There’s Something Weird About the Winchesters…
Winchester Mystery Mansion. Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester Rifle fortune, experienced a series of tragedies in her life. Her daughter died in infancy; she had no other children; and Sarah was devastated and driven almost to insanity by the loss. Then, in 1881–only a few years later– her husband William succumbed to tuberculosis. After speaking to a spiritualist she became convinced that she had to have continuous, ongoing construction on her home or she would die. Once the expansion of the house was underway, more of Sarah’s deeply-rooted superstitions began to surface. She had strange quirks built into the house–among them a door leading to a wall, and a stairway leading to a ceiling. She had the builders incorporate the number 13 all over (in a candelabra, in rows of trees, in numbers of bathroom windows, and so on). Additionally, she never slept in the same room for more than one night – perhaps tying into her conviction that the house was haunted. Nightly she took her pick of the eventual forty bedrooms of the house, and she then spent the time between midnight and 2:00 AM conversing with spirits.
Sarah Winchester died in September 1922 in her early eighties. When her loyal construction team found out, the building immediately ceased. Even now, there are unfinished rooms, walls, and even nails in the house; aside from maintenance and regular repainting, it remains largely unchanged from then.To this day, the 160-room house is a popular tourist site. It has gradually become known as the Winchester Mystery House. Some visitors and site staff members believe that it is still haunted; often there are reported various strange sounds heard and sensations felt around the house.
And yup, you guessed it! For all of you who are familiar with the show Supernatural, Sam and Dean Winchester got there last name from this famous haunted house.
out of the norm but odd and lovely.
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