Friday, October 30, 2015

Fact of the Day: Jack The Lantern

Jack-o-lanterns have a popular mythology about them. While the folk tale varies, a man named Jack tricked the Devil into not taking his soul. He was not a good man so when he died he could not go to heaven, and the deal he made kept him out of hell. So with nowhere to go, he stays on the Earth with a light that can never go out. 

16 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

Never had heard that one!

Mary Kirkland said...

That's kinda sad.

DEZMOND said...

serves him right!

Imogen said...

wow I'm actually really shocked by this story.

Kati said...

Ah, never heard that before! Interesting!

-Kati

Emmylou said...

That's a very cool Halloween story:)

Pat Hatt said...

Jack wasn't as smart as he thought

NanaDiana said...

I have never heard that particular version before. Love it!

Kay said...

What fun! I've never heard this legend before. Did he agree to be turned into a pumpkin?

Sakuranko said...

Oh wow this sounds creepy and funny to the same time~
But why a pumpkin? O.o
xx

Al Penwasser said...

And people always making pies out of him.

Martha said...

I've never heard this before. Very interesting.

Andrew-L'autre said...

Interesting story; like many others above, I hadn't heard it, either.

Christine said...

I never knew that one!

bj said...

hahhaa....never heard this one....fun !

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's a new one to me!