The Mysterious Case Of Jack The Rapper

In winter 1950 a dark old house in Melbourne — owned by an elderly dying widow — was terrorised by nightly visitations from a fiend who was nicknamed "Jack The Rapper". Like something of out a classic horror movie, the sensational story included frightened nurses, traps laid by cops, vigilante mobs stalking the streets, voyeuristic ghostbusters and a stake-out orchestrated by a tabloid reporter with his own war-time ghosts. As the disturbances spread beyond the original "haunted house", Jack The Rapper became national front page news — and the "answers" offered posed only more questions. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com


 

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