Willard InterContinental Haunted Hotel

Washington, DC   /   1 Review

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC , USA

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  1. NICOLAS LLOYD

    If you look at the history of the original Willard Hotel you will find that a few weeks prior to President Lincoln taking the oath of office his headquarters was at Williard’s Hotel. President Lincoln received threatening notes telling him in late 1860 not to take the oath of office. It was at this time President Lincoln learned that South Carolina had left the union and formed its own new country. In the coming days, President Lincoln learned that more states joined the Confederate government. That is a lot of bad negative energy.

    General Grant came to town to meet President Lincoln. President Lincoln told him he is now the top general because he never surrender’s and he is a winner.

    General Grant and General Shurman had a meeting and it may have been at Williard’s place hotel. After General Grant’s promotion by President Lincoln. Grant chose as his 2nd in command General Shurman. It was here that General Shurman asked Grant to let him move his Army on what we call today Shurman’s march. It took a little while but General Grant finally sent a note to General Shurman a note that read Approved. Go ahead with the Military plan as you propose.

    The prior days before John Wilkes Booth become a fugitive on the run he lived at Williard’s hotel in Washington. His diary tells of all his plans about how he planned to kidnap President Lincoln. Trade President Lincoln for Confederate war prisoners and the end of the Civil War on the Confederate government’s terms. It was here that John Wilkes Booth met with all his bad guys to make his plans. Most of them bad guys we’re found guilty of murder and hung in the days after President Lincoln’s death. It may have been the day that President Lincoln died that John Wilkes Booth read in the newspaper that President Lincoln had planned to attend Ford’s Theatre later that night where Actor John Wilkes Booth was working. At Williard’s Hotel where John Wilkes Booth lived in his room, he wrote to his mother and said to his mother that by the time she receives this letter she will know what John Wilkes Booth her son is going to do tonight. In fact John Wilkes Booth murdered President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre that night then went on the run as a fugitive bad guy. It was Later the Army shot and killed John Wilkes Booth supposedly but there is a lot of evidence that the army killed the wrong John Wilkes Booth and the fugitive Booth got away. The Army men all applied to collect the reward for the arrest or body of John Wilkes Booth but the congress refused to pay up because the proof that it was actually John Wilkes Booth was not there. If it was Booth the Army would have hung his body from a tree for the people and newsmen to see. They would display his boots. His Guns. His Hat. His diary but the Army did not do that because the General and his men knew this was not John Wilkes Booth. Rumor is John Saint Helen was also known as John Wilkes Booth. He committed suicide many years later. There seems to be plenty of evidence of this on the television documentaries on John Wilkes Booth.

    There is a lot of negative energy that may be left behind at Williard’s Hotel from the country’s distant past. That is just a few examples.

    December 24, 2021 at 12:18 am Reply

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