Have You Heard The Spooky Legend Behind The Jack-O'-Lantern?
Supposedly, a man known as "Stingy Jack" tricked the devil and lived to regret it.By Ethan Weston | October 30, 2016
Jack-o'-lanterns are a ubiquitous part of Halloween, but have you ever wondered where the tradition comes from?
The legend supposedly begins in Ireland with a cheapskate named "Stingy Jack."
As his name suggests, Jack was greedy — but he was also clever. And according to the legend, he tricked the devil more than once into promising not to claim his soul when he died.