New Room Discovered in the Bizarre Winchester Mystery House

posted: 10/14/16
by: Sasha Brown-Worsham
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In a house where there are 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 47 fireplaces, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms, and nine kitchens, what's another room? It's a lot when you are talking about the Winchester Mystery House and just this week, a new room in the attic of the house that has been boarded up since the owner died in 1922.

The house is home to many a mystery (hence, the name) and was specifically built to confuse the ghosts and demons Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester Rifle fortune, felt were haunting her because of her family's business. The home has stairs to nowhere and multiple rooms serving the same function with the thought that this would confuse any bad energy looking to find her.

The room was uncovered by preservationists in the attic, which has been boarded up since Winchester died. The room itself was closed off after the 1906 earthquake, which had Winchester convinced was a sign the spirits were after her.

In the room, they found a pump organ, Victorian couch, dress form, sewing machine and paintings. It brings the grand total to 161 rooms inside the mansion, which is a San Jose landmark, listed on the National Archives of Historic Places, and generally a really creepy place to visit.

[via: ABC 7 News]

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