We Went To The Whaley House To See If It Was Truly Haunted

There's some spooky stuff going on here.

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You may have heard of the Whaley House, rated "the most haunted house in America" by the Travel Channel. So, in our ongoing investigation to find out if ghosts are real, we paid a visit to the San Diego home.

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Since it was first built, the Whaley house has been used for many things, including a courtroom and a commercial theatre. However, its most famous use was as the home of Thomas, Anna, and their children.

Thomas and Anna had three children within the first few years of living in the house. However, Thomas Jr. tragically died at 18 months after suffering from a case of scarlet fever. The same year, Thomas Sr.'s general store burned to the ground after a case of arson.

And the family's tragedy didn't end there. In 1885, Violet Whaley killed herself in the backyard outhouse due to grief over a failed marriage. Thomas Whaley found her dying, and brought her inside the house into the back of the parlor where she passed away.

Over the next 68 years, three members of the Whaley family would die inside the house; Anna Whaley, Francis, and Lillian. So now that we know the history, let's get into why it has the reputation for being the most haunted house in America.

The first ghosts that apparently haunt the Whaley house are Thomas Jr. and Violet. People reported hearing infant cries, seeing a young woman, and also felt a "profound sorrow" when in a certain area of the house.

A police officer also cited seeing a woman in the back of the house crying, a statement he only revealed after he retired from the force. He said the woman was in period clothing and when he asked her if she was ok, she turned around and smiled as a response. When he illuminated her with his flashlight, she vanished.

There have also been reports that Thomas and Anna Whaley still haunt the house. A tour guide reported while punching in an alarm for the house he heard a woman say, "Why are you here?"

Yankee Jim was sentenced to hanging after stealing a boat. His death occurred on the same land the Whaley property was built on, and oddly enough... Thomas Whaley was in attendance.

  1. Do you think the Whaley house is haunted?

    No, you totally doctored that audio.
    YES YOU FOOLS, RUN.
    I'm on the fence. But this still freaked me the fuq out.

We Went To The Whaley House To See If It Was Truly Haunted

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Do you think the Whaley house is haunted?
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    No, you totally doctored that audio.
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    YES YOU FOOLS, RUN.
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    I'm on the fence. But this still freaked me the fuq out.