This Mysteriously Large Mansion Was Built to Repel Haunting Spirits
The Winchester Mystery House is an insanely huge 24,000-square-foot mansion in San Jose, California that was owned by Sarah Winchester –– the heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and, at the time, one of the world’s richest women. Winchester moved cross-country into what was originally an 8-bedroom farmhouse and quickly began expanding it. By the time of her death in 1922, it had 160 rooms and sat on a massive 162 acres of land. Today, that has now shrunk to 4.5 acres and the home is open to the public to explore.
There’s more to tell about the Winchester Mystery House, so continue on for more photos and the story of how this mystifying mansion came to be.