Monday, March 29, 2010
It's been years since I've visited, but one place I recommend all to see is the Winchester Mansion in San Jose, CA. The Winchester rifle was known as "the gun that won the West." It was used to kill many, especially Native Americans.
All of the Winchester family met their demise quite early. Sarah Winchester was the only one left. She moved out West and proceeded to build a mansion that kept growing until her death.
Because of all the deaths the Winchester Rifle caused, it was recommended to Sarah by a Boston medium to move west and build a house for the spirits of those killed. She felt that if she continued to build for them, they would allow her to live. It became her obsession.
In 1884 she purchased a piece of land in San Jose, CA and began building for the next 38 years.
There are many odd things about the house. There are staircases that lead to nowhere, doors that open onto the outside concrete, and the number 13 everywhere. You have to read about her or check out the house for yourself! Here are some pics in the meantime. Have you visited? What did you think?
And, don't forget to enter the giveaway before Friday!