Sarah Winchester spent 38 years intricately remodeling her home into the sprawling 24,000 square-foot mansion. There was seemingly no architectural rhyme or reason to the property's design—there are unfinished staircases, misplaced windows, a door that leads nowhere. However, it's believed that this labyrinth-like layout intended to confuse the spirits of those killed by the Winchester Repeating Arms' guns (the company Sarah inherited from her husband's family). Finding your way out of this confusing attraction might be more challenging than finding spirits.
Halloween isn't cancelled yet. Across the U.S., we've seen haunted houses adapt to the times with drive-in events and socially-distanced fun. But if you're staying inside this October 31st, you can still have a spooky good time. Haunted places throughout the country, including the Winchester Mystery House and Eastern State Penitentiary, offer virtual tours. If you're feeling gutsy and won't get spooked by a few apparitions—though we can't guarantee you'll see 'em—we suggest checking out these cool virtual ghost tours right from your couch. Rather have an in-person experience? Rent these seriously haunted Airbnbs in the USA.
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