The Whaley House 
Located in San Diego California.  The United States Chamber of Commerce has
declared the Whaley House as being genuinely haunted.
The house has all of the signs of being haunted.  Apparitions, cold spots, feelings of
being touched, unexplainable lights, footsteps, rappings, objects moving, odd smells 
and feelings of being watched.  All of these and more have been observed in the 
Whaley House since it opened to the public in 1960.

There was a conflict about where the court house should be Old Town or New Town, 
Thomas Whaley of course wanted it in Old Town.  While away on business his home 
was broken into and his wife held at gunpoint while his office was ransacked for all the 
towns papers.  This scene is still played out from time to time in Whaley House.

Yankee Jim, a spirit that was hung on the property for stealing a boat, lives here.
Yankee Jim Robinson was a tall man with unruly blonde hair.  He was hung on the 
property before the Whaley House was built for supposedly stealing a boat.  His 
accomplices were let off with much lighter sentences although no explanation is given 
why except that he may have been the mastermind behind the plan.  There was never 
any hard evidence found.  Yankee Jim had been seen in a rowboat in and around the 
schooner Platus.  It was not an easy hanging, sketchy history reports claim the gallows were 
built for men of regular height.  Yankee Jim was a very tall man, so when they pulled the
wagon out from under him, his feet still touched the ground.  He strangled to death
proclaiming his innocence.
Lillian Whaley, Thomas Whaley's daughter who lived in the house until 1953, claimed it 
was Yankee Jim's footsteps she heard at night walking the wood floors. Today loud
footsteps are heard upstairs when you are downstairs and heard downstairs when you are 
upstairs. And sightings of a tall man with unruly blonde hair are reported frequently.  His
laughter is said to heard echoing through the hallways of Whaley House.  

Several other ghosts are said to haunt the house.  Including an attorney who managed
the Whaley affairs during the Civil War and was said to have fallen in love with the house.  
Another spirit is Mrs. Anna Whaley, she likes to play the piano to let others aware of her 
presence.  Playful and mischeivous 17 month old Tom Whaley has been seen and felt around 
the museum. 

Events do not occur everyday at the Whaley House.  In fact sometimes weeks pass 
before one of the spirits makes itself known to the workers or the public.  But when it
does, you can bet it is memorable.

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