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Willow the Wisp


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Ian Topham
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Does anybody know of an area where this sort of phenomena occurs on a regular basis?  Has anyone heard of a case where one is reported?  Do you think that if one was seen it may be reported as something else, maybe a ghost or UFO, rather than associate it with a piece of folklore such as a wilow the wisp?

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Re: Willow the Wisp


Regularly, no.  I know of a few spots that corpse candles appear occasionally, but not on a regular basis.

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Re: Willow the Wisp

i think its will'o the wisp

not willow

A will-o'-the-wisp /ˌwɪl ə ðə ˈwɪsp/ or ignis fatuus ( /ˌɪɡnɨs ˈfætʃuːəs/; Medieval Latin: "foolish fire") is a ghostly light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths. A folk belief well attested in English folklore and in much of European folklore, the phenomenon is known by a variety of names, in English as jack-o'-lantern, hinkypunk, hobby lantern, besides many other variant names.[1]

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Re: Willow the Wisp

Don't worry, we have it right in our articles:)

http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/folklore/will-o-the-wisp.html

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Re: Willow the Wisp

there's a folklore/legend of a brown man of the moors in the hesleyside hills in northumberland that goes along the lines of will o'the wisp although he is said to lead people to safety if they are lost and is said to have lead someone to a crashed ww2 aeroplane but i don't know how regular these sighting's are.



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