10 White House ghost stories that will send a chill down your spine

10 White House ghost stories that will send a chill down your spine

President Harry Truman reported several instances of paranormal activity during his time in the White House.

Harry Truman

President Harry Truman.

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In June 1945, Truman wrote to his wife, Bess, about life in the White House during the first two months of his term.

“I sit here in this old house and work on foreign affairs, read reports, and work on speeches — all the while listening to the ghosts walk up and down the hallway and even right in here in the study,” he wrote. “The floors pop and the drapes move back and forth — I can just imagine old Andy [Jackson] and Teddy [Roosevelt] having an argument over Franklin [Roosevelt].”

In 1946, he wrote Bess another letter after he heard a knock on his bedroom door but no one was there.

“I jumped up and put on my bathrobe, opened the door, and no one there,” he wrote. “Went out and looked up and down the hall, looked in your room and Margie’s. Still no one. Went back to bed after locking the doors and there were footsteps in your room whose door I’d left open. Jumped and looked and no one there! The damned place is haunted sure as shootin’. Secret Service said not even a watchman was up here at that hour … You and Margie had better come back and protect me before some of these ghosts carry me off.”


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