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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wisp

The term “Will o’ the Wisp” refers to a sort of light that appears over swamps and marshes, caused by photon emissions from gases. Or at least that’s the scientific explanation. There’s a lot of folklore devoted to these weird … Continue reading

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Jack Is Back

You’ve probably already heard the story of Jack and his lantern, but since Halloween is coming up, I might as well sum it up for you. Basically, an Irish blacksmith nicknamed “Stingy Jack” was a drunk and a swindler, constantly … Continue reading

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