Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium Louisville, KY
Claimed to be the most haunted place on earth, Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, USA is an active location for paranormal encounters. Many of Louisville residents have not visited Waverly Hills, despite it being right on their doorstep, but that doesn’t mean it’s not popular. Thousands of people from all over the world come to experience the mysterious paranormal hot zone each year, including paranormal investigators, enthusiasts and tourists.
The ground which Waverly Hills is situated on was owned by a man in the 1800’s, who built a school house for his daughter. She wanted to own her own school and teach local children, which she did after her father built a one-room school house on the land. She named it “Waverly” after her favorite author, and that’s how this famous building originally earned it’s name.
After an influx of Tuberculosis in the early 1900’s, Waverly was turned into a state-of-the-art hospital which completed construction in 1926. Waverly Hills is 108,000 sqft and in it’s day, was capable of housing 500 patients. Patients were treated for Tuberculosis until the early 60’s when Waverly Hills became a Geriatric hospital until the early 1980’s when it was closed down. For more than 35 years, the building has been vacant, but that doesn’t mean the spirits of the deceased patients aren’t present.
During 1926 and the early 1960’s it is said that 63,000-65,000 people died there. This has been a debate for years. Experts say it’s not possible that there was such a large number of deaths, they claim it is more like 8,000-11,000 people. Since a memorial area has been started to try and discover a more accurate death count, the “experts” have been proven incorrect. There are already 11,000 confirmed deaths so who knows what the true number is?
Whether it be 11,000 deaths or 65,000 deaths, it’s undeniably a high number of deceased patients. Waverly Hills has become the holy grail of hauntings in Northern Kentucky / Southern Indiana, USA. Still not convinced about the authenticity of the paranormal activity? Don’t think visiting Waverly Hills will scare you? Well, tough guy, why not spend the whole night in the acclaimed “most haunted place on earth”?
Waverly Hills sanatorium is open for tours, and yes, you can even spend the entire night inside the sanatorium. You can view the tour timetable and pricing here. It’s not just a free-for-all, you have to abide by the rules when visiting the sanitarium, which you can find here.
They even offer a laser light show around Christmas time, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own car while you admire the beautiful historic building behind a display of vibrant colors. More information on the laser light show here. For overnight stays, private functions, bookings, and more information, you can visit www.therealwaverlyhills.com.