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(SFGate)   Thinking sheltering in place has been difficult for you? What if your house had 161 rooms, sprawling gardens, and decapitated specters? Someone always has it tougher   (sfgate.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Winchester Mystery House, haunted house, English-language films, Sarah Winchester, San Jose, California, Haunting of Winchester House, William Wirt Winchester, 2000s American television series  
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2020-05-22 3:35:04 PM  
This would be disconcerting to see floating about
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2020-05-22 6:38:13 PM  
You call that creepy? That place has gotten a paint job, a very nice one, since I toured it as a kid. That was when it was creepy.
 
2020-05-22 6:40:02 PM  
What if you had ALWAYS been the caretaker?
 
2020-05-22 6:45:11 PM  
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2020-05-22 6:45:35 PM  
I've been living there for 124 years and I never saw a ghost.
 
2020-05-22 6:46:36 PM  
Yeah - these days it's less creepy and more pretty, but it's a good place.
 
2020-05-22 6:47:08 PM  
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You had me at decapitated sceptres.
 
2020-05-22 6:49:23 PM  
I'd still do her
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2020-05-22 6:52:25 PM  
Eh, at least it's not Ohio.
 
2020-05-22 6:53:54 PM  
Cool place, take the tour when we're allowed to that kind of stuff again.
 
2020-05-22 6:56:05 PM  
Always bug my parents to go visit it when I'm in town. Love the Winchester house. It's great that they have been filling it with period authentic furniture, the place is more fun to visit when it looks less empty.
 
2020-05-22 6:59:43 PM  
What's a group of Roomnas called?  A Zoomba?
 
2020-05-22 7:03:15 PM  
"But these days, the house is as quiet as it's been since the days of Sarah Winchester."

I thought she never stopped building so wouldn't it have been pretty darn noisy back then?
 
2020-05-22 7:04:13 PM  
I would love it.
 
2020-05-22 7:08:42 PM  
It's a fun place. Bring your most unskeptical friends along though. Watching their reaction is the best part.
 
2020-05-22 7:13:26 PM  

Stormneedle: It's a fun place. Bring your most unskeptical friends along though. Watching their reaction is the best part.


I've been. There are no ghosts.
The simple explanation is; there are no such thing as ghosts.

Now it does have a certain feel to it. But that is just the odd architecture and it's interesting history.
 
2020-05-22 7:13:45 PM  
I would isolate in a different room each day until the election. 161 rooms, 164 days, so maybe I could spend a few days outside at the pools or something. I assume that there are pools.
 
2020-05-22 7:18:12 PM  
Took the tour couple years ago.  Neat house but I certainly don't buy into any of the "haunted" stuff.
Viewed it more like a wacky house in an amusement park.
 
2020-05-22 7:22:34 PM  
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lols at your cowardice
 
2020-05-22 7:24:35 PM  

Jaws_Victim: Always bug my parents to go visit it when I'm in town. Love the Winchester house. It's great that they have been filling it with period authentic furniture, the place is more fun to visit when it looks less empty.


I'm going some day. That and the Heart Castle. Then I will pretty much have seen everything I need to in California. They're really the only two things left.
 
2020-05-22 7:24:41 PM  
Mrs. Winchester was a frustrated architect with infinite funds, and the ability to direct builders however she wanted. As soon as I realized that the house was completely understandable. Especially once the hucksters came in afterwards and started throwing 13s around.
 
2020-05-22 7:28:58 PM  
On the case.......


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2020-05-22 7:33:15 PM  

Ocknard: Mrs. Winchester was a frustrated architect with infinite funds, and the ability to direct builders however she wanted. As soon as I realized that the house was completely understandable. Especially once the hucksters came in afterwards and started throwing 13s around.


Especially when it's things like "oooh look at this weirrrrrd staircase, the stairs are all short" and it's like yeah, that's not weird, that's accessible. The poor arthritic woman had the funds to make it so she could actually move around in her own damn house and we're treating her like a freakshow for it.

"She was trapped in this room after an earthquake so she abandoned it because GHOSTS" C'mon man, I live in California too. Big parts of buildings get closed off after every major earthquake because it turns out they weren't seismically sound. That whole area shifted hard enough to jam the doors, I'd stop farking with it too.
 
2020-05-22 7:44:57 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Stormneedle: It's a fun place. Bring your most unskeptical friends along though. Watching their reaction is the best part.

I've been. There are no ghosts.
The simple explanation is; there are no such thing as ghosts.

Now it does have a certain feel to it. But that is just the odd architecture and it's interesting history.


If you are a ghost, that's just what you would want us to think.
 
2020-05-22 7:57:34 PM  
I used to work in an office directly across from this building. Its really not scary in person ... at all 

Just an old building that they want entirely too much money to enter
 
2020-05-22 7:58:06 PM  

Jaws_Victim: Always bug my parents to go visit it when I'm in town. Love the Winchester house. It's great that they have been filling it with period authentic furniture, the place is more fun to visit when it looks less empty.


My dad toured it when they had the original furnishings. He said it was pretty cool.
 
2020-05-22 7:59:18 PM  
I used to work at the movie theater that's right next to the house; it was built on the old carriage house grounds. Every so often, unexplained things would happen and we said it was Sarah stopping by to say 'Hello'.
 
