President Harry S Truman: Ghosts in the White House?

About a letter President Harry S Truman wrote to his daughter making the claim that the White House is possibly haunted by ghosts.


A letter from Truman to his daughter in 1946 . . .

"I told your mother a 'hant' story which you'd better hear her read to you. This old place cracks and pops all night long and you can imagine that old Jackson or Andy Johnson or some other ghost is walking. Why they'd want to come back I could never understand. It's a nice prison but a prison nevertheless. No man in his right mind would want to come here of his own accord.

"Now about those ghosts. I'm sure they're here and I'm not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day. I am sure old Andy could give me some good advice and probably teach me some good swear words to use on Molotov and De Gaulle. And I am sure old Grover Cleveland could tell me some choice remarks to make to some political leaders. So I won't lock my doors or bar them either if any of the old coots in the pictures out in the hall want to come out of their frames for a friendly chat."

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