Episode 4: Great Balls of (Blue) Fire!

Spring-heeled Jack surprises three victims with his signature leap.

Spring-heeled Jack surprises three victims with his signature leap.

In late 1837, a figure appeared in the outskirts of London who was unlike anything ever witnessed before or since: Spring-heeled Jack, a specter who appeared out of nowhere to breathe blue flames at his terrified victims and tear at them with his metallic claws before bounding away with tremendous leaps. He was said to jump over carriages, walls, and even houses. He assaulted women, children, and men, including armed soldiers. Who was this leaping devil?

Resources:

http://www.mikedash.com/extras/forteana/shj-about/shj-paper-1

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2013/10/spring-heeled-jack-in-america/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack

Music:

Amazing Plan - Silent Film Dark by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by C

Mystery by GoSoundtrack

Ghost Processional by Kevin MacLeod

Subliminal Messages by LOWERCASE n

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