George Washington Died In Office And Other Bizarre Rumors About The Founding Fathers
Was Ben Franklin part of a secret Satanist group that practiced ritualized murder -- or did his anatomist brother just have a penchant for dissecting dead bodies?
Sure, you've heard the rumor that Thomas Jefferson had an affair with one of his slaves.
But did you know that George Washington may have been murdered halfway through his term -- and replaced with a body double?
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