Jack O Lantern Mushroom Distribution. The jack o'lantern mushroom is an orange- to yellow gilled mushroom. Unlike the chanterelle, the jack o'lantern mushroom is very poisonous.
If all is well with the world, the jack-o'-lantern will blast a burst of hellfire out of its mouth. In fact, the name, jack-o'-lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. The cases of seven adults who ingested jack o'lantern mushrooms are presented.
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Found them very unusual and decided to take this shot.
Shock and awe all innocent bystanders. These Jack O'Lantern Mushrooms pop up every autumn on my Dad's property in Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. These ghost lights—variously called jack-o'-lanterns, hinkypunks, hobby lanterns, corpse candles, fairy lights, will-o'-the-wisps, and fool's fire—are created when gases from decomposing plant matter ignite as they come into contact with electricity or heat or as they oxidize.