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Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Walk Through the Haunted Whaley House

My friend Anne Marie recently went to the Whaley House Museum in San Diego and caught an orb (the most  simple form a ghost can take) in one of her photos looking down the main stairway. 

The orb is at the bottom of the stairway
Whaleyhouse.org said the earliest documented ghost at the Whaley House is "Yankee Jim." James (aka Santiago) Robinson was convicted of attempted grand larceny in San Diego in 1852, and hanged on a gallows off the back of a wagon on the site where the house now stands. Heavy footsteps were heard moving about the house. Whaley described them as sounding as though they were made by the boots of a large man.

Then there's the ghost of Mr. Whaley: Many visitors to the house have reported encountering Thomas Whaley himself. .

- The website says: The specter of Anna Whaley has also been reported, usually in the downstairs rooms or in the garden. In 1964, Mrs. Whaley's floating, drifting spirit appeared to [television personality Regis] Philbin.Other visitors have described seeing or sensing the presence of a woman in the courtroom.  The site also says there's a ghost of a young girl and a spotted dog. There's a LOT going on in there!!!

Yankee Jim's Grave
Anne Marie said:    Violet committed suicide in the “privy” (a.k.a. outhouse) after her husband, whose intent was to marry her and then run away with the money she’d inherit, left her. He bailed on her and never got the money. She’d been prone to depression, and of course at that time, with no true understanding of depression, and then this having happened to her, and she was in her early 20’s (when a lot of mental illness decides to emerge), she took her father’s gone, went out into the “privy” and shot herself. So tragic!

I stood over Yankee Jim’s grave and asked him to show himself to me there. He didn't.  I don’t think he was the orb in the house. The archway that you see in the salon is the spot where he was hanged. The thing about Yankee Jim was that he was 6’3” or so, and the gallows were not set up for such a tall man, so when the bottom was released to hang him, his neck never broke, and he hung there for about 40 minutes or so, strangling to death. 

My gut instinct tells me that the orbs were women of the house. Possibly Violet, Anna, or someone else. The feeling I get when I look at these are not one of fear or happiness or really anything. They’re just kind of there. Not good, not bad… just there. Like maybe a mother and 2 daughters??? Not sure.

The courtroom gave me some pretty significant feelings. The feeling within the courtroom was not a happy feeling. It’s hard to describe – it was like a feeling of severity and harshness. Justice may have been carried out, but not always, and I don’t think people’s outcomes there were necessarily fair. The feeling was “stern” if that makes any sense. 

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