The Winchester Mystery House is one property that certainly lives up to its fearsome reputation! Construction began in 1884, and it never really stopped until the owner, Sarah Winchester, passed away on September 5, 1922.
It is believed that she spent around $5 million on construction. Why? Because Sarah was convinced that her home was haunted by all of the victims killed by a Winchester Rifle, the only way to quiet the spirits was to keep on building!
Sarah may well have been correct because since the mansion was opened up to the public in 1923, staff and visitors alike have reported several mischievous spirits in the building.