There Is Compelling Evidence A Mysterious Teenage Ghost Called 'The Thing' Haunted Taft's White House

Most people in America are familiar with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, AKA the White House. However, not everyone realizes the Oval Office is one of the most haunted locations in the US. 

There are several creepy White House stories involving ghosts and other attic horrors. Both Jane Pierce and Mary Lincoln reportedly held séances while residing there, with Abraham Lincoln in attendance at least once. 

One of the most puzzling White House ghost stories involves the spirit of a teenager who was repeatedly spotted during William Taft's presidency. Nicknamed "The Thing," the ghost liked to reach out and touch White House servants, though few ever saw it physically appear. For whatever reason, President Taft was infuriated by the tale, so most discussion of The Thing was wiped from historical records.