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Haunted Whaley House in San Diego, Calif.

Whaley House, 2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA, or  Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas, subject to change.

'Whaley House is the most haunted house in the US,' said The Travel Channel.

Whaley House in San Diego is haunted say psychics, ghost hunters, employees, and average tourists visiting Old Town and this historic attractions. With over 100,000 visitors annually, Whaley House is interesting enough on merits alone. The mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival building appears stately and worthy of its many uses. It was a granary, County Court House, San Diego's first commercial theater, and Thomas Whaley's General Store.


Phantom walking noises are heard--day and night.
Windows becoming unlatched and fly open.
On the upper landing a figure dressed in frock coat and pantaloons has been observed turning away and fading from view.
A small figure with a long skirt, cap on head, dark hair and hoop earrings has been observed, then fades from view.

Who's the ghost or ghosts, you ask?

One report attributes paranormal activity to a ghost of a playmate of the Whaley children. A little girl was said to have broken her neck on a low-hanging clothesline in the backyard. There are no records of any child dying in this manner at the Whaley House, however. Was the story concocted by a former Whaley House employee seeking to add to the house's mystique? Maybe...but they say part of psychic phenomena are the energies that fill a space.

Violet Whaley committed suicide there in 1885. Maybe she's still hanging around. 

And then....Yankee Jim, or James Santiago Robinson  hanged on a gallows off the back of a wagon where the house now stands. Thomas Whaley watched the execution and bought the property for his family home.  Could his own Violet be victim to the violent past that perhaps haunted even her?

Hotels are located near Old Town in both the Old Town, Hotel Circle and Mission Bay region. Lots of places to park yourself for the night!


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