Did you know the traditional folklore about the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow comes from an American Revolutionary War battle?
A Hessian horseman was decapitated by an American cannonball during the Battle of Merritt Hill, on October 28, 1776. American General, William Heath, recorded this in his journal.
Author, Washington Irving, incorporated this event into his short story, "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow", where the Headless Horseman rises every Halloween in search of his lost head.
We used inspiration from this legend, along with photos of the Old Dutch Church cemetery to bring this Headless Horseman to life on 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and a short story on the back.
Look closely, do you see Washington Irving's headstone? Also, Casper, our black cat mascot, has vowed to stay in the cemetery all Halloween night to catch a glimpse of this eerie apparition. Do you think he'll get scared?