The Crandall House was built in the 1800s by unsuccessful stockbroker Sylvester Crandall for himself and his wife Julie. Legend has it that the two fought incessantly over money, and Sylvester was often seen by himself in the house’s cupola. In 1887, Julia’s mother, sister and stepsister came to take Julia home, and Sylvester shot Julia’s mother and stepsister to death while Julia’s sister ran and hid. Then Sylvester shot Julia before going up to the cupula and shooting himself. After this, the neighbors were puzzled to see Sylvester walking on his property at night or sitting in the cupola. The light there would stay on until the sun came up. There is also an account from neighbor James Mann, who became stuck in the snow one night and was helped by another man who appeared to be Sylvester.
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- 1332 W High St
Ballston Spa, NY
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- 42.9995072, -73.86575619999996
- Saratoga County, New York
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