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What was spring heeled jack

  1. Oct 23, 2006 #1


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    Something totally made up I think.
  4. Oct 23, 2006 #3


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    I had a book of odd stories that had this in it. I love these old stories "the unmanly villain has succeeded in depriving seven ladies of their senses, two of whom are not likely to recover, but to become burdens to their families. " :biggrin:
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    Two thoughts:

    1] It is odd that this has not been subsumed under the vampire legend. There are enough similarities.

    2] I wonder if this is the true inspiration for Batman.
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    I like the unexplained ones, there surly must be a grain of truth in the spring heeled jack story, who could think up such thing with out some sort of prompt.
  7. Oct 23, 2006 #6
    I would imagine that the NBA has done a thorough search for any of Jack' s descendants.:surprised
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