Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky

Waverly Hills Sanatorium is considered one of the top 10 most haunted places in America.
Here is some history about it.


The Waverly Hills Sanatorium began with a two-story frame building, with a hipped roof and half timbering. Construction on this building began in 1908, and it opened on July 26, 1910. This building was only designed to safely accommodate 40-50 tuberculosis patients. Tuberculosis was a very serious disease back before antibiotics were discovered. People who were afflicted with tuberculosis had to be isolated from the general public and placed in an area where they could rest, stay calm, and have plenty of fresh air. Sanatoriums were built on high hills surrounded by peaceful woods to create a serene atmosphere to help the patients recover.
Tuberculosis was reaching epidemic proportions among the public in Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky. The little TB clinic was being filled with over 140 people.
Waverly functioned as a tuberculosis hospital until 1961. After antibiotics were invented, it was closed down to be quarantined and renovated to be opened again in 1962 as WoodHaven Medical Services. The facility remained a geriatrics center until 1980, when it was closed by the state.

63,000 deaths have been said to have occurred at the sanatorium. According to Assistant Medical Director Dr. J. Frank W. Stewart, the highest number of deaths in a single year at Waverly Hills was 152. Some independent researchers have suggested that 162 people died at Waverly Hills in 1945.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been featured on many Ghost hunting shows seen on TV and it never seems to disappoint.There are tons of photos and videos from Waverly some captured by TV ghost hunting teams and others by the general public thrill seekers who have taken the tour.



If you would like to have a scare then go the the website and book a tour.
Just go to http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/ for more info and to see uploaded ghost pictures.

There is also a lot of videos on youtube - check them out!
A movie was also made called "Death Tunnel" and it's pretty good.


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