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Winchester Mystery House: Grand Ballroom

A silver chandelier. Six different hardwoods. Stained-glass windows inscribed with obscure Shakespeare quotes. And the whole thing was sealed off after the 1906 earthquake.

Winchester Mansion (Mystery House) by LMHarrison, via Flickr

Over the years, an estimated 500 to 600 rooms were eventually built and rebuilt, with the final count hovering around 160 – although some people claim that every attempt at an exact count has ended in failure.

Spider-Web Windows at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Sarah Winchester (1839-1922) was really into spider-web-everything as well as designs representing the number 13.

Spider-Web Windows at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Sarah Winchester was really into spider-web-everything as well as designs representing the number One in the glass gallery has a little red spider!

The infamously creepy Winchester House in California.  It is said to be haunted, but Sarah Winchester kept building and building add-ons to the house for the rest of her life, believing a curse was on  it and would kill her if she stopped.

The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, which was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester.

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