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Victorian London Was Terrorized By More Than Bad Hygiene…Meet Spring-Heeled Jack

Victorian London Was Terrorized By More Than Bad Hygiene…Meet Spring-Heeled Jack

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Many parts of Victorian-era London were places you'd rather avoid after sunset. These seedier areas of the city could be great fun by day, but after dark, they tended to attract the wrong crowd, and they weren't always people.According to legend, these areas served as magnets for demonic beings -- beings like Spring-Heeled Jack. By our modern standards, the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack might seem tame. At the time, however, it caused people to panic. Getty Images The first recorded sighting of Jack occurred in 1837. A young woman by the name of Mary Stevens was walking to work after paying a visit to her parents. She decided to take a shortcut through the park. When she was about halfway through, a strange man jumped out at her from a dark alley. ...