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White House at Night. White House photo by Paul Morse

Americans have long enjoyed telling ghost stories. From the ghost of Abigail Adams doing her laundry in the East Room to the spirit of Dolley Madison overlooking the Rose Garden, the White House has its own legend of ghost stories that have been passed down over the years.

Members of the staff, who have worked in the White House for many years, recently shared some of their stories of strange noises in the White House, sightings of President Abraham Lincoln's ghost and a Halloween prank by President Carter's daughter.

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Video Icon I Hung Out With President Lincoln
Video Icon Doors Suddenly Closing
Video Icon Bumps in the Night
Video Icon Lincoln Bedroom
Video Icon A Halloween Prank

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October 31
Chief Usher Gary Walters discussed White House ghost stories at 11:00am
Photograph - Chief Usher Gary Walters