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012 Winchester Mystery House

012 Winchester Mystery House

Update: 2019-04-03


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In Ghostly’s twelfth episode, Pat and Rebecca explore the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The Winchester is said to have been built by a woman trying to keep spirits at bay, but what is the truth behind this fantastical house? 

Questions explored in this episode:

  • What is the Winchester Mystery House?
  • What does it look like?
  • Why are people so fascinated by it?
  • Who was Sarah Winchester?
  • Why did she build it?
  • How did she build it?
  • Was the house built to trap spirits?
  • Was it built to show another dimension?
  • Is the house haunted?   

<figure class="aligncenter">Inside of Winchester House with Chimney and Piano Photo Credit: Patrick Harrington<figcaption>Inside of Winchester House with Chimney and Piano Photo Credit: Patrick Harrington</figcaption></figure>

In this episode Pat gives the history of the house and of Sarah Winchester, then Rebecca tells the creepy stories told by those that work in the house today.  

<figure class="aligncenter is-resized">Inside Winchester House Chimney Photo Credit: Patrick Harrington<figcaption>Inside Winchester House Chimney Photo Credit: Patrick Harrington</figcaption></figure>

Afterward, both hosts debate and explore these tales as well as an alternate theory for Sarah’s unending drive to keep building 365 days a year for 36 years. 

<figure class="aligncenter">Sarah Winchester By Taber Photographic Co. (I.W. Taber?) - History San Jose Research Library, Public Domain,<figcaption>Sarah Winchester</figcaption></figure>

Here is a snapshot of the ghostly stories from the house…listen for more details! 

  • The ghost man who walks outside by the basement, tipping his hat to those that see him.
  • Doors that open and close by themselves.
  • People being touched by ghost hands.
  • Voices calling out names 
  • A room dedicated just to holding séances
  • An obsession with prime numbers, especially the number 13
  • Potential Freemasonary

And be sure to check out,which goes in depth on the theory of Sarah’s Freemason past and desire to showcase that with her construction. 

Listen to both sides and decide what you believe. Be sure to listen for the “Closing Arguments” to help you make your choice. 

<figure class="aligncenter is-resized">Winchester House with Open Windows Photo Credit: Patrick Harrington<figcaption>Winchester House with Open Windows Photo Credit: Patrick Harrington</figcaption></figure>

Now is the time to vote on this episode! Vote on whether or not the Winchester House and Sarah Winchester were cursed and haunted. Click here to vote if you don’t see the poll:  

Also included in this episode are, as always, poll results from our previous episode on the movie The Omen. (Check out the episode here if you haven’t had a chance to listen yet).  

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Sources for this week’s episode:

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers.

Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles composed by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music) composed by George Crumb
Break Music: Ghost Waltz composed by Lowell Liebermann 

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012 Winchester Mystery House

012 Winchester Mystery House

Patrick Harrington & Rebecca Rivers