>In 1837 the first sighting of Spring Heeled Jack occurs in England. He was tall and thin, had metallic claws, fiery eyes and could leap great distances. He committed various devious crimes then would leap over a wall or fence to escape the bobbies. The last reported sighting was in 1904 (at which point he must have been a Spring Heeled Jack with a walker).
>Great Moments in Steampunk History #1: Spring Heeled Jack