Editor’s Note: the Corpse Candle is a white light that is associated with death.
Joshua Coslet, a man of sense and knowledge, told me of several Corpse Candles he had seen, but of one in particular which he saw in a lane, called Heol bwlch y gwynt,— (Wind gap lane) — in Landeilo Fawr Parish; where he sud- denly met a Corpse Candle, of a small light when near him, but increasing as it went farther from him. He could easily perceive that there was some dark shadow passing along with the Candle; but he was afraid to look earnestly upon it. Not long after a burying passed that way. He told me that it is the common opinion, doubtless from some experience of it, that if a man should wantonly strike it, he should be struck down by it; but if one touches it unawares, he shall pass on unhurt. He also said that some dark shadow of a man carried the Candle, holding it between his three fore fingers over against his face. This is what some have seen, who had the courage to look earnestly. Others have seen the likeness of a Candle carried in a skull. There is nothing unreasonable or unlikely in either of these representations.