Sunday, May 9, 2010

Haunted places – The White House, Washington D.C.

As extraordinary as it may sound, the residence of one of the world’s most powerful persons may very well be haunted. 1 600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C is the address for the White House and is the home for the President of the United States.

The White House has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the world. Hillary Clinton (wife of former president Bill Clinton) have said: "There is something about the house at night that you just feel like you are summoning up the spirits of all the people who have lived there and worked there and walked through the halls there." On the “Rosie O'Donnell Show,” the former first lady noted: "It's neat. It can be a little creepy. You know, they think there's a ghost there. It is a big old house, and when the lights are out it is dark and quiet and any movement at all catches your attention."

Image left: The White House at night.

HAUNTINGS OF LINCOLN, JACKSON AND HARRISON

William Harrison, president exactly one month between March, 1841 and April, 1841, is said to be heard rummaging around in the attic of the White House. Andrew Jackson (president 1829 to 1847) is thought to haunt his White House bedroom. And the ghost of First Lady Abigail Adams was seen floating through one of the White House hallways, as if carrying something.

The most frequently sighted presidential ghost has been that of Abraham Lincoln. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Roosevelt, has said that she felt the presence of Lincoln while working in the Lincoln bedroom. Also during the Roosevelt administration, a young clerk claimed to have actually seen the ghost of Lincoln sitting on a bed pulling off his boots. Also did Calvin Coolidge's wife report seeing on several occasions the ghost of Lincoln standing with his hands clasped behind his back, at a window in the Oval Office, staring out in deep contemplation toward the bloody battlefields across the Potomac.

2 comments:

  1. nice but there should bo more

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  2. The White House is haunted, and on Morning Joe for July 2011 I can see the dome on top of it, and in recently taken pictures I do not see the dome.

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