The Equinox, Manchester Vt.
Escaping the heat of Washington, DC, Mary
and her children
spent two summers at The Equinox in Manchester Village, VT.
to return the summer of 1865, but plans changed following the
of Abraham Lincoln. The family's ties to the area continued
with son Robert Todd Lincoln's purchase of neighboring
Employees at the hotel report seeing images on the third
of a woman
and a child that are consistent with descriptions of Mary Todd
of her sons. Perhaps through their visits they are trying to
are free days of those summers.
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in
DC hosted its first
Inaugural Ball, honoring Calvin Coolidge, on March 4, 1925,
two weeks after the
hotel opened. Mourning his sixteen-year-old son's tragic death
poisoning, the president did not attend the ball. In 1937,
changed to January 20. The hotel has since experienced unusual
January 20. In the Grand Ballroom, the lights seem to dim and
around 10:00 p.m.
It was at this hour tha the fanfare announced the guests
honor at President Coolidge's
Inaugural Ball. The electrical circuits have been
by experts who can find nothing
wrong. Hotel staff have reported finding a plate of exquisite
d'oeuvres along with
a glass of fine wine left in the Grand Ballroom balcony.
Strangely, neither item was served at any function on that
refuses to move from the eighth floor to the lobby level until
This is the approximate time the President would have arrived
holding room to the ball. Knowing that he missed his
Ball at the
Renaissance Mayflower, perhaps "Silent Cal" Coolidge is
up for that
historical evening and attending, in spirit, each
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