The story of the Headless Horseman begins in a small town called the "Lonesville" near the Tarrytown in New York. In life, the Horseman was a hessian soldier in the Lonesville army. Due to some conflicts, there was a hot war fought between the neighboring towns, Lonesville and Tarrytown. While fighting the battle, the Horseman was brutally killed when his head was severed by the sword of an enemy. His headless corpse was buried in a graveyard outside and old Dutch Church in Lonesville. Few months later when the war ended, many people claimed that they saw the headless ghost of the horseman appearing at night to frighten the travelers who dared to walk the lonely roads alone. One cold winter night, a man left the local tavern and made a long walk to his home along the deserted roads. It was a dark night with no moon, and the only light came from his small lantern. His path led him past the old Lonesville cemetery where the Hessian Headless soldier was buried. When the man came within site of the graveyard, it was after midnight. He had heard rumors about a galloping ghost that had been seen in the area and was nervous about passing the cemetery. To make himself feel better in this horrifying situation, he began humming a merry tune. As he sung the tune, his voice echoed throughout the vacant streets. Suddenly, he stopped gear in his tracks. Out of the corner of his eye, he thought he saw a white mist rising from a grave in the cemetery. The man’s heart was pounding in his chest and sweats fell off his body due to fear. As he watched in horror, the white mist formed into a large horse carrying a headless rider!