The Whaley House
Located in San Diego California. The United States
declared the Whaley House as being genuinely haunted.
The house has all of the signs of being haunted.
cold spots, feelings of
being touched, unexplainable lights, footsteps, rappings,
moving, odd smells
and feelings of being watched. All of these and more
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
or New Town,
Thomas Whaley of course wanted it in Old Town. While
on business his home
was broken into and his wife held at gunpoint while his office
ransacked for all the
towns papers. This scene is still played out from time
time in Whaley House.
Yankee Jim, a spirit that was hung on the property for
boat, lives here.
Yankee Jim Robinson was a tall man with unruly blonde
He was hung on the
property before the Whaley House was built for supposedly
a boat. His
accomplices were let off with much lighter sentences although
explanation is given
why except that he may have been the mastermind behind the
There was never
any hard evidence found. Yankee Jim had been seen in a
in and around the
schooner Platus. It was not an easy hanging, sketchy
reports claim the gallows were
built for men of regular height. Yankee Jim was a very
man, so when they pulled the
wagon out from under him, his feet still touched the
He strangled to death
proclaiming his innocence.
Lillian Whaley, Thomas Whaley's daughter who lived in the
until 1953, claimed it
was Yankee Jim's footsteps she heard at night walking the wood
footsteps are heard upstairs when you are downstairs and heard
when you are
upstairs. And sightings of a tall man with unruly blonde hair
reported frequently. His
laughter is said to heard echoing through the hallways of
Several other ghosts are said to haunt the house.
an attorney who managed
the Whaley affairs during the Civil War and was said to have
in love with the house.
Another spirit is Mrs. Anna Whaley, she likes to play the
to let others aware of her
presence. Playful and mischeivous 17 month old Tom
has been seen and felt around
Events do not occur everyday at the Whaley House. In
before one of the spirits makes itself known to the workers or
public. But when it
does, you can bet it is memorable.