Real-Life Haunted Houses: These creaky homes and hotels have a hair-raising history they just can’t escape – and visitors that just won’t leave BY AMY SCHELLENBAUM. Winchester Mystery House: At the turn of the 20th century, a wealthy widow in San Jose, California consulted a psychic, who told her construction on her California home would deflect the spirits who died at the wrong end of the “gun that won the west.” For 38 years carpenters worked at all hours, building dozens of eerie add-ons and mazes to bewilder the ghosts. The result? Perhaps the most bizarre estate in American history. Real Life, Mysteries House, San Jose, Haunted Houses, Bizarre Architecture, Secret Passageway, Architecture Features, Winchester Mysteries, Seance Room
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The inside of this home is can't be described as any less than MAGICAL! The attention to detail is MIND BLOWING!!! ......Winchester Mystery House
The mystery house is a colossal construction and home to many myths. A fortune-teller once told Sarah, that ghosts would haunt her throughout her life, so she needed to leave Connecticut and build a huge house, the construction of which would have to continue as long as she was alive. The construction began in San Jose in 1884 and did not stop for 38 until Sarah died. Even those who never believe in ghosts say that they heard or saw something strange during their visit to the house.
The Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA, designed by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. This 160 room mansion was designed like a maze with mile-long hallways, secret passages, dead ends, doors opening to blank walls and staircases leading to the ceiling, in an effort to confuse the spirits of all the victims of Winchester rifles who had been haunting Sarah. She was instructed by a medium to never stop building the house, or else she would die.