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Ichabod Crane [1] is the inspiration for Washington Irving's tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

HistoryEdit

In the early 19th century, Ichabod Crane was employed in the town of Sleepy Hollow. Irving's tale posits him as a moral and upright schoolteacher, but immoral and superstitious when he isn't working. After a failed flirtation with Katrina Van Tassel, daughter of a wealthy farmer, Crane leaves for home but is pursued by the Headless Horseman.

The following morning, townspeople found Crane's horse and pieces of a pumpkin. Unknown to all, Crane survived and crawled from the river. He soon started a family and had a son. 20 years later, the son of Crane was also pursued by the Horseman. [2] Thus, a family curse began in which the entity would stalk each descendant of Ichabod Crane. [3] [4] It went on until the mid-1980s when the Ghostbusters aided Crane's latest descendant, Kate, in capturing the Horseman.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kate (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Headless Motorcyclist" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:40-12:45). Time Life Entertainment. Kate says: "My ancestor was the man Washington Irving called Ichabod Crane."
  2. Kate (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Headless Motorcyclist" (1987) (DVD ts. 13:46-13:50). Time Life Entertainment. Kate says: "But 20 years later, the ghost returned."
  3. Kate (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Headless Motorcyclist" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:34-12:36). Time Life Entertainment. Kate says: "He's my family's curse!"
  4. Kate (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Headless Motorcyclist" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:10-14:15). Time Life Entertainment. Kate says: "Ever since, the Headless Horseman has pursued my family and our friends."


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