If there are any ghosts in the White House, Laura Bush hasn't seen them!
The former first lady said she “never” saw any evidence of otherworldly spirits in the White House, disputing Jenna Bush Hager’s claims that the historic home is haunted.
“I think Barbara and Jenna were the ones that felt like it was haunted and pretended like they heard voices,” she said during a virtual visit to “The Kelly Clarkson Show” this week. “It’s probably just the Secret Service talking down the hall in another room that they heard, but we didn’t think it was haunted.”
“We loved living there,” Laura Bush added. “It’s a magnificent house, and it has a magnificent art collection, which was also fun to have the chance to live with those beautiful paintings.”
Jenna has sworn for years that she and her twin sister, Barbara, witnessed unexplainable phenomena at the White House when their dad, George W. Bush, was president — including mysterious music coming from parts of the house.
“It woke us up in the middle of the night,” Jenna told Hoda Kotb on TODAY in 2018. “We had a fireplace in our room, and all of a sudden we started hearing, like, 1920s piano music as clear as day coming out of the fireplace.”
She said she was so scared that she jumped into her sister’s bed.
“The next week, we heard the same thing but opera,” she added.
On Tuesday, Jenna responded to her mom's rebuttal on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.
"I really did hear it, and we can call my sister on speaker phone if people disagree," Jenna insisted to Hoda. "Shall we do some research into can the Secret Service play 1920s piano music?"
She added that she and Barbara used to try to pretend their cat was walking on the piano outside their room as an explanation for the creepy sounds when they were trying to fall asleep. Jenna then recalled speaking to a White House staffer named Buddy about the mysterious music.
"I said, 'Buddy, you wouldn't believe what Barbara and I heard last night,' and he goes, 'Oh, Jenna, you wouldn't believe what I've seen in these walls,'" she told Hoda. "Buddy is on my team, Barbara is on my team. I love my mom, the ghosts just might not've been into her."
These experiences may have been creepy, but Jenna believes that the spirits she sensed in the White House were not dangerous.
During an October visit to "The Kelly Clarkson Show," she quipped: "Listen, Kelly, you would've liked these ghosts because they were very musical. They were musical and came with no harm. They were kind, friendly, compassionate ghosts."