More than 150 years ago, husband and wife Thomas and Anna Whaley and their six children moved into their dream house, a newly-constructed property that they had built in San Diego, California. However, if they had any inkling of how their fate will turn out in this new digs, we are sure that they would’ve packed their bags and left at first light.
Unknowingly, their house was built on a plot of land that used to be a graveyard. Coincidentally, this was where convict James “Yankee Jim” Robinson was executed by hanging. Thus, it is not surprising that spirits lurk around their property. Soon after moving in, the family heard strange noises, and not long after, more horrific paranormal activity occurred.
The United States Commerce Department declared the Whaley House as an official haunted house.
A photo of Thomas Whaley
Thomas and Anna Whaley, together with two of their children.
Coming from New York, the family moved to San Diego with high hopes for the future. They opened a general store on the first floor and a cinema on the second floor. However, a year after moving into their new place, 18-month-old son Thomas Whaley Jr. died of scarlet fever. Not long after, a fire destroyed the general merchandise store, prompting the family to leave the property while repairs were underway.
For twenty years, albeit peacefully, the Whaleys lived with strange noises which they believed were ghosts. Strangely, after the long hiatus from misfortune, daughter Violet, the fifth child, shot herself in the chest. Sadly, Anna Whaley and three of the children died in the house years after.
Some people who visited the Whaley House claimed to have seen Violet’s ghost, as seen in a photo snapped below.
All in all, six members of the Whaley family passed away within the four walls of their property.
The house, now a museum, is still filled with the family’s belongings.
This is said to be the only remaining photo of Thomas Whaley, Jr.
Reports say that even the ghost of the Whaley’s dog, Dolly, appears around the property.
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The Pointless Reason Behind Vanuatu’s Million Dollar Point
Vanuatu is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that offers an extravagant scuba diving experience for tourists. One of the most popular diving spots is the Million Dollar Point located off the coast of Espirito Santo. Aside from different kinds of fish and coral formations, a vast number of military equipment can be found underwater. Though one may think that it is eerie to find jeeps, bulldozers, trucks, fork lifts, tractors, and boxes of clothing and food there, the reason behind the huge dump is mostly amusing than scary.
A diver posing on a WWII military equipment.
During World War II, the island of Espirito Santo became a primary military supply and support base for Americans. It also became the headquarters for major navy and army units in the Pacific. At the end of the war, the American government thought that shipping back all the military equipment from the island would be too costly.
Furthermore, it was highly prioritized to send the troops back home. The Americans decided to sell the equipment to the French and British government who had joint sovereignty over the island. However, the latter thought that the Americans would have no choice but to leave everything behind even if they did not shell out a single penny. ...
Listen To The Oldest Music Composed by Man, Dating Back to 1400 BC!
Have you ever pondered when did man started making music? Or have you thought what the oldest music sounds like? The answer to those questions were found by archaeologists at an excavation in Ras Shamra, Syria during the 1950s.
In an expedition there, archaeologists excavated Babylonian cuneiform tablets with what looked like musical melody. Carbon dating suggests that the musical inscriptions were at least 3,500 years old dating back to at least 1400-1700 B.C. So far, this is recognized as the oldest music composed by mankind.
The Four-part ancient musical composition
Emmanuel Laroche and Professor Kilmer with other scholars helped decipher the inscriptions. While, Michael Levy a lyre player, recreated the sound to make the oldest music alive again. ...
Informative Video Shows Why You Should NOT Drive Slow in the Left Lane
It can actually save lives.
It's quite unsettling to discover that among the thousands of drivers on the road, a lot are still uneducated about road safety - particularly the importance of staying in the right lane. Many drivers are guilty of driving slowly in the left lane and are thus creating traffic problems. If you're one of these drivers, this video is made just for you.
According to this educational video, there are two types of drivers in the world: Those who hate people driving in the left lane and those who don't even know why this is a problem. If you are guilty of taking your sweet time in the left lane, it's high time that you discover that driving in the left lane makes traffic worse and dangerous for people in the road. Among other things, it makes right lane drivers have to weave on both lanes just to surpass those who are driving too slow.
There are drivers who argue that as long as they maintain reasonable speed, there shouldn't be a problem.
But that really isn't the trouble. Evidence suggests that changing lanes is actually more dangerous than speeding....