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    Default Hoove footprints In Liverpool?

    Are there any?


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    there is a story in a TOM SLEMEN book about this, but it is in my desk in work, will dig it out next week

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    Hello Max and MissInformed

    Such hoofprints have been associated with Spring-Heeled Jack. Maybe Mr Slemen was talking about Spring-Heeled Jack when he mentioned hoofprints in Liverpool? A site on the topic of Spring-Heeled Jack mentions such prints seen in Devon in February 1855:

    "The hoof like prints were attributed by some to have been made by the devil himself while others thought it was the work of Spring Heeled Jack."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Are there any?
    i haven't forgotten about this max.
    Will quote some of Tom Slemen later for you

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    I have just heard of evidence of some.

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    ''I visited Rice Lane farm one weekend last summer, there were goats, sheep, ponies and cows etc, everything you'd expect to see at a farm really, you should have seen the hoove footprints''

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    Someone I work with here who wishes to remain anonymous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I have just heard of evidence of some.

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    ''I visited Rice Lane farm one weekend last summer, there were goats, sheep, ponies and cows etc, everything you'd expect to see at a farm really, you should have seen the hoove footprints''

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    Someone I work with here who wishes to remain anonymous.
    You'd better watch out for MissInformed's hoof.
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    I suspect you're probably right

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    you better indeed watch for my hoof!!

    he he
    that made me laugh out loud in work

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    you better indeed watch for my hoof!!

    he he
    that made me laugh out loud in work
    Sounds like a great job - letting you visit YoLiverpool.

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    just a boring job where i sneak online alot philip!!

    As for the promised info to Max about these hooves in Liverpool....

    on 12th jan 1866, there was a great snow storm in Liverpool.at 6am the following day, a policeman noticed some animal track prints on Great George Street. He examined them more closely and noticed that the tracks were as if an animal had put one front directly in front of the other and walked in a precise straight line. the distance between each print was 8 inches. The tracks went right up Great George St and on each side of a factory wall. And they also went across the roof of a house in Oldham St. The trail ended in Scotland Road.

    Superstitious people in the city put the tracks down to the Devils footprints.


    That is a summarised account taken from Haunted Liverpool 3 page 51-52 by Tom Slemen.

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    Are you sure it wasn't Father Christmas working overtime in early January?

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    oohhhh maybe he he

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    Ok.
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    Hooves as in prints? I know in Tom Slemens foot there there were Hoove prints in snow last century, is this what you mean Max?

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    No I mean stories in general.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    This was obviously an animal with only one limb, I expect being so soon into the new year, it was legless.

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