The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow by Mark A. LathamAmidst the blood and carnage of battle, the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead grows thin, and, occasionally, something slips through. Although usually dismissed as fantasy or fairy tale, history contains numerous stories of violent warriors, decapitated in battle, who return from the dead to terrorize the living. The ancient Irish called these malevolent spirits dullahan, but in English they are generally called headless horsemen.
This book presents the history of these rare and dangerous undead warriors, explaining how and why they were created, describing their strengths and limitations, and finally revealing how they can be defeated. It also examines the best-documented encounters with these spirits, including the most famous and enduring manifestation, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
I have always loved scary stories. I remember one of the most interesting and terrifying stories to me was The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Everyone knows the story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with its tale of Ichabod Crane the slight, yet smart, schoolteacher, and the menacing Headless Horseman. Meanwhile, the ghost of a soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the American Revolution haunts the area every night in search for his missing head. And should anyone interrupt the Headless Horseman on his quest to find his head, they are killed.
About 30 years ago, the Headless Horseman first galloped down Glenwood Terrace in Anniston. The Headless Horseman’s horse has changed over the years from the thoroughbred he used on his first ride. Now that so many people come to Glenwood hoping to catch a glimpse of the Horseman.
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This version of Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Please try a current version of IE or Firefox. Apply to be a Writer Report page Share this. Headless Horseman. Some people have even reported seeing the Headlesss Horseman over the centuries. However, whether these sightings are fact or fiction is not known. The Horseman was supposedly a Hessian soldier of unknown rank; one of many such hired to suppress the American Revolutionary War.