Paranormal Pop News Update # 12

Destination America noted that a new room has been discovered in the Winchester Mystery House. This house has one of my favorite stories and has always held my interest…although I haven’t made it there yet, it’s definitely on my bucket list.

The house is home to many a mystery (hence, the name) and was specifically built to confuse the ghosts and demons Sara Winchester, heir to the Winchester Rifle fortune, felt were haunting her because of her family’s business. The home has stairs to nowhere and multiple rooms serving the same function with the thought that this would confuse any bad energy looking to find her. The house has 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 47 fireplaces, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms and nine kitchens. When you look at that, well what’s another room? It’s a lot considering the new room in the attic of the house has been boarded up since the owner died in 1922.

In the room they found a pump organ, Victorian couch, dress form, sewing machine and paintings. This brings the grand total to 161 rooms inside the mansion.

The Winchester Mystery House is a San Jose landmark and is listed on the National Archives of Historic Places and is generally a really creepy place to visit if you are ever in the neighborhood.


This next story is a bit closer to home. Forbes magazine reported that a Ghost Ship was on the Great Lakes. The spookiness of the sea surfaced on Lake Superior. Debate is raging over the ethereal evidence visible on a video shot by Jason Asselin, a commercial cameraman and director who happened across the scene.


“I was filming a music video for a national recording artist who had wanted to shoot the video in some remote, natural locations in the Upper Peninsula,” said Asselin. They were filming on the lake off the coast near Marquette and someone pointed out to the lake asking “what is that?” Asselin figured it had to be a ship – what else would be out on the lake? But it was a massive ship in very choppy waters. It was hard to tell with the naked eye so Asselin zoomed in with his camera. “It was moving around a lot, but it looked like a pirate ship with a tall mast and billowing sales – but then someone pointed out that it was no pirate ship, but rather a ghost ship,” Asselin stated.


Once the video was posted, it went viral with over 1.7 million views. People all over the world are speculating on if it may be ghosts, aliens, waterspouts or more scientific suggestions.


There are more than 6,000 ships on the bottom of the Great Lakes – at least those that are accounted for – according to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, not far from where the massive Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sank decades ago during the “gales of November”.  You should view the video yourself on YouTube and see what you think of the possibly unrested spirits of the Pirates lost at sea forever.


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That’s everything for today for your weird and unusual Paranormal Pop news update.



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