Johnstown, NY 12095
The Knox Mansion is a historical mansion in the city of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York. The house was built in 1889 by the gelatine magnate and businessman, Charles Knox, who owned Knox Gelatine and the Knox Gelatine Factory which also resides in Johnstown. It has 42 rooms, an elevator, a grand staircase, a solid lava ash fireplace which was an import from a castle in Italy, the castle which it is came from is unknown. The mansion is believed by some to be haunted. Guests have said that the lights have flickered, lamps dropped, footsteps heard, voices heard, ghosts sighted, cold feelings felt, sheets having been pulled off, piano being played by itself (even though there is a player piano also in the billiard), and other phenomenon. Children have reportedly seen the long since deceased gardener who apparently loved the company of children. Another rumor is a still-born baby that was reportedly buried beneath the house in one of a few dirt holes in the basement. This however has yet to be confirmed.
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Investigate the hauntings, guided historical and haunted tours, and special events throughout the year.
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