Watch out for midnight at St. John's Episcopal Church
The church’s bell, weighing a remarkable half ton, was purchased from the Revere Company of Boston, founded by the son of Paul Revere. It was installed on November 30th, 1822, and supposedly, when a notable person dies and the bell tolls, six ghostly men in white robes appear in the President's pew at midnight... then vanish into thin the air. It’s unclear who they may be, but they always pay their respects at the location also known as Tragedy Square.
The Decatur House is home to one of the city’s loudest ghosts
Stephen Decatur, a 19th-century American war hero, managed to avoid dying in battle, but couldn’t avoid being mortally wounded in a duel with Commodore James Barron, a man he insulted. Actually, this situation really could have been avoided, but old-school rules around honor, vengeance, being what they were, Decatur was brought home, where he was heard to cry out, "I did not know that any man could suffer such pain," before dying at 10:30 that evening. His pained screams can still occasionally be heard around the time he died.