On a recent trip to Washington D.C, sisters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush were asked if they had ever experienced any ghostly activity while staying in the White House.
“There are ghosts in the White House, and had you said that to us [before], we would have said ‘No way,’ because we are not necessarily believers,” Jenna Bush Hager said.
One night, Jenna said, as she was falling asleep, her phone rang and “I kind of woke up, turned it off, and I was falling back asleep and I heard opera, and a woman’s opera voice coming from the fireplace.”
"I got chills. I felt something, so I ran into Barbara's room - she is right across the hall - and jumped into bed with her, woke her up," she said.
“I said, ‘Just come back to sleep, you are a nut.’ I didn’t believe her,” Barbara said.
Two nights later, when they were both sleeping in Barbara’s room, they heard 1920s jazz music coming from the fireplace that “scares the hell out of us,” Barbara said.
“The hair on the back of our neck was standing up,” she said. “So we decided not to get in bed with our parents because we are about 24 years old. We convinced ourselves that the cat must have jumped right on top of the piano.”
The Bushes just published “Sisters First: Stories From Our Wonderful and Wild Life,” and they were feted at a book party last week at the Jefferson Hotel.