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Wisps

Based on a Mohegan story of the 'will-o'the-wisp,' sometimes mistaken as foxfire. These lights are seen as ghosts, devils, and departed souls. This image is based off an oral history of a woman and her wife chasing off such lights by shooting at them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Hampton Bays, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Jeremy Dennis