Waverly Hills Haunting

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is very famous for being haunted. It is ranked among the top most scary or haunted places in the United States and is visited by many people, both paranormal and ghost hunters or investigators, and regular people who just want to see the place for themselves. Waverly Hills is notorious for being very scary because many claim that the place has different kinds of haunting. There are ghosts, moving shadows, cold spots, unexplainable screams and wailings, balls of light and other spooky oddities.

Waverly Hills is located on top of a hill overlooking the city of Louisville, Kentucky. It looks like a fortress that has been left to waste away. Waverly Hills’ haunting stories are usually based on the accounts of many deaths and brutal experiences of patients who stayed in the sanatorium.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was built in 1910. Initially there was only a two-story hospital, but the facilities were extended and new wings were added due to the outbreak of tuberculosis. Antibiotics for tuberculosis were not yet available during those times. This is why cures and remedies for the illness were usually done through natural medication and therapy. Patients were also subjected to numerous untried remedies, which were often very dangerous. These experimental techniques were not effective and most of the patients who underwent these treatments died.

An estimated claim of 63,000 people died in Waverly Hills Sanatorium, and the deaths were stopped or minimized after the discovery of the antibiotic streptomycin, which was very successful in treating tuberculosis. This led to the closure of the tuberculosis hospital in 1961, but the facilities were re-used after a year when Waverly Hills was converted into the Woodhaven Geriatrics Sanitarium. This time there were many claims of patient abuse and bizarre treatments. The place was closed down in 1982 by the state of Kentucky because of reports of cruelty to patients.

The Waverly Hills haunting legends are typically based on the stories of patient abuse and the numerous deaths that happened in the sanatorium. There are also tales of satanic rites that have been done in the premises.

Some of the most famous Waverly Hills haunting stories include that of a little boy playing and bouncing his ball in one of the corridors. There is also a little girl running around and playing hide-and-seek with visitors in the solarium located in the third floor. In the main entrance, many say they have seen an old woman, whose legs and hands are chained, bleeding, running and screaming. There are also tales of lights in rooms turning on even if there is no electricity in the facilities.

Other well-known stories of haunting in Waverly Hills are self-slamming doors, human shaped shadows moving around corridors, voices and wailing in the halls coming from nowhere, spirit clouds in different shapes and balls of light moving inside the buildings and in the grounds of the premises. Many people also tell of a hearse coming into the area and picking up or leaving caskets.