We're not in Kansas anymore, Shmoopers. Dreams, apparitions, specters—Sleepy Hollow has them all. But here's the question: are they real? Well, that's a question the Sleepy Hollowers have some difficulty untangling—something's definitely in the water there. And as readers of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," we don't have it easy, either. Thanks to our super unreliable narrator, we have to second-guess nearly every word in the story. Is there any sincerity? What's real and what's not? And most importantly, does it matter?
Facts are totally overrated in Sleepy Hollow; these people only care about what's interesting.
The postscript tells us that it doesn't matter if something is true or not, what matters is that it's funny.