Haunted Attraction: The Whaley House

Whaley House
If you are in the San Diego area, enjoy Halloween at the Whaley House!

The Whaley House is considered to be one of the most actively haunted mansions in the world.

Location: 2476 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Visit their website for Halloween tour information.

From their site:

Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), which operates the historic Whaley House Museum in Old Town, has some “spirited” fun in store for visitors this Halloween season, including extended hours, period lighting and music, Past & Presence Ghost Tours, and after-hours Ghost Hunts. 

The Whaley House was built by San Diego pioneer Thomas Whaley to house his growing family and his general mercantile store, and is believed to be the oldest two story brick building in Southern California. When completed in 1857, The San Diego Union called it the most elegant home in San Diego. The building served at various times as the county seat and courthouse, San Diego’s first commercial theater, a granary, store, kindergarten and Sunday school, party venue and ballroom, polling place, and meeting place for both the City Council and County Board of Supervisors. Former California state senator James Mills has said that the Whaley House “has sheltered more history than any other building in the city.” 

In addition to being one of the most historic buildings in San Diego, the Whaley House has earned its reputation as America’s Most Haunted. “The Whaley House is one of the most actively haunted mansions in the world today,” said famed ghost hunter Hans Holzer, who wrote more than 120 books on the subject. Reports of its hauntings has brought visitors from around the globe and in recent years has lead to numerous televised ghost investigations by shows such as Most Haunted and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005 Life Magazine declared it “the most haunted house in America.” Spirits believed to inhabit the historic home include Thomas Whaley and his wife Anna, their daughter Violet, their great-granddaughter Marion, their fox terrier Dolly Varden, and of course “Yankee Jim” Robinson. 

Robinson, a desperado convicted of attempted grand larceny, was hanged on the grounds where the Whaley House now stands in September of 1852, a few years before the building was constructed. Legend has it that his spirit never left the spot where the gallows stood and now roams the halls of the Whaley House. 

Visit the Whaley House this Halloween Season for some hauntingly good fun!

 

On November 10, 2007, filmmaker/author Terry M. West, a self-described amatuer paranormal investigator, went to the Whaley House, a supposed haunted house in San Diego, and took what could be one of the most definitive and startling ghost photos ever. WATCH AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF!!!

Haunted Attraction: Hollowgraves Haunted Manor

Hollowgraves Haunted Manor

Hollowgraves Haunted ManorHollowgraves Haunted Manor

Located in Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, New Jersey 07734

Visit them here.

From their site: The Haunted Manor is a family friendly dark ride attraction located in New Jersey. The house first opened in 1995 as a Halloween attraction at the Gingerbread Castle in Hamburg, NJ. After additional Halloween runs in Wayne and Andover, the house made the change to a shore attraction with its debut at Keansburg Amusement Park in 2002. After that one season, it moved to the Seaside Heights in 2003. After four seasons, the house returned to its Halloween roots with seasons in Vernon and Budd Lake from 2007 through 2010. In 2012, the Haunted Manor returned to Seaside Heights. A long term stay was made impossible though when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the boardwalk, destroying just about everything on it. Somehow, the Haunted Manor was one of very few attractions to make it through the storm completely intact and, in 2013, it relocated back to Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, NJ where we plan to keep it for the foreseeable future!

As mentioned above, the Haunted Manor is family friendly. While there are definitely some bloody scenes inside, we pride ourselves on creepiness over excessive gore. It is much more in the vein of a classic haunted house attraction with a mixture of live actors and one of a kind animatronic characters that you will find nowhere else!

 

Here is a video of the Hollowgraves Haunted Manor from 2012!

Haunted Attraction: Perdition Home

Perdition Home
Perdition Home
Perdition Home is a great haunted attraction in Yorba Linda, CA!

PERDITION HOME is located in Yorba Linda, CA.

Check website for their schedule.

From their site:

Welcome to PERDITION HOME, the abode of timeless suffering and affliction! Soon you too will join the thousands of dead which make up the very foundation of this horrible place.

You’ll writhe in paralyzing terror and fear as you witness our iniquitous need to watch all things DIE. We are the face of every evil you have ever witnessed. Our blood lust is insatiable. We are PERDITION HOME, where nightmares are made FLESH!

Year-to-year, we’re guaranteed to be the goriest and most disturbing local home haunt: just the way YOU like it! Walls coated in blood and gore, mangled human torsos hung up by rusty meat hooks like grotesque ornaments, marred limbs at every turn, and horrible masks which guise the deplorable faces of our minionsthese are all things to expect this year from the master of BLOODY exploitation, PERDITION HOME!

In 2008, we established ourselves as the not-so-average home haunt next door and have since become an eyesore of extravagant BLOODY thrills. Every year during the month of October our average-looking home is transformed into a savage maze that puts other customary home haunts to shame.

Our 2011 season was a huge step up with an impressive turnout of 850+ people on October 29,30,31st. Many attendants fled other typical mazes to come and
witness ours because of the exceptional craft of it. Some
wouldn’t enter at all because of the sheer dread they felt.

In 2013, Desolation Field, our forth haunt, turned heads everywhere with not only two facades, but more GORE than ever before! The final guest tally was set at around 1100. This was also in addition to being covered by Theme Park Adventure, a website/youtube dedicated to filming all sorts of haunts from ones at home to ones at Knott’s Scary Farm!

 

 

Perdition Home’s 2014 Summer Update #4

Haunted Attraction: THE CURSE OF DEVIL SWAMP

The Curse of Devil Swamp
Debuts Halloween night in Covina, CA!

THE CURSE OF DEVIL SWAMP: HOME HAUNT

Address: 775 S FIRCROFT AVE, COVINA, CA, 91723

WWW.FEARTHESWAMP.COM

Come experience The Curse of Devil Swamp in the flesh.  Doors open at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is FREE! Tell your friends, and please donate so we can continue to grow and make our attraction even better.

Opening Night: Friday, October 31, 2014

7:00pm – 11:00pm

 

 

Check out this preview walk-through of The Curse of Devil Swamp from the ScareLa convention!