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Lincoln’s Ghost the Newollah Oz Fest Story That Parents Tried to Ban!!!

October 24, 2007

Here’s an historical (or hysterical, depending on how you look at it) ghost story for you. Since it is almost Newollah Oz Fest I thought I would impart my vast plethora of historical data at you.

I t seems that for a very long time, people that stay at the White House have seen the Ghost of Lincoln.  Here is an article that I think you’ll enjoy:

lincoln’s ghostThere have been several stories about ghosts of former Presidents revisiting the White House. However, the most common and popular[citation needed] is that of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln’s Ghost, or to others as The White House Ghost, is said to have haunted the White House since his death. It is widely believed that Lincoln might have known that he would die before his assassination when he was president.

In one story, Lincoln had a dream[citation needed] that he heard wailing noises. He tried to find the noise, but couldn’t. Lincoln then checked the East Room. There, he saw several people, who didn’t pay any attention to Lincoln, around a corpse. He grabbed one sleeve of a soldier and asked who is dead. The soldier, replied sadly, “The president is dead.” Disturbed by the dream, Lincoln told his friends and wife, Mary Todd, about it. Then, the tragic happened. Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by well-known actor and Confederate spy, John Wilkes Booth.

One explanation for the haunting is that Lincoln felt cheated out of his second term so he decides to stay a lot longer. The ghost has reportedly been seen elsewhere. Witnesses have seen Lincoln on the balcony of Ford’s Theatre with the ghost of the man who shot him, John Wilkes Booth. It have been said that they are trying to solve their differences.

Since staying at the White House after his death, it is rumor that he is actually staying in his wife’s room.

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Check Out This Roman Ballista

October 24, 2007

Those of us interested in Greek and roman weaponry might find this video very interesting. It is a Roman Ballista just like the one I talked about in history class. You may remember seeing these in the opening scenes of the Ridley Scott film, Gladiator. Here is a recent Ballista project by some history students. Enjoy!