I know I've mentioned previously on the blog that I live very near to Sleepy Hollow. But what I haven't mentioned is that this area which includes Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, and Ossining are considered by ghost hunters and paranormal experts from all over the world to be one of the most haunted areas in the world. Yep. The world. The landscape is quite beautiful with much still wild and untouched, which turns a little spooky in autumn and downright sinister in winter. Its in autumn when you begin to really feel that the area may indeed be haunted.
Of course a good deal of the hauntings take place in Sleepy Hollow, where the author Washington Irving had his tale take place. He lived in Sunnyside, a beautiful home on the Hudson which you can actually see if traveling by train on the Metro North Hudson Line. Sunnyside itself is believed to be haunted by quite a few, including Washington Irving himself.
|Suunyside, home of Washinton Irving|
|The Old Dutch Church|
|The Legend of Sleepy Hollow|
Did you know the infamous pirate Captain Kidd is buried somewhere most likely in Tarrytown (its unknown where exactly but this is where he and his crew were hung), and his ghost is usually pretty active too. As are his crew. It is also believed that some of Captain Kidd's buried treasure is in the area, but guarded by the ghosts of his crew. (Hmm wonder if I can find a way to keep those ghosts busy while I steal the treasure?)