Jack the Ripper taunts London police, and writes of murdering at least 15 girls before killing himself to “cheat the scaffold.” The symbolism is entirely masonic: the skull and cross bones, the coffin, the skeleton. In demonic invocations, human bones, along with using chants, rituals, spells, et cetera, used to summon spirits.

Yale’s Skull & Bones


The secret order has been in Yale since 1833. The Ripper murders took place 1888-91. To the immediate right of the clock is George H.W. Bush.


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