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27 posts
Jul 22, 2004
4:01 PM
Yes, this has been reported many times. The curtain is actually covering a passway between two rooms. The other room has been blocked off since the theatre was put into the house recently. The blocked off room was the master bedroom. There are no tricks staged for tourist. WYSIWYG

One person reported seeing the little girl spirit Marion Reynolds hiding behind the curtain. They claim to have seen her shoes sticking out from underneath the curtain.

Thanks for the great question.
Bonnie Vent
San Diego Paranormal Research Project
1 post
Sep 02, 2004
9:46 PM
I would like to say I was with my husband last year August 2003 when we did the Ghosts and Graveyard tour. We went back the following day to the Whaley house and experienced the same red curtain blowing. We were intrigued since it was in the middle of the upstairs not near any windows between the big bedroom and the theater. We werent sure if what we were seeing was real but after reading the posting we know for sure. If anyone else has any feedback let me know. I will be going again this Saturday and taking more pictures. I will keep everyone updated. In my last visit I had lots of pics with orbs and the same ghost person in the dining room of the whaley house... Also a ghost woman appearing in the room before the courthouse room that appears next to children.
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Jun 04, 2005
5:55 PM
My mother, sister and I took the Ghosts and Gravestones tour on May 21, 2005. We entered the Whaley house at about 9:00-9:30 p.m. The air in the Whaley house was stifling. Upstairs in the the master bedroom, we too saw the curtain moving in a bizarre manner. At first we thought it was a fan in the passway between the master bedroom and theater. When we asked the docents, they said that there was NOT a fan blowing up there and that people had reported that curtain moving before. It moved as if someone had a hold of it. It would come to a complete stop and then move 12+ inches in either direction. My mother was really scared and went downstairs immediately. I have a picture I took of the theater and what looks like a face looking in from the window. I will send it just as soon as I found out where.
2 posts
Jun 26, 2005
6:08 AM
I'm about to just post my story from when I went to the house and I'm actually surprised to hear other stories about the curtain moving. I'm just curious- has anyone ever reported something trying to pull them back into the room after seeing the curtains move?

Edit: Is there supposed to be lighting behind the curtain?

Last Edited by BipolarProzacGrl on Jun 26, 2005 6:08 AM
46 posts
Jun 26, 2005
10:50 AM
Hi Ms. S.

People have reported being touched in the upstairs area. It has happened to me as well. I was standing outside of the nursery when my friend was tapped on the back of the head. This spirit was male and a bit of a prankster. I am clairaudient so I heard him say "I am right behind you". I turned and moved at the same time my friend was hit on the head. Since I was no longer standing beside him he knew that I did not hit him and there was no one else around at the time. Not visibly anyway! It was meant by the spirit to be fun not scary.

I believe they are using the area behind the stage for a dressing area for the docents. The room you are referring to and the backstage area have a pass-thru which is where the moving curtain is located. There is most likely a light there but you would need to ask a docent to know for sure.

The current backstage area was prior to 2001 the Whaley's Master Bedroom. I have always considered the room you are referring to as Violet bedroom. Back in the day, bedrooms did shift around depending on what areas Thomas had rented out so it would be difficult for them to lay claim to a particular bedroom.

Thanks for the post!
Bonnie Vent
San Diego Paranormal Research Project

Last Edited by sdparanormal on Jun 26, 2005 11:04 AM
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Aug 29, 2005
9:51 PM
Hey guys,

I visited the Whaley House on August 12, 2005 on a Ghosts and Gravestones tour. I did see the curtain move in one of the upstairs bedroom. I asked one of the volunteers and he said that that was their dressing room and that there was someone back there. He never mentioned anything about any hauntings involving the curtain.

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May 23, 2007
11:29 PM
When I first moved to San Diego, the Whaley House was one of the first things I wanted to see.

When I was upstairs, the room to the right had a curtain across the door and yes that curtain was moving. And just like what an other poster stated, it was not moving as if there was a breeze, but as if someone was behind the curtain.
1 post
Nov 23, 2007
1:52 PM
There were four of us females touring the Whaley house last summer. We all saw the curtain moving in a strange matter. Later, in the same room, my daughter took out her phone and made a recording of what was in there. She was hoping for a voice imprint... however, what we saw instead on the tape is a "shadow" of a woman in victorian clothing as well as a voice. She said, "hello" and "no" in response to my daughter talking to her. She was next to the fireplace in that upstairs bedroom.
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Oct 04, 2008
2:03 PM
I too saw those curtains moving..I asked the guy in charge there this year "victor" he said the tale of the curtains is not true and there actually is an opening that lets in a breeze...sorry to burst your bubble everyone :o(
29 posts
Oct 06, 2008
6:16 PM
"Victor" may or may not have told you the truth. He may have his own reasons to deny there's anything paranormal about the curtain, or the house, for that matter.
I visited the house 3 times in one day about 2 years ago. The curtain was moving just a little. When I went back in the afternoon a lady was almost at the top of the stairs when she shrieked that "something" had just touched her head. She and her husband and son stood next to me looking in at the room with the curtain. For a couple of minutes the curtain was barely moving, but all of a sudden it rose stiffly out, about 1 1/2 feet or more. It did it several times. There wasn't anyone behind the curtain, nor was there a wind or breeze blowing that day. This freaked us all out. I went back at 11:00 p.m. and the curtain was again just barely moving.
2 posts
Oct 16, 2008
1:31 AM
I had an experience with the curtain in the master bedroom a few years ago. I didn't know this was common until reading the board this October.

Even if there was some sort of breeze, it wouldn't have caused the strange movements that I witnessed on the curtain. Plus, has anyone else tried what I did and ask questions and depending on the way the curtain blows determines yes on no? I asked that to make the curtain blow away from the room for no and into the room for yes and according to the answers I got it was Yankee Jim there due to anger. I asked a ton of questions that would have a, "no" answer just to test it out.

I dunno, next time someone has an experience with the curtain, try asking questions and tell it which way to blow for yes or no. I'm wondering if someone else will get some results from this.

Last Edited by on Oct 16, 2008 3:10 AM
2 posts
Jul 02, 2009
2:01 PM
Now, this is weird! We were just there on July 1, 2009 and we saw the curtain move way out in the master bedroom. It was about a foot and a half. We laughed and thought that some people would think that was a ghost. We thought it was due to the good breeze that was going through the upstairs.

Is there a window on the other side of that curtain? We thought for SURE there was and that it was open! We caught a large, white mist on our cell phone camera between the curtain and the fireplace, directly in front of the clock.
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Jun 29, 2010
10:35 PM
yes my husband and i we saw that curtain on the master bedroom moving also, I think definitevely it was caused by a light air breeze, it was continous.
But we later returned for an 1 hour ghost investigation the 2 of us alone with a caretaker of there, we catched K2s signals on the teather, I felt static on my right hand for a moment, and more K2 signals on the other rooms except dining room, besides of this nothing else occured. oh! the alarm of the buildg went off, but the caretaker was not sure why, but we assumed was the teenagers outside the buildg that were teasing on the windows.
SOmebody else have experienced something in whaley house?

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