Get Your Friday the 13th on in San Jose

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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Get Your Friday the 13th on in San Jose

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

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San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle will be the honorary bell  ringer at San Jose's Winchester Mystery House Friday the 13th celebration.

      Boyle will toll the tower bell 13 times in honor of Sarah  Winchester at 1 p.m.
   
Evening flashlight tours of the historic house will then take  place from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Saturday.
     
The house once belonged to Sarah Winchester, who thought she would  live eternally by building a house to appease the spirits she thought were  haunting her family. Winchester also had a passion for the number 13, as  reflected in the various types of symbols for the number 13 found throughout  the mansion, from 13 palm trees to 13 bathrooms.
     
The mansion, which extends over four and a half acres, is famous  for architectural oddities, such as a staircase that descends seven steps and  then rises eleven, twisting hallways, and secret passageways in the walls.
     
The mansion is located at 525 S. Winchester Blvd. Tickets for the  evening tours are $45.
 

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