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At the U.S. Capitol, folks say that late at night, the statues in the Statuary Hall come to life and move about the room. It is also said that a black cat appears in the basement just before a national disaster occurs. The ghost of a builder who died during the construction has been seen in the rotunda, as well as the apparition of a Civil War soldier.

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    Capitol Hill
    Washington, D.C
    United States

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    38.88968046579287, -77.00901414294435
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    1. Security here naturally makes an investigation all but impossible but to correct the info above. the legend of the statues is that they get off their pedestals on New Year’s eve to celebrate another year of the republic.

      Also deep in the cellar is a tomb, made for George Washington, but he and his declined it, he wanted to ‘rest’ at his beloved Mount Vernon. but the tomb is maintaining in reverence for the father of the country. It is said the gates of the tomb have been standing open the night before some national tragedy, such as Pearl Harbor. There is no report if it was so before 9/11.

    2. There is a cornerstone deep in the building that George Washington laid on September 18th, 1793. After the fire of 1814, Representatives were unsure about keeping the Capitol in Washington. It was built in the middle of nowhere, the accommodation nearby was lacking. The representatives thought this might be a good opportunity to move the Capitol to a nicer place like Philadelphia. The vote to move the Capitol came very close, but some votes were swayed last minute when a member reminded Congress of George Washington’s cornerstone. He said that if we move the Capitol, the ghost of George Washington may haunt us. They decided to keep the Capitol in Washington.

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