Ghost Lights

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These are glowing lights that appear over swamps and marshes at a particular time. They were believed to be the spirits of the dead that inhabit the area. Some Ghost Lights have been given names and stories such as Will-O-The-Wisp and Jack O’ Lantern. Modern science has explained that these orbs of lights seen is an effect of a chemical reaction that is created when certain gases are released from a marsh or swamp.

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