Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California
Number of rooms: 160
Date of Construction: 1884 - September 5, 1922
Stories: Before 1906 Earthquake - 7; presently 4
Number of basements: 2
Heating: Steam, forced air, fireplaces
Windows: Frames 1,257; panes approx. 10,000
In 1795 Donald McInnis discovered an artificial circular depression on the south eastern end of the island with an adjacent tree which had a tackle block on one of its overhanging branches. McInnis and 2 friends excavated the depression and discovered a layer of flagstones. As they continued digging, they found a layer of flagstones every 3 m (10 ft). They stopped digging at 10 m (30 ft). ...
Thousands of man-sized holes are carved into the barren rock near Pisco Valley, Peru on a plain called Cajamarquilla.
There are 13 telescopes here (including Keck the world's largest). Their combined light gathering power is 60 times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope. Our mystery mountain is known for another kind of light. It once was a fiery volcano, but don't worry, it hasn't erupted for at least four-thousand years.
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