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Whaley House

2476 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110

The Whaley House is an 1857 Greek Revival style residence, a California Historical Landmark, and museum located in Old Town, San Diego. Built on the site of a former graveyard, it was the home of Thomas Whaley and his family. At various times it also housed Whaley's general store, San Diego's second county courthouse, and the first commercial theater in San Diego. It opened as a museum on May 25, 1960. The house has frequently been cited as haunted, based on strange noises or sights reported by some visitors. In 2005, LIFE magazine called Whaley House "the most haunted house in America." It has been featured in many historical documentaries as well as a wide variety of paranormal and sci-fi shows, including Syfy Channel's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and Travel Channel's America's Most Haunted, in which it was stated the Whaley House was the most supernatural home in the United States.

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