What is a Poltergeist?

  Chances are, if you’re into scary movies and spooky books, you’ve heard of the ‘Poltergeist’. Belonging in the realm of folklore, the legend of the poltergeist has been passed down to new skeptics and believers as early as the first century. Tales of this strange phenomena are widespread, touching upon both eastern and western civilizations.   pol·ter·geist ˈpōltərˌɡīst/ noun a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around.       The word ‘Poltergeist’ has Germanic roots, and stems from the German word poltern, meaning “to make sound” and….

Shadows in The White House: The Ghost of Abe Lincoln

So far, The White House has housed 43 presidents beginning with John Adams in 1801. Along with dignitaries from around the world, the House has hosted its share of notable individuals. However, throughout the years, there have always been those who refuse to leave.    Of all White House sightings, none is more plentiful or detailed than that of former President Abraham Lincoln. Assassinated in 1865, Lincoln passed away at the age of 56. His untimely death has placed him somewhere between two worlds. Lincoln was not a very religious man, though he was well versed in the Christian bible. Many speculate that….