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Tales are told of a ghostly police officer who haunts the stacks at the famed Library of Congress, often helping those who become lost amid the vast collection. Appearing both in uniform and in casual clothes, the officer, who often even tells people his name, is deceased sergeant. Other strange occurrences in the library building are doors that open or close by themselves, a banging sound on the stairs, and the apparition of a dark-haired man. One story is told of some workmen on the second floor who were trying to maneuver a cart between two heavy display cases. One of the cases moved over, all by itself, to enable the workmen’s cart to come through.

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Geographic Information

Address:
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540
United States

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GPS:
38.888683770226535, -77.00472747301637
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http://www.loc.gov

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