A tale of murder, mystery, and imagination that remains haunting to this day.
Hoboken's waterfront, across the Hudson River from Manhattan, has seen tremendous growth and development since the landing of Henry Hudson in 1609. One remnant of its colorful past is Sybil's Cave, where spring water was sold to 19th-century New Yorkers for the then-outrageous price of a penny per glass.
In 1841, Edgar Allen Poe visited Sybil's Cave and happened upon a police investigation of a tragic homicide, prompting his writing of a literary classic. But perhaps the closing statement in this video is the most compelling fact of the case…
Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) for his musical compositions "Dopplerette" and "Willow And Light" which were remixed for the soundtrack, and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by3.0/.
Grateful appreciation is also extended to a variety of sources for the public domain and CC-licensed photography:
Hoboken Historical Museum
New Jersey Digital Highway
Contemporary video shot on a Canon Vixia HF-R20; video assembled in Adobe Premiere.