After losing her 6-week old daughter and her husband, Sarah Winchester was in a tailspin. The medium told the widow that the tragedies that had befallen her were a result of the blood money the family made off of their rifles. In return, vengeful ghosts were coming for her, so she needed to build a never-ending home for her and the ghosts. She was required to continue construction indefinitely. If she kept building, she’d live. Stop, and she would die.