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"Spring Heeled Jack" figure spotted


Posted on Friday, 9 March, 2012 | Comment icon 31 comments | News tip by: Karlis


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Scott Martin and his family encountered a mysterious dark entity while travelling home by taxi.

The incident occured at around 10:30pm when they spotted a figure darting across the road in front of them. Likening it to the legendary Spring Heeled Jack, the family were so terrified by what they'd seen that night that their son was too scared to sleep and even the taxi driver was hesitant to drive home on his own. It isn't the first such incident on record either, investigator Neil Arnold has heard of a similar case: "About three of four years ago I got a report of a woman driving when a dark figure walked across the road and she crashed her car to avoid it," he said. "I spoke to her and she was absolutely terrified. So witnesses are clearly seeing something."

"Jack Bowman, 32, writer and director with the Wireless Theatre Company who produced a three part radio series on the legend of Spring Heeled Jack, said: "What absolutely intrigues me about this is that Spring Heeled Jack hasn’t been seen since 1986."

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Comment icon #22 Posted by bigtroutak on 17 March, 2012, 22:47
Why do they think its spring heeled Jack? Sounds like a shadow person sighting to me.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Conrad Clough on 10 April, 2012, 23:24
I'm not really seeing the SHJ connection... did the figure cross the road in twelve foot bounds or something? the article really doesn't give a good reason to liken the dark figure seen to SHJ.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Super-Fly on 16 July, 2012, 16:59
iv never heard of SHJ, i shall google it i think.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Dolly Buster on 16 July, 2012, 17:17
The family likened it to Spring Heeled Jack, according to the story, so that's the link. But I think we should give this fella a new name of his own, since there's no real connection. The Ewell Sprinter? Boing-man?
Comment icon #26 Posted by ViperWolf on 10 October, 2012, 1:14
The family likened it to Spring Heeled Jack, according to the story, so that's the link. But I think we should give this fella a new name of his own, since there's no real connection. The Ewell Sprinter? Boing-man? ShadowHopper? DarkSpring!!!!
Comment icon #27 Posted by GhostHunterChickx on 10 October, 2012, 15:05
Isn't Jeepers Creepers supposed to be loosely based around the Spring Heeled Jack legend? If you haven't seen the movie, you haven't missed much. I like Jeepers Creepers before you see what it is....then it just looks silly x
Comment icon #28 Posted by GhostHunterChickx on 10 October, 2012, 15:20
I thought I saw something run across the road near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire late one night on way home from work....I hadn't been drinking and it seemed so real that I screamed (which is very unlike me, as not a really girly girl or a screamer for that matter!) my Husband slammed on the brakes as he thought he was going to hit something, he just saw a black shape, but I saw something tall and black bounding across the road. No idea what it was...other than it frightened the pap out of me!!!
Comment icon #29 Posted by MisstreeDove on 11 October, 2012, 17:32
No offense intended, but there seems to be a lot of dark figures running about in England.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Erowin on 14 October, 2012, 1:00
I love Spring Heeled Jack! Hes such an interesting cryptid, being so human. He also seems to project lots of rape/sexual assault fears- young women getting attacked by a man at night, only add in some super powers so he isn't "human". I almost wonder if this was started after a woman was sexually assaulted one night and the panic spread and exaggerated- fear of rape was probably a very big thing back in old London. It still is today! Hes a fascinating cultural icon, though I don't think hes an actual super human/alien jumping man by any means.
Comment icon #31 Posted by GhostHunterChickx on 15 October, 2012, 15:48
No offense intended, but there seems to be a lot of dark figures running about in England. I am not sure what I saw, just a huge black shape darted in front of the car....was very scary, no features or anything :-s


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