Hearing “one of the world’s most haunted places” will attract a certain crowd and repel another. Regardless, few deny their curiosity of Louisville’s Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
Waverly opened in 1926 as a quarantine facility for tuberculosis patients. Approximately 6,000 died and were disposed of via the “body chute” down the mountain where trains waited to transport the bodies.
Paranormal accounts include children playing and a white-coated man frequenting the kitchen, but most reference room 502, where a nurse committed suicide in 1928. In the 1960s Waverly reopened for geriatric care, but closed permanently in 1982 amid rumors of horrific living conditions.
– The 100 Companies staff