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October 17, 2021 36 min

This weeks distraction has it all: weirdness, mystery, ghosts and local lore. Join Alex & Christie as they embark to the notorious Winchester Mystery house in San Jose, California. Who were the Winchesters? What made them wealthy? What tragedy took place? So many answers and spooky reports of paranormal phenomena take place in this episode. Tune in, learn more, and get your spooky on! Need a distraction? We got you.

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Resources:

  • Winchester Mystery House website – www.winchestermysteryhouse.com
  • Find a Grave – Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester – Find a Grave Memorial ID 5125
  • Find a Grave - Annie Pardee Winchester - created by user grave addiction - Find a Grave memorial ID 702-7586.
  • Find a Grave - Oliver Fisher Winchester - Find a Grave memorial ID 5124
  • Richard Allen Wagner’s website - www.thetruthaboutsarahwinchester.com
  • All That’s Interesting article – “Who Was Sarah Winchester? The Story of the Troubled Woman Behind the Winchester Mystery House” – By: Katie Serena – April 27th, 2019
  • www.in2013dollars.com
  • San Jose Mercury news article – “One less mystery: two prominent families own San Jose mystery house” - April 26, 1997.
  • YouTube video – “three horrifying cases of ghosts and demons” - uploaded by the BuzzFeed unsolved network - on October 27th, 2016.
  • ABC 7 News article – “From the Archive: Ernie, Debbie and their Ghosts at Winchester Mystery House in San Jose in 1983” – by Steve Davis, Justin Mendoza – October 29th, 2020.
  • The Patch website article – “5 Spooky Tales about the Famous Winchester Mystery House” – by Bea Karnes – October 11th, 2017.
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