Swipe Away D.C.’s Mask to Reveal the Sinister Origins of Death and Despair in Capital
For centuries, a well-trodden trail has been blazed directly to the nation’s capital by all manner of groups and individuals seeking one thing–power. Unfortunately, a different type of power has coalesced in the city and is one that is not always immediately recognized amidst the chaos and power-plays taking place daily in the capital city.
Aside from beltway politics and executive intrigue behind closed doors, the halls of power in Washington, D.C. are known for hiding something else entirely. They harbor a dark and violent past full of mysterious deaths, sinister conspiracies, and bone-chilling secrets that can’t be found in the average history book.
Uncover the hidden truths that lie just below the tourist-packed streets of the capital and find out why this area’s gruesome history comes alive every night, playing out between the pillars of power and amongst the memorials dedicated to our country’s most infamous leaders. This ghost tour recounts stories of tragedy, despair, and the very real hauntings experienced today.
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The Politics of Power Breed Disaster in the Halls of History
Ever since the dream of a capital city was realized and founded in 1791, D.C. has been marked for greatness, as well as inevitable and terrible disaster. Each of the villains and victims of its chaotic history played a role in the unbelievable and terrifying stories that transpired in over two centuries of being the center of power in America and the world. Power, greed, and unchecked ambition were the stepping stones to greatness for some of history’s most influential characters. The consequences of such desires are written in blood and soaked into the cracks and cornerstones of the country’s most historic and iconic buildings.
Travel back in time on a DC ghost tour and hear the sordid details of the countless tragic deaths, grisly murders, deadly duels, and sinful scandals of Washington’s elite that tell the tale of humanity’s capacity for violence. The morbid and dark truths of what lies beneath the town’s elegant parkways and decorated monuments is often kept under wraps, as the real history of D.C. is sometimes considered to be too disturbing for the average visitor.
Unsolved Mysteries, Conspiracies, and Infamous Hauntings
Journey into D.C.’s tormented past, and learn how death, destruction, and conspiracy is built into the very foundation of the brick and mortar of the city. From the notoruous assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, whose ghost continues to wander the White House with his work left unfinished to the horrific attempt on President Harry Truman’s life and the ripples it sent up and down the Potomac.
Gore, crime, death, and intrigue are an essential and grim part of D.C.’s macabre history. The spirits of infamous criminals such as Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo, who were once left as bloody corpses on the lawn of the historic Blair House, are still said to linger around the city to this day–still reliving emotions of vengeance, hate, and suffering and trying to pass those on to anyone who happens to wander by.
Haunted Historic Buildings Hide a Dark Past and Tormented Present
Many have struggled to explain some of the ominous, bone-chilling experiences that occur at places such as D.C.’s Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Visitors repeatedly complain of feeling a “dark energy” while walking the building’s many halls…perhaps, due to the tragic death of its architect, Alfred B. Mullet.
Unveil the many mysteries of the strange Octagon Museum and encounter what many believe is the ghost of Dolley Madison, still wandering through the walls and roaming the halls looking for someone to host.
The slave trade marked one of the grimmest periods in human history, defined by thoughtless violence, pain, and misery. The echoes of suffering and death reverberate through the walls of the notoriously haunted museum. The sheer loss of life plagues the site with an undeniably dark and disturbing energy that’s said to come from the spirits of enslaved Africans, who worked as servants while it was still the home of Colonel John Tayloe III.
Even more reports of terrifying encounters at the historic building have been recorded over the years, the most famous one dating back to when General George D. Ramsay — commander of the Washington Arsenal — stayed on-property over the course over several bizarre, disturbing nights and came face-to-face with the disembodied apparition of a ghost that violently gave the experienced general the fright of his life. Hear the entire shocking story in the dead of night when you join expert local guides on a D.C. ghost tour to this and many other haunted and historic locations around the White House.