Helen Mirren is set to star in a movie about the fabled Winchester Mystery House, but before Hollywood convinces everyone that it’s an actual haunted house designed to look crazy so the ghosts inside it get confused, Great Big Story has put together a quick informational video about the real thing…and how it’s an actual haunted house designed to look crazy so the ghosts inside it get confused. Alright, so it’s more of a Halloween-themed video than a straight-laced tour of a weird mansion, but spooky stuff is always more fun than educational stuff anyway.
This video gives a quick introduction to the house’s backstory, highlighting its mysterious and pointless passageways, its doors that don’t go anywhere, and other seemingly bizarre additions. It also touches on the idea that spirits live in it now, but that’s just to drive up tourism. Haunted or not, it’s still a pretty rad house.