Aug 19th, 2004, 6:18 PM
Not sure if this one has been brought up before but I'm sure I will be told if so :)
You'll find many a site describing this mysterious legend ... I was wondering if anyone else out there had any theories as to what SHJ might have been ? His/hers/ its' appearances were widely documented by the local and national press. Sightings may have been as early as 1817 but it was in 1838 when this shadowy figure came to notoriety.
He was described (one of many descriptions) as wearing a helmet, skin tight suit with eyes that burned like coals and spitting white and blue flames. SHJ showed an uncanny ability to jump over fences and rooftops with his spring heeled boots.
Was this simply a man / woman with rather cool mechanical apparatus or something more sinister and dare I say, paranormal?
Thoughts and theories please :)
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Never heard of the Dude. :devsmoke:
Aug 20th, 2004, 12:15 AM
It sounds like a pirate that lost his leg to a shark if you ask me....
Sep 11th, 2004, 12:19 PM
If you are still wondering, this is what i found.
Sep 11th, 2004, 12:52 PM
That was a fun read Zach. Thanks for the link.
Sep 11th, 2004, 2:19 PM
yep, i didnt completely read it. I hope it was of some use.
Sep 11th, 2004, 8:00 PM
Oh, I found it pretty interesting. I'm just finding it hard to not believe that story with all of the witnessed accounts.
Apr 1st, 2005, 12:47 AM
I am quite familiar with the legend of spring heeled Jack.....what do you think of this though....Do you think he's back?
ROOFTOP MADMAN STRIKES AGAIN IN SANTA FE, ARGENTINA
The weird entity which the Argentinian media has dubbed El Loco de los Techos (Spanish for Rooftop Madman-- J.T.) has been sighted repeatedly in the barrio San Lorenzo (district) on the south side of Santa Fe, a large city in northwestern Argentina.
"Residents of barrio San Lorenzo remain frightened and agitated by the apparitions of the ghostly character called the Rooftop Madman. Given the prevailing state of nervous tension, two psychologists began meeting with the population through the health assistance needs center located in the area."
"As part of the plan, periodic meetings have been held with local residents. The next one is slated for Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2005, at 1 p.m. Interested parties have been invited--by means of handbills--to reach individual interviews with the national health specialists."
"Meanwhile, the ghostly character's 'visits' continue taking place, according to the numerous stories that are heard daily in the streets of San Lorenzo."
"This morning, (Friday, March 11, 2005) a 60-year-old man told El Litoral that he saw the Madman in a hallway of his own house, while another woman from the 4000 block of Calle Entre Rios (street) saw the phantom on top of an old pine tree."
"'My 11-year-old son fainted,' said the woman."
Santa Fe, capital of the province of the same name, is located 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires, the national capital. (See the Argentinian newspaper El Litoral for March 10, 2005, "The Rooftop Madman is still at large." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Proyecto Catent por este articulo de diario.)
"Several women have brought complaints to the local sheriff's office and the fire department, but until now it has been impossible to apprehend the strange character who has kept the town up in arms."
"'Generally speaking, it attacks dwellings in which no man is present or happens to be away for various reasons. It tries to break in through backyards and alleyways, knowing that only women and children happen to be present. Fortunately, it has been unable to break into homes because the doors are locked,' explained Ana, one of the women attacked by the Lobizon, to the Cordoba newspaper La Manana."
"The woman's eyewitness account coincides with others who are able to see through their windows. 'It's a young person, thin and tall. Its eyes are bloodshot, and it's clad in black--I suppose with the intention of frightening the familes of the homes it's trying to break into.'"
(Editor's Comment: This one sounds like a cousin of the entity in Santa Fe.)
"Investigators believe that the Lobizon of La Playosa could be a deranged young man trying to break into the house of a woman he has studied previously and who, for some reason or another, has caused him to develop an interest or attraction. In any event, the town's peace has been disrupted, and no one dares sleep with open windows, or leave their doors unlocked as used to be the custom."
Cordoba, capital of the province of the same name, is located 425 kilometers (265 miles) west-northwest of Buenos Aires. (See the Argentinian newspaper La Manana for March 10, 2005. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Proyecto Catent por este articulo de diario.)
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Well hope you enjoyed reading this. Can you see the simularities between the two?
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