This Feb. 1, 2016 photo shows the recently restored square grand piano Abraham Lincoln likely heard when he courted Mary Todd at Edwards Place in Springfield, Ill. Manufactured in Philadelphia about 1835, the restored 180-year-old instrument will debut Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Edwards Place _ the city’s oldest home that was owned by the husband of Mary Lincoln’s sister and a haunt of the future 16th president. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

The Dancing Piano

Abraham Lincoln was a man that worked on facts, leading the North in the Civil War with the South, and after becoming President for a short time in the late 1800s.

Mediums and seances communing with the dead were all the rage, the in thing.Talking with spirits by various means,seances, ouja board, automatic writing…

The President knew a lot of people and one in particular was a lobbyist Colonel Simon F.Case,who was involved in a railroad project with Lincoln.

It is said the Colonel recalled spending an evening with the President at a seance and asking a daughter of the host to simply play the piano, just a tune.

So Mrs Miller began to play and it is said went into a trance.The piano itself began to judder up and down, lifting inches off the wooden floor in time to the tune.

Wooden legs beating out a syncopated rhythm as the girl played on.The Colonel sat on the piano to see if it would still rise and it did, bang, bang, bang.

Others sat on the piano while the girl played,and it still tapped out a beat as though alive not a thing of wire and wood.

Did Abraham Lincoln sit on the piano?As this musical medium played the old time rag?Unknown.