April 1, 2019

Spring Heeled Jack – England’s Weirdest Paranormal Legend | 131

Spring Heeled Jack – England’s Weirdest Paranormal Legend | 131

This week we hop BACK over the pond to merry ol’ England to tackle a most vile and sinister serial…slapper? Well – slapper, groper, fire belcher, carriage crasher, and more. This week we’re looking into the legend of Spring Heeled Jack. This mischievous prankster allegedly had metal claws, could leap over 10 ft. walls, breath blue fire, apparently loved to slap authority figures, and cause carriages to crash. But who was this British bouncer? Is this just a folk tale re-told over the years to explain away hundreds of different events, was there a person of extraordinary ability terrorizing the countryside, or were these just a series of glorified fraternity pranks? David Flora of the Blurry Photos podcast joins the fun to help us uncover the identity of Britain’s strangest urban legend. Plus, Conspiracy Bot tries to get rid of Flora (he’s protective of BRENT’S beer), the fellas all try their hands at a British accent and fail miserably (shocking), and a related ghost in Long Island sounds eerily similar to Keanu Reeves (whoa). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never terrified women by blowing fire into their face, we do it the old fashioned way, by letting them see our work ethic and bank account – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack | Karl Bell
The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack: From Victorian Legend to Steampunk Hero | John Matthews

Videos
The Mystery Of Spring Heeled Jack – https://bit.ly/2Wpxk4Z
Cryptids and Monsters: The Spring-Heeled Jack – https://bit.ly/2FyRO4H

Websites
Wikipedia – https://bit.ly/1rPK59y
Atlas Obscura – https://bit.ly/2JAEkJO
Historic UK – https://bit.ly/2JJTGNd
BBC – https://bbc.in/2p6amzN
Mysterious Universe – https://bit.ly/2uwobvA
Blurry Photos – http://www.blurryphotos.org

 

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