#4. Spring-Heeled Jack
The thing with Spring-Heeled Jack is that he was real — or at least really documented. Extraordinarily tall and gaunt, he wore a helmet that couldn’t conceal his burning red eyes, which smoldered for you, girl. He had a propensity for cornering women and getting grabby.
[W]itnesses swore that he breathed blue flame and leaped over 9-foot walls, and how could an entire crowd of people agree on supernatural crap like that?
What’s crazy about Spring-Heeled Jack is how damn long people have been reporting on him — from the mid-19th century to as recently as last year. It’s not all sensational crowd mentality that’s perpetuating his myth. Sometimes you just have to say yes to your heart and believe in an immortal, superpowered sexual criminal with a Cockney accent — even if your mind knows that some prankster passed on his mantle to another.