The Truth Behind THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
I think this is a podcast. I’m not sure. I didn’t listen to it. No offense to the podcasters; their podcast sounds interesting. “Weird Darkness.” Yeah, sounds like something right up my alley. It’s just that I don’t have the time to listen to podcasts. Not to any podcasts. I’ve taken part in a podcast. I’ve only listened to it once. I have friends who do podcasts. I haven’t listen to them at all. Someday I hope to. As soon as I can find the time. I’ll pencil in Weird Darkness on that list, too.
The headline for this particular broadcast—er, podcast—caught my eye. “THE TRUE STORY BEHIND SLEEPY HOLLOW!” I’m curious to hear how they lay it down. What do they say is the true story? I know that the legend of the Headless Horseman predates Washington Irving’s novella. Predates it by a whole lotta years. And there really is a Sleepy Hollow, New York. But it wasn’t called Sleepy Hollow until the mid 90s. Supposedly there was a real Hessian mercenary who lost his head to a cannonball in battle and was interred—and later possibly exhumed—at the nearby “Old Dutch Church” of Sleepy Hollow legend.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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