Fright House: Jenna Bush on the ghostly music playing in the presidential home already 'haunted' by Abraham Lincoln
By SARA NELSON
The daughter of former President George W Bush has claimed she saw ghosts during her time in the White House.
Jenna Bush Hager told chat show host Jay Leno she had been terrified by spooky events near the fireplace in her bedroom.
The 27-year-old teacher, who now works as an education correspondent for the Today Show said: ‘I heard a ghost. I was asleep, there was a fireplace in my room and all of a sudden I heard 1920s music coming out.
Ghostly: Jenna Bush Hager told chat show host Jay Leno she was woken by the sound of 1920s music in her bedroom
‘I could feel it, I freaked out and ran into my sister's room. She was like “Please go back to sleep this is ridiculous”.
‘The next week we were both asleep in my room, the phone had rang and woke us up.
‘We were talking and going back to bed when all of a sudden we heard this opera, coming out of the fireplace.
‘We couldn't believe it, we both jumped in bed and were asking the people that worked there the next morning “Are we crazy?”
‘We tried to rationalise it, but they said they heard it there all the time.’
Jenna and her family lived at the Washington DC presidential home from 2001 to 2009.
She told how her parents were settling in well back at home in Texas, and that the former president has even been offered a job at a hardware store - but turned it down, feeling he was overqualified.
The former first daughter confessed she had never seen Abraham Lincoln’s ghost – which is said to regularly haunt the White House – but wished she had.
Lincoln’s ghost is widely reported to walk up and down the second floor hallway, knock at doors and stand at certain windows with his hands clasped behind his back.
Indeed Winston Churchill refused to sleep in the former president’s bedroom after reportedly spotting his ghost lurking there.
Spooky: The White House, said to be one of the most haunted houses in America
What a fright: A naked Winston Churchill is said to have come across the ghost of Abraham Lincoln during a stay in the former president's room
The British Prime Minister had stepped into the room after a relaxing bath with a cigar and a glass of scotch.
Still naked, the premier is reported to have spied an apparition of Lincoln standing by the fireplace. The pair are said to have started at each other for some time before the ghost faded away.
Former first lady Hilary Clinton has also spoken about the spooky atmosphere in the White House.
The US Secretary of State 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.’
She told the Rosie O’Donnell Show: ‘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.’
Indeed Harry Truman once wrote to his wife: ‘I sit here in this old house, all the while listening to the ghosts walk up and down the hallway.
‘At 4 o’clock I was awakened by three distinct knocks on my bedroom door. No on there.
‘Damned place is haunted, sure as shootin’!’
As well as human hauntings, the have been tales of a demon cat prowling the building’s basement.
According to legend, years go by without a sighting of the animal, but when it does appear, national disaster is said to be imminent.
Some witnesses claim the demon cat first appears as a helpless-looking kitten, which grows in size and menace the closer one gets to it.
A White House guard claimed to have seen it a week before the great stock market crash of the 1920s and it was also reportedly seen days before the assassination of JFK.
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Be great if a host of of our forefathers would haunt the Obama's every single day and night.
Sherry..I was thinking JUST THAT!! This is something to haunt the Obama's in there never ending quest to destroy the White House and our country!!! Myself...I get a good feeling out of this as it is a warning to those traitors in the White House now that you better give it up or you will go down with the ghost!! I firmly believe that the after life lingers on in a place like this when they can see the deception, lies and traitorous acts going on in the White House!! They will not rest easy until we take our country back!!!!!!
Megyn Kelly interviews Doug Wead about ghosts in the White House, Hay Adams Hotel and Blair House. What awaits the Obama's? Megyn Kelly covered a wide range of Obama stories. Doug Wead is author of The Raising of a President.
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Good for him!!! I wish I could watch this video!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do believe they linger around places, but why some places, and not all,? because I think some places there is both good and evil, some just evil, and in some, good. But some people think any spirits lingering is all bad.