Where Is the Strangest House on Earth?

Sara Winchester moved into an ordinary house in San Jose, California, late in the 19th century.

For some reason, the wealthy woman began adding an extra room to the house every year. By the time she died in 1922, the house contained 160 rooms, and covered more than six acres!

Most of the rooms in the Winchester house were never used. Some were just a few inches wide. Stairways led nowhere, and windows opened onto blank walls. The eight-story house contained three elevators, 48 fireplaces, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, and miles of secret passageways and hallways.

Today the Winchester Mansion is a museum, open to anyone who wants to see what may be the strangest house on earth!

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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  1. There was also a room found in this house that was completely devoted to the number thirteen. It had thirteen windows and doors and lights. Also rooms where continuously added and knocked down for years and years. not every year because her husband was a heir the a gun company that fueled the war so she tried to build a room for every person that died because they “came to her in spirit”

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