|“||Call me Gef. I am an earth-bound spirit. Before I saw you I was going to blow your brains out with a 3d cartridge, but like you now.||”|
– Gef to Arthur.
Gef claimed himself to have been born in New Delhi, India, in 1852, and somehow made it to the Isle of Man.
In 1946, the man who later purchased Cashen's Gap claimed to have shot Gef. At the time of his alleged death, Gef would have been 94 years old, assuming he was born in 1852 in India. The house was later demolished.
Gef called himself the Eighth Wonder of the World.
In popular cultureEdit
- Lemon Demon, Neil Cicierega's music group, wrote a song about Gef titled 'Eighth Wonder'.
- Harry Price: The Psychic Detective, by Richard Morris, published by Sutton 2006
- Gef is a recurring character in the web comic 'Semi-Charmed'
- The Jarvey, a magical talking ferret species from the Harry Potter series, may have been based on Gef.
- Brown Jenkin, the malevolent talking rat-like entity in H.P. Lovecraft's The Dreams in the Witch House, may have been inspired by Gef.
- Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a film where a man, his girlfriend, and his daughter, respectively, moving into a 19th century Rhode Island mansion, where his withdrawn daughter begins to witness malevolent creatures that emerge from a sealed ash pit in the basement of the house. These creatures have similar characteristics to Gef; he is seen as an influence to the film.
- Mac Milli of the Nebraska based rap group Slyfuk Foursome references Gef in their song entitled "Do You Know The Ox?" In which Milli states "I'm a freak, I've got hands and feet, and if you see me you'll be petrified, mystified, now I'm Mac Millified."