Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow was said to have been the phantom of a Hessian soldier who lost his head from a cannon in the Revolutionary War. At night he was said to ride on the roads of Sleepy Hollow and Terrytown in New York State searching for his lost head.
This was an American-Dutch legend that was adapted into a short story by Washington Irving.
I love this story because I live really close to to Sleepy Hollow!
Type of Mythology: American Folklore
Notes: This is a part of my October Series posts on creepy mythology and folklore. I’m still taking requests for this theme, so if you have an idea please drop it in my box!