Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Trip to Waverly Hills Sanitarium

I have lots of blogging to catch up on now that I finally have my internet back. The first thing I wanted to start with is my trip to Waverly Hills Sanitarium in Louisville, Kentucky. All I can say is WOW. This was quite an experience. I have believed most of my life in the "paranormal", and this trip just helped validate it.

The history in this place is unbelievable. More importantly, how many people lost their lives here. Some estimates are as hight as 64,000 deaths. Waverly Hills was a tuberculosis hospital. In its prime, it could hold between 400-500 patients. It has a body chute that was used to transport bodies downhill to waiting hearses and train cars. They say at its peak, one death occurred every hour. So they made this covered tunnel, to try to keep up patient moral.

The picture of the gargoyle was taken from one of the balconies. It was so hard to get pictures because it was so dark there. Our tour started at midnight and went until 4:00 a.m. So when you tried to take pictures, you just had a view of black in your viewfinder. So it was just take a picture and see what you got.

Ghosthunters fans may have seen an episode about this place. Like Timmy playing with the ball that was left in the hallway. We had this experience. We found a ball and rolled it down the hall. It went into a room and then came back out on its own. Honest! We took our flashlights and went in there to see if there was a slope in the floor and there wasn't. We also took the ball back out in the hall and laid it in an indention in the floor. It moved several times. Like someone had their hand on top of it and was just moving it back and forth. The picture below is of one of the rooms that faced out toward the sun porch. Notice the ball in the upper left corner of the room? This is one of the many balls that are left for "spirits" to entertain themselves with.

This was my first visit, but my stepsister and her friend had been there twice before. So they knew a lot of the history and had some pretty good stories to tell of past experiences they had there. I am definitely going back, just not sure when.


  1. Oh, how spooky! I saw that episode of Ghosthunters. I would have been terrified of that tour, I think - you are brave!

  2. hi, i believe in it also, even though a lot of people don't. i live in a 135 year old victorian & the stories i could tell :) gio