In an alleged speech of 1854, Chief Seattle is said to have warned his new neighbors that
"the dead are not altogether powerless."
There have been numerous reports of ghosts and other supernatural manifestations ever since.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country...Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon
the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

- Abraham Lincoln, quoted in Jack London's "The Iron Heel."