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The Winchester Mystery House is the former residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester. According to a Boston medium, Sarah was told she must continuously build a house for herself and the spirits of people killed by Winchester rifles. By the time of her death in 1922, Sarah had built a sprawling mansion with over 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, and 10,000 windows across six acres, believing that if the house was never finished, no ghost could settle in.

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Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House
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
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House

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Winchester Mystery House

  • 3. 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
  • 9. 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. Winchester’s death
  • 18. "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 own reflection.”
  • 24. Second Opinion: The MYSTERY of the Winchester House is now finally SOLVED and it has nothing to do with Haunting Spirits or Seances. The Winchester House is an intricate Puzzle of coded messages implemented to guide the Adventurer on a Treasure Trail of discovery.