HIWAY AMERICA-COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN-THE WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE,SAN JOSE,CA.
The Winchester Mystery House
In San Jose you can find this victorian mansion that has 160-rooms and is constructed pretty much like a maze, filled with mile-long hallways and secret passages. The house was build by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester, who was the son of the manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. Sarah lived a wealthy but extremely cursed life, losing both her daughter and husband to illness. These tragic turn of events made Mrs. Winchester fell into a deep depression from which she never fully recovered. It is said, she ultimately sought help from a spiritualist.
According to some sources, the Boston Medium consulted by Mrs. Winchester explained that her family and her fortune were being haunted by spirits – in fact, by the spirits of American Indians, Civil War soldiers, and others killed by Winchester rifles. Supposedly the untimely deaths of her daughter and husband were caused by these spirits, and it was implied that Mrs. Winchester might be the next victim.