5 Fascinating Facts About the Winchester Mystery House

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When I was a young girl, my Great-Grandmother came to stay with us.

My Great-Grandfather had passed away and we wanted to give her support while she went through the grieving process.  She stayed in a Motor Home beside our house, a 1987 Winnebago.

The Motor Home was a special place for my brother and me. We thought our Great-Grandmother had the coolest clubhouse in the world. She let us spend a lot of time in there and left to our own devices, allowing us to explore every nook and cranny.

Our favorite spot in the Motor Home was a a loft bed that we could pull down.

Neither of us could sit up straight but we had access to our favorite cupboard. The cupboard was stuffed with pamphlets of all kinds of places all over the United States. Some were National Parks and various points of interest. Our favorite, of course, were the creepy pamphlets.

One we would look at all the time was the Winchester Mystery House. It was said to be haunted. Although I’d never seen a ghost, I was intrigued by the spirit world.

I flashed back to reminiscing over mysterious places in the Motor Home while I visited the Winchester Mystery House as an adult. While on tour, some facts were confirmed while others learned were new points of interest. Here are the five top ranking favorites:


Fascinating Fact #1 

The Winchester Mystery House consists of 160 rooms.


Fascinating Fact #2 

You can have birthday parties hosted at the Winchester Mystery House (Maybe I’ll even have my 40th there.)


Fascinating Fact #3 

The old tower bell tolls 13 times at 1300 hours every Friday the 13th.


Fascinating Fact #4 

There are two ghosts seen regularly within the Winchester Mystery House. The first can be seen fixing the fireplace in the Main Ballroom (the Ballroom is considerably smaller than you might expect). The second can be seen wheel barrowing coal through the basement.


Fascinating Fact #5

Carpenters were working on the Winchester Mystery House for 24 hours per day for ever 38 years. (This is longer than I have been alive).


Have you ever fantasized about visiting a place as a child and your wish came true as an adult? Similar to the movie, Up, when young Carl Fredrickson grows up to experience ParadiseFalls in South America.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Sometimes, you make plans for life but life has plans for you.”






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