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At this historic theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, folks say John Wilkes Booth’s footsteps still can be heard running up the back stairs to the Presidential Box.

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    511 Tenth St, NW
    Washington DC
    United States

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    38.8965443, -77.02583920000001
    District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
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    1. I’ve been to Ford’s Theater 2 times now, and each time I’ve been there, I’ve sensed the presence of ghosts. I’m a medium in training myself, and I’ve been able to make contact with an unknown man, middle aged, who was quite quiet and reserved, and a rather forward and flirty Lewis Powell. The place isn’t haunted in a bad sense, but there are ghosts there. I would suggest bringing a necklace down the basement museum and try to conduct a pendulum-esqe method of contact, where you would ask a yes o no question and then the necklace would swing clockwise for yes, and counterclockwise for no. This can be done discreetly, so that’s why I suggest it. Be prepared to be hit on by Lewis if you’re a woman though, he’s a bit of a flirt. The ghosts there are not harmful, they’re quite friendly actually and I know that Lewis has told me that he feels sorry for what he did. Anyways, have fun!

    2. I recently toured Ford’s Theatre. My unexplained experience happened in the theatre lobby. It was a warm summer day. My husband and I had completed our tour and were ready to leave. As I stood in the lobby, I felt an icy cold blast move through me. I was suddenly freezing cold and my hands felt like ice. I asked my husband (he is in the building industry) if he could see an air conditioning vent or something that might cause this. Nothing. I felt that I had to get outside and quickly because the chill was unbearable. As soon as I left the spot, I felt fine.

    3. Rustonator56098998989  |  

      Sorry, I was gone. I am back!
      Now, This place is Where honest Abe Died, [Was assassinated there] Like I said , He died.
      Long ago in about 1865. Which was over 100 years ago! +Mimi: Fords theatre is haunted so that was probably it! Anyway, It was built in around 2 years BEFORE Abe Lincoln died.

    4. So I just went to Ford’s Theatre, thinking nothing of it. I took a picture and didn’t realize until I got home the spirit presence in it. I then researched different theories and was amazed.

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