Attend an evening of Victorian spiritualism and seance with master magician Aiden Sinclair who will take you on a tour that is sure to give you goosebumps
When it comes to making romantic gestures on Valentine's Day, most people go for safe choices like cards, chocolate and/or flowers. But if you are one of those people who have a bit of a daring and spooky side and believe that every great romance should have an element of surprise and mystery to it, then we have the perfect news for you. This Valentine's Day, you can take your beloved to San Jose to tour the Winchester Mystery House.
During this season of love, the Winchester Mystery House is going to hold a special event that includes master magician Aiden Sinclair. Sinclair has already appeared on numerous shows and has entranced thousands of people with his tricks and illusions. The event in the Winchester Mystery House will be an hour-long interactive session and will take you on a haunted journey of ghosts and the paranormal. For more details, click here.
The massive Winchester Mystery House was built by Sarah Winchester and legends say that she built it with the help of ghosts. Anyone who has visited the Winchester Mystery House knows it's very different from any place they have visited before. The doors of the mansion lead to sudden and large drops, some staircases will end up leading you to solid walls and let's not forget the mansion is riddled with ghosts and secret rooms. The story suggests that after Sarah's husband and infant daughter's tragic deaths, she was in deep grief. Thus, she decided to consult a medium. The medium told Sarah that the troubles of the family could directly be traced to the restless spirits of all the people who had been killed by weapons manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
After hearing the medium, Sarah decided to appease the spirits by shifting homes and moving west and then continue building them a home. Sarah first traveled to California where she found a six-room house on 162 acres of land in 1884. After that Sarah launched into something that can only be described as the most extreme form of a makeover rebuilding everything from scratch. The workers she hired worked tirelessly and continuously for 36 years. The number of rooms continued to grow from 26 to eventually 160. It stopped when Sarah Winchester passed away at the age of 82. After her death, the house was opened to the public, and since then over 12 million people have visited these hallowed halls. To know more about the history, click here.