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The Story Behind New Jerseys’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares

The Proprietary House in Perth Amboy is one of the most historic buildings still standing in the United States. It is the only remaining Proprietary Governor’s mansion from the 13 original colonies. Completed in 1764 and leased for a decade, Royal Governor William Franklin moved into the home in 1774. If the last name sounds familiar, it’s because William was the illegitimate son of founding father and inventor, Benjamin Franklin.

For more information on the JUMPS investigation, see this article from NJ.com. To have tea yourself, along with a tour, visit on Wednesdays between 1 and 4 p.m.. An elevator is available for use with advance notice. Tours are also held on the last Sunday of each month; see if you feel a supernatural presence yourself. Even if you’re not grabbed by a ghost, you’re sure to enjoy the history and unique artifacts found here. For more haunted New Jersey, see my previous post on urban legends and another featuring the Seabrook-Wilson House (Spy House), believed by some to be the most haunted house in America.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.