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New room found in Winchester Mystery House

By T.K. Randall
October 11, 2016 · Comment icon 17 comments

An exterior view of the Winchester Mystery House. Image Credit: Public Domain
The mysterious Victorian mansion has remained a place of intrigue since Sarah Winchester's death in 1922.
One of San Jose's most popular tourist attractions, the enigmatic mansion has 161 rooms, 40 staircases ( some of which leading to nowhere ), 10,000 windows and 2,000 doors.

Constructed in 1884 and owned by Sarah Winchester - the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester - the building is said to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed by Winchester rifles.

Its interior is as lavish as it is bizarre, with a peculiar room layout, doors leading to solid walls, windows on the walls of inside rooms, a large bell which is rung every Friday 13th and multiple 'decoy' rooms that Winchester used in an effort to fool the spirits she believed resided there.
Now the home's preservation team has announced that yet another room has been discovered within its walls - this time an attic space that had remained inaccessible since 1906.

Items found inside included a sewing machine, a pump organ and a set of paintings.

The story goes that Winchester had become trapped in there during an earthquake and, believing evil spirits to be responsible, ordered the room to be permanently boarded up afterwards.

Source: ABC7 News | Comments (17)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
Maybe the ghost there don't belong to the victims of Winchester's rifles,  but to the players who died playing hide and seek. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by freetoroam 6 years ago
There are no ghosts, just lots of mystery and intrigue.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
Said the skeleton guy.    I was referring to the ones Sarah Winchester believed dwelled there andctgat are apparently the reason for the house intriguing plan. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by freetoroam 6 years ago
Yes, a very superstitious woman who took the words of a Boston medium to the max. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
Booo,  you're spoiling all the fun!  Now you'll tell me that Cayce's hidden rooms aren't secretly below the house and connected through tunnels to the Sphinx! 
Comment icon #13 Posted by freetoroam 6 years ago
There maybe even a pyramid in that house somewhere (but i doubt it).
Comment icon #14 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
For sure, it depends how big!  Probably 10 cm. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by UFOwatcher 6 years ago
I'm in my 70's and all my life I've had a reoccurring dream of discovering hidden rooms in a house I've never seen. It's always a pleasant and exciting find. Just my 2 bits...
Comment icon #16 Posted by BiffSplitkins 6 years ago
I heard that BigFoot lives in the basement. 
Comment icon #17 Posted by freetoroam 6 years ago
The basement of a hidden pyramid in the Winchester house? would not surprise me. 

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