A team member of Ghoststudy
(Jackie) was asked to do an interview concerning her thoughts
about the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Below you will
find the submitted questions from Laura and Jackie's answers.
1. When you went to the mystery house did you see or feel anything
Answer: I have been to the Winchester Mystery House on
several occasions. I haven't seen anything so far, but every
time I go, I do "feel" that there is something in the
house. It definitely has an energy about it that I can feel
whenever I'm there. I have also captured quite a few
anomalies on 35mm film. Mostly orbs, but there was one very
interesting photo that I got that Jim posted to Ghoststudy.
I'll include the link here: http://www.ghoststudy.com/monthly/mar02/wmh.html
I'm referring to the top photo, but the mirror was interesting
2. Would you ever stay a
night alone in the house? Why or why not?
Answer: A night in the Winchester House would be a dream
come true for me! The ghosts there are not malicious, they
are just dedicated to Sarah Winchester, and want to continue to
care for her home. I think a night there would be a great
opportunity to try to capture EVP, better photos or video when the
house is quiet.
3. Do you consider the house
yes, the home is one of the most elegant that I have ever had the
priviledge to see. Sarah imported many exotic woods from
other countries...there is wallpaper imported from China, and the
detail that went into designing the home is absolutely beautiful.
Stained glass windows are a common theme throughout the house.
4. Do you think there really
was spirits out to get the Winchester family? Explain your
What are your own opinions of Sarah Winchester?
Answer: I really can't say if there were truly spirits out
to get the Winchester Family. I tend to think that it was
more guilt that bothered Sarah, especially after a psychic told
her about the ghosts. Sometimes I wonder if the psychic
played on Sarah's fears. I do know that when I go to the
Winchester House, I do not "feel" anything malicious
there at all. And as far as I know from speaking to
employees, whenever they have a ghostly experience there, it is
never a bad one. Usually it's limited to sightings.
The most common ghost there is a man, who everyone thinks may have
been a foreman for the construction crew. Sarah has also
been seen, but she is very rare. I only know of 2 cases
where Sarah was seen.
Answer: The impressions that I get of Sarah when I visit
the house is that she is still reclusive, but not dangerous.
She's shy, and the feeling from her is that she doesn't really
care to have all these folks tramping through her home everyday,
but she understands that times have changed, time has moved on,
and so she tolerates the visitors. She is grateful that her
home is being taken care of, and seems to like the idea that her
home will quite possibly stand forever, to continue appeasing the
ghosts of the victims of Winchester firearms.
you go, Laura. It was a pleasure assisting you in your
Written by: Jackie
(Ghoststudy team member)
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