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Spring-Heeled Jack (sources)

Check These:

http://john-adcock.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-strange-history-of-spring-he...

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

The Alsop Attack

Turner Street Scare

  • "The Mystery of Springheel Jack," by J. Vyner, article in FATE Magazine, October 1961 [reprinted from Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1961]. Pgs. 27-33
  • 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 actual source to try and find (from Dash): The Morning Herald 27 Feb 1838. This incident has been consistently sensationalized as well as misdated, and is generally supposed to be the last of Jack’s three ‘classic’ 1838 visitations. See Fortean Studies 3 (1996) p.55n for an elucidation of this point.

Five days after the Alsop Attack.

The Scales Attack

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