I probably don't need to tell you what Sleepy Hollow's whole deal is because it's kinda famous? There are several movies, you should watch them. As the strip implies, New England Horror became a whole genre in the 1800s, with spooks and haints apparently creeping around every corner of the Eastern Seaboard. Literally every town will have a local legend which - despite being local - is the same legend as several other towns. That said, the tale of the Headless Horseman - while shared by other towns and cultures - has become indelibly linked to the small town of Sleepy Hollow, which is for the best, because they don't seem to have anything else going on there. Like, wow, that sure is a dope Manor House, and look, the Hudson River! Ooh, aah.
Author: Washington Irving •
Year: 1820 •
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