Where do Jack O'Lanterns Come From?
The story involves Jack and the Devil, but it has nothing to do with a fiddle. The Legend of "Stingy Jack" starts in a tavern as any good story should. Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him at the bar. He then convinced the Devil to turn into a coin in order to pay for their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack changed his mind and placed the coin in his pocket next to a silver coin with a cross on it. This didn't allow the Devil to change back into his origin