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Spring-Heeled Jack (sources)

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1873, jack as villain name: http://books.google.com/books?id=o9zhAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA272&dq=%22spring+heel...

1893, changes over time: http://books.google.com/books?id=WkYAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA354&dq=%22spring+heel...


  • "The Ghost, alias ‘Spring-Heeled Jack,’ Again," article in The Annual Register, or a View of the History of Politics of the Year 1838, 1839 London, England. pg. 26-27 of the ‘Chronicle for 1839’
  • The Legend and Bizarre Crimes of Spring-Heeled Jack, by Peter Haining, 1977 Frederick Muller Limited, London, Great Britain. ISBN: 0-584-10276-3
  • "Police.," featuring the letter to the Lord Mayor, article in the Times of London, January 9, 1838.
  • "Outrage on a Young Lady," article in The Annual Register, or a View of the History of Politics of the Year 1838, 1839 London, England. pg. 23-24 of the ‘Chronicle for 1839’
  • "Spring-Heeled Jack," by Charles Dickens, article in All The Year Round, Vol. XXXIV, No. 819, August 9, 1884 London, England. Pgs. 345-350
  • "Spring-Heeled Jack Comes to Brighton," by Kevin Bacon, article on the Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museums website, viewed 2/25/2014. Online at: http://rpmcollections.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/spring-heeled-jack-comes-to-brighton/
  • Spring-Heeled Jack: To Victorian Bugaboo from Suburban Ghost, by Mike Dash, 2010 website. Online at: http://www.mikedash.com/extras/forteana/shj-about/shj-paper-1

The Early Disturbances

Aldershot Sources

  • "Evidences of the Vernal Season," article in Judy, or The London Serio-Comic Journal, April 25, 1877 London, England. Pg. 17
  • The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, plots, and Stories, by E. Cobham Brewer, 1880 Philadelphia, England. Pg. 939
  • "Spring-Heeled Jack," article in the Evening Post, newspaper of Wellington, Australia, December 28, 1878 Australia. Pg. 1

maybe: http://books.google.com/books?id=P5BYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA152&dq=%22spring+heel...

Sources for "Spring-Heeled Jack" as a generic term

  • The Comic History of England, Vol. II, by John Leech, 1848 Punch Office, London, England. Pg. 93
  • The Folk-Speech of South Cheshire, by Thomas Darlington 1887 London, England. Pg. 367
  • "Spring," poem in The New Monthly Magazine, 1842: Part the Second, edited by Thomas Hood, 1842 London, England. pg. 271
  • "The 'White Rabbit,' the 'Clink Horse,' and 'Spring-Heeled Jack,'" letter in the Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol. IX,  July 1877 Plymouth, England. Pg. 98

Mentions & Repeaters

  • Strange & Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century
  • Encyclopedia of Monsters
  • The World’s Great Mysteries
  • Unexplained!, by Jerome Clark, 1993 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI, USA. ISBN: 0-8103-9436-7. pg.357-359
  • Strange Stories, Amazing Facts, 1976 Reader’s Digest Association, Inc, USA. ISBN: 0-89577-028-8. pg. 358