From the halls of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln bedroom of the White House to the Presidential box at Ford's Theater, Washington is teeming with the ghostly specters of politicians and their cohorts from days gone by. The eerie apparitions of former presidents, their wives, mistresses, adherents and adversaries roam the halls of Washington's most famous institutions, haunting the buildings that have been the site of countless important events in United States history. In our nation's capital, the ghosts number as high as the politicians, and are often as mischievous and boisterous as their living counterparts.
From Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Nixon, the presidential residents of the White House have had to contend with not only their living opponents but also the scores of spirits who still seek to press their agendas in the world of the living--a world they left long ago. Through author Pamela Apkarian-Russell's tales, we learn of chilling encounters with the ghosts of Abigail Adams, Andrew Jackson, Anna Surratt, Abraham Lincoln and more.
Featuring stories of the spooky experiences of both believers in the paranormal and skeptics, Washington's Haunted Past contains a bevy of spectral lore sure to send a chill down the spines of D.C. residents and visitors alike