When I was a kid, my cousin Shane scared the holy crap out of me with a story about Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. My mom had gone into labor with my youngest sister and I stayed overnight with my Aunt Onda and Uncle John. Shane, who was a couple of years older than me, kept me awake the entire night with his tales of Sleepy Hollow. Looking back, that's hilarious. At the time, it was horrifying.

That's the beauty of a great legend, right? The scarier it is, the longer life span it has and that 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' has been scaring the bejesus out of people for centuries.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

As a matter of fact, the legend dates all the way back to the 1820 short story by Washington Irving. His "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" has served as the source material for major motion pictures . . .

And a popular television series as well!

Well, just in time for Halloween, that story is about to be resurrected here in Kentucky.

Old Fort Harrod in Harrodsburg is set to play host to The Sleep Hollow Experience, which is billed as "The Nation's Most Thrilling Halloween Attraction."

Here's a quick synopsis that explains exactly what you'll experience if you go:

Venture IF YOU DARE through this haunted experiential journey into the world of the most famous ghost story ever told of Ichabod Crane and The Headless Horseman with a fresh and horrifying new spin as the audience becomes part of the action. But beware of what’s in front of you... and behind you... The Headless Horseman is always looking for his next victim!

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience will run September 28th through October 31st, 2023. To give you a little taste of what that experience will be, here's a spooky highlight reel from a similar Brian Clowdus event held in Texas back in 2021.

If you'd like to purchase tickets for the event at Old Fort Harrod in Harrodsburg, CLICK HERE! If you buy your tickets before Friday, September 1st, you can take advantage of Early Bird pricing.

Showtimes for The Sleepy Hollow Experience are Thursdays through Saturdays 7pm & 9pm and Sundays at 7pm. Old Fort Harrod is located at 100 S College Street in Harrodsburg.

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