Wednesday, October 31, 2007

October 31:

Presidential Ghost Stories

The following are questions and answers from a "Halloween quiz" on the White House web site. Who wouldn't like the idea of Calvin Coolidge flickering the lights at the Mayflower Hotel?

Legend has it that Abigail Adams is reported to be occasionally seen doing what in the East Room? Doing laundry.

Who is alleged to haunt the Library of Congress the most? A policeman.

At the United States Capitol, rumor has it that it is not a good idea to ask about this creature with glowing eyes that haunts the building: Demon Cat.

In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge did not have a chance to attend his own Inauguration at the famous Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Some think every January 20 he returns and lets it be known by doing what? Flickering the lights and stopping an elevator.

In White House lore, an angry Dolley Madison appeared when First Lady Ellen Louise Wilson wanted to remove what? The Rose Garden.

President Lincoln's ghost was supposedly most active during which President's administration? Franklin Roosevelt.

Which President's spirit is said to have visited the Union Army's 20th Maine Regiment at Gettysburg to encourage them to head off a desperate Confederate assault? George Washington.

What house in Washington, D.C. is rumored to be the most haunted? The Octagon.

What else on the White House Grounds is also rumored to be haunted? The Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Which president is rumored to be heard laughing loudly in the Red Room, which at one point was his bed chambers? Andrew Jackson.

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