Headless Horseman - Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 09.269 W 077° 14.287
18S E 306609 N 4336305
Quick Description: Haunted tunnel along Game Preserve Road.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2021 11:38:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM14RT0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
Views: 4

Long Description:
A story that has lived through the ages has brought people to this tunnel on Game Preserve Road. The story is of a headless man who will sometimes appear on a horse, without a horse, with glowing eyes or other strange apparitions. This all came from a story published in 1876 which is quoted below.

From the Montgomery County Sentinel in 1876.
“As the story goes, during the Civil War a soldier was decapitated by a saber in a skirmish around what is now Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg. After the fight, his fellow soldiers hastily buried him in an unmarked grave, even though they couldn’t find his head to bury with his body.”
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