Dollopween October 1: Finding the Spooky Side

October 1 of Dollopween: All of the Halloween-related tags of, plus my photographs from my visit to the spooky Winchester House, such as they are (story below).

View from the top at the Winchester House
View from the top at the Winchester House
Winchester House: another view from the top
Winchester House: another view from the top, one of the many, many, many tops



In no particular order…

525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
Winchester staircase to nowhere
Winchester staircase to nowhere
Winchester House: Daisy's window
Winchester House: Daisy’s window (13 daisies)
and, of course,


Winchester, one of many turrents
Winchester, one of many turrets





and then, certainly in no particular order:

movies, novels, games…

The Blair Witch Project, Dying Breed, Ghost Ship, Halloween, Stones of Death, The Babadook, Wolf Creek, Session 9The People Under the StairsTentacles, Bad Ronald, Hellraiser, The X-Files, Nosferatu, Cloverfield, Beetlejuice, The Skeleton Key, Altered States, The Exorcist, Witchboard, The Bottoms, The Walking Dead, Dark Ride

authors, directors, creators…

Stephen King, Wes Craven, Vincent Price, Clive Barker, Rob Zombie, Shirley Jackson, Tim Curry, F. W. Murnau, Joe Hill, Jack Vance, Thomas Harris, Silence of the Lambs, Edward Gorey, Forrest J. Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, Tobe Hooper, Final Destination, , Joe Lansdale, Fangoria, Edgar Allan Poe


the ballroom, Sarah Winchester's favorite room
the ballroom, Sarah Winchester’s favorite room


Sarah Winchester lost her child and her husband, and, alone in the world and feeling guilty for being the heir to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, sought out a psychic. The psychic told Sarah that she was haunted by the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles. Sarah needed to build a home for them–and never stop building. Ever.

Construction began in 1884 and never stopped, 24-7, until Sarah’s death on September 5, 1922. She held a seance every night in a special room that only she was allowed to enter.

So many 13s throughout the house. Everywhere.


Happy Dollopween! Welcome to the party!


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