The Headless Hessian – Perhaps the Real-Life Inspiration Behind the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Following defeats in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the American army was forced to flee into Westchester County, New York (AKA Sleepy Hollow) after having been routed by William Howe’s combined British and Hessian forces in New York City.  General Howe has sailed a formidable force up the Hudson River and landed several thousand troops behind Washington’s …

American Historical Mythology

If you hang around Fort Mifflin very long you will, no doubt, be regaled with stories of the supernatural and the pseudoscience that supports its existence. These are all good fun but let’s be clear, SOME people actually believe these things and even though the scientifically minded dismiss THESE beliefs, they are quick to then …