What Causes ‘Wil-o-the-Wisps”?

15th September 2018

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For those who don’t know, Will-o’-the-Wisps, also called “ignis fatuus,” Latin for “foolish fire”, are balls of light that are seen hovering over swamps at night and look similar to flickering lanterns, with the light often being blue in color.

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Sources:

http://www.helium.com/items/2272964-how-and-why-swamp-gas-is-formed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will-o%27-the-wisp
http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/folklore/will-o-the-wisp.html
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/willowisp.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphine

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