Stories - Ghost of Waverly Hills
Waverly Hills Sanatorium has seen it's share of tragedy and death. It is
reported as one of the most haunted places on earth and has been the
subject of many books, television shows and paranormal investigations.In
the early 20th century, Jefferson County in Kentucky had a major outbreak
of tuberculosis.The swampland of Louisville was a perfect environment for
the tuberculosis bacteria to thrive, and there was a multitude of cases.
Waverly Hills was used to house a large number of tuberculosis patients
during this time. As the people stricken with the disease grew, more
space was needed and a new hospital was built around 1924.
Many people left this earth from Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Death tolls
have been rumored to be as high as 60,000 but in reality the number was
probably much lower. Nevertheless, death was a common occurrence at
Waverly hills and most patients who entered Waverly, exited through what
is known as the Body chute. This was a tunnel that led from the hospital
to the railroad at the bottom of the hill that Waverly Sanatorium was
built on. The bodies of the dead were slid down in an effort to hide the
alarming death rate from the other patients. This was done in secret an
effort to keep morale high amongst the still living patients. There were
also reports of "experimental" treatments on the residents of Waverly
Hills that were considered by todays standards brutal, to say the least.
It isn't a surprise that this location having been the central point for
so much pain and death would eventually become one of the most haunted
places on earth.Many hauntings and much paranormal activity has been
reported by visitors of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Apparitions,
Strange lights, cold spots and voices are commonly experienced. There
have also been reports of people being struck by an unseen force and
encounters with a child ghost by the name of "Timmy". Many have claimed
to capture ghosts on film and to have recorded EVP's at the Waverly Hills
Sanatorium. One of which is a recording of what some believe to be the
famous "Timmy". People have also reported seeing shadow people lurking
throughout the corridors.Waverly Hills is and probably always will be one
of the scariest places in existence.
It is currently privately owned and No trespassing signs are posted. Not
that anyone in their right mind would go their alone. There are however,
rumors that Waverly hills sanatorium could possibly be converted into a
hotel. If so, everyone may get their chance to experience the horrors of
Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
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