Wednesday, October 31, 2012

White House Ghost Stories

Happy Halloween!  Here is a list of White House ghost stories! Here's one I didn't know before reading:
The British fire starter
The most traumatic incident in White House history was its destruction by British troops in 1814. A royal soldier apparently died in the attack after he helped set fire to the White House, and there are reports he occasionally returns to finish the job.

One incident was reported a few years after the Truman-era restoration, where the spirit was seen trying to set a bed on fire.

Also, there was a major fire in the West Wing during the Hoover administration on Christmas Eve in 1929.
Officially, it was a clogged fireplace flue that stared the blaze.

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