Spring-Heeled Jack Origin: Victorian England Attributes: Best known for his superhuman jumping abilities, spitting flame, violent clawing, and his preference for attacking young women. Appearance: He was reported to look like a tall, thin gentleman with metallic claws and burning red eyes. How to Defend Yourself: Hang out in large groups of well-armed people.
Two gates the silent house of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd ivory this, that of transparent horn: True visions thro' transparent horn arise; Thro' polish'd ivory pass deluding lies. Of various things discoursing as he pass'd, Anchises hither bends his steps at last. Then, thro' the gate of iv'ry, he dismiss'd His valiant offspring and divining guest. - Virgil, The Aeneid