2020-05-22 8:00:17 PM  
I learned about this house from a podcast a couple years ago. Coincidentally, three days later my daughter visited the place. I was all "whoa". Then I got on with my life.
 
2020-05-22 8:00:42 PM  

geggam: Its really not scary in person ... at all 

Just an old building that they want entirely too much money to enter


That is what's scary.  The price of admission.  I actually glimpsed it once, and was unable to sleep for days afterwards.  *shudder*
 
2020-05-22 8:01:15 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: I used to work at the movie theater that's right next to the house; it was built on the old carriage house grounds. Every so often, unexplained things would happen and we said it was Sarah stopping by to say 'Hello'.


didnt they close that old place ? 

It looked like it was falling in on itself when I was there
 
2020-05-22 8:07:18 PM  

maxis_mydog: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Stormneedle: It's a fun place. Bring your most unskeptical friends along though. Watching their reaction is the best part.

I've been. There are no ghosts.
The simple explanation is; there are no such thing as ghosts.

Now it does have a certain feel to it. But that is just the odd architecture and it's interesting history.

If you are a ghost, that's just what you would want us to think.


Dammit.

Now I need to think of plan B
 
2020-05-22 8:10:54 PM  
Good place to have the in-laws over
 
2020-05-22 8:17:14 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: there are no such thing as ghosts.


Name doesn't fit.
 
2020-05-22 8:18:26 PM  
Elon?
 
2020-05-22 8:44:21 PM  

Dr.Fey: geggam: Its really not scary in person ... at all 

Just an old building that they want entirely too much money to enter

That is what's scary.  The price of admission.  I actually glimpsed it once, and was unable to sleep for days afterwards.  *shudder*


And did you see how much they charge to see the mysterious egress? even ol' Barnum would blush!
 
2020-05-22 9:06:34 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Stormneedle: It's a fun place. Bring your most unskeptical friends along though. Watching their reaction is the best part.

I've been. There are no ghosts.
The simple explanation is; there are no such thing as ghosts.

Now it does have a certain feel to it. But that is just the odd architecture and it's interesting history.


Eh, I think ghosts are real...sort of.

To me, a "ghost" is nothing more than a vague echo of the energy field created by the mind of a person that happens to echo throughout the universe like the cosmic background field. At the fundamental quantum level, energy simply exists. Time and locality don't. They are properties of higher orders of quantum constructs, i.e. protons, neutrons, etc.So, picking up this "Echo" by the brain, which itself is simply a quantum computer, is like picking up the faint echo of a TV broadcast or radio station which happened to be broadcast out into space and got reflected back. The data hasn't changed, and no time has passed to it, but the outside world continues to move on based on the fundamental laws of nature.It's cool and all, but nothing to get all spoopy over.I have a similar view of so-called psychic phenomena: It's nothing more than "crosstalk" caused by electromagnetic interference, commonly seen in all sorts of electromagnetically-sensitive systems.In other words, it's all just a trick of the mind based on influences by external energy fields interfering with the brain's own fundamental functions as a processor.
 
2020-05-22 10:26:29 PM  
My buddy got me a shot glass from there. It's a faux shotgun shell. Kinda nifty.
 
2020-05-22 11:25:49 PM  
The 3am French horn solos are a birch, too.
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2020-05-23 2:05:44 AM  
I first read that as decapitated sphincters..... heh...

its a cry for help
 
2020-05-23 3:41:33 AM  
I hope Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware gave Sarah Winchester a discount because she was nuts and had lots of money.
 
2020-05-23 5:22:06 AM  

geggam: RoyFokker'sGhost: I used to work at the movie theater that's right next to the house; it was built on the old carriage house grounds. Every so often, unexplained things would happen and we said it was Sarah stopping by to say 'Hello'.

didnt they close that old place ? 

It looked like it was falling in on itself when I was there


Long live the Century theaters! I saw everything there growing up. Nightmare on Elm Street, Star Trek with the whales, An American Tail, even lined up for opening night of Dick Tracy, which was a mistake.

Somewhere I have a souvenir squished penny from The Winchester Mystery House. Fun, not scary.
 
2020-05-23 12:15:20 PM  
No Nearly Headless Nick?

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
6 days ago  
Who ever had their head cut off in that mansion?

I suspect the Big Famous Hauntings hire low wage outside ghosts. I know Disney does.
 
6 days ago  

Ocknard: Mrs. Winchester was a frustrated architect with infinite funds, and the ability to direct builders however she wanted. As soon as I realized that the house was completely understandable. Especially once the hucksters came in afterwards and started throwing 13s around.


Yeah, that pretty much is the impression I got when I visited.  All that hooey about old lady Winchester building non-stop to confuse the ghosts of every victim of a Winchester firearm is just a carney barker's spiel to bring in the rubes.  Winchester kept building because (a) she could, and (b) the various con artists who were practicing a sort of theosophical white-person feng shui would have been out of their jobs if she had stopped the construction.  Nevertheless, the tour was very interesting.  I'd recommend it to anyone who happens to be in the neighborhood.
 
6 days ago  

Albert911emt: On the case.......


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I've watched every episode of Buzzfeed Unsolved over the quarantine and I need more.

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