The House Fear Built

The following excerpts and personal accounts are summaries of actual and unexplained experiences of past and present employees, guests, members of the press, and psychic researchers while inside the Winchester Mystery House™. These are but a few of the experiences that continue to evolve from Sarah Winchester's World Famous Victorian mansion.

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Recent Incidents

My boyfriend and I took the flashlight tour and we were stopped in the kitchen, standing by the French doors, waiting for everybody else to catch up. I glanced down and realized I had almost stepped on a little white dog! I jumped, grabbed my boyfriend and we both looked down. Nothing was there. I didn’t think much of it since I don’t believe in ghosts and decided it must have been something outside. A week later my mom was looking through a Winchester book I had purchased and I noticed the same dog. It was Sarah Winchester’s dog!
01/13/12, 9:30PM at the Post 1906 Kitchen by emily k

When I was looking out the balcony, I heard a slight quite hazy voice call me name. But when I asked, no one did.
03/04/12, 4:15PM at the Daisy Bedroom by whispers

My friend and I walked into her bedroom first we were standing there for a second and we heard the music of a piano playing, but no one els had heard it.
02/27/12, 3:30PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by Jesse v

I was looking at all the comments on my iPod and It was fully charged but after about 10 minutes on the page my iPod just turned off as if it ran out of battery.
02/26/12, 11:45AM at the Other by creepy

I started feeling different tempatures in each room. 1/2 way through the tour I got very sick and nuseous. During the behind the scenes tour I threw up. I uad encountered a very stong paranormal unwelcomed attack.
02/11/12, 12:00AM at the Seance Room by Ta2dRose

i took the tour on friday and me, my dad, my mom and my 3 brothers took the tour, when we headed into sarah's room, i felt someone breathe on the back of my head!,
03/02/12, 12:00AM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom

i was looking at the comments and then a heard a voice the voice said mom it sound like a boy but i look at the door and there were no one
01/30/12, 6:45AM at the Other by gi

I saw the silhouette of a woman walking across the window, not sure who she was. Immediately after I began to feel cold and chilly.
01/23/12, 2:30PM at the Seance Room by Anna Maria Barcelona

When I entered the attic, I expected to feel scared. Because, after all, it is an attic. Imagine my surprise when I felt a euphoria and level of happiness I have never experienced in the entirety of my life (I am 17 years old). I was so happy, it scared. It was epic and downright spooky. Why would I feel happy in an attic???
01/18/12, 12:00AM at the Hayloft/Attic by Tina T.

Most of the tour had moved on, and there were only a few of us left in Sara’s room. We all heard three beautifully played piano notes and we saw curtains moving, silk moving with a cane, and something in the mirror.I wanted to be escorted off, but when the tour guide went to the phones to call for help, the phones stopped working, and all she heard were distant voices. When I was escorted out I was still scared and in the courtyard I thought I heard Organ music in the distance.
01/13/12, 11:30PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by Audlife

I was taking pictures in the carriage house and i went home to look through the pictures and the was clearly a face on the wall behind everything.
01/12/12, 4:30PM at the Other Location by Brittany

I'm pretty sure it was this room?The last room before the gift shop. My 2 boys and me were standing there listening to the tour guide when door to the gift shop opened real slow like someone was coming through, but there was no one there.I thought maybe it was the wind from another door opening but there are no doors in that hallway.My kids thought it was prettty cool!Great place.
12/21/11, 12:00AM at the Morning Room

I just found this site and had to write about what we saw last Halloween. We were in grand ballroom and heard a voice say they needed help. When we looked around we didn't see anyboday and then we heard it again. Spooky!
10/31/11, 11:15AM at the Oriental Bedroom by SLOHS

I was in the Seance room and I felt something bite me! I checked my arm and there were huge bite marks on it. But when i got home, there were no traces of bite marks. O_O don't know what the heck that was...
12/12/11, 12:00AM at the Other by Chibighosthunter

I saw a man in coveralls appear right in front of me, holding up his hammer. As soon as I looked away and back he vanished.
12/01/11, 10:15AM at the Basement by musicnotehalliwell009

the winchester houuse is defineteley haunted. ive been to salem, newyork, and kuntucky but as i walked into the seance room i saw a ball or orb fly fom one part of the room to the next and while looking at this i saw a face and it freaked me out i left imeddiatley. there are unseen forces out there you need to know some of these forces can be dangerous never go ghost hunting cuase the ghost sometimes hunt you. thank you
12/06/11, 12:00AM at the Seance Room by danny phantom paranomal sights

i was on the steps then herd someone yell sarah so i said who screamed no one did weird
12/02/11, 12:00AM at the Back Porch Steps

I have a history of migraines. Sadly, I got one on the tour. I didn't have my blue oil to stop the pain at the time. This migraine was so severe, I almost cried. Then I felt someone hug me and say, "It's okay, my darling. You'll be alright." Then the migraine stopped. Thank you, Sarah!
11/26/11, 12:00AM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by V-Chan

I took the tour on Monday. After touring the mansion, I walked around inthe garden. All of a sudden, I heard this bell. I'm pretty sure it was the bell tower. Anyways, it rung 13 times. I asked my friend (who went on the tour with me) if she heard anything, and she said no. Creepy.
11/25/11, 12:00AM at the Belltower by Mina-P

As i walked passed this elevator shaft my head felt heavy and i heard angry sounding voices saying "leave now!" which made me FREAKED OUT about that place.
02/07/11, 12:15AM at the Elevator Shaft by ghost moon

I was walking by the fireplace and i saw a red orb at the corner of my eye so i looked and it was just floating there and i kept on looking and i heard a huge boom in her closet and after that it wasnt there.
10/31/11, 12:00AM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by BOOM

Hey! I took a picture from outside of the house yesterday and theres a lady looking out one of the windows, I have 2 more pics, this one is very clear. Do you want it?
11/06/11, 5:30PM at the Other by Oscar J

I entered the room before almost everyone else, so it was just me, my friend, and the tour guide. I shined my flashlight against the wall, and saw the shadow of a short woman in a dress. I turned off the flashlight for a moment, and when I turned it back on, the shadow wasn't there. And there was not a single woman in the room.
10/29/11, 7:45PM at the Venetian Dining Room by creepystalker

I think this was close to where it happened. On the tour we weaved through a hallway and where we stood we could see stanchions that we had just passed. They appeared to be swinging as if someone was standing there manipulating them. They moved for about a minute before we moved on. Testing others revealed they would only swing 5 or 6 times before stopping if we tried.
10/26/11, 2:00PM at the Hall-of-Fires by James M

My husband and i took the tour on our honeymoon. We did not know photographs were not allowed. he took several digital shots in the storage room that were fine but for the rest of the tour his camera kept trying to focus no matter the lighting, the camera setting, flash or location until he gave up. Once we were in the back scenes tour and gardens his camers worked again. having been to WH several times in previous years it did not suprise me.
01/03/09, 11:15AM at the $25,000 Storeroom by rjg

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