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

It was a weird feeling when I came across this one part of the attic. It was the dark part and I could not see, but I felt chills and had goose bumps. I flashed my flash light there and saw a dark shadow move into the corner where I could not see it. I have never felt that scared before. But I want to go again!
10/08/11, 9:00PM at the Hayloft/Attic by sage

Me and my friend decided to take the house tour with her dad and we went into a room. I stood at the window listening to this whistling noise. I thought it was just me, but my friend heard it too. We were kind of scared, but what creeped us out was that after we both told each other that we had heard the noise, the lights went out! The tour guide said that she was scared and that scared us even more! In a few other rooms, I kept seeing shadows with no object to make them. Ha, creepy place: Winchester Mystery House.
10/21/11, 5:00PM at the Other Location by scared_bffs

I went to the Mystery House with my best friend; we thought it would be a normal tour, hence the word TOUR in the name. We went, expecting a great time, but in the Front Kitchen, my friend felt a hand on her shoulder, I didn't believe until I felt the hand too. We were so scared. WE went again for Halloween, and the same thing happened. I'm never going there again!
10/31/10, 11:45PM at the Front Kitchen by i_c_a_ghost

i felt somthing grab me and throw me down it was like an adrinaline rush baby
10/18/11, 12:00AM at the Laundry Room

Walking towards the seance room I immediately got dizzy and my heart started pounding and beating really fast, I walked into her dressing room and it intensified when we left that room it all went away!!
10/09/11, 5:30PM at the Seance Room by Nmsmith01

i was at Sarah's bedroom and suddenly it was hard for me to breath and i felt chills, my head started to hurt and i didnt know why. then i entered to other room and it was colder than the rest of the rooms :S
10/14/11, 12:00AM at the Other by nakave

As I entered the Daisy bedroom I could feel my knees buckling and my heart racing. I started trembling. My head started spinning and I felt like I was going to faint. The sheer terror imprinted in that section of the house was tangible.
10/09/11, 11:00AM at the Daisy Bedroom by Laurie from Canada

i was standing there and all the got me.
10/11/11, 3:30AM at the Hall-of-Fires by jhick

i seen a demon like creature in the garden when i looked out the window.
10/09/11, 3:15AM at the Belltower by crabster11

I felt like I couldn't breathe properly. The air was so heavy. Everyone else seemed fine but there was something about that room that made me feel lightheaded. It was as if I had to force myself to stay balanced.
10/07/11, 7:00PM at the $25,000 Storeroom by Audrey

Shortly after the tour had started, I experienced a very uneasy and oppressive feeling, which continued throughout the entire tour. I suddenly felt depressed, yet very light headed at the same time, and a few times I even lost my balance just standing, for no reason whatsever. The energy in there was definitely "heavy" and otherwordly. Right after we had viewed the Oriental bedroom, I felt a soft nudge on my right shoulder, yet nobody within our group had touched me. I don't know if any of my experiences are of paranormal nature, yet I know how strangly I felt during the tour - I felt a lot of sadness - maybe that's the energy Mrs. Winchester left behind in her home - morning the passing of her beloved husband and child...
10/03/11, 5:30PM at the Oriental Bedroom by Swiss Visitor

i saw....... a ghost ! :D
10/04/11, 8:15PM at the Carriage Entrance

Brought a Gauss meter with me on the Flashlight Tour. Strong meter readings in the Seance Room, Mrs. Winchester's bedroom, the Servant's Call Station and many other rooms & hallways in the house. My friend who was with me, felt a weird sensation on her shin as she was climbing the stairs to the section of the house that was damaged in the 1906 Earthquake. She said it felt like a wire/cord was pushing against her leg. I checked the stairs with my Gauss meter and there was no activity or wire/cord nearby.
10/02/11, 7:45PM at the Seance Room by WMH Fan 13

alright so i was in the 13th bathroom right, and all of a sudden i felt someone touch me on the shoulder but no one was there!O.O
09/29/11, 12:00AM at the Other by papa smurf:)

I visited the house probably 10yrs ago..But I still remember my experience. The tour starts in the Carriage enterance; and upon entering I got a very heavy feeling in my chest. Like someone was pushing on my chest. I complained to my friend during the entire tour of the pain in my chest. The feeling did not go away until we reached the end of the tour and we were outside again. I commented aloud.. "Wow, the pain is gone!!" Can't wait to come back!!
09/25/11, 12:00AM at the Carriage Entrance by Calicrystalann

I saw a figure of a woman in a long dress walking about in one of the bedrooms, as i walked on i realized no one in my tour group was wearing a dress
08/16/10, 12:00AM at the Other by 23roses

I can't recall what hall I was in before entering one of the rooms but I certainly felt a tug on the hood of my sweater. I turned around suddenly to check if there was anything on the wall that it could have got caught on but there wasn't. I freaked out the girl behind me but it was odd.
09/10/11, 7:30AM at the Other by Dodgerguy88

i was at the door to nowhear and then somthing nuged my sholder then i look back buh i didnt see anything... buh after that i heard the work jump being whisperd buht no 1 was there :o
09/10/11, 12:00AM at the Other Location by m_desini

I'm not sure of the time of our tour or the hallway where the incident happened, but I saw nothing at that time. When I got home to view the pictures, I had captured the image of a man transluscent man standing in a hallway between 2 glass doors. He was wearing what seemed to be a riding coat and an scornful look on his face. Is there anywhere I can send the picture to you?
10/04/09, 1:00PM at the Other Location by ks_sweet_pea

I was 5 and my sisters were 9 and 6 when we visited the house with our parents. we were in the fire room as i looked out I felt a small hand on my shoulder then another hand stroking my hair (which was long and curly.) my father was two arms lengths away and the group was about another two feet from me i began to smell flowers like lilac and dispite the briskness of the day i felt warm.
02/12/80, 10:45AM at the Hall-of-Fires by Chiefsgirl1974

ok i have no idea when this was or where but my mom said when she was little she went to the winchester and her friend got a new high tech camera and when she took a picture it was all blurry
08/10/11, 12:00AM at the Basement by hi(:

I was walking around in the back of the group and saw a white mist forming in the door way. I walked through the door and it vanished. It reappeared on her bed and it seemed to be siiting cross legged.
10/01/10, 5:30PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by MonkeyTail :)

My family and i stopped to take the tour on our way home from our vacation. The tour was going very well until we approached the seance room. I was a little nervous but everything was fine. However once we entered the room i started getting a terrible stabbing pain in my head neck and shoulder. The pain instantly stopped after we left the room.
08/04/11, 11:30AM at the Seance Room by charlie r.

i was in the room & i seen the statues in one position & when i turned back around to look at them again they was in a diffrent pose than they were before but the freaky thing was that one of them was standing up straight & head bent down looking at me with big eyes!!!! fuking freakky right !!
08/16/11, 3:00AM at the Grand Ballroom by victoriahoeria

I was the first to leave the room and go into that unfinished room, and in both rooms i felt hot anf then cold and then hot and thna cold, over and over and I felt really dizzy.
07/31/11, 12:00AM at the Seance Room by Young Medium

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