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The great American President Abraham Lincolns killed by his assassin’s bullet in 1865. But according to many famous witnesses, his ghost still lingers in the White House.
First lady Nancy Reagan revealed in a TV interview that Rex, her King Charles Spaniel, seemed disturbed and frightened from his first day in the historic building. He was particularly uneasy outside the Abraham Lincoln’s bedroom. If anyone happened to open the door, Rex would crawl away on his stomach, whining piteously.
Winston Churchill, Britain fearless leader in the World War II, was equally unwilling to step into Lincoln’s bedchamber. He confined to a biographer that he had twice seen the longest-dead president, ‘his face full of sadness – standing in the bedroom doorway’.
And Churchill was not alone. In 1908 President Teddy Roosevelt told reporters, ‘YES, I’ve spotted Lincoln in the White House’s rooms and Hall. He is shambling and homely, with a sad, strong deeply furrowed face.’
During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidency, White House staff member Marry Ebon claimed that she had glimpsed Lincoln for several seconds. ‘I walked into a second-floor room and there he was sitting in an old-fashioned black coat, pulling on a pair of boats’ she said.
‘I watched hardly able to breathe, as he gradually faded from sight.’
Abraham Lincoln esteemed for the abolishing slavery, he has started many other White House observers.
President Dwight Eisenhower insisted that he had’ clearly seen’ what seemed to be the long-buried leader near a visitor’s room. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands answered a knock the rose room door, only to find the gloomy Lincoln standing there. She fainted and was treated by white house physician.
Presidential bodyguard John Kenny was a tough operator, not given to fighting of imaginations. But he admitted, after retiring from the White House, that he’d been plagued by sightings of Lincoln.