publication date: Sunday, September 6, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)

category: Legends

clue: If you have to share a house with the ghosts of your husband's shooting victims, you may as well make it a weird one.

explanation: Winchester, widow of the rifle manufacturer William Wirt Winchester, used her inheritance to build a sprawling, nonsensical mansion. According to legend, she did it to confuse the angry spirits of people killed by Winchester rifles. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Mike Eberhart


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