William Wirt Winchester was the Treasurer of Winchester Repeating Arms Company. He died of tuberculosis in 1881 leaving behind a widow, Sarah Winchester. In deep mourning, she sought guidance through a medium. The medium insisted that Mr. Winchester’s spirit was speaking through her. The spirit told Sarah to move West and to build, continuously, a home where her and the spirits of those killed by Winchester Arms would live. That is exactly what she did. She hired builders to work day and night with no architect, no floor plans, lots of ideas and suspicions of ghosts. The house is now named the Winchester Mystery House because of its odd design features. Inside there are doors that lead to nowhere, odd sized stairs, stairs leading to nowhere and more “quirks”. Some say that the house was built with the design flaws with the intention to deceive the spirits. Another example of deceiving the spirits were 12 non-functioning bathrooms that were said to have been decoys. Sarah had many superstitions as well, and the number 13 appears in patterns throughout the house. A “web design” Sarah was said to have designed herself was made into a stain glass window. In 1923 shortly after Sarah Winchester died, her mansion became open the public. Tomorrow, Superstition Sunday!
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