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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 7:03:15 PM  
8 votes:
"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 7:33:15 PM  
6 votes:

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 9:06:34 PM  
3 votes:

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 7:24:41 PM  
3 votes:
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 7:18:12 PM  
3 votes:
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 7:04:13 PM  
3 votes:
I would love it.
 
2020-05-22 6:53:54 PM  
3 votes:
Cool place, take the tour when we're allowed to that kind of stuff again.
 
2020-05-22 6:38:13 PM  
3 votes:
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 3:35:04 PM  
3 votes:
This would be disconcerting to see floating about
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2020-05-22 7:59:18 PM  
2 votes:
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 7:13:26 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:56:05 PM  
2 votes:
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 6:40:02 PM  
2 votes:
What if you had ALWAYS been the caretaker?
 
2020-05-22 8:01:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 8:00:17 PM  
1 vote:
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 7:58:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 7:28:58 PM  
1 vote:
On the case.......


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2020-05-22 6:52:25 PM  
1 vote:
Eh, at least it's not Ohio.
 
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