The Winchester Mystery House
by Angela Sargenti
The Winchester Mystery House, located in San Jose, California is haunted.
Maybe not in the traditional sense; you won’t find any ghosts popping out at you, and you’ll have a pretty uneventful tour, but it’s haunted all the same. Haunted by Sarah Winchester’s madness.
Once you get a good look around, you realize just how insane poor Sarah really was. As you pass through the guided tour, there are more and more signs of her insanity; windows set into floors, stairs going nowhere, doors that open up onto a potentially fatal drop.
As I went along, I really began to feel sorry for the poor old soul. After all, she’d lost her beloved husband and her young child. And though she’d inherited millions, there are some things money cannot buy, and sanity is one of them.
And that is the most striking thing for most horror fans, for underneath all the horrors is usually the feeling that these things would not be happening but for some horrifying, life-changing event that rocks the antagonists’ world to its very foundation.
And that’s the saddest thing of all, if you think about it.
It is our own frailties that make us human and--sometimes--makes us inhuman.
The tour is kind of expensive, but I believe everyone should see it at least once in their lives. For more information, check out their website at www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/tours.html
This review was written by Angela Sargenti Check out her horror blog at: http://afteroldjoe.wordpress.com