Hello, Mona! I'm very happy that you liked the article! Thank you. :-)
It was a story that I could remember from being a kid. I had a great friend who would sit with me during our school recesses and tell many ghost stories! The Washington Irving tale, "The Adventure of the German Student," was really similar, but really not quite the same. It is a great story, but scary! After reading it, I find that I really like his writing style and I must read more of his short stories. :-)
Yes, he wrote the story of "Sleepy Hollow" and also another pretty famous one, "The Devil and Tom Walker!" I thought it was pretty neat to see how after all of this time those stories are still around. :-)
And, thank you very much! I really enjoyed writing about it.