Obscura Society SF
Tales from the Winchester House
Tuesday, February 19
Myths, Mysteries, and Lies - The True Story of the Winchester House!
Colin Dickey will tell tales of the
Winchester Mystery House
, the sprawling 161-room Victorian monstrosity in San Jose, CA, long considered the "world's most haunted house."
Colin will discuss Sarah Winchester's life and times, the Winchester repeating rifle, the rise of spiritualism in the 19th century, and why just about everything you know about her is wrong.
Colin Dickey is the author of
Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius
Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith
, and is currently writing a book on haunted spaces.
Past related events:
A Fate Worse Than Death
Scaling the Urban Landscape
Snow, Starvation & Eating People: Tales from the Donner Party
Bums Paradise: Albany Bulb
The Bay Area's Age of Rail
The Emperor's City