Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Strange Figure.

In Peter Haining's book, "The Legend & Bizarre Crimes Of Spring Heeled Jack", pertaining to the legend that was Spring Heeled Jack, the mysterious and sinister bounding being from 1830s London, in the chapter titled, 'The Agile Murderer', he very briefly mentions sightings of a similar darkly clad figure in Kent, although no exact location is mentioned unfortunately. All that is spoken of is a series of events where women once described, "...a devil on springs" who haunted rural pathways.
If anyone can shed any light on this obscure mystery please get in touch.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Kent Kangaroo

Kangaroo sighting in Kent (UK) Source: FWi 21 April 2005 By Farmers Weekly staff.
A motorist from Kent was shocked to see a large Kangaroo hopping along side a road before disappearing up a farm track and into woodland. The marsupial was spotted along a road between the villages of Ide Hill and Sundridge early on Wed morning (Apr 21). The driver reported the sighting to Kent police who said they would pass the information on to the RSPCA, but said they could not look for the animal as, "...it had left the highway".
"To the best of my knowledge there are no kangaroo-related crimes, so the public would not thank us for sending an officer to look for it," a police spokeswoman told the paper. "There are better uses for our resources," she added.
This is the first sighting of a kangaroo in Kent, however, there have been a number of sighting of wallabies.