Mary Todd Lincoln Saw Ghosts In The White House



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Mary Todd Lincoln Saw Ghosts In The White House
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Abraham Lincoln’s wife Mary was had been interested in spiritualism for most of her time spend inside the White House. She most likely became interested in spiritualism sometime in the 1840s, when the widespread interest in communicating with the dead became a fad in the Midwest. Mediums are people who claim they can speak to the dead relatives of those people who are alive. They often gathered much attention by public audiences in the 1840s. It was reported that one famous medium made over 1,000 dollars in a single week.

By the time the Lincoln’s arrived in Washington in 1861, an interest in spiritualism was a fad among prominent members of the government. Mary Lincoln was known to attend séances held at the homes of prominent Washingtonians. A séance is a meeting called by mediums in order to try and communicate with the dead.

Mrs. Lincoln was also said to have encountered the ghosts of former residents of the White House, including the spirits of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. One account said she entered a room one day and saw the spirit of President John Tyler.

One of the Lincoln sons, Willie, had died in the White House in February 1862, and Mary Lincoln was consumed by grief. It’s believed that her interest in the séances was driven by her desire to communicate with Willie’s spirit. The First Lady arranged for mediums to hold séances in the White House’s Red Rooms.

Lincoln was known to be very superstitious and he often spoke of having dreams that showed him how he could with battles during the Civil War. One medium invited by Mary Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln held sessions where loud rapping sounds were heard. Lincoln asked a member of the Smithsonian Institute to investigate.



Dr. Henry determined that the sounds were fake, caused by a device the medium wore under his clothes. Abraham Lincoln seemed satisfied with the explanation, but Mary Todd Lincoln remained steadfastly interested in the spirit world.



Ghosts of Gettysburg
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Directions: Watch the “Ghosts of Gettysburg” Video and answer the following questions.http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/toptenhaunted/toptenhauntedbattlefields/images/gettysburg_ghost.jpg

  1. How long have people been reporting paranormal activity in Gettysburg Pennsylvania?
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  2. What types of ghosts or paranormal activity do people see in Gettysburg?
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  3. How many people does the video say were in the Union army?
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  4. When was the Battle of Gettysburg?
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  5. Who won the Battle of Gettysburg? How many people lost their lives at Gettysburg?
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  6. Which war had more deaths?: Battle of Gettysburg or Vietnam War
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  7. Name one way Abraham Lincoln tried to restore peace after the Battle of Gettysburg.
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  8. What soldiers never received a proper burial?
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  9. Where does the video explain the most ghosts sightings were seen?
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  10. What did the Union troops do to their flag near the Gettysburg Railroad engine house?
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  11. What did Sam Bistline see/hear on his job at the Railroad engine house?
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  12. What is the most haunted place on the Gettysburg Battlefield?
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  13. What did Mark record on an investigation of the Engine House at Gettysburg?
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  14. How many Confederates camped on the Lady Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg?
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  15. Along with housing soldiers, what was the Lady Farm do during the Battle of Gettysburg?
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  16. What did medical professionals do with soldiers who suffered minor and major bullet wounds during the Battle of Gettysburg?
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  17. What do the divining rods do when they encounter spirits?
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  18. What is the first name of the ghost that the hunters talked to at Lady Farm?
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  19. What does Mark see on the floor of the Daniel Lady Farm?
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