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History Goes Bump: Ghost Tours For The Mind

Ghost tours for the theater of the mind! Join Diane as she explores the haunted history of locations, people and events. Each episode features a Moment in Oddity and This Month in History segment. Join us for chills and you might even learn something!

Jul 25, 2023

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a well known piece of fiction written by Washington Irving in 1819. Many of us first heard the story in our youth and the tale fueled our imagination with images of a headless horseman chasing a man through the forest, carrying a fiery pumpkin that represented his head. It was a terrifying tale. But is this just simply a piece of fiction? Is there some truth to the story? Headless figures are quite common in the world of the paranormal. And the setting for Irving's story is a real place with real locations mentioned in the tale. We've actually gotten to visit it and even paid our respects at the cemetery, which is Irving's final resting place. Join us as we explore the legends of the headless horseman and the history and hauntings of Sleepy Hollow!

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Main Theme: Lurking in the Dark by Muse Music with Groove Studios

Outro Music: Happy Fun Punk by Muse Music with Groove Studios

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Music: Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada

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