Investigated By The Louisville Ghost Hunters Society:
The Legend of
By Jay Gravatte
driving through a serene isolated lane late at night, the
moon is full in the sky. It is the only light illuminating
the area, and as you drive the trees all around you cast a
shadow on the road obscuring the road ahead, you have
nothing but your headlights to guide you now. Silence is all
you can hear….
Road is just that, a solitary place that at night time is as
dark and foreboding a place as you can imagine; an area
eerie enough to ward off even the most adventurous soul.
Sleepy Hollow itself is located near the eastern edge of the
border between Jefferson and Oldham Counties in Kentucky.
There are a
few stories and urban legends attached to the area. Among
them is that of the black hearse, it is said to begin to
follow you as you travel along the road, it appears suddenly
from out of nowhere. The hearse will continuously increase
its speed, thereby causing many drivers to run off the side
of the road and plunge into the thirty-foot ravine that
borders Sleepy Hollow Road.
There is also
Cry-Baby Bridge, once an old fashioned covered bridge stood
here for years, now replaced by a bridge of steel and
concrete. It is on this spot, that tales of settlement women
discarding their unwanted or sickly children into the creek
below took place. As legend goes on to tell on nights when
the moon is full and high and clear in the sky, you can
stand on the side of the bridge and hear the cries and
screams of the innocent souls.
Another of the
lesser known of the three stories of Sleepy Hollow is the
“Devil's Point” which in the 1970's and early 80s was
rumored to be the area where satanic rituals were held. Many
residents that live in the area have claimed to have heard
chanting and screaming coming from nearby. The area is also
rumored to have been populated by bonfires and figures in
there have also been reports of drivers going through this
stretch of road and having experienced what they described
as time warps. For example, someone driving into the hollow
at 11:00 p.m. might find themselves exiting the stretch
several hours later.
Louisville Ghost Hunters Society Investigations are not always
public, we do confidential investigations of haunted residences which
will not be reported on our website.
If you have a haunted house, or a unexplained phenomenon that you
would like us to investigate - please do not hesitate to contact us,
and rest assured that your investigation will remain strictly
confidential (unless you wish to release our findings to the