Biographies and Hisotries of famous men and women can be a great learning treat. Especially when such interesting stories can be had with just a little research. Learning about the past and the people who made it can help the imagination or hinder it. That's for the individual to decide.
Check out this little episode of an old black and white TV series about George Washington and his mystical experiences. This is only one of the many such stories associated with good ole George! Revolutionary ghost stories, visions, the esoteric; all have helped shape our American 'religion' from the very beginning. This bit of 'fiction' from 'One Step Beyond' does make a wonderful point with a true fact! George Washington was never touched by a single bullet or injury in all his battles of war!
One Step Beyond: Night of Decision, Classic TV show: George Washington at Valley Forge