Happy Leap Day! As our gift and as requested by all of you, Ep. 109 features the Winchester Mystery House! The Winchester Mystery House or Winchester Mansion is one of the most unique and bizarre homes ever built. The mystery part of the name refers to the interior infrastructure. It truly is a mystery why certain elements were constructed. There are stairways that lead to nowhere, doors that open to walls and windows on the interior of the house. Numerology plays a significant part in the design as well. Legends and rumors permeate the history of the home. Was the weird construction an elaborate attempt to fool spirits to keep them at bay? Many of the rumors about the house include tales of haunting activity. Tours are very popular here and listener Ronda Williams shares her experience with the Flashlight Tour in this episode. Come with us as we explore the mysteries, history and hauntings of the Winchester Mansion. The Moment in Oddity features Scratching Fanny as suggested by Bob Sherfield and This Day in History is Hattie McDaniels Oscar win.
This eighth episode of the History Goes Bump Podcast features two haunted locations: Mystery Manor in Omaha, Nebraska and the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Mystery Manor is a well known, long running haunted attraction that is unique because it actually has real haunts. Hear about the legend perpetuated about the house and then what the true history is about the place. The Winchester Mystery House is probably the weirdest house ever built. Hear about its stairways to nowhere, doors that open to walls and the haunting events that take place in the house. Also in this episode, Denise and Diane discuss Buzzfeed’s 14 creepiest locations in America. The Moment in Oddity features Robert the Doll and This Day in History highlights the Gunpowder Plot.