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Winchester Mystery House wins approval

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:06 PM

The Winchester Mystery House - a purportedly haunted mansion that's one of Silicon Valley's perennial tourist destinations - secured permits to allow overnight lodging and to build a full restaurant on the site as well as more places to drink.

http://www.bizjourna...ys-haunted.html

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:01 AM

I remember a doco about this place.  Oh to have been a carpenter in that town at the time his wife owned the place  :)

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:09 AM

I don't know, man.  When I went on a tour of that place, the guide pointed out to us nails that were only partially hammered in, because the moment the carpenters heard the lady was dead, the put away their tools and left.  Doesn't sound like they were too eager to keep working there.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:11 AM

the architecture fascinates me but i don't think i'd be interested in spending the night in the place. it's such an over the top tourist attraction.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:20 AM

Probably take 2 to 3 days just to see the whole thing.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:22 AM

View Postcoldethyl, on 20 March 2014 - 01:20 AM, said:

Probably take 2 to 3 days just to see the whole thing.
if i'm not mistaken, a lot of the building is closed off from the tours. Still, it would be cool to see

Edited by JGirl, 20 March 2014 - 01:22 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:28 AM

View PostJGirl, on 20 March 2014 - 01:22 AM, said:

if i'm not mistaken, a lot of the building is closed off from the tours. Still, it would be cool to see

Yeah it would be, then go off to a comfy hotel for the night.  They'd have to make this place at least a 4 star hotel before this chick stays there.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:31 AM

View Postcoldethyl, on 20 March 2014 - 01:28 AM, said:

Yeah it would be, then go off to a comfy hotel for the night.  They'd have to make this place at least a 4 star hotel before this chick stays there.
same here - and it has to be my idea of four star not theirs lol


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:18 AM

View PostJGirl, on 20 March 2014 - 01:22 AM, said:

if i'm not mistaken, a lot of the building is closed off from the tours. Still, it would be cool to see
Imagine becoming separated from the tour and getting lost in the maze -the spending the night alone! :cry:

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

That Winchester lady sure did love her mansion with ghosts and all. She lived in it and wouldn't have anything else. That's real uncommon loyalty.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:45 PM

View Postspacelizard667, on 20 March 2014 - 08:16 AM, said:

That Winchester lady sure did love her mansion with ghosts and all. She lived in it and wouldn't have anything else. That's real uncommon loyalty.
according to reports, she wasn't a happy camper by any stretch

"For 38 years Mrs. Winchester kept shifts of carpenters working around the clock, building and rebuilding room after room in the superstitious conviction that spirits would kill her if construction ever ceased."
http://winchestermys...ess&id_press=15


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:54 PM

Toured the place a few years back, I'd happily stay for a night or two! If I had the money I'd probably grease some palms for access to the other areas, I love historical oddities such as this.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

Never been there....its always been a dream to go. My hubby isn't into that ki d of stuff.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:17 PM

View PostJustTerri, on 20 March 2014 - 10:58 PM, said:

Never been there....its always been a dream to go. My hubby isn't into that ki d of stuff.

Get a girlfriend to go with you and have fun!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

oh that Winchester House.

When I first saw the thread, I for some reason thought about a house in Winchester, Virginia where I used to live.  A company wants to hold haunted houses at this particular residence in town and people are in an uproar about it.  They bought the place fair and square...but the problem is...it was the home of a serial killer.  Not sure what his kill count was but the residents of Winchester were NOT happy this company wanted to exploit the property.

Don't know how the legalities turned out.  I moved before Halloween last year so...

But when I saw the thread title, that was what popped in my head...totally wasn't thinking about the Winchester firearms family house

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