Man Claims he was Chased By Headless Horseman, Sort Of
Coma resident, Malcolm Donahue, claimed Wednesday that he was chased through the night by a headless horseman this week. Kind of.
"It was terrifying at first," Donahue said. "Seeing this large, headless figure running in my general direction wielding a medieval-looking ax was really disconcerting."
Donahue was walking his dog, Spanish Joe, through the Burke-Perkins trail when he heard a rustling in nearby bushes. Shortly after, Donahue claims a large, headless figure emerged from the woods and took off after him.
"I just turned and ran as fast as I could," Donahue said. "After a while I thought I should go back for Spanish Joe. That’s when I saw the headless ghost dude again."
According to Donahue, the headless horseman appeared to be chasing him, but could not effectively navigate the trail.
"He just isn’t a good chaser," Donahue said. "I mean, he’s really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really bad at chasing people around in the woods."
Donahue theorized the fact the ghost-like creature lacked a head, and therefore had no eyes or vision, greatly reduced his ability to pursue victims. Donahue said the creature repeatedly ran into fallen trees, branches, boulders and bushes.
"At one point, I kind of felt sorry for him," Donahue said. "I mean, it can’t be easy trying to chase people around with a battle axe and not being able to see who you’re chasing. Think about it."
Donahue, who successfully retrieved his Cocker-Spaniel, Spanish Joe, said he has no plans of staying away from the trail, despite the fact he now believes it is haunted by a headless horseman.
"Short of being locked in a closet with that dude, I don’t think poses much of a threat," Donahue said. "He can’t see or hear, so that really minimizes his ability as a predator."
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