Did you know there’s a secret section of the Winchester Mystery House that’s never been available to the public…until now. On Thursday, May 26, 2017 the Winchester Mystery House unveiled a brand new section of the haunted house to the public, for the first time ever. This will be the first time visitors will be able to access this area in the house’s entire 94-year history.
The Winchester Mystery House is one of America’s most beguiling haunted houses. Ever since Old Lady Winchester first began construction on the San Jose mansion, bizarre and unexplainable phenomena have been occurring. Construction workers died under mysterious circumstances, and the blueprints for the property itself were riddled with strange and unusual demands, such as doors leading to nowhere, upside-down staircases, hidden hallways, and secret rooms.
You see, Old Lady Winchester believed herself to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed by the Winchester rifle (sales of which brought her and her family unsurpassed wealth). So, she built her macabre mansion with so many bizarre details in order to trick the ghosts she believed haunted her.
Over the years the mansion has become a hotspot for tourists and paranormal investigators. In fact, Stephen King based his horror story “Rose Red” on the spooky house. In 2018, there’s a new horror movie coming out that’s based on the real-life story of Old Lady Winchester, starring Helen Mirren. This new tour will only be offered for a limited time so you’ll want to book your visit soon!
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H/T NBC Bay Area