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What does jack-'o-lantern mean?

Jack o'lantern 1663, a local name for a Will-o-the-wisp mainly attested in East Anglia but also in southwestern England. The extension to carved pumpkins is 1837

What happen to Jack of jack-o-lantern fame?

The term Jack-O-Lantern is not a person nor was a person. The term Jack-O-Lantern was originally used to describe the unusual phenomenon ignis fatuus or "foolish fire" known as a will-o'-the-wisp in English folklore. This was used especially in East…

Name for swamp gases?

Ignis Fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp, corpse candles, jack-o'-lanterns, and marsh gas are some other names. I found this page about swamp gas, hope it's helpful.