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A Ghost Infestation at Governor's Mansion?

Governor Cuomo said "spooky sounds" keep him awake at night

May 05, 2017 - 1:27 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says spooky sounds keep him awake at night when he stays at the governor's mansion in Albany.

   The Democrat told a Long Island crowd Thursday that during legislative sessions he spends evenings awake and unsettled by unexplained noises in the 161-year-old mansion near the Capitol building.

   The governor has mentioned apparitions in the reputedly haunted mansion before. In an April speech in Harlem, he said that "as a big, tough guy," he wasn't frightened but spends the eerie, sleepless nights reading about past governors.

   Former Gov. David Paterson told the New York Post that personal experience and staff testimony convinced him the mansion is haunted. Patterson said the ghost is friendly "like Casper."

   Cuomo usually stays at his family home in Westchester.

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