Thursday, 16 January 2020

A New Room Has Been Discovered in the Winchester Mystery House

quote [ The labyrinthine home was constructed over a period of 38 years by Sarah Winchester, the wealthy widow of William Wirt Winchester, of Winchester rifle fame. After the premature deaths of her daughter and husband, a shaken Mrs. Winchester reportedly consulted a medium, who informed her that the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles were haunting her family. ]

Maybe it wasn't ghosts. Maybe it was froggers.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Good]
[by snowfox@8:44amGMT]


ComposerNate said @ 5:21pm GMT on 17th Jan [Score:1 Informative]
From podcast recollection, Sarah Winchester self-studied architecture at a time when women were considered too silly to trust with such important things, so she practiced designs on her home and had free reign and money to play with and little concern for living space practicality. Doors and stairwells leading nowhere were just because a room she envisioned could be put next in line attached, or other rooms knocked out to have more playspace for something else new. Think of the mansion as a series of lovely showrooms of her design ability. The ghosts and secrets stuff was invented by serious men because she was a woman, and so more deserving of laudanum than respect.
snowfox said @ 12:21am GMT on 18th Jan
I would love to see your follow-up post about her if you've got material.
Dienes said @ 1:58pm GMT on 16th Jan
Somewhere Chuck Palahniuk gets an erection and doesn't know why.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:04pm GMT on 16th Jan
It's because he got bitten by a spider.
lilmookieesquire said @ 4:59am GMT on 17th Jan
+1 spooky
tln said @ 2:50pm GMT on 20th Jan
I had a great time visiting that place. 10/10 would go again.

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