It's known as the Winchester Mansion (located in San Jose, California).
Though if I were to name it I would have called it the "Winchester Labyrinth".
You'll find out why soon enough.
The house originally belonged to Mrs. Sarah Winchester (the heiress to the Winchester fortune). After her husband and daughter died, Mrs. Winchester visited a medium (a person who claims to be able to be in contact with the spirits of the dead). The medium told her that she was being haunted by all the spirits that had ever been killed with a Winchester riffle, and the only way to stop the "hauntings" was to continuously add onto her house... and never stop... Not surprisingly, Mrs. Winchester did just that, until the day she died, renovations on the house were CONSTANTLY being made.
Mrs. Winchester may have been trying to confuse the spirits that haunted her but since there was no deadline for the house to be finished on many features of the house were either dismantled, built around or sealed over. If those hadn't been sealed over, the mansion is estimated to have about 500-600 NORMAL rooms (so not including the bedrooms and ballrooms), but because so many were blocked up, only 160 remain!!!!!! What's crazy about though is that because many of the rooms are blocked up, the house has many odd features such as: stairs that lead into the ceiling, doors that lead to nowhere or open into walls, and chimneys that don't even reach the roof!!!!!!
The house was under constant renovations for a little over 38 years until the day Mrs. Winchester died. Aside from the many rooms blocked off in the house, the Winchester Mansion contains 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 950 doors, 52 skylights, 40 staircases, 47 fireplaces, 17 chimneys, 2 ballrooms, 2 basements, and 3 elevators!!!!!!
(This is a picture of one of the ballrooms... Well... part of it...)
Today, the Winchester "Labyrinth" offers tours through 110 of the 160 rooms, but watch out, they say that if you leave you group you'll NEVER find your way out!!!!!!
OH!!! And there is this one room that has only one way into it but three ways out: a door that drops into the kitchen, a cupboard that lead to a secret room behind it, and a door that lead to a cupboard that lead to another room!!!!!!
Seriously though, I'd LOVE to visit this place, it sound soooooooooo cool!!!!!!
Question of the Day: If you could go to any place, where would you go? What's the freakiest palace you've ever heard about (that you'd never want to visit)?
Me: (Gonna answer the second question) There's a place called Doll Island... Maybe I should blog about that tomorrow... What do y'all think?