11 Most Mysterious Places in the U.S.

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9) The Winchester House

Think you’ve got an obsession? It’s nothing compared to Sarah Winchester’s. Mrs. Winchester’s father-in-law, Oliver Winchester, was famed manufacturer of Winchester Rifle. After his death in 1880 and the passing of her husband and infant in 1881, Sarah inherited over $20 million. In the wake of these tragedies, Sarah visited a Medium who told Sarah to travel west and continuously build a home for herself, and all the souls Winchester rifles had claimed. Sarah immediately left her home in New Haven, Connecticut and resettled in San Jose, California. The building of her mansion commenced in 1884 and didn’t cease until her death in 1922. The house reached seven stories, and was constructed in random fashion; stairs leading to nowhere, rooms inside rooms, and windows looking into other rooms. There are 161 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 47 fireplaces, and 17 chimneys, and 3 elevators. If this doesn’t boggle your mind, what will?

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