Clarkson University - Holcroft House

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Holcroft House, which contains Clarkson University’s Office of Admissions and Welcome Center, was built way back in 1822 and houses many Clarkson family heirlooms–including a ghost believed to be Elizabeth Clarkson, the mother of the college’s namesake. Witnesses have described apparitions, lights that come on by themselves, footsteps, moving furniture, a woman crying, curtains parting by themselves, banging sounds, and a Ouija board that spelled out Elizabeth.

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Geographic Information

Address:
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY
United States

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GPS:
44.66657806222277, -74.99783545737955
County:
St. Lawrence County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Potsdam, NY (0.8 mi.)
Hannawa Falls, NY (4.0 mi.)
Norwood, NY (5.9 mi.)
Colton, NY (8.3 mi.)
Madrid, NY (8.7 mi.)
Norfolk, NY (9.3 mi.)
Parishville, NY (9.4 mi.)
Canton, NY (9.7 mi.)
Winthrop, NY (13.6 mi.)
Brasher Falls, NY (14.7 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.clarkson.edu/annie/news/holcroft.html

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