The Winchester mystery house preservation team in San Jose, California, just found another room in the famous Victorian mansion.
When Sarah Winchester died in 1922, she left the legacy of the Winchester fortune, and one very mysterious house. The family name is synonymous with the history of the rifle in America, and those who dwelled or stayed in the mansion in San Jose have some very strange tales to tell indeed.
A boarded-up attic space, closed since the widow of the Winchester fortune was trapped in the room in a 1906 earthquake was discovered.
By the way, it was cordoned off after she was trapped, because she was certain that evil spirits had caused the quake.
The Winchester house is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the world. The residence was built and modified on the advice of spiritualists that had the widow of the repeating arms fortune install more rooms, false hallways, and stairs that lead to nowhere to confuse the dead spirits of those said to have met their demise by Winchester’s weapons.
There are 13 lights in the rooms, 13 windows on each floor, and so on. Now, folks can spend the night and have a cold beer (or some ‘spirits,’ as they like). Drinking is allowed everywhere but the parking lot, so you can get your thirst on and enjoy one of America’s spookiest homes!