What is a will-o’-the-wisp?
A will-o-the-wisp in actuality is a kind of marsh gas. In various cultures, the little lights are believed to be variously the souls of the dead, fairies or spirits trying to lure the unwary to drown in bogs, a sign of treasure below or, in South American folklore, the fiery eyes of a giant anaconda.
It’s In The Bag,
Sara Bellum, Editor-at-Large Buzzy Mag