A new mystery has been discovered inside the ‘Winchester Mystery House’. The home’s preservation team recently opened the new room, which is an attic space that has been boarded up since Sarah Winchester died in 1922.
The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, has always maintained a mysterious persona. The Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion was built in 1884 and did not cease construction until 1922.
After the death of her infant and husband, Sarah Winchester visited a medium to ease her pain and seek answers. The medium instructed that Sarah should move from her home in New Haven to the West and build a home for her and the spirits of the victims that lost their lives to the Winchester rifle.
Fox2 reports that Winchester boarded up the room after the 1906 earthquake because she was trapped in the room and she thought evil spirits were responsible for the quake.
The preservation team found numerous items in the room, including a pump organ, Victorian couch, dress form, sewing machine and paintings.
The new room means 161 rooms have been found in the mansion that is a California state landmark, San Jose landmark and is listed on the National Archives of Historic Places.
The house has 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 47 fireplaces, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms, and nine kitchens.
In August we reported that a film about the house and it’s owner is going into production starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke produced by CBS films.
You can also take tours of the home.