Watch: Jenna Bush-Hager Recalls Spooky White House Experience
October 15, 2018
By Tim Binnall
During a discussion about ghosts on the Today Show, former first daughter Jenna Bush-Hager recounted an eerie experience that she and her sister had while living in the White House. She revealed the story to co-host Hoda Kotb during Monday morning’s broadcast as they were talking about the various ways which people may encounter spirits. Expressing certainty that there is “something bigger” on the ‘other side,’ Hager offered up a pretty compelling reason for why she believes that to be the case.
She recalled a specific episode that occurred during the eight years in which she and her twin sister Barbara lived in the White House while her father, George W. Bush, was president. According to Hager, the two first daughters shared a room at the historic home during that time and, one night, they were roused from their sleep when her phone inexplicably rang. Then, she marveled, “all of a sudden, we started hearing 1920’s piano music, clear as day, coming out of the fireplace.”
The haunted happenings did not stop there, Hager said, as the same thing unfolded a week later, except this time it was opera music. Although she and her sister “talked ourselves out of” the possibility that they had some kind of ghostly experience, a conversation with a longtime worker at the White House seemingly confirmed their fears. After incredulously telling him the story about the spooky music that she and her sister had heard, he replied, “oh, Jenna, you wouldn’t believe what I’ve heard.”