This San Diego landmark, now a museum, is located in the center of the city's historic Old Town. The mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival home once belonged to local merchant Thomas Whaley. But before Whaley built the home in 1857, the site functioned as a gallows. In 1852, an infamous thief named "Yankee" Jim Robinson was hanged there after stealing a boat.
Whaley's children reported seeing the ghost of Robinson in the home. Later, in 1885, tragedy struck the family when Whaley's daughter, Violet, shot herself through the heart in the home, following a bad divorce. Today, the specters of Robinson, Whaley himself and and several of his family members allegedly haunt the house, even appearing to Regis Philbin!