Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This is another story that combines supernatural (kind of) and real world elements. I'm sure many of you know of the Winchester Mystery House. Some of you have probably even took one of the guided tours. But for those who don't know this story, you have to check it out.
It's basically about Sarah Winchester, wife of William Wirt Winchester (of the Winchester Rifle empire) and her dance with madness and an architectural marvel. After her husband died, she became the heiress to the Winchester fortune. She was told by a spiritual medium she must build a house and continuously add on to it due to a family curse and for the spirits of people who had died from Winchester Rifles.
And boy, did she.
She built stairways that led to no where. Closets that opened to bare walls. Doors that opened to a large drop off.
And she continued building, adding on more oddities until she died at the age of 83.
For the detailed story, check here.
I will be in California soon on a follow-up for a previous Xoom investigation and, if time permits, I'll try to see it.
Posted by Cleveland Williams at 11:46 AM