Tuesday, November 8, 2011

♥ ghost whisperer.

my mom and i agree on alot of things- but what we
 read and watch on tv are two entirely different subjects.

tonight, she convinced me to watch some her favorite show:
  ghost adventures. unlike my mother, who firmly believes in aliens,
ghosts, big foot, nessie and the like- i was not particularly impressed with
 the episode. however, i was quite intrigued with the house that the
show's host proclaimed to be riddled with wandering spirits.

heiress to the company who produced winchester riflessarah winchester 
took the large inheritance ( nearly $1,000 a day) left by her husband and put it
towards a very strange venture- the constant building of a never-ending house.

convinced that the spirits of those killed by the winchster rifles had cursed her family
and caused her only child's untimely death, sarah visited a medium in boston who urged
her to move out west and build a house big enough to outrun her demons.

located in san jose, california, the 8-room farmhouse set upon a sprawling 161 acres of
land, expanded into an even more sprawling mansion with non-stop construction
that went 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for 38 straight years until sarah's death.

due to constant construction and the lack of a master plan, the house became very large
and quite complex; many of the serving staff needed a map to navigate the house.
the house also features doors that open into walls, staircases that lead nowhere, the
recurring number thirteen, and windows that look into other walls. there are two theories as
 to why mrs. winchester built such an unusual house. the first is by far the most popular and
states that she built the house to confuse the ghosts of those killed by winchester rifles.
the second, much less popular, is that while mrs. winchester was an exceedingly wealthy
woman and could build her house any way, she had no architectural training at all,
so some of the oddities could be simply design error. source.

now tell me: aren't you a little bit spooked?

3 ♥ love notes.:

  1. Wow, that is an amazing story. I would love to tour the place. And play hide and seek.

  2. Oh! I've heard about that house before! Its certainly an interesting story!

  3. I've seen this on Discovery Channel! Something about haunted houses in America. ;)


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