In the region of Sleepy Hollow, New York, during America’s Revolutionary War, a Hessian soldier had had his head torn off by a cannon ball. Ever since, folklore from that region had insisted upon the periodic re-appearance of his ghost, a figure on horseback without a head. This was the Headless Horseman. Washington Irving took this authentic folklore and constructed a fanciful tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” But do not mistake the tale for the truth: The Headless Horseman is real. (Background: The Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of December 24, 2012)
This Headless Horseman, wrote Washington Irving, “is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon ball” and who is “ever and anon seen by the country folk.” The Headless Horseman “having been buried in the church yard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head…”
The head of the Hessian soldier had been taken off by a cannon ball. But what “cannon ball” took off the head of Adam Lanza, alleged killer in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook incident?
Adam Lanza, the Ichabod Crane look-alike, had been a “sweet little boy” in second grade at Sandy Hook Elementary School, reports the Associated Press. (“Ex-Sandy Hook teacher: Lanza was sweet little boy”, by Brock Vergakis. AP, Dec. 23, 2012)
But sometime between second-grade and December 14, 2012 some “cannon ball” had taken off the head of Adam Lanza. Sometime after the second-grade, at Sandy Hook, Lanza would reportedly stand alone at recess, looking angry and making “animal-like noises.” (“The killer: ‘I’m losing him'”, page 3, The Week magazine, Dec. 28 – Jan. 4, 2012 – 2013)
Something evidently had happened to Adam Lanza at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, some “cannon ball” which had taken off his head.
The headless Adam Lanza is supposed to have murdered his mother, then taken her car and driven back to his childhood trauma at Sandy Hook. But was it really his mother’s car? Some doubt has arisen about this. A police scanner dispatch indicates the vehicle driven by the “headless horseman” on his ride to Sandy Hook did not belong to his mother, Nancy Lanza, but to one “Christopher H. Rodia,” born August 6, 1969. A check seems to have been done on the license plate – 872-YEO – of the “possible suspect vehicle.”
After having allegedly murdered his own mother, on his drive to Sandy Hook did Adam Lanza obey all “Rules of the Road”? Did he observe all posted speed limits? Did he make a full and complete stop at all stop signs? Did he yield the right-of-way to pedestrians?
And when this “headless horseman” Adam Lanza arrived at Sandy Hook, how did he park the car? Did Adam Lanza park haphazardly, or was it a neat parking job?