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

I was in Sarah Winchesters bedroom ona tour..i had heard it was haunted soo i brought a ghost meter...We walked in and my ghost meter went off when it was completely off!!! it was beeping like crazy..I think Sarah Winchester had said hi to meee!
04/07/10, 4:15PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by Mackenzie

I was with my mom, dad, brother, and tour group in the servant call station. When the guide rang the bell, i felt a very cold abnormal breeze on my neck. I couldn't explain it. It was so cool! I wasn't scared at all.
04/05/10, 12:00AM at the Servant Call Station by LOVE THAT PARANORMAL!

Can the ghost of sarah haunt you for all eternity if u see her? I hope not. Oh dang.
04/24/09, 5:00PM at the Other by Helpless in Ohio

It was after our tour and my dad and I were taking photographs of the front porch. Later we were observing our shots and my dad zoomed in on one picture. It has three lights behind the door, and you can make out a faint distant face above the lights. There are two more ghostly faces like that behind that door. We looked at our other pictures but none others are like it.
04/02/10, 3:00PM at the Other Location by Screen Name

i was with a group when a light bulb exploded and i herd clearly "go away now this is my home"
11/10/09, 12:30AM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by mdudley

i heard a lady scream and then i heard a humongous bang! it scared me to death!
04/01/10, 11:45PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by girlsrock99

I was in the gun museam and i was looking at the guns and i looked back and i saw this black figure blow right past me and vanish through the wall towards the stairs im shure it wasent anyone because they were all in the other room after that i ran out and didnt go back in
03/30/10, 3:15PM at the Other Location

The basement was colder than upstairs, so i knew it was filled with ghosts
03/29/10, 12:00AM at the Basement by nutcase

I fealt someyhang come up and hold me slightly and it was warming
03/29/10, 12:00AM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by Ghost Fan1999

In 2000, watched the chandelier in the grand ballroom swinging back and forth then suddenly stop.
03/25/10, 12:00AM at the Grand Ballroom by noname

I was a tour guide from 1986 to 1988. On my last day I was cleaning in Mrs Winchesters Bedroom and before i left I paused to say goodbye. I told her that it was my last day and thanked her for building the house because it gave me my first job. As I turned to leave something brushed past me and it felt for all the world that someone had kissed my cheek.
08/16/88, 4:30PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom

I felt like the the group wasnt alone. i felt a presence that was cold and disturbing.
03/17/10, 12:30PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by creeped out in california

In Arcade Room, loud bang from 1906 Earthquake machine. Not running at the time.
03/13/10, 9:30AM at the Other by carman

i was driving by and i saw a lady in a big white old fashion dress then when we drove in, we later found out that room was sarah winchester's! =0
08/01/09, 12:00AM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by mizz_haunted

My son took a picture in the fruit drying place on the behind the seens tour and there is a object in the upper left corner its very cool, I have the pic but need to know how to upload it.
03/06/10, 2:00PM at the Other

Is there a ghost named Clyde?
02/25/10, 12:00AM at the Other

I have felt by ghost is toching my neck but i yell come and toch me in oct 31,2002 , time i think is 815 pm or 8:30 pm that it happen to me .
02/21/10, 8:45PM at the Sarah Winchester Bedroom by Archie L. C.

We heard what sounded like a piano playing in the room. When we entered we thought it was a speaker but no speakers could be found and no one was in the adjacent room.
02/04/10, 1:00PM at the Bradley Bedroom by Christine Ford

I was in the hallyway on the floor where Mrs. Winchester was in and I ran into a man dressed as the appropite time frame butler, I asked if he works there and he said h used to work Mrs. Winchester, when I realized he was dead, I turned to talk to him again and he was gone! (twilight zone theme).
02/19/10, 12:00AM at the Other

02/16/10, 4:15AM at the Carpenter Workshop by a&m ghosthunters 4 lyf 2010

i was in the hall of fires, and i felt a strange breeze coming up from the vent on the floor.then i looked behind me and i saw someone walk past real fast.
02/08/10, 2:00PM at the Hall-of-Fires by john

Don't remember exactly which room I was in, but looking out the window of th3e room we were in, and into a window on an upper floor where there shouldn't have been anyone, I saw what looked like the profile of someone watching us shuffle through the house.
02/06/10, 2:00PM at the Bradley Bedroom by Roy

well i was walking and i heard foot steps and then i felt someone touch me
01/31/10, 3:15AM at the 13th Bathroom by vva

years ago i had a dream about the winchester house. i didn't know it was the winchester house in the dream . that's one of the strange things .after i had the dream i saw a picture and story of the winchester house in the local newspaper. it may have been a few weeks or more between the dream and the article in the paper. but the picture of the winchester house ,in the paper,looked the same as the house in my dream .i was seeing it from above in my dream . the picture in the paper was an aerial was a black and white picture. i know i saved the article but i can't find it . this happened years ago before all of the new popularity of the paranormal ,late 70's. i think .i know this is a strange little story .i always wondered why this happened.when i started seeing all the shows about haunted places ,i watched everything about the winchester house.i thought i could figure out why i had dreamed what i did.i still haven't figured it out.
01/31/10, 12:00AM at the Other by puterplunderer

i just sittin threer n all of a sudden BOOM ghost out nowhere!!!!1 i was sooo scared but my dad was there and he sayed 'dontworry it's oikay"
01/29/10, 2:00AM at the Hall-of-Fires by SCAREDSTIFF2010

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