In 1837 & 1838, horror was afoot on the streets of Victorian London. A strange and terrible entity stalked the lanes: Spring-Heeled Jack, a bizarre fiend who spewed flame, leapt huge distances, and stalked women and children, tearing at his victim’s clothes and flesh with claws of iron. A terror that would return, time and again, for almost two centuries.
Is he a phantom, an alien monster, a vengeful aristocrat, a psychopathic sex attacker… or something even more insidious? Martin and Mike explore the facts and folklore of Spring-heeled Jack, the Victorian boogeyman who refuses to die.
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This episode contains discussion of sexual assault, which some listeners may find distressing.
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