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.

Winchester Mystery House before the 1906 Earthquake.

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!

Read More about the Winchester Mystery House here.

H/T NBC Bay Area

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  1. In so far as the Winchester House, it was being built when her husband died. Being of a suspicious nature, Mrs. Winchester decided that to atone for her husbands evil ways, (inventing the Winchester rifles) that to confuse the ghosts of those who were killed by Winchester Rifles , she would continue to build the residence. Her thinking was that as long as the home was under construction, they, the ghosts, would be appeased and basically leave her alone. Hence the doors and staircases to no-where became a thing. Anything to continue the building. And yes, some carpenters disappeared never to be heard from again. Some actually died from accidents on site, mostly to being careless. Others simply walked off the job. It was the topic of conversation for many older residents of San Jose for many years. Everyone thought Mrs. Winchester was rightly crazy but in her own mind, she was taking care of business.

  2. The Winchester Mystery house is a total scam. Three of us visited and all agreed. What is the mystery in an imperious nutso woman adding rooms and stairs. TOTAL SCAM!!!

  3. A Scam? What exactly were you expecting to happen when you went there?? GEEZ!
    I loved the house! The architecture, the history, the Tiffany windows (including those that were never used) all the back stories…I can’t wait to go back and see the new unveiled rooms.


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