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Young Willie Lincoln (age 11) died in the White House in the bed now in the Lincoln Bedroom at about 5:00 P.M. on February 20, 1862. Both Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower claimed they felt the powerful presence of Abraham Lincoln in this room. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Sometimes when I worked at my desk late at night I'd get a feeling that someone was standing behind me. I'd have to turn around and look." Rumors were that Winston Churchill had a Lincoln sighting in the room.

Abraham Lincoln's ghost has been the single most reported sighting and it is no wonder when you consider his time as a resident in the White House. His son, Willie died in the bed that is in the Lincoln bedroom, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln regularly held seances in the White House and Lincoln's life was tragically and violently cut short by an assassin's bullet. Lincoln himself is reported to have had some psychic ability as evidenced in his prophetic dream of his own assassination.

In an elegant White House guest room, the 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln lay ill in a huge carved rosewood bed, now known as the Lincoln Bed. At five p.m. on February 20, 1862, William Wallace Lincoln died. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the president gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then…

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This is the actual chair that President Lincoln was sitting in at the Ford Theater on the evening of April 14, 1865.