009 George Washington’s Ghost

George Washtington receiving French generals at Mount Vernon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Washington_receiving_French_generals_at_Mount_Vernon_-_NARA_-_512943.jpg

In Ghostly’s ninth episode, Pat and Rebecca celebrate President’s Day by looking into whether the nation’s first president still haunts his home. George Washington’s ghost is rumored to visit those who dare spend the night in this bedroom at Mount Vernon.

Questions explored in this episode: Does George Washington visit those who spend the night in his deathbed? Do those who tour Mount Vernon see him in shadow?  Do mediums feel his presence?  What is the history of Mount Vernon?  What historical accounts of George Washington’s ghost do we have?  Are there contemporary accounts of people seeing his spirit?

In this episode Pat gives the history of Mount Vernon itself and tells us about Washington’s death.  Then Rebecca tells the ghost stories associate with this home, stories that span over hundreds of years.

As always, Pat and Rebecca debate what is fact and what is fiction in these stories. Listen to both sides and decide what you believe. They go through each one, debating the evidence. Be sure to listen for the “Closing Arguments” to help you make your choice.

Also included in this episode are, as always, poll results from our previous episode on The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. (check the episode out here if you haven’t had a chance to listen yet).

Now it’s time to vote on this episode! Vote on whether or not the stories of George Washington’s ghost stories are real. Click here to vote if you don’t see the poll: https://ghostlypodcast.com/polls/

Last but not least, listen for new contest details to win more excellent prizes from the creeptastic Dead on Paper.

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Sources for this week’s episode:

https://www.mountvernon.org/
https://www.trytoscare.me/legend/washingtons-mount-vernon-virginia/
https://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows/destination-america-ghost-stories/full-episodes/george-washington-haunted-here
http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/2017/07/part-1-freezing-ghost-at-george.html

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann

Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music) by George Crumb

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