posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 06:09 AM
a reply to: MisterSpock
Easy explanation; she was conned. Ms. Winchester was known to be more than a little eccentric. From all ive read and heard on this subject, she was
duped by a medium.
The medium told Ms. Winchester that in order to appease the spirits of those killed by Winchester weapons, she must continue building on her house and
Construction continued from 1884-1922, allegedly 24 hours 7 days a week.
Now the UNSUBSTANTIATED rumor (which i believe to be true), is that the mediums brother was a contractor/home builder. It is said that his company
performed most, if not all of the continuous renovation.
It's been alleged that the brother/sister pair set out to scam Ms. Winchester as soon as her husband passed.
As stupid and simple as it sounds, remember that spiritualism was at it's peak during the turn of the century, and 95%-98% of 'mediums' were just con
Ms.Winchester was one of the wealthiest women on the planet. She was widowed in 1881, so aside from the servants, she was alone.
A rich, single woman with all that money will attract a lot of less-than respectable individuals. Especially in 1884! Im suprised it was even legal
for her to possess such a vast fortune!!!
edit on 20/9/2018 by Brian4real because: (no reason given)