Sleepy Hollow

Written By Tripzibit on Feb 8, 2013 | 06:19

Based on local legend, Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot away by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head". However this isn't about the fictional story of Headless Horseman, near a town called Den Mar Gardens, there is a creepy place what seems to be a tunnel of trees also known as Sleepy Hollow rests in a wooded area behind the Kulpmont Cemetery located just outside of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. The area is eerie, silent, and still considered to be part of the Kulpmont Cemetery. Numerous decapitated tombstones lie in a thick overgrown area of broken-down trees and weeds.


The story of Sleepy Hollow sounds like that of a local legend, but curiosity has taken over many individuals who have decided to venture to this location. Many years ago, three young men ventured into the cemetery, at that time it was not overgrown by trees. The three young men, for reasons unknown, decided to tear down a large, cement cross, which stood in the center of the cemetery on a cement platform. They destroyed the monument. After wrecking the cross, it is said that they mysteriously got into a deadly car accident, and all of them died.

Also there is rumors stating that in the 1980s and the early 90s, this location was used to perform Satanic rituals. It is believed that numerous Satanic symbols can be found carved on trees here.

Poltergeist activity and numerous unexplained accounts has been reported in the area as well as claims of strange chants and blood-curdling screams coming from the surrounding woods. One popular legend states that at exactly midnight, you can hear an old organ playing. There have been other reports of hearing strange noises here as well. There has even been one report of a girl being levitated several feet after lying down on one of the grave-sites.

Sources:
Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: "Ghostly Locales From Around The World" by Jeff Belanger;
http://mandrake1975.hubpages.com/hub/Ghosts-of-Central-Pennsylvania;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow

Pic Source:
http://digitalscan.paulding.net/epgr/Investigations/SleepyHallow/index.html



Related Posts with Thumbnails

0 komentar: