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Old DC City Hall Haunts © 2018 By Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #Ghosts

The Old DC City Hall and Courthouse is one of the oldest buildings in the District of Columbia, Washington’s former City Hall, located on D Street between 4th and 5th Streets NW, was built in stages beginning in August 1820 but due to chronic underfunding was not finished until 1849.   It originally was shared between…

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The Old DC City Hall and Courthouse is one of the oldest buildings in the District of Columbia, Washington’s former City Hall, located on D Street between 4th and 5th Streets NW, was built in stages beginning in August 1820 but due to chronic underfunding was not finished until 1849.   It originally was shared between…

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The Lincoln Funeral Train

On April 21, 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln departed Washington, D.C. on its way to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried on May 4. The train carried Lincoln’s body through 180 cities and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home state of Illinois.  At each stop, the…

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The First Ghosts of the United States Capitol Building

“The Capitol at Washington is probably the most thoroughly haunted building in the world. Not less than fifteen well-authenticated ghosts infest it, and some of them are of a more than ordinarily alarming character.”– Published in the Philadelphia Press, October 2, 1898   The United States Capitol is considered one of the most haunted buildings in…

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Did I See a Ghost?

I have been doing ghost walks since 2005 and started an all-year-round ghost company in 2006.  In all these years, I remained a skeptic of the ghostly experience except on two occasions. In 2005, when I first started doing ghost walks and I still did them personally, I ended a tour at the cellar of…

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Robert E. Lee on Consulting the Spirits

Ghosts of Scary DC Blog 17 Robert E. Lee on Consulting the Spirits © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #ghosts Since we discussed Union General Ulysses S. Grant, it is only fair that we give some time to his opponent in the…

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Ulysses S. Grant Haunts the Willard Hotel

Ghosts of Scary DC Blog 16 Ulysses S. Grant Haunts the Willard Hotel © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #ghosts In 1962, our family visited Washington, DC for the first time.  It was a happy time for us because we were caught…

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No Swan Song for “Bishop” Sims of the Senate Barber Shop

Behind the gold double doors of the Capital is a barber shop. People of prominence are not the only people to stick around after their body has stopped. Sometimes, when the hour is late, people have heard the distinctive, resonant voice drifting melodically from the Senate barbershop. Bishop Simms as he was known would sing as…

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The Ghosts of the Cannon Office Building

Many politicians with strong personalities and a powerful attachment to his institution of Congress are reputed still to roam these parts. Representative Joseph Cannon (R-Ill.) served as Speaker from 1903 to 1911 and Rep. Champ Clark (D-Mo.) as Speaker from 1911 to 1919). By the late 1920s both men were dead, but by no means…

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Healy Hall Haunts of Georgetown University

Ghosts of Scary DC Blog 13 Healy Hall Haunts of Georgetown University © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #ghosts Healy Hall of Georgetown University at 37th St NW & O St NW has experienced its share of haunting. Healy Hall is the…

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