What is Fifolet?

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Fifolet are the mystical legendary blue lights which float above the bayou in Louisiana.
Folklore abounds about the source of the Fifolet. Each time the infamous New Orleans pirate Jean Lafitte buried his treasure, he sacrificed one of his crew members and buried his body with the hoard. Doing so would bind the slain men’s spirit to the treasure, guarding it until doomsday. The spirit would then take on the form of a ball of light, known as a Fifolet.
Many have tried to follow the light of Fifolet to find the treasure. Those who succeeded have found much wealth, but many more have wandered into the bayou, never to return.