Several employees have claimed to have seen a ghostly woman-figure wearing a long white dress on the second floor of the building. Others have heard footsteps, voices and toilets flushing.
The elite Tayloe family lived in this house, which was built in 1801 by John Tayloe III. Tayloe and George Washington were close friends, and it was Washington who persuaded Tayloe to build this home.
President Woodrow Wilson lived in this house in D.C. after his second term in office. He died in this house, on the third floor in 1924 and several years later his wife died in 1961. After her death, the house was willed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The house can currently be toured and many visitors and staff members have reported seeing the President's ghost in his rocking chair, along with the sounds of a man with a cane walking.
FDR, Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill have all felt it—no, I don’t mean the thrill that lording immense power over others brings—I’m referring to the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Supposedly these mighty men, as well as Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (and bunches of the White House staff) have felt Honest Abe’s presence in the White House. Abe’s still so attached to his post according to some witness, that his spirit becomes even more active at times of national emergency.