The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California which
was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun
magnate William Wirt Winchester. The property and mansion have been
claimed to be haunted—including by Winchester herself—since construction
commenced in 1884.
The Boston Medium told Winchester, supposedly by way of her late
husband, that she had to leave her home in New Haven and travel West,
where she must continuously build a home for herself and the spirits of
people who had fallen victim to Winchester rifles
Mrs. Sarah L. Winchester’s response to the
deaths of her child and husband left a
bizarre and impressive architectural
reflection of her psyche
She passed away in her sleep from
heart failure on September 5, 1922
At the time of her death, the unrelenting
construction had rambled over six acres.
The Sprawling mansion contained 160
rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47
stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms,
and 6 kitchens. Carpenters even left nails
half driven when they learned of Mrs.
"She believed her only chance
of a normal life was to build a
house, and keep building it. If
the house was never finished,
no ghost could settle into it.
The house contains many
features that were utilized to
trap or confuse spirits. There
are doors that are small or
lead nowhere and windows
that look into other parts of
the house. The mansion may
be huge but there are only two
mirrors in the whole place.
This is because Sarah believed
that ghosts were afraid of their
The MYSTERY of the
Winchester House is now
finally SOLVED and it
has nothing to do with
Haunting Spirits or
The Winchester House is
an intricate Puzzle of
implemented to guide the
Adventurer on a Treasure
Trail of discovery.