She Poses By A Haunted House, But A Closer Look At The Photo Reveals A Chilling Truth.

To understand the story of the house, you have to first understand the story of Sarah Winchester.

There are two kinds of people in this world, and there really isn't a grey area: You either love scary stories or you don't, and if you're part of the former camp, have we got a scary story for you. The best part is that this particular story isn't all myth and legend: It involves a very real house that you can still visit today -- if you're brave enough, that is.

It's the old Winchester Mansion, built by none other than Sarah Winchester herself. The woman believed herself to be plagued by tragedy and spirits, so she built this enormous estate for the most unlikely reasons. It's a popular spot with ghost hunters and those who just enjoy the feeling of the heebie-jeebies, and people still say they can hear or feel the same ghosts that Sarah did. Learn more of this truly tragic and creepy story below -- and see the house that was, essentially, built by Sarah's ghosts.


Sarah Lockwood Pardee was the daughter of Leonard Pardee and Sarah Burns, a carriage manufacturer in New Haven, Connecticut. She spoke four languages and played piano beautifully, and in 1862, she married a man called William Winchester.