The Spring-Heeled Jack Encounters
It is easy to get Spring-Heeled Jack confused with Jack the Ripper. However, Spring-Heeled Jack came first. He’s certainly among the list of mythological monsters while the Ripper was just a real serial killer. SHJ was first seen back in 1837, and sightings have since been reported all over the United Kingdom. He apparently has a bizarre appearance complete with clawed hands and eyes that resemble red balls of fire. Considered diabolical in his appearance as well, he wore a black coat and helmet. Yet some say he’s tall and thin with a gentlemanly appearance. It is claimed he can bring out blue and white flames and had sharp metallic claws as fingertips. He’s also able to make amazing leaps, giving him his name. Yet all encounters seem to be missing true details or context.