Face the Fiction Special Activity
Jack the Ripper: A Mystery of Mysteries w/ Dr. Mark R. Vogel
Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
100 Ridge Road, Mahwah NJ 07430
This month's Special Activity is an event with January 2018 SFSNNJ guest Dr. Mark R. Vogel. Dr. Vogel
will be giving his Jack the Ripper presentation at Mahwah Library. This is not an SFSNNJ event - it is a
Mahwah Library event for those who would like to attend.
"Jack the Ripper: A Mystery of Mysteries" with Dr. Mark R. Vogel
Event date: October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter: Mark Vogel
Age Group: Adults
Location: Large Meeting Room
Type of event: History & Genealogy
Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. Set in the horrendous
slums of eastern London in 1888, five women, possibly more, all impoverished prostitutes, were
viciously slayed. Strangled, slashed, and often disemboweled, the heinous crimes rocked London to its
core. The unknown assailant, like a phantom in the night, committed his grisly tasks and vanished
without ever being caught. The identity of Jack the Ripper is by far the most beguiling aspect of the
murders. But within this mystery are countless other mysteries. Was he a doctor? Why did he keep
some of the victim's organs? Are the famous Ripper letters authentic or a hoax? How was he able to
commit the murders without being caught? Did he have an accomplice? Why did he stop killing?
The entire story will be discussed via a PowerPoint presentation, with then and now photos, by Dr.
Mark R. Vogel, a clinical psychologist who has studied the case, reviewed original police files, and
visited the murder sites himself. This program is free. No registration is necessary. Seats are on a "first
come" basis. Sorry because of the graphic nature of this topic there will be no children allowed.
|Coming in December - Our Annual Holiday Dinner/Guest Speaker event is pleased to announce
guest speaker Cornell Christianson!
Our special guest speaker will be sci-fi playwright Cornell Christianson who grew up in Fair Lawn,
NJ. and has two Emmy Awards. He has written a 1950s sci-fi musical-comedy "It Came From
Beyond" which is currently playing Off Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre on 46th St at 8th Ave. The
musical is a homage to 1950s sci-fi movies and includes film clips from "Invaders From Mars"
(1953), "Kronos" (1957), "Devil Girl From Mars" (1954 ) and "Destination Moon" (1950). He will
discuss 1950s sci-fi films and lead us in a fun quiz that tests your knowledge of those films.
Sure to be a fun night. Full details about time, location will be coming very soon. We're very
|please check below for details regarding our
October Special Activity and our very Special
Guest Speaker for our holiday Dinner/Guest
Speaker event in December. We are pleased to
announce Cornell Christianson an Emmy