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Great Moments in Steampunk History#1: Spring Heeled Jack

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JackIn 1837 the first sighting of Spring Heeled Jack occurs in England. He was tall and thin, had metallic claws, fiery eyes and could leap great distances. He committed various devious crimes then would leap over a wall or fence to escape the bobbies. The last reported sighting was in 1904 (at which point he must have been a Spring Heeled Jack with a walker).

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On July 15th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC), stacy_dekeyser commented:
This guy has always given me shivers!

Neil Gaiman paid homage to him in THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. Everyman Jack, and all the Jacks...

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On July 15th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC), arthurslade replied:
Oh, weren't those Jacks scary? The Gaiman guy, he has creepy down to the MAX. : )
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