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The 16th president of the United States was assassinated while in office This was an act of violence that has echoed through time in haunting phenomena in many locations An interesting factor adding to the ghost stories was Abraham Lincolns own involvements with the occult It seems that he believed he had a psychic gift of his own and had a great interest in spiritualism He said that he had paranormal experiences and dreamed of his own death Does the data I collected prove or explain Lincolns psychic gift and his post-dead appearances Brief Biography Lincoln was born in Kentucky and later raised in Springfield Illinois in 1809 Ever since he had been interested in politics and he had a strong desire to right social wrongs He won a seat in Illinois state legislature 1834-41 was a congressman in the House of Representatives 1847-49 and started election to the US Senate 1858 He then won the Republican nomination for President in the 1860 election Interest in Spiritualism Lincoln showed personal interest in spiritualism early in his political career Especially after the death of his favorite son Willie in 1862 he attended sances to be able to contact Willies spirit Most historians and writers point Lincolns interest in spiritualism to his wife Mary Todd whom he married in 1842 However there is evidence that Lincolns interest was independent of Mary In a letter to his friend Joshua F Speed in 1842 Lincoln observed that he had always had a strong tendency to mysticism and had often felt controlled by some other power than my own will which he felt came from above Paranormal Incidents Ten days before his assassination Lincoln had a vivid and prophetic dream of his own death He wrote it in his diary I retired late I soon began to dream There seemed to be a deathlike stillness about me Then I heard subdued sobs as if a number of
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