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Haunted House shame on the Winchester family

Haunted House shame on the Winchester family

Residence of Sarah Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester – weapons magnate. Haunted House shame on the Winchester family

Haunted House shame on the Winchester family
Cursed house, strange house, shame on the Winchester family – that’s about the unusual structure called “Winchester House». At first glance, everything is beautiful and picturesque. But that’s just on the outside and at first sight … Meanwhile, this house located in San Jose, California, was the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester – weapons magnate.
William married Sarah in 1862. In 1866 they had a daughter, Annie, but the baby died six weeks later of marasmus. Deeply shocked by the death of her daughter, Sarah fell into a deep depression. Unfortunately, the couple had no more children. Oliver Winchester died in 1880, quickly followed in March 1881 by William, who died of tuberculosis. The last gave Sarah approximately 50 percent ownership in the Winchester company and an income of $1,000 a day. In fact, this amount is roughly equivalent to $22,000 a day in 2008.

William Wirt Winchester

William Wirt Winchester

According to the legends surrounding her, she felt that her family was cursed, and sought out spiritualists to determine what she should do. A Boston medium, believed to be a psychic, allegedly told her that the Winchester family was cursed by the spirits of all the people who had been killed by the Winchester rifle, and she should move west to build a house for herself and the spirits.

However, the medium claimed to have told Sarah that if construction on the house ever stopped, she would join her husband and infant daughter.

To cope with the curse Sarah had to leave and find a place to build a new home – for herself and for the evil spirits that haunted her. The house had become a maze, in which stray spirits came to Sarah. The house turned out just like that.

Sarah moved west to California and purchased an eight-room farmhouse from John Hamm. Immediately, she began spending her $20 million inheritance by renovating and adding more rooms to the house, with work continuing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the next 38 years.

Meanwhile, the construction stopped on the Winchester Mystery House when, on September 5, 1922, Sarah died. She died in her sleep of heart failure at the age of 83. She was buried next to her husband and infant child in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.

Since her death, the sprawling Winchester Mystery House has become a popular tourist attraction, known for its many staircases and corridors leading nowhere.

Haunted House shame on the Winchester family

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