A personal favorite oddity in American culture that i first saw on that show was The Winchester House. (Mystery House- whatever.) Anyway, I’ve always wanted to go there. That, or marry a rich guy who leaves me all his money so I can build my own similar wicked crazy house. (kidding.)
Basically it’s said she did this to “appease spirits” of the dead who had been killed by the rifles that contributed to her immense fortune. She was seemingly infatuated with it- was said to have slept in a different room every night. My personal favorite is the staircase that leads to nowhere. Then there’s the second floor door that opens to nothing. There’s a lot of math involved.
Originally when she bought the house, there were six rooms. Over time there were 160 rooms built, although rumors say that over 600 rooms were constructed & torn down over the years.
All info & photos credited to ExtrordinaryIntelligence.com.
I hated them because they had something I had not yet had, and I said to myself, I said to myself again, someday I will be as happy as any of you, you will see.— Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye