About “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving

A classic from the early days of the U.S, with a keen headless guy. Find all of the episodes on TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Wikipedia has much more about Washington IrvingThe Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., and the story itself, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Historical Digression has more about the story.

Hear more about The Headless Horseman in the Halloween Haunt.


“Duel with the Battlegod” by Gyügyei “Grifion” Gábor (from MacJams.com)

“Unnatural Situation” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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The Headless Horseman

By request, we look at the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow, as told by Washington Irving. Thank you, Janelly, for the excellent suggestion. Full shownotes at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Go there and tell us a story which makes you lose your head.

Read “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving yourself, if you’d like.

Read Washington Irving’s reflections on Sleepy Hollow, written years after the story.

More about Sleepy Hollow:

You can look at their local website, the Chamber of Commerce website, or the site for Sleepy Hollow’s Old Dutch Burying Ground.

Wikipedia’s entries on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and Ichabod Crane.

Find out about Marvel Comics’ Headless Horseman.

Enjoy an audio version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” starring Kyle Hebert & more.


“Angel of Death” by VTZ/Twilight Productions (from Soundclick.com)

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