If you’re near Louisville, Kentucky – or want to take a trip there – you can tour the infamous Waverly Hills Sanatorium, just outside the city. This building has been the subject of many paranormal investigations, as well as appeared as the focus of several episodes of paranormal reality TV shows, such as “Ghost Hunters.” Most every one has concluded that the building is indeed haunted.
It was first opened in 1926 as a tuberculosis hospital, but it seems that the patients weren’t just being treated. They were being used as subjects in experiments to find a cure for the disease. As you can imagine, many patients died, and it seems some of them are still hanging around.
From strange lights to cold spots to actual apparition sightings, many paranormal hunters have concluded that the Waverly is indeed haunted.
Extended paranormal hunting tours of the building are offered year-round, but this time of year, they are fully booked. However, the owners are operating short haunted house-type of walk-through tours every weekend until Halloween, on a first come, first serve basis.
Every Friday and Saturday, until October 30, twenty dollars (cash only!) will get you in for a tour to see for yourself if it’s really haunted. Tours run from 8pm until 1am (except on the last night when it closes at midnight). For more information, call 503-933-2142.
I get the creeps just watching it on TV, so I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to do it. It would make for a good story, though.
[Photo courtesy of Aaron Vowels via Flickr]