NOTE: This is the second in a three day series of scary urban legends in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Unlike our typical journalistic pieces of hard news and fact-based evidence, this is an intentionally tongue-in-cheek presentation based on lore, rumor and innuendo. Enjoy.
WASHINGTON — Reader beware: what you are about to read might give you nightmares.
Just in time for Halloween, we present the D.C. legend of the Lincoln conspirator.
The legend goes like this.
At 2 a.m. on April 15, 1865, authorities knocked at the boarding house of one Mary Surratt.
She was arrested for aiding and abetting John Wilkes Booth, who allegedly planned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at her boarding house at 604 H St. Northwest.