Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House, located in San Jose was the last stop on our trip to California, actually we stopped on the way to the San Francisco Airport.  I would not go so far as saying I was disappointed, but the awe and mystery just was not there.

Beautiful Parlor
Beautiful Parlor
Sarah Winchester
Sarah Winchester

So the story goes, Sarah Winchester was the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to his estate.  He died from tuberculosis in 1881.  Sarah felt that her family was cursed, and sought out spiritualists to determine what she should do.  A psychic told her that the Winchester family was cursed by the spirits of all the people who had been killed by the Winchester rifle, and she should move west to build a house for herself and the spirits.  She believed that if construction on the house ever stopped, she would die. … Continue reading