Hulda, the Witch of Sleepy Hollow

Hulda the Witch

For the Hudson Valley – Times Union, I explored the legend of Hulda, a witch said to live near Sleepy Hollow who is referenced in Washington Irving’s famous 1819 tale. I interviewed people who are keeping Hulda’s memory alive, including the recent marking of what’s believed to be her final resting place:

“I see Hulda as a fearless woman who had many talents and skills, who did her best to help others,” said Carla L. Hall, a practicing witch based in Ossining who researches folk magic. “So many historical narratives of marginalized people are never acknowledged, and Hulda’s is one of them.”

Read the story on the Hudson Valley – Times Union.