From the bloggers at Better RVing.
October brings with it Halloween, which brings to mind everything spooky, including supposedly haunted places across the nation. If you’re on the road this October, especially the week leading up to Halloween, why not check out some haunted destinations along the way?
Almost every city and town you come across will have its local folklore and haunted hot spots, but we’ve rounded up the best of the best for this list. If you’re close to any of these haunted places, stop in and check it out… if you dare.
The Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, Calif.
Built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Winchester, this Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is notable for its rambling floorplan, architectural oddities, and, of course, paranormal activity.
Using her late husband’s great wealth, Sarah Winchester built the mansion to confuse the spirits of those slain by Winchester rifles, which she believed were haunting her as a result of her husband’s hand in their death.
She ordered workers to build the house as confusingly as possible, constantly adding new wings. There were doors that opened up to walls, windows that opened to other rooms, and staircases that lead up to the ceiling. She would sleep in a different bedroom each night in order to stay ahead of the spirits she thought were pursuing her. Today, the mansion serves tourists who are interested in the odd house and in perhaps seeing a ghost or two for themselves!
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