Haunting of Whaley House


Whaley House is considered to be one of the most haunted properties in San Diego and has been officially listed by the United States Department of Commerce as an authentic haunted house. The house was once the site of San Diego’s public gallows and has been the seen of many executions. It is known to have many troubled spirits lurking about on the property and when the Whaley family moves in, tragedy after tragedy hit……….

In total six immediate members of the Whaley family died in the house.

Many have reported to having seen the shutters of the second story window open and close by itself, energy spots could be sensed, the scent of a cigar or perfume in the hallways. Other sightings reported were those of a young girl who was accidently hanged on the property. The ghost of Yankee Jim Robinson, a thief who was clubbed to death and who can be heard on the house’s stairway where he died, visitor on tour of the house have often reported to have seen his spirit, the red haired daughter of the Whaley’s sometimes appears in such a realistic form that it was sometimes mistaken for a real child.

Famed psychic Sybil Leek claimed to have sensed several spirits there, and renowned ghost hunter Hanz Holzer considered the Whaley to be one of the most reliably haunted structures in the United States.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Gaëtan Lavigne
Chief Editor and Webmaster
The Paranormal Post  ©  2010


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *