From the Demon Cat that stalks the Washington crypt to the restless spirit of John Quincy Adams in Statuary Hall, it is no wonder that in 1898 the Philadelphia Press declared the Capitol to be the most thoroughly haunted building in the world. Yet there are as many ghosts in the neighborhood as there are beneath the dome. Local writer and guide Tim Krepp intrepidly takes oFrom the Demon Cat that stalks the Washington crypt to the restless spirit of John Quincy Adams in Statuary Hall, it is no wonder that in 1898 the Philadelphia Press declared the Capitol to be the most thoroughly haunted building in the world. Yet there are as many ghosts in the neighborhood as there are beneath the dome. Local writer and guide Tim Krepp intrepidly takes on the best-known haunted tales while also exploring the lesser-known specters. From the weeping lady of the Maples to Commodore Tingey, who still stands watch in the Navy Yard, to the dozens of famous ghosts hosted by Congressional Cemetery, many former residents seem bound to their old home. Join Krepp as he explores the most historic and hair-raising haunts of the Hill....
|Title||:||Capitol Hill Haunts|
|Number of Pages||:||127 Pages|
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Capitol Hill Haunts Reviews
A different look at Washington, DC's Capitol Hill most American's don't think about!
A hair-raising guide to Washington’s ghosts, from the Demon Cat to the weeping lady of the Maples.“It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and has been the epicenter for drama high and low for more than two hundred years. It is the symbolic center of the District of Columbia, so much that our lettered and numbered roads start from here. Obviously, weighty decisions of great national importance have been and still are debated here, but the Capitol has also seen its fair share of violence, heartbreak, and just general mayhem as well.”
CAPITOL HILL HAUNTS - Tim KreppFor those of you that love ghost stories or who want to investigate our Nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C. this is the book for you. The author gives a detailed description of each building he has encounter by people who have experienced them. The intriguing background history and the story of the haunt are interesting lore.
A delightful book about the ghosts of Washington D.C. that also introduces you to the more common worker found in the city. Oh it has some famous people in it too, but my favorite stories are definitely about the people behind the scenes that rarely make it into the average history text.
I'd actually give this 3.5 stars. It was very interesting as a history book. I had hope for more narrative, however. I would have liked more 1st person encounters of ghosts. A few of the stories, while interesting, just ended with the idea that maybe the building is haunted.