The surprising history of séances at the White House

Behind the strange mix of occultism and politics

Stars Insider

19/07/24 | StarsInsider


Over the centuries, the White House has been the meeting point for many political and cultural events that have changed the course of history. But beyond the building’s political intrigue, the walls have played witness to a lesser-known, mysterious tradition: the séance.

Many first ladies and presidents have been involved in séances in an attempt to contact the great beyond, and the captivating history of spiritualism at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might just surprise you. Click through the gallery to find out more.

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