Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Winchester Mansion

Most people plan their vacations around something they want to see or do. They might even  just be looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind. Where vacations are concerned, the possibilities are endless. As they say, we all march to the beat of a different drum. When my husband and I plan a vacation we are typically drawn to places that are rumored to be haunted. If your drummer shares my fascination of the unknown, you’re sure to like the next several post. With vacation season approaching, I thought it would be fun to explore some of the better known “haunted places.” 

Today let's look at the famous Winchester mansion. Below you'll find an excerpt from their website to whet your appetite. 

Mansion Tour
Tour through 110 of the 160 rooms and look for the bizarre phenomena that gave the mansion its name; a window built into the floor, staircases leading to nowhere, a chimney that rises four floors, doors that open onto blank walls, and upside down posts! No one has been able to explain the mysteries that exist within the Winchester Mansion, or why Sarah Winchester kept the carpenters' hammers pounding 24 hours a day for 38 years. It is believed that after the untimely deaths of her baby daughter and husband, son of the Winchester Rifle manufacturer, Mrs. Winchester was convinced by a medium that continuous building would appease the evil spirits of those killed by the famous "Gun that Won the West" and help her attain eternal life. Certainly her $20,000,000 inheritance was sufficient to support her obsession until her death at 82!

To see more go here take your time to look around its pretty cool!!!
Before you go check it out, don't forget to go to yesterdays post, GIVEAWAY, and comment to enter for an autographed rack card.

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