MYS223: In 19th century London, residents reported a ghostly figure in outrageous costumes would accost them, sometimes bellowing blue flame in their faces, and then vanish in the night. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask who was Spring-Heeled Jack and did he really exist.
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Links for this episode:
- Karl Bell’s book The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack
- The book Penny Dreadfuls (vol. 5)
- The Marquess of Waterford
- Mike Dash’s paper on Spring-Heeled Jack
- Edmund Burke’s Annual Register for 1838
- Lord Ernest Rutherford’s book Forty Years On
- 1945 Czech cartoon by Jiri Trnka, Spring-Man and the SS
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