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Friday, October 19, 2007

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is perhaps one of the strangest and most fascinating homes in the United States, if not the world. This famous California attraction was built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune, over a 38-year period until her death in 1922.

Seeking solace after the death of her daughter and husband, Sarah met with a medium who told her that the Winchester family was cursed due to so many deaths from the rifle designed by her husband. According to this medium, many spirits were seeking vengeance and in order to appease the spirits she must build a house in a constant state of construction for them or she will die. Sarah moved west and did just that.

Each night Sarah held a seance to receive messages from the spirits on how to build the home. These nightly "conversations" resulted in a number of strange features in the home. There are doors and stairs built leading to nowhere, trap doors, closets that open to walls only, numerous fireplaces and other strange oddities.

Many say this place is haunted by former workers and Sarah herself. Staff and visitors have reported hearing footsteps, strange voices, cold spots and moving objects on a number of occasions. Some paranormal investigators have captured EVP's and other anomalies on film too. Is this proof that this home is haunted? Or could this be nothing more than a creepy house that causes our minds to play tricks on us?

2 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

How fascinating. Thanks for the link!!

I have what may be a ghost image recently posted on my blog. It was taken before my husband's log building was completed.

JJ :D

Aura said...

I will have to check that image out