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Winchester Mystery House
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The Winchester Mystery House is a well-known California mansion that was under construction continuously for 38 years, and is reported to be haunted. It once was the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester, but is now a tourist attraction. Under Winchester's day-to-day guidance, its "from-the-ground-up" construction proceeded around-the-clock, without interruption, from 1884 until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased.


"Deeply saddened by the deaths of her daughter Annie in 1866 and her husband in 1881, and seeking solace, Winchester consulted a medium on the advice of a psychic. According to popular history, the medium, who has become known colloquially as the "Boston Medium", told Winchester that she had the feeling that there was a curse upon the Winchester family because the guns they made had taken so many lives. The psychic told Winchester that "thousands of people have died because of it and their spirits are now seeking deep vengeance."

Although this is disputed, popular belief holds that the Boston Medium told Winchester that she had to leave her home in New Haven and travel West, where she must "build a home for yourself and for the spirits who have fallen from this terrible weapon, too. You can never stop building the house. If you continue building, you will live. Stop and you will die."

There is another version of the story stating that the spiritual medium told Winchester that wherever she went, the spirits would follow to haunt her so she built an outrageously confusing house and slept in different rooms every night to confuse the ghosts pursuing her."
I got all of this from Wikipedia because I'm too lazy to type it myself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House

Have you ever been to the Winchester house? My grandparents live near it. I really want to go!!
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Oh yeah.The house where there's a door which leads to no where, and the stairs that narrows down. I heard it's like a maze there. =__=;
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Sounds like a nice play house for little children...
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hehe definitely one of my places to visit on the way to S.F for me =P
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I wish I had a mysterious house of the kind, too.
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If I ever go to California, that'd be one of the first places i'd go to.
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Posted 12/2/08
....wincest *chuckle*
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i think there's an episode of Ghost Hunt loosely based on this (The 'Urado' arc )
Posted 12/2/08

142 wrote:

....wincest *chuckle*

Yes, that is indeed quite funny.

Pretty ironic, since I'm watching an anime sorta similar to some of this (Ghost Hunt).
I wanna go there! I love spooky places.
Posted 12/2/08
Let me set up my K-II EMF detector, my TAPS team jacket, EMF and temperature readings, recording audio for EVPs, and filming with digital video cameras. Then, talk all the time with 2 other crew members and ask for ghosts to show up.
Posted 12/2/08
^ ewww ghostbusters...
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I think they made a movie base on this house by stephen king name Rose Red
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Posted 12/2/08
heard about it soo many times...and hmm i wanna visit ahha =P
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Posted 12/2/08
sounds fun!
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That place scared me, well, it wasn't the house necessarily it was a combination of the house, my brother, & my sister between them i was shaking pretty badly at the end of the trip of the house.
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