In this very office, both Frederick Sr. and Frederick Jr. killed themselves with the same .38 caliber pistol. On December 31, 1922, 18 years to the day that Frederick Sr. had killed himself, Frederick Jr. sat at this desk scribbling as the clock chimed midnight. Some people say Frederick Jr.'s insanity had finally caught up with him, while others say that Frederick Jr. may have been visited by his father's ghost.
In the same exact manner as his father, Frederick Jr. shot himself in the head. Fragments from the bullet remain in the wall. The coroner's report showed that Frederick Jr. had tried to pull the gun away at the last moment. Apparently the bullet had entered in such a way that it circled around his brain, keeping his faculties relatively intact while he slowly bled to death.
A phenomena known as a "residual haunting" is thought by paranormal experts to mark the site of a traumatic event that has imprinted itself on the atmosphere of a place. A "ghost" involved in a residual haunting is thought to repeat the final trauma of their death for eternity.
Paranormal investigators have determined that Frederick Jr.'s ghost haunts this office. A single gunshot is often heard as well as mumbling, which paranormal investigators have recognized as Frederick Jr.'s final words: "Father, take pride in what I've done." Thus, ghost hunters have identified this office as a site of a residual haunting.