Whoa: it turns out the fictional Ichabod Crane wasn’t the first poor schmuck to encounter the Headless Horseman and that author Washington Irving may have been inspired by older tales of same. Who’d have thunk it? Our WordPress and Twitter pal across the pond Ed Mooney, photographer and chronicler of Gaelic folklore, has a recent post about the background on the headless dude. As Ed writes excellent material on his award-winning Irish blog, we have no qualms whatsoever is passing along the link. We know you spookyfriends will enjoy it.
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