Scary DC

The Spookiest Tour in Washington DC


Library of Congress’s Ghosts

The Library of Congress found a friend in Congress when the legislative body passed the Copyright Act of 1870. This single measure made the Library of Congress the central copyright authority for the entire country. Those who wanted to get a copyright had to deposit two copies of their work instead of the local federal…

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The Demon Cat: A Spooky Tale

Not all Capitol hauntings are related to people who worked there in the hallowed halls of Congress’s home. One haunting has its beginnings in the city’s rodent problem in the nineteenth century. This is perhaps unsurprising for a city built near so many rivers. What were the politicians to do, but use the universal solution…

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