I have been visiting all of San Diego’s known haunted places and this time we go back in time and step inside the Davis-Horton House formally known as the William Heath Davis House.
It’s located right in the Gaslamp. You may have been out to all of the clubs in the area not even knowing you’re among tons of ghosts, but let me add these ghosts are happy ghosts 🙂
On an episode of “My Ghost Story: Caught On Camera” they featured a home you probably pass every time you go out and party in Gaslamp–The Davis-Horton House on the corner of 4th and Island.
Davis moved to San Diego in 1849 and was the original founder of New Town San Diego (a community built closer to San Diego Bay than the original Old Town San Diego.) The Heath Davis was built in Maine, deconstructed, brought to California by ship, and then reconstructed in Downtown San Diego.
The house was a county hospital at one point in it’s history, so I can imagine a lot of deaths happened there.
One ghost who’s made a big impression on the site, is that of a little girl named Lilly Davis,–William Heath Davis’s daughter.
For $10 dollars during the day, you can do a historical walk through tour of the house. If you’d like to book a Ghostly Tour aka Paranormal Investigation on Halloween night you can do so here: http://gaslampfoundation.org/product/paranormal-investigations/