The Spunkie
A goblin similar to the Scottish kelpie. He was popularly believed
to be an agent of Satan, and travelers who had lost their
way were his special prey. Supposedly, he attracted his victim
by means of a light, that looked like a reflection on a window
not far away, but as the victim proceeded toward the light, it receded.
However, the victim still followed the gleam until the
spunkie lured him over a precipice or into a morass.
Sources
Arrowsmith, Nancy, and George Moose. A Field Guide to the
Little People. New York Wallaby, 1977.