in some cases severing it, this was followed by mutilation of the abdominal and genital area of the victim and in some cases the victims organs were removed. The face of the victim was also mutilated, the severity of the facial mutilation increased with each victim with the exception of Elizabeth Stride with whom Jack might have been interrupted before he could mutilate her.
Since the Ripper murders Jack has been known to recreate his famous murders once every decade, murdering individuals that bear resemblance to the original victims regardless of whether or no they were prostitutes as in the original murders.
Powers and Abilities
Even though some of Jack's powers appear to be supernatural it is unknown whether Jack's origins are supernatural or not. Witnesses have reported that Jack has displayed some abilities that are almost identical to a ghost or spirit, these abilities include communicating through an audio recorder specifically used to let spirits communicate with humans, ability to phase or walk through solid objects, and an ability to speak in the white noise frequency.
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There have been many theories as to the origins of Jack, some of them are improbable but some may be closer to the truth. Here are the theories that people have proposed over the years.
Deadly Species Theory: Many disbelievers of the paranormal and supernatural believe in this theory. The proposed theory states that Jack is a part of a species of intelligent humanoids that have an extremely long lifespan and the accounts of the creature’s seemingly supernatural abilities are just the hallucinatory effects of fear, exaggeration, and the person’s ability to comprehend what they are seeing this theory also states that Jack is not one individual but just sightings of different members of its species. Another is that Jack is the sole member of a species that only consisted of a single individual, this may have been due to the death of all the other members of its species or there was always only one individual.
Extraterrestrial Theory: Some people have speculated that Jack may be an alien species that was somehow abandoned by members of its species early on in Earth’s history, it’s seemingly supernatural abilities are its usage in advanced technology. The other side of this theory is that it may be that regularly visits Earth for unknown reasons and the sightings are just of these individuals. This theory however, excludes the accounts of Jack’s murderous activities and shrugs them off as the works of serial killer which is exactly what they were mistaken to be.
Supernatural Theory: Some people have pointed out that some of Jack’s abilities appear to be supernatural, with this in mind some people have said that Jack may in fact be either a form of malevolent spirit or someone who was cursed by some witch when they incurred their wrath. Others have speculated that Jack might in fact be a demon.
In Legend and Culture
There have been many creatures like Jack reported throughout history, whether or not these are actual sightings of Jack is debatable. These creature have not only been found in myth and legend but in literature as well.
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In Popular Culture
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