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  • Spring Heeled Jack
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  • Spring Heeled Jack was a English folklore character who allegedly existed during the Victorian era and reported to have been sighted all over England. The first alleged sightings of Spring-heeled Jack were made in London in 1837 and the last reported sighting is said in most of the secondary literature to have been made in Liverpool in 1904.
  • Upward he shoots by the springs on his boots, like an inverted angel. We've been afraid of this terrible, strange, elusive monster for years. It seems to be superstitious lunacy but in fact when things go black old Spring Heeled Jack appears. I hear the sound of him bounding around on the rooftops of London, leaving the people bewildered and stunned and, on occasion, aflame. No sooner than unsuspecting Englishmen turn their backs, the wretch attacks, and Spring Heeled Jack's his name.
  • Sping Heeled Jack is apparently some kind of demon, phantom or other extra-dimensional being and was said to take great delight in acts of mischief, startling people with his frightening appearance and leaping incredible heights, and can blow flames out of his mouth. Sping Heeled Jack was also quite happy to commit several malicious acts, such as grabbing a poor woman in the streets, tearing her clothes off and kissing her on the face before fleeing into the night.
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  • British Folklore
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  • Spring-Heeled Jack
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  • Upward he shoots by the springs on his boots, like an inverted angel. We've been afraid of this terrible, strange, elusive monster for years. It seems to be superstitious lunacy but in fact when things go black old Spring Heeled Jack appears. I hear the sound of him bounding around on the rooftops of London, leaving the people bewildered and stunned and, on occasion, aflame. No sooner than unsuspecting Englishmen turn their backs, the wretch attacks, and Spring Heeled Jack's his name. I doubt that it's those clever brats in college. and the Marquess of Waterford denies all knowledge. And people in the area reek of mass hysteria... But, admit you must, that it is just enough to scare you. And you scream when he draws out a handful of claws and a blue breath of fire, then disappears leaping higher and higher, as if lighter than air. Time marches on, now it seems as though he's gone. This day lacks tales of his acts but don't relax for Spring Heeled Jack's still there.
  • Spring Heeled Jack was a English folklore character who allegedly existed during the Victorian era and reported to have been sighted all over England. The first alleged sightings of Spring-heeled Jack were made in London in 1837 and the last reported sighting is said in most of the secondary literature to have been made in Liverpool in 1904. He was described as a tall, thin, and demonic looking gentlemen with clawed hands and fiery eyes. Spring Heeled Jack was also described as wearing a black cloak, helmet and a tight-fitting white garment underneath his cloak. He was also able to speak comprehensible English according to some witnesses.
  • Sping Heeled Jack is apparently some kind of demon, phantom or other extra-dimensional being and was said to take great delight in acts of mischief, startling people with his frightening appearance and leaping incredible heights, and can blow flames out of his mouth. Sping Heeled Jack was also quite happy to commit several malicious acts, such as grabbing a poor woman in the streets, tearing her clothes off and kissing her on the face before fleeing into the night. He also, it was claimed, leapt into the path of a moving carriage - forcing the coachman to lose control and crash, resulting in serious injury to the victim. Spring Heeled Jack was also supposedly the aggressor in numerous attacks on others, clawing them - he was said to be especially fond of attacking teenage girls. Yet for all the chaos the cryptid was said to cause in general Spring Heeled Jack was seen as a mischievious being rather than an outright evil character. The legend of Spring Heeled Jack continues to this day but the actual cryptid has not been seen since the end of the Victorian era - though variants of the tale crop up every now and then in other countries.