Or: Just a a psychological phenomenon called Pareidolia, right?
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Pesuponck Washington County, R. I. Narragansett, "a hot house." Roger Williams tells of such sweathouses where the men went "first to cleanse their skin, secondly to purge their bodies. ... I have seen them run (summer and winter) into brooks to cool them without the least hurt." Several such place names are found throughout Connectitut, Rhode Is- land and elsewhere in New England...
Pesuponck; an hot house. This hot house is a kind of little cell or cave, six or eight feet over, round, made on the side of a hill, commonly by some rivulet or brook. Into this frequently the men enter, after they have exceedingly heated it with store of wood, laid upon a heap of stones in the middle. (Williams 1968:236)Lifted from this, this morning: